AVENGERS VS X-MEN Post Game: Hulk Arrives; Someone Else Dies
***This article contains spoilers for Avengers vs. X-Men #11, New Avengers #30 and Uncanny X-Men #18.***heard any big Avengers vs. X-Men news lately? Yes, we talked in detail last week about the major death in Avengers vs. X-Men #11, but with only one more issue of the event left, there's still plenty to talk about, which we'll cover in the latest installment of our AvX Post Game.
THE BIG QUESTION(S):
Befitting the eventful nature of Avengers vs. X-Men #11, we're asking two questions this week — talking to both Brevoort and Brian Michael Bendis, the writer of the issue.Newsarama: Tom, obviously the death of Professor X was a major turning point in Avengers vs. X-Men, but there's still one more issue left to go. Without delving into spoiler territory, what's coming in issue #12?
Certainly, we're at a point where the story has reached a crescendo: Cyclops has gone full-on Dark Phoenix, the world is in peril, things are about as big as they could be, but we know that Tony Stark has at least the beginnings of an inkling of a plan, and we'll see how this all plays out — what happens when it's pretty much all hands on deck, everybody on Cyclops and really, almost more importantly, what the fallout is. Where the characters are left, what the state of the world is, what the state of the Marvel Universe is — what changes, what happens, and how we get from there into Marvel NOW!, which is all the promise of AvX #12. And boy, it better deliver, because otherwise it's been a long road for nothing. [Laughs.] But I'm reasonably confident that we have a fine climax to this big thing, in just a few weeks.
Brian Michael Bendis: Asking the Hulk to help is like, "Hey nuclear bomb, can you come with me?" It's a dicey proposition, just to show how desperate this situation is. Hulk could just decide to smash all of you. Also, you're not always sure, from Captain America's point of view, which Hulk is it — how smart is Hulk today? Hulk's off doing his own thing, and sometimes Hulk can speak in full sentences, and sometimes Hulk is an animal, and there are a lot of things in between. Maybe Joe Fixit is going to show up. You never know. So walking up to him is a little scary on numerous levels. It just shows, "We're outmanned and outgunned." If you need the Hulk, and the Thing, and Red Hulk, and Thor, just to hold Cyclops down, you're in bad shape.
THE BIG HITS:early days of AvX, Luke Cage has wondered if continuing to be a superhero in a responsible decision given that he's a husband and father. At least as of this issue by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato, it looks like he's decided that the answer is "no," as he apparently quits following a bit of a heart-to-heart with Daredevil. It's also notable that this issue takes place with Emma Frost in Avengers custody, and she doesn't seem all that repentant about what she did as part of the Phoenix Five.
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