The Avengers vs X-Men series is officially in full stride. Both teams tactics have proven successors and unsuccessful in many areas. Their battles have taken place over parts of Earth, different dimentions, and then landed on the Moon. Here is where the Avengers planned to make their stop, the place they would claim Hope for the good of mankind and defeat the Phoenix once and for all. “Hah, yeah right,” says Phoenix. The Phoenix doesn’t “technically” really say those exact words, but I’m sure you understand that Hope could not contain the power of the Phoenix and Tony Stark’s Disruptor Blast didn’t quite work as the Avengers had expected. And unfortunately for the Avengers and the populous they were trying to save, they have in fact made a more grave situation. Yes that cover does in fact have Captain America getting effed up. Really effed up.
Avengers vs X-Men is one of my favorite series this year, besting even the brilliant FATALE series from the Brubaker and Phillips dream team. The story matches everything you want to see in a series, a compliment of known actors, or heroes/characters for comic book’s sake, a driven conflict with purpose, ramped up action, and then an unforgiving plot twist. AvX #5 has that plot twist, one that I expect only a few very keen comic book geeks would have guessed at the very beginning of this series. It’s a twist I sure didn’t see coming. Now #5 is done and I’m left with my jaw on the floor for another 2 weeks wondering if this counts as a victory for the X-Men. Why do you stress me out like this Marvel? Just shut up and take my money!!!
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