So in a previous post I talked about how much I enjoyed AvX, but I tried so hard to not do any spoilers because I really enjoyed this cross over event. It spans across so many comics and does such a good job of really crossing over into the different stories.
This post is going to be very spoiler filled because there are some big events that happen, but it is nice that they don’t all happen in one single series. This cross over event is epic and world changing. The Phoenix is a force that cannot be controlled and that alone creates the base for a great and epic story. (Spoilers after the jump. You have been warned.) Continue reading
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Tagged Avengers, Avengers Academy, Avengers vs. X-Men, AvsX, Black Panther, crossover event, Hope Summers, Phoenix, Phoenix Five, Sentinels, Spider-Man, Wakanda, X-Men
Recently I read the run of the AvX comics, which I highly recommend. The entire event occurs over a multitude of different comic runs, but it is a pretty big story that involves the rise of the Phoenix. The whole story is pretty interesting and it is neat to see how a larger event can ripple out into separate storylines and affect them.
This story event happens after the House of M storyline, where Scarlet Witch reduced the mutant population from millions to hundreds. The Westchester school is still trying to train the mutants, and then the other group with Magneto and Cyclops is trying to figure out how to restore the mutant population. Then the power of the Phoenix begins to rise and the mutant Hope seems to be the intended vessel. The conflict arises due to the fact that the mutants want to use Hope to harness the power of the Phoenix, and the Avengers are worried because the Phoenix tends to be a force of destruction that cannot be harnessed. Continue reading
Posted in Catching Up, Comics
Tagged Avengers, Avengers vs. X-Men, AvX, crossover event, Cyclops, Hope Summers, House of M, Marvel, Mutants, Phoenix, Recommendations, Review, X-Men
I’ve been trying to keep it down to one Marvel-based post a week. I swear.
However, lately it seems like Marvel just keeps on giving. Or I keep finding something great. Avengers work by Jonathan Hickman. Hawkeye by Matt Fraction. New trailers, like the extended one for Captain America: The Winter Soldier before Thor: The Dark World. Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
The more of this that comes out, the more I remember that I used to be a big Marvel fan, and am being made one again. Disney’s plan of bringing in new fans by purchasing Marvel (and then Lucas Films…) seems to be a really good idea. Because they’ve snagged me again, anyway. Well played, Marvel. Continue reading
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Tagged Age of Apocalypse, Agents of SHIELD, Avengers, Avengers Alliance, Avengers vs. X-Men, Bryan Singer, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dark Phoenix Saga, Days of Future Past, Disney, Excalibur, Hawkeye, iPad, Jonathan Hickman, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel, Marvel Legendary, Marvel Now!, Marvel Phase 1, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Marvel Unlimited, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Matt Fraction, Thor: The Dark World, X-Men, X-Men Legends