The Avengers vs X-Men series is soon sadly coming to end, it won’t happen in round 10, but every move from each faction, like the game of chess, feels more methodical than ever, with life or death consequences. The Phoenix force has left 3 of deceased Phoenix Five making the last two hosts of the Phoenix almost godlike, but with this increase of powers, one host is on the edge of madness, while the other is becoming blinded by arrogance.
Round 10 brings some of the power back to the Avengers. Their refuge in the mystical city of K’Un Lun has been invaded by Scott Summers who’s hellbent on returning Hope to Earth. The Scarlet Witch, Iron Fist, and Iron Man all try their hand at slowing the infuriated Cyclops, but are not successful. It’s Hope on the back of a dragon that exiles Scott from K’un Lun, no really, a dragon.
This is one of the final books scripted by Ed Brubaker, so he made sure he left his mark. Round 10 isn’t the most stunning Avengers vs X-Men yet, but it does have one of the biggest turning points in the series, and of course Adam Kubert’s art is fantastic as to be expected. One of the more interesting aspects to Round 10 was the subtle storyline between Emma Frost and Magneto. Emma’s hunger for power and thirst to be worshiped only get’s three pages, but it’s a chilling moment seeing her basically enslaving the mutants living in Utopia.
The Avengers vs X-Men series may be close to it’s end, but it’s not slowing it’s pace or skimping on the drama. The waves have been made, it’s now time for the Phoenix to defend themselves.
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