When the powerful blast from Stark’s secret weapon hit the Phoenix in Round 5, instead of destroying the Phoenix as planned, it fragmented the entity inside of five X-Men. Now Cyclops, Emma Frost, Colossus, Magik, and Namor are an even more powerful foe, calling themselves the Phoenix Five. But strangely enough, instead of enslaving or burning humanity, they have decided to give it new life. Pax Utopia will be given to earth, in all it’s glory, with the ultimatum that mankind will no longer engage in war.
The Avengers, being clearly outgunned are still under the impression that Hope can stop the Phoenix, and will go to any lengths to get her. Far off in K’un Lun, visions and history foretell the prevention of the celestial rebirth, a feat accomplished by the Dragon’s Fist in FY 1596. A mission to invade Utopia by the Avengers is enacted, and my favorite mind bending bombshell leaves her mark on the Phoenix Five. Hope will not be leaving with the Avengers and Wanda has arrived.
Avengers vs X-Men #6 is longer than it’s previous five books and the story it tells is really entrancing. I’ve been rooting for the X-Men since the beginning, but now the leaders of the X-Men have formed the Phoenix Five and in turn have created their own faction. They side with neither the X-Men or the Avengers. What they are accomplishing seems noble, but I almost feel that they’re still hiding something, a stance that the Avengers also have. I love seeing other heroes torn between the two factions, why stop the Phoenix when they are doing actual good for humanity. It’s tough decisions like these that make Avengers vs X-Men such an enthralling book, and now that the Scarlet Witch has made her move, things are only going to get even better from here.
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