So this is a review I did of the main book of “Avengers Vs. X-Men,” it was amazing and anyone who enjoys comics will enjoy it very much!  My previous review of Avengers Vs. X-Men Versus, was about a different comic, so don’t worry, I’m not reviewing the same thing twice 😉

 

Holy Moley!  This has to be without a doubt, one of the best event comics I’ve ever read as a trade paperback!  It ranks up there with The Killing Joke, Planet Hulk, and Civil War!

 

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So the basic idea of the story is that the Phoenix is coming to Earth to possess the mutant named “Hope.”  The Avengers are coming to take her into protective custody but the X-men are having none of that!  A big battle ensues and the Phoenix entity is split into five of the X-Men:  Cyclops, Emma Frost, Colossus, Namor and Illyana.  They say they will use their powers to make the world a better place.  But they end up using them to become complete dictators.

 

It turns out that when one of the “Phoenix X-Men” are defeated that their power leaves them and goes into the remaining Phoenix X-Men.  Eventually all of them are defeated except for Cyclops.  Which for some reason he can’t understand why everyone won’t just let him do whatever he wants and obey his every whim as he kills tens of thousands of people and causes billions of dollars in property damage all while he completely ignores EVERYTHING that Charles Xavier ever taught him and he becomes worse than Magneto EVER was!

 

Eventually he is defeated by the rest of the Marvel Universe and the Phoenix Force moves into Hope.  She then uses that power to fly around the Earth and douses all the fires that Cyclops made, and stops all the natural disasters that are happening all over as a result of what Cyclops did.  Then with the help o the Scarlett Witch, the Phoenix is banished and new mutants begin to pop up all over the world.

 

The best part of this book without a doubt has to be when Captain America goes to the Hulk and asks for his help in defeating the Phoenix and he very simply responds with, “Yes, Hulk will smash for you.”  Also seeing Spider-Man use his quick wit to trick Colossus and Illyana into fighting and defeating each other was very awesome!

 

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I loved this comic!  The story and the artwork was out of this world!  Anyone who is a fan of the Avengers or the X-Men has GOT to check this one out!

 

5 Stars

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