AvX Post Game Report, Week 7: Occupy the Jean Grey School
***Well, hello. Are you avoiding spoilers for any of the following: Wolverine and the X-Men #10, X-Men Legacy #266 or New Avengers #26? Well, watch out, because all three are discussed in detail below!***
THE BIG QUESTION:
Christos Gage is deeply entrenched in the world of AvX, writing both X-Men Legacy and Avengers Academy. The first issue of Legacy tying into the conflict brought a unique crew of Avengers to the campus of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, and Gage filled us in about how he built the cast for the story.
Christos Gage: In part it was about who was available, i.e. not in other books at that exact moment. But it also had to do with personal preference and who I thought was a good match, power-wise. Falcon, I just like, and he has a leadership quality I thought was needed. Plus, c'mon, Redwing and Lockheed going at each other. She-Hulk came to mind because, well, she's awesome; she's fought Rogue and Frenzy before; and Rogue "borrowing" her powers would create a very clear physical change, as well as a challenge, that we'll see next issue. As for Moon Knight, I thought he matched up well against Gambit, I knew his volatility could spark a fight — and let's face it, it's called "Avengers Versus X-Men" not "Inside The Actors' Studio" — and for a third reason you will see in #267. Plus we have Iron Man! I've seen speculation online that it's a remote controlled suit, or drone, or whatever… you'll find out in two weeks!
As for the accents, I have to admit, growing up with Chris Claremont's X-Men, I am a bit of a sucker for exaggerating them. And my wife is Southern, so I do like to see the region represented. Although I freely admit I am probably mangling Gambit's dialogue. I do spend a lot of time online researching Cajun terms, though, so I try.
THE BIG HITS:
Wolverine and the X-Men #10: Continuing to delve into Wolverine's psyche during AvX, this issue takes place shortly after the Battle of Utopia, with Logan returning to the Jean Grey School — and being visited by Cyclops, Emma Frost and Magik. While Scott isn't able to convince him (maybe he should have checked after Captain America had Wolverine violently ejected from a Quinjet), the mindwiped Angel is sympathetic to the cause.
Worth noting:- As expected from last week's Avengers vs. X-Men #3, despiting siding with Wolverine post-Schism Rachel Grey is officially, firmly on the side of Cyclops and the Utopia X-Men, as is Iceman.
- The newscaster in Wolverine and the X-Men #10 mentions a Dazzler vs. Spider-Woman fight — here's hoping we'll get to see that in an upcoming issue of AVX: VS.
- Earlier this week, Marvel teased that that the second act of Avengers vs. X-Men starts with "No More Avengers." Ominous, right?
preview here), Avengers #26 (preview here), Avengers Academy #30 (preview here), AVX: VS #2 (preview here) and Uncanny X-Men #12 (preview here) all out. (Yes, AvX still has fewer tie-ins than most past Marvel events.) 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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