The fight between the Avengers and X-men begins along the coast of Utopia, the X-men’s headquarters off the coast of San Francisco. Previously in Round 1, Captain America had arrived on the island demanding Cyclops to hand Hope Summers over, because the Phoenix energy is drawn to her, and could destroy the world. The Avengers arrive in S.H.I.E.L.D’s heli-carrier, and ready to battle with some of the most feared mutants in the world. The world is watching, for the news channels are filming this event.
It’s hero verses hero. Marvel Comics seem to be doing this a lot lately within several of their story-lines- heroes are seen as the villains; and the readers are forced into taking sides. They created conflict within the Civil War series, and made Marvel fans love to hate the superhero zombies in Marvel Zombies, now it’s a fight for the world and mutant kind.
Emma Frost protects Hope Summers (The Mutant Messiah), then faces off against Iron Man. Magneto steps in to give Emma Frost a hand against Iron Man. I was thinking, why doesn’t Magneto just pull a part Tony Stark’s armor right off his body with his magnetism power. Or crush Stark within his suit by caving in the armor. Maybe I am over-thinking this. Here Magneto is good again siding with the X-men; although there could be an ulterior motive for this team-up in future issues.
Quicksilver, Magneto’s son joins into the action. Quicksilver sees his father within the battle on the news, and swiftly runs 347 miles in 3.7 seconds to attack his own father, Magneto.
With all the effort the Avengers are giving to get at Hope Summers, it looks like it is too late. Hope and the Phoenix are starting to become one as Wolverine and Spider-man find out the hard way.
There is a lot going on in this issue. Many heroes pair off to fight one another; it seems to give the writers a chance to provide some dialogue to enhance the story, and at the same time provide some dramatic moments for the reader.
What this issue does is provide the audience with plenty of action, the type any potential reader would expect from such a comic event pitting these two teams against each other. However, the series so far has provided little information as to why the Phoenix is drawn to Hope Summers as a host. Maybe the reader will find out in the next issues in this series. So far, The Avengers vs. X-men does provide an interesting, and action filled story.
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