Seems some titles are losing their AvX banner. Along with that, I’m going to be trying more consistently for every other week rather than waiting every third like I had been, and with that moving away from the one-sentence-review format.
Avengers Vs. X-Men Round 9
We finally pick back up where New Avengers 27 ended – with Spider-Man and Hope’s training. Saddly, we don’t get to see much of that, though this issue is still good. We get to see the struggle of the Avengers, the struggle of Stark as he tries to find a way to end this. Not to mention, we get to see Emma realize what Piotr seemed to notice in #14 of Wolvy and the X-Men: that maybe the Phoenix power is corrupting them. Besides, its hard to beat watching Spider-Man take down two Phoenix powered X-Men alone. - 4.0
This series seems to just keep playing catch up. That its stories its telling is still a couple weeks at least behind where everything else is at. Despite that, its a rather interesting look at the Red Hulk/Ross and how he tried to deal with the Phoenix issue. - 3.5
Wolverine and the X-Men #14
We see X-Men here question more the actions of the Phoenixes. Mostly though, we get to see the reunion (and very odd date) of Kitty and Piotr. One that doesn’t end well considering what Piotr almost ends up doing. Really, not too much seemed to come from this, save Piotr being the first Phoenix member to really notice that he’s being corrupted by it. I have also been wondering, is it harder to fight the corruption the less the power is divided? - 3.5
X-Men Legacy #270
Maybe I’d like this better if I was more of a Miss Marvel or Rogue fan, but I’m not. Still, this issue was pretty enjoyable, even if seeing Hawkeye and a few others who were just imprisoned in New Avengers 28 elsewhere is a bit confusing. Not to mention makes New Avengers 28 feel like a complete waste of an issue. Anyways, the escape done here is still pretty good. - 3.0
Avengers Academy #34
Okay, so this is one of the titles that lost its AvX banner. I still wanted to get a quick review on this for its an interesting issue. Especially in regards that the start of it not only goes on making fun of super hero fights, but that this AvX thing seems to be dragging on forever. It ends on an interesting (and perhaps stupid) thought though of being able to take out the powers of nearly everyone on the planet to try and make the world a better place from the supposedly outdated hero school of thought. Yeah, go set that loose as it won’t be able to depower the Phoenix and just who will be able to even pretend to go against that then?