After spending last issue setting up Sinister’s new threat, Gillen brings that crashing into the middle of AvX as The Phoenix Five come gunning for him. But the most interesting thing about this issue wasn’t Sinister, but the problems the P-5 are causing for the X-Men as a whole. Yes, they’ve created Pax Utopia, but there’s still unrest, particularly amongst the non-Phoenixed members of Cyclops’ inner circle, Magneto, Storm and Psylocke. It was very interesting to see that even though Scott is still having meetings with all of the Extinction Team (except Hope of course) present, the Phoenix Five are having their own secret psychic meetings at the same time. That’s dangerous, you don’t want to ostracize mutants as powerful as Storm and Magneto. Also very interesting was Colossus and Magik trying to extricate Piotr from the clutches of Cytorrak. I think a lot of writers would have used this event to end Colossus’ tenure as Juggernaut, so it’s refreshing to see that Gillen has no plans to do that, at least he’s got his hair back, he looked dumb as hell when he was bald. And oh yeah, there’s also UNIT’s control of Danger going on too! There’s lots of different plotlines at work here, and it’s gripping. I can’t wait to see what happens when Cyclops and the gang fight Sinister next month, especially when Maddie Pryor gets involved.