that happened last issue, because this one changes course and goes
on a different direction. The search for Hope continues as Avengers
and X-Men randomly fight across the world, and the Phoenix finally
arrives. The disconnect between the main title and its "supporting"
tie-ins reaches a critical point in this installment, where it
becomes hard to tell when things are happening with respect to each
other, despite the fact that it is all being coordinated by five
Going back to the
initial statement, this chapter seems to invalidate everything that
happened in the previous one, or at the very least renders it
pointless; this becomes evident when the characters converge on the
moon and the realization dawns that issue 3 and half of 4 have been
for nothing. The art improves vastly as it looks less rushed, and is
nicely colored. So far, the concept sounded much better than what it
has actually been; the only thing that will make it even worse is
another alternate reality a la "House of M."