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
Logan. James Logan. James Howlett. Weapon X.
As far as Marvel heroes go, few hold our imagination as much as Wolverine does. Why? It’s a good question.
We like the mystery of him – the unknown past. Except, they’re finally working on revealing and telling that story in the comics. When, during House of M, Scarlet Witch gave all the heroes what they wanted (so they wouldn’t fight back), she gave Wolverine his memories. So there goes the mystery.
He can’t really die, it seems, so even in the most ridiculous situations, we’re pretty sure he’s making it out alive. So while we know he’ll always be around, there’s a bit less suspense when he’s around. Although, this also means Wolverine tends to get into the most ridiculous – and therefore interesting – situations. And after all, the same can be said of Deadpool, and his popularity is growing.
What is he really? Hero? Anti-hero? Barely contained villain? Let’s explore! Continue reading
Posted in Character Studies, Comics, Good and Evil, Movies
Tagged Age of Apocalypse, Alignments, Apocalypse, Avengers, Charles Xavier, Cyclops, Deadpool, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, House of M, James Howlett, Jubilee, Logan, Marvel, Rogue, Sabertooth, Scarlet Witch, Shadowcat, The Wolverine, Uncanny X-Force, Weapon X, Wolverine, Wolverine and the X-Men, Wolverine: First Class, X-1, X-2, X-3, X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Xavier's Dream