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Old August 1 2012, 02:44 PM   #306
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Re: Avengers Vs. X-Men -- Speculation, Spoilers, and Discussion

Out today, Avengers Vs. X-Men #9 from Jason Aaron and Adam Kubert:

• Their numbers dwindling, the Avengers stage a daring raid on the X-Men’s prison to rescue their captive members — and you won’t believe where it is!
• Alliances begin to change as the nature of the Phoenix becomes apparent!
• And in the end, it all comes down to Spider-Man!
In two words, Good stuff!

Aaron's script captures the human cost of the struggle well. Spider-Man's natural cheer comes up against the horror of the X-Men's post-Phoenix world. (And you'll see exactly how horrific that world is.) And there's a shocking scene of divine retribution against an ordinary person.

There are some really nice touches in the story. Spidey bonding with Hope, Storm's decision, the conversation between Scott and Emma, and Spidey's ultimate decision in the X-Men's prison.

Definite upswing in quality from the earlier issues.
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