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- Publication date : April 9, 2013
- Publisher : Marvel (April 9, 2013)
- Print length : 347 pages
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07SZJJ4YR
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If you're a fan of the X-Men, the Avengers, Marvel characters, or really superheros in general, this trade is a must have! Following the Schism trade, this event is a great starting point for the modern era of Marvel comics.
I also suggest purchasing the AvX Consequences trade.
Avengers vs. X-Men is written by a committee of current, former, and future architects of the Avengers and X-Men lines of comics. Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers) and Jason Aaron (Wolverine and the X-Men) were the current writers at the time, as so they get the first and last words in this crossover. Former X-Men writers Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction, and upcoming Avengers writer Jonathan Hickman, round out the rest of the cast. Despite the involvement of so many creators, the tone and progression of the book is surprisingly consistent, possibly with the single exception of Bendis's distinctive dialogue. Even Matt Fraction, whose insufferable wit I could not stand on his Uncanny X-Men run, seems toned down and flattened out in his contribution to this series. Who knows how heavy a hand editorial had to take to produce that result.
Artwork is provided by the remarkable workhorse John Romita, Jr., who depicts the all-out melee between the two teams that defines about the first half of AvX. Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert tag-team for the second half, which depicts the acts of the Phoenix after it has found its host(s), and the two combine for some pretty and gritty pages, respectively. Covers are turned in and meticulously numbered by Jimmy Cheung.
Overall, the story is very action-oriented, which is what you'd hope for in book with the word "versus" in its title. Unfortunately, that action is largely one-sided and unoriginal. Once the Phoenix assumes its host(s) from the ranks of the X-Men, the Avengers and the other members of the resistance persist in continuous frontal assaults against the Phoenix's host(s). This gets tiresome quickly for its lack of direction. Even the genius Tony Stark admits to being completely out of news ideas when it comes to challenging the entity, and he uncharacteristically (for him, anyway) turns to "faith" instead. Presumably this lack of innovative brainstorming is meant to signal to the reader that the Phoenix is Just That Powerful and Unbeatable, but it comes across as lazy plotting, too, when all the writers are able to do is throw more superhuman fodder at a villain with godlike powers. (It's ridiculous how many times Captain America throws his shield at the Phoenix, apparently expecting some miraculous result.) From the opposite side, the Phoenix's hosts, for much of the story, are intentionally unwilling to kill the Avengers that oppose them, as their corruption by the entity is not yet entirely complete. This creates a dramatic impasse: The Avengers can't beat the Phoenix and the Phoenix won't kill the Avengers. This may be somewhat of an oversimplification, though; there is a sort of Phoenix force "musical chairs" that takes place during these battles, but I won't delve too deeply into that so as not to spoil anything. My point is that no real progress is made on either side for a large part of the crossover.
In a wider sense, the story just is not that inspired. We already know from the classic Phoenix Saga what the Phoenix essentially is/does. It's powerful on a cosmic scale; it destroys, it creates; it possesses a host(s); it seduces and corrupts with its power. In this story, it demonstrates all of those established traits, but we never get to go beyond any of those old retreads. (The emulation of old stories runs so deep that two of the Phoenix's current hosts recite, verbatim, the mantra of the Phoenix coined by Jean Grey in 1976.) There is one twist, already alluded to, pertaining to a multiplicity of hosts that the Phoenix finds this time around. And, in fairness, the Phoenix does not simply possess Hope, the presumed host since her first appearance back in Messiah Complex (2008), so there are aspects of the plotting that play off against the reader's expectations. And yet, in the end, there is no profound reinvention of the event comic here, nothing that challenges the usual tropes. 1) An immense Threat appears. 2) There are Disagreements as to how to address it, with unlikely Alliances forming. 3) The Threat performs an immense display of its Power. 4) Fighting ensues. 5) A hero (or heroes) is Sacrificed (only to be brought back from the dead after a period of mourning and reflection, and a publication hiatus of approximately one year). 6) A new "Era" begins and the deck is reshuffled.
According to this form, one character does in fact die and another is repositioned as a villain (or at least a more blatant villain than before). The character who dies has a long and established track record of dying, or apparently dying, at the end of major crossovers. So we know that he or she should be back in no time at all. But what's even more unfortunate than the recycling of this tired cliche is that this character appears to have been trotted out of limbo for the sole purpose of being Sacrificed, as he/she has not played a significant role in either title for some time. In terms of the plot, this is bewildering, and it goes to show that a crossover of this scale has specifically been engineered for only established fans of these series who are expected to have familiarity with these characters and their significance.
On the bright side, Avengers vs. X-Men is competent and entertaining, and it does seem to legitimately end the decade-long uber-storyline that began in Avengers Disassembled, if only because of the fact that at the end of it Brian Michael Bendis, who was at the helm of the Avengers for that entire time, has finally ceded that franchise to the new direction of other writers. From the point of view of the X-Men, the existential quagmire that that franchise has found itself in since House of M also seems to have been decidedly resolved.
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Book is really thick and all the pages are in glossy. I always prefer TPBs instead of HC and this is one of the best. It covers whole story and some variant covers by different artists. A perfect event in a perfect read. Many big artists worked on the art and story and the really made it cool. I mean it's Avengers V X men. It's already cool. Isn't it?
Since childhood, I remember, I used to discuss with my friends that which side is stronger? A or X? The answer was always a guess and depended on fandom but now after reading it I am more then happy to know the answer.
It really has some good moments and also some dull too but for the sake of good story these dulls can be avoided. I really appreciate the role of Spiderman and how he take his Uncle Ben's teaching seriously. He really steals the show. Iron man also got some good moves. After reading Civil War and because of Tony-tards on Faceook, he became a hate figures for me. But I really dig his character here. Apart from his suit, his heart is also made of iron.
Phoenix, as I already knew is going to be real villain. We all know how this name alone terrified Marvel universe. So just to put the whole lot chaos in some more crazier way we have five Phoenixes in this event. When Phoenix is involved what one can expect except end of the world. Really? You think so? Then read the whole story and wait for the end. Xavior's maddening wrestle of mind games with Dark Phoenix, Namor's destruction of Wakanda, Captain's conversation with Scott, Wanda and Vision's relationship after no more mutant curse... it has long list of really enjoyable moments.
Now a days I wanted break from other universes so I switched to Marvel. I really used to think Marvel is just wasta time but after reading some more than cool events recently like Infinity, Secret Invasion, Siege, Thor by JMS and Kieren Gillen... must say Marvel is fun. Stories are light and beautiful and actions are more like colorful. These comics have changed my mind on Marvel and I already have next wish list... The house of M, The fallen son, Secret Wars, God butcher/Godbomb, Shadowland and Avengers Disassembled.
Die Phoenix-Kraft nähert sich der Erde. Auf dieser geht man davon aus, dass sich die Phoenix-Kraft
mit Hope verbinden will/wird. Daraus resultieren die folgenden Strategien.
X-Men: Cyclops glaubt, dass Hope die Phoenix-Kraft kontrollieren kann, und erhofft eine endgültige
Rettung der Mutanten-Spezies.
Avengers: Die Avengers glauben, dass kein Individuum so stark werden sollte, bzw. dass Hope diese
Kraft erst gar nicht kontrollieren kann und wollen daher die Verbindung zwischen Hope und Phoenix
Beginn der Auseinandersetzung.
Captain America kommt auf Utopia, wo sich die X-Men aufhalten. Er will Hope mitnehmen. Cyclops
sagt nein. Die Avengers greifen die X-Men an.
Phoenix-Kraft trifft die Erde.
Auf Grund eines Fehlers von Iron Man verteilt sich die Phoenix-Kraft auf 5 der X-Men.
Diese nutzen die Kraft um den Menschen weltweit zu helfen, um für Ordnung und
Sicherheit zu sorgen.
Eskalation des Konflikts.
Den Avengers passt es nicht, dass die X-Men so mächtig sind und der Welt einen
Gefallen tun :D Daher dringen sie wieder nach Utopia ein und nehmen Hope mit.
Daraufhin "zerstört" einer der fünf mächtigen X-Men Wakanda. Es gibt weitere
Jedes Mal wenn einer der FÜNF besiegt wird, erhalten die restlichen verbleibenden
Teile der freigewordenen Phoenix-Kraft. Am Ende heißt es Cyclops gegen alle. Der
Gewinner ist eigentlich die ganze Zeit von vornherein klar.
- Avengers sind die guten, X-Men sind die Bösen.
- Der Grund für den Angriff der Avengers auf die X-Men nach dem Ankommen der Phoenix-Kraft ist "dämlich".
- Cyclops wird von den Schreibern zerrissen. Erinnert überhaupt nicht an den Cyclops der alten Tage -> Charakterverzerrung!
- Mal wieder stirbt am Ende ein wichtiger Charakter. Wie ich später auf Wikipedia erfahren habe, kehrt dieser auch in einer der darauffolgenden Geschichten mühelos zurück.
Die Story war für mich persönlich enttäuschend, hat wenig Sinn ergeben. Die Charaktere entsprachen nicht ihrem "wahrem Ich". Zwei Sterne gibt es, weil es ein Comic ist und ich die Illustrationen gut gelungen finde.
It’s great... the whole Phoenix Force story arc is amazing and this is another great chapter in the ever evolving Phoenix force drama!!!
Loved every moment, so much I bought the 3 tie-in AxX titles also (I would avoid all but Consequences, the other two are some what boring but Consequences acts as I nice epilogue to this main story arc)