Easily the most exciting and stress driven Marvel comic on the market right now, the Avengers vs X-Men series has taken each hero, including the more powerful Phoenix Five, to their breaking point. One team member of the Phoenix Five, Namor, in attempts to single-handedly destroy Wakanda and the Avengers in refuge there, was defeated. Consequently the Phoenix force left his body and divided it’s power among the remaining Phoenix Five members, making them that much more powerful.
Avengers are injured, lost, or worse imprisoned. Hope is training tirelessly in the mystical city of K’un Lun, waiting for her chance to prove her worth once more. The Phoenix force is beginning to corrupt the minds of the remaining bodies it inhabits, making the members unstable. The X-Men on Utopia can no longer watch as the Phoenix Five create abominations and destroy the very life they intended to protect. Magik has imprisoned members of the Avengers in a dimension similar to limbo, disguised as a volcano. The Avengers will attempt a desperate rescue mission and Spider-Man will find out, “sooner of later the time comes when it’s your turn to step up to the plate.” The plate being a power hungry Magik and her emotional torn brother Colossus.
The revolution has begun. In Avengers vs X-Men #9 I could see the dwindling will of the Avengers, the empathy of the remaining X-Men, and the growing fear of some members of the Phoenix force. Emma Frost can feel the Phoenix force beginning to corrupt the minds of the remaining members, Scott feels it too, but is so blinded by his search for hope he misses Emma’s cry for help. When Namor was defeated and his power divided, the members found out what happens when one of them are defeated, the others become more powerful, meaning there is a chance of having one almighty and powerful Phoenix host. Get ready for a revolution. The most emotional part of this book comes with Spider-Man’s relentless beating and his will to save his Avengers family. That whole fight almost brought tears to my eyes…almost.
I don’t need to to tell you to buy this issue, with my eight other posts covering past issues to this one should have given you plenty of warning to read this book. Avengers vs X-Men is not messing around, a storms a coming, and I’m ready to waver the weather.
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