Avengers Vs X-men

Comic Book A Day – Day 52 – New Avengers #30 (2012)

New Avengers 30 Review

Daredevil says “Arrgh my knees are glues to your backs!!!”

While not quite as awesome as Uncanny X-men #18 (reviewed here yesterday), New Avengers #30 is decent in its own right and follows the same general idea.  This comic happens right after Avengers Vs. X-Men # 11 and a main X-Men player is now in custody and riding in the back of an armored truck with Luke Cage and Daredevil (with The Thing and Mockingbird up front driving).

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While there is a bit of action in this comic, it really centers around a conversation between Daredevil and Luke Cage about his family life, which leads Cage to a drastic decision and he decides to become a woman.  OK, not really, but maybe that”s an Elseworlds story for another time.

While I like seeing action in comics, that sort of what movies are for.  What I really like seeing in comics is the interaction and dialogue between characters and this issue is chock full o” that.

I”m giving New Avengers #30 4 out of 6 possible Aarons.  If you”re into comics check it out, if you”re not why are you reading a comic book website?


Aaron Haber






Comic Book A Day – Day 51 – Uncanny X-Men #18 (2012)

Uncanny X-Men 18 review

Come on baby light my fire…

People always complain about big event comics where you need to read 100 normal titles to get the full story.  A lot of times they’re right and the “tie-in” is an abuse of our trust.

Not so with Uncanny X-Men #18.  It’s an excellent behind the scenes look at the last two surviving members of the Phoenix Five and how all that power is affecting their thoughts.

This comic takes place literally at the same time as Avengers Vs. X-Men #11.  Cyclops and Emma Frost are so powerful they can literally be in two places at one time.

Here they have a romantic dinner while they’re being attacked by basically every character in the Marvel U.

Colossus and Majik

No more indian burns!!!

There are also some great interactions between Cyclops and Magneto and especially between Colossus and his sister Majik, who proves herself to be quite insane and manipulative.

If you’re not following along with AvsX, you might not get this one, but if you are it’s a must read.  Not because you have to in order to understand the larger story, but because it’s an excellently written book.


Uncanny X-men 18 (2012) get 5 out of 6 possible Aarons


Aaron Haber




Comic Book A Day – Day 47 – Avengers VS. X-Men Round 11 (2012)

Avengers Vs X-men #11

No! YOU do the dishes!!!

OK, so someone dies in this issue and if you don’t want to know who it is, don’t read down further.




Don’t say I didn’t warn you.



Last chance…


OK, here we go:


Professor X has died more times than Resurrection Man for pete’s sake!  At first I thought “Who gives a crap?”, but as I read more and more about this issue, I get it.  Professor X is worth more dead than he is alive in a storytelling kind of way.

And it’s pretty nifty actually.  Cyclops began as a teenaged student to Professor X and graduated into the de facto leader of the mutants as a whole.  That’s a pretty good story arc you know?

Cyclops Kills Professor X

No, it’s never enough…there is ALWAYS room for Jell-O!

I don’t think most people saw Professor X as the big death of this series, simply because he’s an afterthought.  The fact that Cyclops is his murderer is a nice piece of story telling and overall I’ve been satisfied with Avengers Vs X-men as a series.

Now that the Phoenix 5 (which sounds like a political prisoner group) is down to The Cyclops 1 after this issue, we can get the final, climatic battle between basically everyone in the world and Phoenix-clops.

As far as mini-series that restart (or softly relaunch) an entire comic universe, I’d have to say that Avengers Vs. X-Men beats Flashpoint hands down, if only because the old DC universe basically just sort of ended, story lines were dropped and characters just literally disappeared.  Here we get basically every character we know and love (and hate) involved and it doesn’t just come out of nowhere, it’s steeped in Marvel history and it’s something that has been building for quite some time.

I’m curious to see how the series wraps up and how they relaunch many of their titles with their Marvel Now initiative.

I’m giving Avengers Vs. X-Men 4 out of 6 Aarons!  If you like big event comics, I say pick it up.


Aaron Haber