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Dakster Sullivan –Avengers vs. X-Men Round 12
The conclusion to Avengers vs. X-Men mini-series (writer: Jason Aaron, pencils: Adam Kubert, inks:John Dell, Adam Kubert, Mark Morales) has finally arrived and I don’t think I could have hoped for more from this final issue. The writers did a great job going back and explaining a few things that were left out in other rounds and the artists did an amazing job showing the details of the final fight between two of the biggest teams in the Marvel universe.
This is the first mini-series I’ve read and it has me wanting more of both teams.
A few of the characters surprised me in this issue, but none more than Tony Stark with his discovery of faith. Tony has been about science and facts since the beginning (even going as far as creating a computer to use Wanda’s mind and powers to search out every possible ending to the final battle), but it appears his stay at K’un L’un has changed him. He now believes that Hope and Scarlet Witch are like Yin and Yang and when the final battle comes, together they will balance each other out and together, defeat the Phoenix force.
He was right.
In short…the Avengers won, thanks to Nova showing up to bring Cyclops back down to Earth and Hope and the Scarlet Witch hitting him with everything they had. I was happy to see that even with all the fire and fighting going on around the characters, the creative team found time in a couple of panels for a touching moment between Jean Grey’s spirit and Cyclops.
After Cyclops was beaten, the Phoenix power finally took over Hope and with the help of Scarlet Witch, realized her true destiny in regards to the Phoenix force. The moments that Scarlet and Hope share after Hope takes on the Phoenix power are some of my favorites in this issue.
Marvel did an awesome job taking the story full circle and figuring out a believable way for Hope and the Scarlet Witch to handle the Phoenix power and undo the damage from the events leading up to the fight between the Avengers and the X-Men.