Sakie wrote:Is it bad that I currently think that the worst thing to come out of AvX is the name "Phoenix Five?" I absolutely hate it! It sounds terrible and it really doesn't do the characters involved justice.
Aside from that, this issue may have been my favorite issue to date of this event. No disrespect to John Romita Jr. but his art just wasn't working for me in the confines of this story. Olivier Coipel is a welcome addition and he really did justice to the "new" world that Scott and company have created.
There are a lot of interesting things going on now. I really hope that Xavier and Magneto's roles are expanded in the remaining issues of the series. Also, whether you agree with the Avengers or not, we all know that they mean well. That being said, I really feel as though it will be their continued interference will lead to the catalyst that will escalate this event towards it's world shattering finale.
Yeah, the Phoenix 5 sounds more like a rap group or some Power Rangers rejects from where I stand. As for the Avengers, they came off as complete tools and douchebags here with that bone-headed stunt by invading Utopia to get Hope again. Does Captain America and company not believe in phones anymore? Why not ask Hope for her assisstance rather than acting like she is a hostage that needs rescuing? Plus, the fact that she was with other kids when they stormed the place was an example of reckless endangerment. The overall thing also, is that the Phoenix 5 did nothing wrong at the moment, and common sense dictates that you don't attack them or their home until they do something wrong, that simple. Cap and co. should have just kept close tabs on them instead of acting like aggressors because the Avengers' actions just contributed to making things worst.