Tuesday, October 9, 2012

AvX Versus #6

I’m annoyed that this is actually an entertaining comic. It’s $3.99, and really, it isn’t much more than a string of one-page confrontations between the Avengers and the X-Men.

Kieron Gillen and Jim Cheung get the most pages for Scarlet Witch vs. Hope, with an unexpected winner.

The rest of the book is just fun. Bendis has a silly scene with Cap vs. Cyclops. I love the science battle, with the nerds on each team trying to outsmart each other while they battle. Kathryn Immonen and Stuart Immonen seem to be having a good time on their one page. I wish we would have seen Havok vs. Cap for real, especially with this underdog outcome. Ed McGuinness gives a win to his pet character Domino. The silliest has got to be Jeph Loeb and Art Adams delivering Hawkeye’s AvX fantasy. Spider-Woman vs. hot X-Women. Ridiculous.

I wish the Jason Aaron and Ramon Perez fight was for real! Iceman vs. Iron Fist ends up being a pretty impressive fight. I’m not sure if Iceman can actually use his powers as he does here, but it’s pretty original. I appreciate any effort to get Iceman some respect.

And of course, Dan Slott can’t help giving Squirrel Girl and Pixie some great commentary on the first few issues of AvX Versus. Seriously. How the heck did Thing beat Namor UNDERWATER???

This thing is worth it for the art. Just gorgeous.


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