March 28, 2012

Review: Avengers vs. X-Men 0

Unfortunately, the buildup issue leading towards the battle of the year was a bit of a letdown, offering scant details of the upcoming event. While the issue does profile both the Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers, little is revealed of their major roles in the miniseries. Does the emotionally unbalanced Scarlet Witch become more of a presence in this miniseries?

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Issue 0 of the Avengers v. X-Men concentrates mainly on two specific characters, The Scarlet Witch and Hope Summers, in separate tales, showcasing the current situations that both characters are involved in. We find a seemingly aloof Scarlet Witch, hesitant and emotional in her interactions with Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman after a battle with M.O.D.O.K. Her confrontation at Avengers mansion with Vision, hints to possible plotlines for the upcoming series.

A doubtful Scarlet Witch
Emma and Scott debate Hope's ruthless actions
Meanwhile, we find Hope Summers headstrong and persistent with her curiosities about the Phoenix Force. Scott’s attempt to restrain her from committing any more brutal acts of vigilantism fails miserably as Hope leaves their conversation and heads off to help out the police with a situation. Using a police scanner on her side, Hope singlehandedly takes on the Serpent Society during their robbery attempt. Hope’s use of force is indeed tremendous and unmerciful, as Emma and Scott soon discover when they arrive on scene and witness the results. Later as Hope reflects near the waters of Utopia, the Phoenix Force is hinted at, in the farthest reaches of space, making its journey to Earth.

The Good: Frank Cho artwork is just pure awesomeness and the Hope Summers story

The Bad: The dialogue was quite unsatisfying during the opening sequence of the Scarlet Witch story.

Final Verdict: B

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