Avengers vs. X-Men Hardcover – Nov 21 2012
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About the Author
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS is an award winning comics creator, "New York Times" bestseller, and is the current writer of "All New X-Men" and "Uncanny X-Men", which debuted at number one on national sales charts. He is one of the premier architects of Marvel's Ultimate comics line and has won five Eisner awards, including two 'Best Writer of the year' and was honored with the prestigious Inkpot award for comic art excellence. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Artist Adam Kubert, who also contributed to the previous Ultimate X-Men volumes, hails from a long legacy of renowned Kubert illustrators. His dynamic pencils and attention to realism provide the X-men with a compelling, cinematic flair. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The following is not in the book: AVX: VS 1-6, Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite 1, 6, 10. And the code for the free digital cpy is not in it either.
Avengers vs. X-Men is not horrible, it's not even bad; it just goes on for far longer than it needs to. DC Comics' 'Flashpoint' managed to cover all the ground it needed to in just six issues and tell a pretty good story, too (which made the supplementary 'World of Flashpoint' comics rather unnecessary). Here, though, we get a twelve-issue (plus two bonus issues) tale that could have been told in half that.
Marvel's two greatest super-teams are duking it out over the ever-powerful Phoenix Force. The Avengers believe it should be destroyed before it can destroy them like it has so many other worlds, while the X-Men want to harness its energy to try and undo the damage done to mutants worldwide. Given their experience with the Phoenix, you'd think the latter would've reconsidered that plan, especially their team leader, Cyclops, who lost his wife to this thing years ago, but acts like a whiny version of Magneto for all of this crossover.
Although the story flows fairly well for the first five issues (or Rounds, ding-ding!), by issue six when the Phoenix takes its...host, everything starts to slow down and we end up with another seven issues of story that could have been told in three.
All that said, the writing and artwork isn't bad. I was afraid that with five different writers and four different artists that things would get pretty choppy, but that, at least, wasn't an issue.Read more ›
It was really cool to see Marvel's best writers taking turns every issue. You can tell who was writing which issues and how each of them brought something different to the pile of ideas. The art on the other hand is another story in my opinion. The core series has 12 issues and three artists throughout it, John Romita Jr., Oliver Coipel, and Adam Kurbert.Read more ›
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This was a great read! I highly recommend it to anyone who likes comics! Good times had by all! :)Published on June 18 2014 by Wesley A Davis
Don't expect anything groundbreaking- expect lots of action and most of your favourite Marvel heroes. I enjoyed this book very much.Published on April 15 2013 by ComicReader
I would consider myself a fairly well-versed comic book reader having gotten back into the hobby about five years ago and having since that time read most of the classic and major... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2013 by ATT
Great book but the Digital Download code was missing (looks like it was not printed on inside cover), don't know if there is something Marvel can provide to correct this error.Published on Dec 27 2012 by AJ