AVENGERS VS. X-MEN Post Game Week 21: Trouble in K'un L'un
***This article contains spoilers for Avengers vs. X-Men #10 and Avengers #29.***
THE BIG QUESTION:
Cyclops tends to be a focused man in general, and when he has Phoenix powers and is looking to retrieve Hope from the mystical city of K'un L'un in the midst of war against the Avengers, he's especially determined. Maybe a little too determined for some readers' tastes. We talked to Avengers vs. X-Men main series editor Tom Brevoort about whether Cyclops is going too far, and if he can even be held accountable for his actions at this point.
Newsarama: Tom, there are some angry X-Men fans out there after Avengers vs. X-Men #10, expressing their opinion that Cyclops was portrayed as the "bad guy" in his dogged pursuit of Hope in K'un L'un. A couple of months ago I asked you about how much the Phoenix Five were still in control given their situations, and you replied that there was a deliberate ambiguity there, and that it's a fluid concept in general. But at this point, is it safe to say that the Phoenix is influencing its two remaining hosts — Cyclops and, seemingly especially, Emma Frost — in nefarious ways? Or is it simply consistent with how those characters would react when given cosmic power, and they're still in the driver's seat?
THE BIG HITS:
- Mount your suspense to whatever degree you feel is appropriate, because there won’t be another issue of the main Avengers vs. X-Men series for four weeks: Sept. 12.
- In both issues this week we see Professor Xavier continuing to get himself actively involved in the conflict, which, as widely speculated, seems nearly destined to not have a happy ending for the guy.- Captain America and Xavier seem to be getting close. Close enough that Cap might even be prompted to start a team to defend mutant rights in case anything happened to Xavier — a group of "Uncanny Avengers," maybe.
- It's just not a Marvel event series if the Watcher doesn't show up at some point, right?
- Line of the week? Cyclops, upon smacking down Thor, Thing and Hawkeye: "How's that for clobbering time?"
- Yup, like every issue of AvX proper thus far, this is more than the now-standard 20 story pages at Marvel, coming in at 23.
NEXT WEEK:preview here) by Kieron Gillen and Daniel Acuña, the climax of the Mr. Sinister story that's been brewing since the first issue of the relaunched series. AND FINALLY: Got an Avengers vs. X-Men-related question you'd like us to ask in a future installment of the Post Game Report? Find us on Facebook or Twitter. More from Newsarama:
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