Punchy wrote:Was anyone else mightily pissed off with all the little 'AR' things throughout the book? I know it's supposedly something cool for the digital readers, but I don't like it cluttering up the print copy.
This also pissed me off. It made the book feel less important to me. I even downloaded the app and attempted to use it. That being said, I was not impressed. I really wish that Marvel would just offer version of their books with no digital content at a lower price.
Holland Oats wrote:There has to be some sort of redemption arc in place for Cyclops either during or after this.. He has been a megadouche for years now and has been tiptoeing around the villain line for a while now, IMO. Attacking Cap seems like the last straw to me.
How do you redeem him? He's Magneto-Lite. I feel like all the good work done by Morrison and Whedon 6 or 7 years ago has been undone by Fraction, Gillen and now AvX.
I still don't really see this "mega-douchey, Magneto-Lite" version of Scott that some people keep talking about. Cyclops is the leader of his people, there are less than 200 of those people left on Earth, and now everybody who has ever had some type of problem with mutants is trying to eradicate what's left. For crying out loud there is a group of 12 year olds calling themselves the Hellfire Club, conspiring to destroy the X-Men! It's absolutely ridiculous. Where were the Avengers when Wanda wiped out the mutant population and the government surrounded Westchester with Sentinels? The Fantastic Four? Power Pack?
Suddenly, the Phoenix is coming to Earth and not only are the Avengers interested but now they
are the experts on what the Phoenix wants and needs? Instead of contacting Scott peacefully and asking for his advice or input, Captain America brings the Avengers and a helicarrier full of S.H.I.E.L.D agents to Utopia (which the last time I checked was a recognized sovereign land) and demand that he turn over his own granddaughter to their custody. It's absolute hypocritical bullshit! How would Captain America have reacted if Cyclops came to the Helicarrier and demanded that he turn Wanda over to the X-Men because she is a mutant and her powers going out of control again is a mutant concern?
You mean to tell me that this was Plan A? The thought never crossed anyone's mind that maybe instead of trying to strong arm the X-Men, maybe Captain America should have went to Utopia with Tony Stark, Hank Pym, Reed Richards, Hank McCoy, and any other genius they could find to attempt to reach a consensus on what they should do about Hope or the Phoenix?