Saturday, November 3, 2012

A+X #1

Captain America + Cable
Writer: Dan Slott
Penciler: Ron Garney
Inker: Danny Miki, Cam Smith and Mark Morales
Colorist: Wil Quintana
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

The Incredible Hulk + Wolverine
Writer: Heph Loeb
Penciler: Dale Keown
Inker: danny Miki
Colorist: Frank D'Armata
Letterer: Albert Deschesne
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 31st, 2012

This comic has much of the same vibe as AvX: Versus which comes as no surprise. It contains short stories that are team ups of Avengers and X-Men. The thing that kind of surprised me is that they are in strange time frames.

To start with, the "Captain America + Cable" story takes place in 1943 where Cap is trying to stop Trask who is building Sentinels for the Nazis. Sort of a strange premise but it allows Cable to burst through the time line to stop him. There are the normal cliches between the two lead characters, namely Cap saying that Cable told him that they won the war simply because he spoke English. Yeah...haven't heard that before Slott. But all in all I enjoy watching Cable blow stuff up and he did speak a little German before he went into his portal dragging the displaced Trask along. Not a terrible story but not super great.

The "The Incredible Hulk + Wolverine" story wasn't too impressive to me either. Hulk and Wolverine start by arguing over a piece of cake. Yeah...cake. Suddenly future versions of themselves appear and fight them stating that they have to kill someone else. The present day Wolvie and Hulk fight them off only to end with a cliffhanger...with Red Hulk. I don't know, it felt a bit ridiculous.

At this point I am not super impressed with this title but have high hopes still. We shall see.

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