Magneto vs. Iron Man. Nice art and colors.
Creative display of powers. Good to see that the rivals respect each
other's abilities. Victory went to the right party given the
circumstances. Namor vs. The Thing. Ben Grimm is always funny without
being a clown. Thermal vents, treasure chests, and a giant monster-fish
in the shores of Utopia? Channeling Jupiter's electromagnetic field
sounds more plausible. Victory did not go to the right party given the
environment in which it happened.
Because dozens of tie-ins will not be
enough, Marvel needed a companion mini-series to "expand" on the fights
from the AvX. From the get-go the issue is clear: "You want plot? Look
elsewhere, chum." Too bad they don't actually say where to look for the
evasive plot. Page #1 is pretty much a disclaimer for "It's your money,
we are not forcing you to buy it." The "AvX Fun Fact" boxes are a sad
attempt at being cute. Save your $3.99 for something else.