After two very impressive and
entertaining chapters, AvX goes downhill when Cyclops comes to K'un
Lun to retrieve Hope from the Avengers. While Scott Summers goes at
it once again with his tired argument and loses more of the scarce
sympathy of the readership, Emma Frost sinks to a new low by forcing
the mutants in Utopia to worship her. What is so bothersome about
these developments is that they will be washed away by simply
blaming the Phoenix, and all will be forgiven.
There are a couple of salvageable bits, though, like Xavier and
Magneto finally realizing it is time to put an end to the madness,
or Shao Lao the dragon making an appearance; dragons are cool. Art
wise, Adam Kubert makes a big contribution to the things that go
well with the book, but the story fails to take advantage of the
artistic talent. This one is a blatant Avengers vs the bad guys
issue, and the X-Men per se, are nowhere to be found.