I'm pretty sure that from this point forward, all issue summaries need to be posted as poetry. I demand it.
That said... I was a little underwhelmed by this issue. I understand their want for a big, unequivocal win to help balance out all of the bad stuff they've experienced for the past several months. However, I think one issue of smacking around Monica Rappacini and her minions doesn't quite strike that balance.
But it was only a couple months ago in Fantastic Four/FF that the Supreme Intelligence was trying to do this, and the writer of said series is one of his co-writers on Avengers vs. X-Men, so you think he would have been briefed on this particular story point.
My thoughts on the issue:
1. Cap wants a BIG win to quiet the critics (good luck)
2. Thor is back, so they don't really need Storm anymore (good, they didn't really use her anyway)
3. Spiderwoman should pick one hair style, and stick with it (and she and Clint should get a room already)
4. Marvel Boy is expected to "intercept and contain the Phoenix" (again, good luck)
5. When this is over, I don't think Captain America will be "top cop" anymore. Not surprising, since these big events in Marvel always seem to change who's in charge.
6. And lastly, for an Avengers vs. X-Men book, where the hell were the X-Men?
...Keep HOPE Alive...
so Thor and the All-goddess spent a hot night in bed and then Cap tells them to greet him with a good morning right after.
Found it boring, and i did not care for the art.
Last edited by Godlike13; 04-18-2012 at 10:32 PM.
This issue was worth it for the Walt Simonson art alone. As he is one of my favorite "old school" Marvel artists, and I consider his run on Thor to be absolutely EPIC, I had a serious nerdgasm when Thor showed up as drawn by Simonson here.
Count me as one of Simonson's fans. The first shot of Thor in this issue made feel warm and fuzzy inside.
It really had barely a thing to do with AvX. Shame on Marvel putting the AvX banner on this issue.
Also: Storm shoul resign from the Avengers, she is poorly used by writers and does not fot at all the way she's written.
Hawkeye and Spider-Woman are hilarious!
I HOPE the pair become the new Pandora/mysterious woman from DCnU's 52 #1 issues. I just want to see them in every single Marvel book making out in the background of a panel.
I liked Thor's pep talk to Steve.Sometimes we do forget about the small victories in life.
I would assume that this is the same SI as that one.An alternate reality Supreme Intelligence appears in the form of a holographic message that tells Noh-Varr that the actions of the Skrulls during Secret Invasion have left Earth in more danger than ever before and that he is the planet's new protector. The Supreme Intelligence then grants him the power needed to carry out his mission in the form a set of Nega-Bands, more advanced than the ones worn by Captain Marvel. The bands also provide him with a new costume and prevents the Dark Avengers from detecting his presence.
Attention! Invading alien scum! I am Bentley, scourge of man, destroyer of hope, and I also have a passing interest in dinosaurs -- Prepare to surrender now!
I found the poem better then the actual issue. At least I figured out what was going on in the poem.
I too would like to commend the poetic summary.
Well done. Go creativity! And Go Unicorns. Just cuz.
In Kieron Gillen I TrustKGB since 3/10/11
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