This week saw two different yet similar Avengers releases from Marvel Comics, both written by Jonathan Hickman – Avengers #8 and New Avengers #4. Both show vastly different sides of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in drastically different yet similar situations. You’ll have my thoughts, after the jump.
The confrontation between Marvel Comics’ two biggest franchises, and their two biggest superhero teams, was the event of the summer, and the do-not-miss maxi-series that changed the status quo of the Marvel Universe. Yes, the Avengers versus the X-Men – AvsX – was the big one this year.
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For the past few months, the Marvel Universe – and comic fandom – has been in a tizzy: favourite superhero has been pitted against favourite superhero with the fate of the human species (and the muties!) in the balance: Captain America versus Gambit. Colossus versus Thing. Wolverine versus his old X-Men chums. Iron Man versus Magneto. Wow! Talk about a main attraction, eh?! (See what I did there?)
Since April of this year, it’s been nothing but X-Man versus Avenger.
All of this staring and jawing and bickering and with each other has been for control over the power of the Phoenix force – an energy that has come to our planet to either annihilate us all or usher us into the next stage of human evolution. You know, depending upon which superhero team you’re on.
In Avengers Vs. X-Men #11, someone – and I’m not saying who – is going to bite the dust over that important decision.
What happens when there’s just too much action for one series to contain? If you’re talking about Avengers Vs X-Men, the huge miniseries that Marvel Comics has been building up to for nearly a year, you create a separate series of rock ‘em, sock ‘em action called AvX: VS.