The Avengers seem to
be getting a bad rap from a segment of readers who think Hope
Summers and the Phoenix are the X-Men's business and it was not
their place going to Utopia with their guns loaded looking for
trouble. This issue by Brian Michael Bendis delves deeper into how
the team came to that choice, and in my opinion making it perfectly
justifiable. The point this story strongly drives is that this was a
difficult decision, and that no one is happy about having to fight
their allies and friends.
Best part of the
issue is that ominous double spread by Mike Deodato with the
Avengers getting out of the Helicarrier; it set the tone for the
entire issue. Storm's short association with the team is over, and
it should never have happened in the first place; it was pointless
and poorly planned. The subplot involving Luke Cage and Jessica
Jones is tiresome and has already been done; it is time to move on.