Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Avengers vs. X-men: Comic Review - 001

Well!... it's over and finally the story concluded with predictable results.

I tell you, this comic book has given me quite a remedy to those days when boredom just conquers me. The Avengers and the X-men, two of the largest teams in the Marvel universe, had finally came into an ultimate showdown in this one comic book, Avengers vs. X-men. Now earlier this year, before this comic book was released, alot of guys were hyped about it; can't stop talking about it on the Internets saying the Avengers are going to win over the X-men because they got all the heavy hitters like the Hulk, Thor, Scarlet Witch and others... and Doctor Strange (never really expect him to fight for the Avengers). Others were betting on the X-men for they got the greatest telepaths like Emma Frost and Professor X in their team, and because Magneto is there and he'll crush Iron Man like a tin can, but this is not what we're expecting to a comic book that says "Avengers vs. X-men."

The Civil War's storyline, for me, is well-written where they place the audiences/readers under a dilemma, like the so-called "Which Side Are You?" ...between two equally good and reasonable arguments from two groups. As soon as I start reading the first and second part of AvX... or "Round 1," as it's called and Round 2, I thought it was unbelievable. Avengers and X-men, both good guys- actually going at each other, and I was imagining how both of them will probably lose in the end of this showdown, and that neither of their reasons and intentions are right.

However, the story made an interesting turn at Round 5 and 6. After five "Phoenix-possessed" X-men members (Cyclops, Emma, Colossus, Magik, Namor) started to act like power-tripping jerks, that's when I knew right away whose gonna win. This is not a matter of "good versus good" anymore. It's pretty straight forward that the good guys will overcome the bad. Also, I kind of predicted that the "good X-men" will go against their already corrupted leader, and will eventually join forces with the Avengers.

There were some really jawdropping suprises, and character appearances that didn't actually made some game-changing effect at the ending part. I won't give too much detail about the comic book.

I kind of like the comic book but I was expecting a better story that tells just Avengers vs. X-men, not Avengers vs. Evil X-men... or Avengers vs. Phoenix- AVP (or might not use the "AVP" abbreviation). The comic book has some really great artwork and overall it isn't bad.

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