Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix Force’

Avengers punching X-men! The Final Kick to the Crotch!


Sweet baby Jesus in the manger! We are finally at the end of the mega-super-awesome(?)-crazy event of the year, Avengers vs. X-Men. This has been going on since April. A six month crapathon that tested my patience and actually convinced me to drop a few Marvel titles in the process. To put it in perspective, during this six-month event CERN discovered/created the Higgs boson, we landed a rover on Mars, the Olympics came and went. Dick Clark died. Chris Hemsworth starred in four movies. Chad Ochocinco married and divorced. And Leifeld thankfully quit DC.  Before I review the final issue let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane and do a “previously on”…

Behold my veiny member!

Now, let’s get down to business. Read the rest of this entry →


10 2012

Avengers punching X-Men! Part 10


Here we are the penultimate AvX book. The 11th in the series. If these were James Bond films this one would be Moonraker. The awful movie where a crazy ego-maniac obsessed with power is hell-bent on destroying every human on earth and re-populating it with a hand-picked superior race. I think that says it all.

By the way, remember the big reveal at the end of the last AvX book where the kewpie doll alien known as THE WATCHER showed up in the last panel and presumably it was…awesome? Well, I guess The Watcher had had enough and high-tailed it outta there because it’s nowhere to be seen in this issue. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2012

Avengers punching X-Men! Part 9


When we last spoke the Phoenix PENIS (that’s Piotr, Emma, Namor, Illyana, and Scott) was down to PIES because Wanda sucked Namor out of the PENIS. And then we had just the ES or EFSS if you want to use last names because Piotr and Illyana got into some sibling rivalry and ate each other out of the PIES. So that leaves us with the aforementioned EFSS which is fitting since so far I have given most issues a letter grade of F so EFSS seems about right.

This issue was a quick read; partly because there wasn’t a lot of excessive dialog and partly because I wasn’t paying close attention since I was half-reading it and half watching a documentary about teenage magicians on Netflix called “Make Believe” that was actually very good and had more interesting magic than the X-Men currently do.

We start with Iron Fist draping Hope over his shoulder while trying to escape from Cyclops but Scott corners them with his glowing thong. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2012

Avengers punching X-Men! Part 8


So I made a deal with the devil. I told him that if he gave me a giant wiener that I would take any tit-for-tat he wanted to dole out. Sadly, it was actually a Dirt Devil™ and I got a foot-long all-beef Coney Island wiener instead. I should have been more specific. Luckily, my punishment was also off-the-mark which is why I have to read the AvX series to completion. Here we are at 9/12 of the way through (that’s ¾ right? I’m not good at fractions.) And luckily this issue is pretty decent. It seems that every third issue doesn’t completely suck so they have a better batting average than every Chicago Cubs player (True. I looked it up.)

That being said- you can find all previous ApX reviews here if you want to catch up. Now, on to the punching…

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08 2012

Avengers Punching X-Men: Part 6!


“Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge!” Just like a Keebler Elf screaming after he accidently knocks a tree-dwelling co-worker into the grist mill; that’s how I feel about writing this recap of AvX Round 7. The previous issue, Round 6, was finally a pretty good issue. A lot happened compared to the previous weeks of nonsense. Then this happened. It’s not that it’s bad; it’s just that it was so boring. You know the trend of movie studios breaking a film into two parts for no reason other than $$$? Harry Potter 7.1 and 7.2, Twilight 4×2, and now Hunger Games 3a and 3b. Well, Marvel broke AvX into about 90 parts and the cracks are really starting to show. There is not enough story to carry us through each issue. The good news is we are more than half-way done.

Let’s start with the cover. It’s a pretty good cover and as my friend Mike pointed out, under the giant AvsX banner at the top was probably Scott’s giant head eye-blasting the crap out of the Avengers. Instead it looks like the Avengers running from Kool-Aid man after he busted though the wall. Oh, yeaahh! Read the rest of this entry →


07 2012

Avengers punching X-Men: Part 4!


Avengers punching X-men – Part 4!

Hey yinz guys! Guess what?! We are at issue #5 of AvX. We almost halfway there. We are 5/12 there. Which means that we (and by we, I mean me) still have 7 goddamned issues left to read. If you are wondering how my emotions and energy level has been thus far for this series, I will sum it up this way: Issue 1 was fun. Issue 2 was fun-ish. In issue 3 the cracks started to show and not good cracks like Captain America’s crack. Bad ones like Red Hulk’s which is all inflamed and dry. Issue 4 I realized that this will be painful if I am not reading the gazillion weekly cross-over comics, and now we arrive to issue 5 where I am getting AvX fatigue because nothing is happening and we aren’t even halfway done. Let’s hope that issue 6 gets us over the hump and 7 picks up steam but I doubt it. It’s been like a roller coaster that goes up a hill really quickly, flies off the tracks, and then takes 4 and a half months to crash into the Earth. Let’s see what is in store for us today…

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06 2012

Avengers punching X-Men – part 2!


Avengers punching X-men – Part 2!

Previously in Avengers punching X-Men…Not a lot of punching. So far The Phoenix Force (tPF) is headed towards earth and ready to possess Hope Summers. The Avengers want to sequester her while the X-Men want to exploit her in hopes that tPF will create new mutants. Read the first recap HERE then let’s move on to…

Issue 2!

The Avengers have brought a S.H.I.E.L.D. mobile super fortress helicarrier to the X-Men base of Utopia. This doesn’t seem particularly fair especially since there are 16 A’s vs. 21 X’s but what do I know? Now that we are 4 issues into this event we can finally get some punching. Right? I was promised punching. So page 1 gets right to it with …talking. The X-Men talking. The Avengers talking. At least Namor has the grace to speak for the audience when he says “The time for talk has passed.” Namor, I wish you would have said that in issue 0. Then “all hell breaks loose” when Colossus flies up and crashes through the helicarrier. LET THE PUNCHING BEGIN! Read the rest of this entry →


05 2012

Avengers punching X-Men! – part 1


Avengers punching X-Men! – Part 1

We are about a third of the way through this event where The Avengers and the X-Men are putting their temporary BFF status on hold while they beat the shit out of each other for a few weeks. Well, a few weeks for the readers, probably more like a few days for them. In any case it’ll be enough time that they are distracted by chasing Hope and The Phoenix force around that other villains would be stupid not to take advantage and run amok.

Cap and Cyclops enter a deep-throating contest.

This up-to-now round-up is my recap/understanding of A->vsX. Marvel says this will be a 9 issue event but they started with 0 and are doing a 6 issue limited fight series plus multiple spin-off/crossovers so this will most likely be going until September and be about 328 issues. But for this write up I’ll be taking into account Issues 0-3 including the nifty digital 0.5 issue “Infinite”, and the punchathon #1which is ridiculous mess in and of itself.

Let’s start the fight with Issue… 0!

We start issue 0 with M.O.D.O.K. and A.I.M. attempting to kill some guy named Doctor Udaku. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2012