Script: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Olivier Coipel
Inks: Mark Morales
Colors: Laura Martin
Letters: Chris Eliopoulos
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: September 12th, 2012
I want to warn my readers before I even get into this review that THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have any intention of reading this comic and you hate more than anything when people ruin the big moments for you, stop reading this now. I think this book was phenomenal and would hate to ruin it for anyone. I also feel that it is impossible to talk about the contents of this book without dropping some major moments....you have been warned.
I have caught myself with each round of this series realizing that each issue is getting stronger, better, and making me REALLY want to read what is next. So when I say this, I mean this: Round 11 was the best issue yet, hands down.
As readers we finally see the power go to Cyclops' head and his douchebaggery comes out in full. He realizes that if he would get rid of Emma Frost, he would be unstoppable because he will drain her power. If you read round 10 you saw him start thinking this after Hope gave him a solid punch. Of course now that Scott has completely lost it, the Avengers and X-Men have joined forces with the help of the original leader of the X-Men, Professor Charles Xavier.
From this moment on in this comic it is one major fight. Professor X tries to talk some sense into Scott and even shut him down but is quickly unable. There is an incredible spread about halfway into the comic with Scott being psychically held on one side with Professor X staring at him on the other plus there is a bit of a ruckus going on in the background of the Avengers and X-Men fighting Emma Frost.
As Scott starts to lose his battle with his father figure, he does what I am figuring most people saw coming, he took Emma's power and began to rage. He pushes Xavier out of his head and then roasts him. So, once again in the Marvel Universe, Professor X is dead. I think this one hit me a little harder due to the fact that Scott killed him...I don't know. The comic closes with the worst possible site; Scott covered in fire as the Dark Phoenix.
Sooooo not so much a review as an overview but it was hard not to share and I REALLY want to discuss this comic. I LOVED it and obviously give it a 10/10. I just hope that the release date of Round 12 that is on the Marvel website (09/19) is right, not the "Coming in Three Weeks" teaser that is on the last page of the comic. Here's hoping...