Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-men: Utopia #1
I haven't been reading Uncanny, but thats ok as the problem for the x-men here is the same one they have had before and may always have: humans don't like em'. Things get out of hand and people start to riot. Enter Norman Osborn and the Dark Avengers.
Fraction writes all the different characters well, especially the DA. He quickly jumps around to a different scenario, which is kinda neat, and a fault against the book both at the same time. I look forward to the Venom vs Collous errr Big Metal Russian Guy fight, as I am a sucker for all things Venom. Ares also has some badass lines. Some of the lesser known X-men didn't have thoher se description boxes and that kinda bugged me as I didn't know them or couldn't place who they were at first glance.
The act that the humans propose in this story is obviously a IRL parallel and I don't have a problem with it, as I've always seen the X-men used in these type of scenarios.
The cliffhanger was intriguing and a bit predictable but should set up a good crossover.
The art is terrible. I usually like Silvestri, but not Silvestri and 14 or however many assists he had. It's just all too stylized and characters can change appearances with a turn of a page. Also why was Loki a man!?