The Avengers may not be in as much trouble as they once believed. Scott Summers seems to be unbelievably merciful even after his “No more Avengers” quote of last issue. Others of the Phoenix Five aren’t so forgiving, and a small fission is beginning to appear among the rank and file. The Avengers are a hardy and sturdy group that doesn’t become discouraged easily, even in the wake of defeat. The arrival of the Scarlet Witch has birthed new life into the group. The Phoenix Five’s fear and respect of Wanda’s powers have given the Avengers hope in what they believe is best for humankind. A smoke and mirrors tactic works only for so long…
Avengers vs X-Men #7 is the first issue you will actual see some of the Avengers actually die, or become critically injured. It’s also however, the first issue you get to see some of the Phoenix Five take damage with Wanda being a critical piece in the smoke and mirrors game the Avengers are playing. She’s brilliant and powerful, but emotionally unstable. Wanda isn’t the only piece of this diverse puzzle, don’t count the Avengers out yet. The loss of a few team members is saddening, but it’s not detrimental to the cause as a whole.
Avengers vs X-Men #3 will probably continue to be my favorite of this series, I mean you can’t compete with Cap A and Wolvie going toe-to-toe and ending with one of them skydiving without a chute. Avengers vs X-Men #7 shows critical weaknesses from both teams, and the addition of Wanda is always ok in my book. Because of the previous House of M series, you feel this uncertainty that Wanda’s visions may not be entirely true, or that this whole conflict is happening at all.
The Avengers vs X-Men story is an unrelenting masterpiece so far, each issue cannot arrive soon enough. If you aren’t reading this series yet, you’re a fool.
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