Saturday, October 13, 2012

AvX: Consequences #1

Script: Karen Gillen
Art: Tom Raney
Color: Jim Charalampidis
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 10th, 2012

It makes sense that people are not happy with mutants...This comic is starting to show the wave of crap that Scott Summers caused his fellow mutants and how unhappy they are all about his choices. There is especially a lot to worry about with Wakanda and who is welcome there (definitely not Storm).

It is still a little unclear if Hope retained any of the Phoenix Force but there are references throughout this issue that its presence is totally gone from the planet. There is also mention of Hope just trying to live life as a normal person which we all know is impossible for her after everything. Captain America seems to want her to be part of the Avengers which may happen in the future but for now she is off on her own.

Coming away from this issue it felt a lot like it focused on Wolverine swallowing his pride and anger so that he can confront Scott about everything and for him to find a way to move mutants past all of the chaos that had fallen on his people. I want to say a lot happened in this issue and it seems like it did but in all reality it was pretty stagnant. Even Xavier's funeral is only briefly mentioned here and is instead in Uncanny Avengers #1... Also, the art is sort of weird. I can't put my finger on it exactly but it seems like the proportions of a lot of people are off and Logan's face is just awful.

I am happy that I have given up the numeric rating system. It wasn't working for me and I felt like I was either way too easy or too harsh. All I can say about this issue is that if you were interested in AvX and you want to see what is happening with some of the main players, pick it up. I am looking forward to Wednesday's new issue but I am not as excited as I was initially for this one.

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