AVENGERS vs. X-MEN Post-Game, Week 13: 'No More Avengers'
***Hey, friends! This article contains spoilers for Avengers vs. X-Men #6, New Avengers #27, Secret Avengers #28, Uncanny X-Men #14 and Avengers Academy #32.***
THE BIG QUESTION:
There have long been questions about where exactly Cyclops' head is at, and those have taken an even more literal bend since he's become one-fifth of a Phoenix host. For this week's question, we once again turn to Tom Brevoort, Marvel senior vice president of publishing and Avengers vs. X-Men series editor.
Tom Brevoort: There’s a deliberate ambiguity inherent in this situation that I don’t especially want to dispel, so I think that at this point each reader can conjecture for themselves. By that same token, when Jean Grey was the Phoenix, how much was she in control at various points in time? It’s not even a solid-state situation, as Jean proved back in the day.
THE BIG HITS:as teased by Marvel more than a month ago.
New Avengers #27: This issue tightens up the K'un L'un/Phoenix connection further (as does AvX #6), as Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato bring things into the present, with Iron Fist and Spider-Man advising Hope — and ol' Pete teaches her the immortal words "with great power comes great responsibility."
Uncanny X-Men #14: Though marked as an AvX tie-in, this comic by Kieron Gillen and Dustin Weaver is in reality something else entirely — a look at what Mr. Sinister has been up to since the early issues of the relaunched series, and as befitting the character, it's colorfully unexpected. From the looks of things, the story will integrate with AvX in a much more overt way starting with next issue.
- The second Infinite Comics release accompanied the digital version of Avengers vs. X-Men #6 (and is available as a standalone download for 99 cents). Focusing on Cyclops, the creative team of Mark Waid and Carlo Barberi are joined by Balak, who inspired the whole Infinite Comics idea. Read Newsarama's Best Shots review here.
- While multi-task relaxing in Avengers vs. X-Men #6, Scott Summers is reading Arzach by Moebius, who passed away in March.
- Each installment of the main AvX series has come in lengthier than Marvel's standard 20-page count, and issue #6 nearly doubles it, with 36 story pages.
- Beast has essentially declared himself a mutant without a country, leaving the Avengers but seemingly not necessarily siding with the X-Men, either. Things are getting shades of grey-y all over the place, with Black Panther also conscientiously objecting to the X-Men's plans.- White Tiger is thinking of asking Juston to a Lila Cheney concert. Wonder what her new stuff sounds like? NEXT WEEK: preview here), and the long-awaited Rogue vs. Ms. Marvel rematch in X-Men Legacy #269 (preview here). 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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