I see your point, and it's true. However it'll all ride on the way they'll present the rest of the story. I guess, in the end, one side won't be able to be right without the other being wrong. If Cykes saves the mutant race, and nothing happens to the Earth, Cap was overreacting. If the Phoenix takes a crapper on the mutants heads, and tries to have the Earth for breakfast, and the Avengers have to stop her, Cyclops was the blind fanatic. I really don't se how Marvel is going to come out of this without throwing at least one of it's "heroes" under the bus, and offending at least part of it's fanbase. My money is on Cyclops being the scapegoat.
It only took five pages for this to become another thread of people patting each other on the back for disliking the X-Men.
The Avengers aren't supposed to be the bad guys nor are the X-Men. It seems as though the X-Men are going to be portrayed as the bad guys in the end though.
If a kid is trying to join paramilitary group and join the war, I think any responsible adult has the duty to try to avoid that for their own sake.
At the very least, even if the X-Men wanted the Phoenix to possess Hope, they should try to do it far away from Earth; what if the Phoenix decides to destroy Earth before going after Hope?
That´s a problem with the Marvel heroes: Some characters like Tony Stark and Wolverine can do anything and they are easily forgiven (Wolverine was an hunter of native americans, killed the women and children of a japanese village and gave the men to a laboratory that turned them into zombies, worked as a hitman for the CIA; Tony Stark…were to start? brainwashed the world to make it forget his secret identity, sent Hulk to space, cloned Thor, betrayed Spidey giving him a high-tech uniform that allowed him to secretly study and copy his spider-sense without his permission, made all that Armor Wars stuff, sent people to a prison at the Negative Zone without a trial, forced all superhumans to work for the government no matter if they wanted or not, took supervillians out of prison and sent them to fight heroes, put Osborn in charge of the Thunderbolts as payment for taking the fault of an assault against an atlantean embassador, which almost caused a war with Atlantis, killed several Avengers and Luna´s babysitter, tricked his loved ones into believing he was death/dying at least twice for his own selfish reasons…)
O.K., many of the things Tony did weren´t his fault or were justified, but I think the other heroes should be a bit more pissed with him.
On the other hand, less popular characters are never forgiven for much less important sins: Hank Pym suffered a lab accident that made him become psychotic and suffer from schizophrenia and splits personality, the Wasp realized that and instead of forcing him to receive treatment had the wonderful idea of taking the chance of marrying him, and their “friends” went along with it, and when later, poor nutjob schizophrenic Pym slapped the woman who had married him knowing he was mentally sick, everybody treated him as a monster and keep treating him like a wife-batterer and a loser still today…
Last edited by Mark_S; 05-18-2012 at 01:37 PM.
Part of the problem with AA right now is that we never saw the decision making process that put the X-kids there so there really is no way to know what that was. We do know from the last issue (I won't be able to get the current one till tomorrow or next week) that Cap put them there to keep them out of the way and he told the AA students to keep them there. So Cap has made the rule that none of the X-kids can interfere-even if they might loose a friend because they don't-and he has further made the rule that the students at AA are to be the turnkeys for the X-kids. You have the power, you make the rules.
Another problem with this is that marvel probably put more thought into marketing the event than writing the actual story.
Nah. The Avengers are the good guys. The X-Men are villians in this.
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