This past week was a solid one for comics. I found myself drawn to a number of issues, but I managed to narrow this weeks selection to “AvsX Round 8.” We are knee deep in Avengers vs. X-Men and things are revving up as we head into the final act. “AvsX Round 8” written by an all-star list of Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman and art by Adam Kubert, John Dell, Laura Martin and Larry Molinar keeps that moment going. Do you think they have enough people working on these books?
If you haven’t been paying attention to this event shame on you. The Phoenix Five are making over our world in their image and have been taking plenty of prisoners when it comes to the Avengers. Cyclops said it best when he uttered the words “No more Avengers” a few issues back. Most of the team is already imprisoned and the last few holdouts are doing everything they can to keep Hope away from the X-Men.
Fast forward to this issue and it is Namor versus the remaining Avengers and Wakanda is the battlefield. Namor is a force to be reckoned with on a regular day, but this is no regular day. He is all charged up with the power of the Phoenix Force and he has had enough of the Avengers. The battles are epic. You have Captain America, Red Hulk, Thing, Vision, Iron Fist and the list goes on and on all trying to take down the super charged Namor. Here is a little teaser:
Overall this was a good book and the battle scenes were well worth the cost of entry. There really hasn’t been a bad issue in this event so far. I’m excited to see how this all sets up the upcoming transition to Marvel NOW!
Honorable Mention: Captain Marvel #1 and Fantastic Four #608