Avengers Vs. X-Men #2 Review

I am just LOVING this series! So far it has been a no-holds barred fight and it keeps getting better with all of the intimate stories being brought to light within this event. There are so many awesome things happening at once, it is hard to keep my excitement contained! From the very first page of this book, you are glued. No joke. By the third page, it’s time to change your pants. By the last page, it is time to take a nap because everyone knows how sleepy you can get after having such an adrenaline kick! John Romita Jr. was definitely the right guy for this book!

This book takes the fights you have wanted to see happen and gives them a purpose. You have the mutants believing people are trying to prevent them from ever “rising up”, and then you have the Avengers’ side which just wants to put the Phoenix Force in its place without anyone getting harmed. Too bad for them that Cyclops had to think with his heart instead of his mind. Because now EVERYONE is in a world of hurt and no one is going to be left unscathed! I don’t even think anyone will have enough energy to fight the Phoenix Force after this battle is through! Continue reading “Avengers Vs. X-Men #2 Review”

Avengers Assemble # 1 (Assembly Required)

Avengers Assemble #1 Cover
Just picked it up! I had to as soon as I saw it had Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley, Danny Miki and Paul Mounts as the team behind it. As soon as I opened it up, I figured I would like it. I love the way Bagley brings his characters to life. I even like the way the villains were “assembled”. It makes sense. The overall delivery of this book gets a 6 from me. I only marked it down because I was thinking that this was going to somehow tie-in to the upcoming Avengers movie. Was I wrong to believe that? Are they NOT the characters from the movie on the cover? Color me stupid but isn’t creating a new book dubbed “Avengers Assemble” and then putting all the characters from a movie that is coming out soon WHILE advertising said movie at the top of the cover kind of like false advertising? I mean, seriously? I bought the book for two reasons:
1) The team of Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Bagley, Danny Miki and Paul Mounts.
2) Because I thought it was somehow related to the movie.
I kind of feel cheated by buying this now. The story was alright (at best) but I was let down because of the reasons I actually bought the book. Needless to say, it gets a 6 based on the art and the camaraderie shown. They have obviously tacked onto more of the Avengers’ history so I will continue to see where this is going.