Avengers Vs. X-Men is here. And what better way to handle this than to have our resident Avengers fan (Geoff Arbuckle) and our resident X-Men fan (Victor Kutsenok) come together in a place of neutrality to talk about their favorite teams coming to blows over a cosmic power coming to Earth. So, let’s talk about the fifth issue of the companion series featuring battles that couldn’t fit into the main book. Let’s talk Avengers Vs X-Men: Vs. #6!
Avengers Vs X-Men: Vs. #6
Geoff: With AvX as a whole coming to a close today, we finally get the battle we were looking for – Hope vs. Scarlet Witch. Let me start by saying that you already have to give this book a decent base score just from having Kieron Gillen and Jim Cheung together. We know it’s going to look good and we’re going to get a little humor too. My only complaint though was that it was a little short for what I was hoping for. Tell me what you thought about this story, Victor…
Victor: I loved it. And you are definitely correct on the humor and the amazing art. This was an all around winner for me. The battle between Hope and Wanda was everything a Fanboy could ask for. It was definitely a full circle situation. Wanda destroyed the mutant population. Hope, as the first new mutant is now her as a voice for all of the mutants snuffed out by Wanda. And she’s got the power to back up her vicious cries of battle. And in the end, Wanda finally gets a small taste of justice. (Even though it was a sucker punch)
Geoff: Yeah, and how about those little shorts that followed? I found myself loving all of them for being so able and willing to take a lighter angle. I found myself often chuckling at each of those shorts. I’d have to say my actual favorite one was last one by Dan Slott and Katie Cook featuring Pixie and Squirrel Girl. It was cute and funny and a perfect way to wrap up the entire event.
In that one page, I think it summed up why I love Marvel so much. They are so willing to laugh at themselves even after a Universe-changing event. Which one of those were your favorites?
Victor: Those shorts were hilarious. I loved the cap/cyclops one. Lots of low blows there. The nerd one was hilarious. The iceman one was also very funny. The Spider Woman one was priceless on so many levels. I was surprisingly laughing my ass off every single page.
My favorite had to be the Cap/Cyclops one since it really hit on all points except for art.
Geoff: Yeah, but I loved how that strip style was as immature in appearance as it was in script. Ultimately, I have to say that this was one hell of an entertaining comic and definitely lived up to what Marvel can do when they want to have some fun.
Let’s rate this sucker and put a close to AvX Vs.
I think I want to give this a 100. It’s not the best book of all the AvX things out there, but it left me so satisfied at the end that it just gave the whole event a nice fuzzy glow. What are you thinking, Victor?
Victor: I will definitely second that 100. A perfect ending to one of the best “events” to hit the market in the last decade. Now let’s hope this bodes well for the future and a great starting point for Marvel NOW!
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Hope v. Scarlet Witch featured great art and a great full circle for the event. The shorts were fun and hilarious and remind us why we love Marvel Comics.||None.|