Another set for AvX titles! Do be warn of possible spoilers.
Typically, I’m not a fan of a story being more or less rehashed. It was one of my bigger annoyances with the start of AvX since nearly every title carrying that banner had to replay part of the first fight, one of two meetings leading up to said fight, or a combination of the above. Most of this issue does just that though, rehash a fight from a different comic. Bendis makes it work for me (and I think is starting to become one of my favored writers) in this issue though. He gives not just a different look, but shows some things completely left out before. Now while the art of Simonson, Hanna, and Keith weren’t completely to my liking, the final confrontation is nicely drawn and colored even better. – 3.5
Uncanny X-Men #17
The end of Sinister? Well probably not, but it at least seems the end of his adventure in AvX. I found this rather interesting, despite my lack of enthusiasm for both Sinister and Unit. Still it was interesting watching Unit’s reaction to Sinister for some reason. Seeing the fight take place, and to note that Emma at least can talk directly to the Phoenix entity, even with it split among them. Not to mention, Acuna and Del Mundo’s art is rather breathtaking. And it may be my recent stint watching the 90s X-Men cartoon, but it was odd seeing Storm tell Magneto that he was “too in love with the drama.” – 3.5
The New Avengers #29
After a somewhat interesting Marvel history lesson, we jump into a meeting. A meeting that while it has some points I found intriguing, others just annoying. Other parts really does come off well emotionally though between the mix of Bendis’ writing and the art team of Deodato and Beredo. Its been done before though, taking a look at sides, perspectives, and also getting more insight to a few characters that so far have at least mostly been left out of the AvX storyline. If this issue was a bit more relavant, I’d give it a higher rating. – 3.0
Avengers Vs. X-Men Round 10
Unlike the others on this list. this is the only AvX title being reviewed that isn’t playing catch up. Feels refreshing, and I will say that I disagree with Cal’s take on this title in his weekly review. I’ll mostly agree with the art comment first though. There were miss opportunities, though it does have some really beautiful moments – just saddly many of them are used up in small panels. Beyond some missed moments though, the art I did find solid. The story was good, but it could have been better. Still, I enjoyed. – 3.0