Stadium Comics of Ontario, Canada have held a press conference over their decision which side to take in the upcoming Avengers Vs X-Men series.
Here is that statement in full;
Hi everyone. I have a short, prepared statement - after which I will open the floor to questions. First off, I want to thank members of the local and national media for attending today, as well as members of the local, provincial, and federal governments.
The Phoenix Force is racing towards Earth. It is thought that this force seeks out Hope Summers, the Mutant Messiah, as its new host. The X-Men wish to prepare Hope for this eventuality. The X-Men believe that this signifies the the re-emergence of the mutant species, while The Avengers are currently trying to bring Miss Summers in, and place her in protective custody.
The battle lines have been drawn in the sand, and it seems we are headed for unavoidable conflict. Comic shops all over the world are being forced to choose sides. We have been receiving calls non-stop from the public, as well as from all levels of government. They want to know where our shop stands.
We at Stadium Comics are here to announce today, that we will be siding with the X-Men.
Rob, Ricky, Ian and I strongly believe in our mutant friends that have for too long been forced into exile on the island of Utopia. We believe they are best equipped to deal with the safety and stewardship of Miss Summers, as well as any potential dangers that may accompany the arrival of the Phoenix Force.
As well, we feel that the Avengers do not speak for this world, and we are tired of them imposing their will and judgement on other nations, humanity, and mutant kind.
We encourage all comic shops, citizens of Brampton, the nation of Canada, and the world to join us in our support of the X-Men team. Thank you, I'll now open the floor to questions.