Story: Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman
Pencils: Olivier Coipel
Inks: Mark Morales
Colors: Laura Martin
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: July 04th, 2012
"No more Avengers," Cyclops closed the last issue off by making such a serious statement. So far the X-Men seem to be doing a pretty solid job of doing this. Now, this isn't like "No more Mutants" like The Scarlet Witch said at the end of House of M, the Avengers are purely being put in holding cells so that they can no longer rebel against the X-Men and their idea for a Utopia.
The issue itself felt a little clustered. There is A LOT going on. Fights all over the place, The Scarlet Witch fighting on the front lines and everyone preparing for the worst. There is definitely some issues going on within the Phoenix Five which had started to show in the tie-ins over the past month and it is coming to head, mostly between Namor and Cyclops.
I think the most difficult thing with reading this series is the order. A ton of stuff is happening in the tie-ins but the tie-ins are not coming out in chronological order (see updated reading list). If at all possible, and you are not already knee-deep in this series like I am and have more patience than me, I would recommend waiting to read it until it is all over at the end of September. If you don't have patience, it is still a good read, but be prepared for things to seem a little unexplained until everything is out.
This was my least favorite AvsX so far...I give it a 7/10.
Also, note that the reading order for AvX is updated for the two issues that came out this week!