Rogue comes to her
senses in this AvX tie-in at the cost of Ms. Marvel's soul. After
being imprisoned by Magik, the high-flying Avenger is tortured by
creatures of her own making. Gage did his homework by integrating
haunting demonic versions of enemies in Carol's past such as the
Brood, Marcus, and Deathbird; this is an enjoyable part of the story
for long time followers.
Also compelling is
the moment when Rogue finally opens her eyes; that combination of
rage and hopelessness was priceless. "We'd won," such a simple
statement, yet it clearly marks the path for what the southern belle
needs to do next. The rest of the issue is an exciting rollercoaster
of self-discoveries, fire, and brimstone. The artwork, however, does
not rise to meet the caliber of the story, falling a bit short;
nonetheless, it is a fun issue.