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Avengers vs. X-Men Omnibus

(AvX (Collected Editions))

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The Avengers and the X-Men - the two most popular super-hero teams in history - go to war! This landmark pop-culture event brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more in the story that changes them forever! And in AVX: Vs., experience the larger-than-life battles too big for any other comic to ...more
Hardcover, 568 pages
Published November 21st 2012 by Marvel
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Anne
Dec 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
Blech. I can't believe I read the whole thing.

The underlying plot was a good idea, but it turned into a really goofy slug-fest.
Hope is the first mutant born since Wanda's 'No More Mutants' thing, and the Phoenix is on the way to use her for something. Is that a good thing, or is it an End-Of-The-World thing?
600 pages later...and I don't care.

This could have perhaps been a better read if the VS stuff hadn't been displayed so prominently. It's a comic, so of course I wanna see some fighting, but
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Jeff
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comix
I dont mind being pandered to, in fact I enjoy it (heh), but this crossover event takes the worst excesses of super hero-on-super hero dust ups and just relentlessly chews them up and spits them out over and over again.

"Here you go, kids, super heroes punch each other for pages and pages and pages..."

The basic story is the Phoenix Force is comin to town and it doesnt care whether youve been naughty or nice earthlings, youre gonna burn. Its alleged target: Hope, a mutant. The X-Men have her; the
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Sam Quixote
Dec 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
Phoenix - the fiery and all-powerful being that possessed Jean Grey in the Dark Phoenix Saga - is returning to Earth because the creative directors at Marvel have run out of ideas and are desperately ransacking past, greater storylines for their new books. The vessel Phoenix is going to choose, everyone thinks, will be Hope, the first and only mutant born after Scarlet Witchs No More Mutants curse. Captain America and co. remember the devastation brought about by Phoenix the last time it visited ...more
Terence
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
The Phoenix is coming again. It has burnt a fiery path of destruction on its way to Earth. The Avengers and X-Men know where it's heading or rather who it's heading to, Hope Summers. Cyclops believes the Phoenix through Hope will bring back mutant kind from the brink of extinction, but the Avengers fear for the Earth. Cyclops along with the X-Men are adamant that Hope stays with them even if it means war against the Avengers.

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I know it looks cool, but
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Calista
This is stupid. Good guys fighting each other - really. This is their best idea? There are so many characters that it's silly.
Kemper
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, superhero, 2013, marvel
Like many comic book fans, Im suffering from acute crossover fatigue, and this one didnt do anything to cure me of it.

I was moderately interested because it seemed like it would address the fact that its starting to feel like the mutants and the other Marvel characters inhabit completely separate universes. (Except for when crossover time rolled around.) Its got a decent set-up for a conflict between the two teams. The Phoenix force is on its way to Earth to bond with Hope, the only mutant born
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Jokoloyo
Jan 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
A fighting porn limited series from Marvel.

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Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
Jun 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮ by: Stefanos
This was HORRIBLE.

I never really liked Cyclops, but I sure loathe him now. What a douchecanoe.

And I know there are different people doing the art, but Hope goes from being a pre-teen to a young woman from issue to issue. Where's the consistency? The art is not very nice overall and the story? Oh my gosh, trainwreck. Get over yourselves, X-Men and Avengers.

I'm giving an extra half star purely because of Spiderman's banter.

What a drainer.

1.5 lets-fight-for-no-reason-at-all Stars
Sesana
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: superhumans, comics
Another year, another disappointing Marvel crossover event. The premise is right there in the title. Unfortunately, building the crossover meant jettisoning a much better plot. Before I begin, full disclosure: I'm not entirely up to date on what's going on with Marvel. I haven't really read much since House of M (I know, I know). So when (say) Illyana shows up, I don't say, "hey, Magik, cool," I say, "wait, when did she come back?" Also, I came through comics (not just Marvel, all comics) ...more
Kee ✦ Queen
The only real reason anyone should read Avengers vs X-Men is because of the fact that the 'repercussions of the storyline resulted in the new status quo of the Marvel Universe presented in the company's Marvel NOW! relaunch initiative'.

It birthed a new line-up of X-titles based on the aftermath of said major event. Heck, I'm currently reading one now (Uncanny Avengers) which is shitty, by the way, and almost rivals X-Men Volume IV which I quit halfway through. I'm quitting Rick Remeder's UA
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Nicolo Yu
Dec 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: digital-comics
Marvel's big event for 2012 was Avengers Versus X-Men (AvX) and I must say they pretty much accomplished what it set to do. It gave the fans a battle royale of its top two properties, it was able to move a lot of books during the duration of the event, and it gave the new readers who came in AvX a chance to stay and buy more comics after the story with its new Marvel NOW! initiative.

The title says it all, the Avengers lead by Captain America up against the X-Men of Cyclops. Marvel's top two
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Mike
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
My review will be spotty as I'm reading this interleaved with the rest of the Avengers vs. X-Men event books.

Nice setup - finally we see Hope's Phoenix power really threaten, and we get some genuine-seeming interactions between the key characters.

However, once the fighting begins, the ridiculous narration as each pair of fighters punch each other is brutal. It's like an amateur boxing announcer, trying to generate gravitas and meaning from what are generally meaningless events. "Wow, looks like
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Shannon
At first it seemed this was an excuse to have the two groups go at each other similar to opposed groups in the Civil War series.

But, very good to higher character motivations fused with the long going legend of the Phoenix amped up the quality for me.

The vibrant artwork helped, too.

OVERALL GRADE: A minus
Cheese
Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
This is far removed from how shit I thought this was going to be. Marvel events are normally something I avoid like the plague, but this was on sale offer online so I needed something easy to read on holiday with a lot of pages.

It's a terrible name for a comic for starters, but if you're a marvel geek like me it's not so bad. You get to see loads of different characters and they all get time to shine and seeing them pair up like Dr. Strange and the punisher was pretty cool.

It's about the
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Malum
Jul 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
"Hey look, a giant dildo has become the Dark phoenix!"

First of all, why is Cyclops' go-to move the sucker-punch? Whenever someone disagrees with him, he suddenly blasts them with his optic blasts and starts a hero vs. hero war. He did it to Wolverine, and now he's done it to Cap.

Second, the art was really bad, especially on the first six issues or so. It looks like it was take your kids to work day and all of the kids got to do the art.

Third, we have the problem of the story just being plain
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Bradley
May 20, 2015 rated it liked it
So, I had to jump on the crossover madness, and even though I've often been a fan of Bendis, there was just too much going on for me to care.

I was slightly interested in the phoenix storyline because I've never read any of the previous incarnations, but it was such a mess that I wondered what I was doing in this little sidequest of a comic. I could have been reading Hulk or more Wolverine-Prof-X, both of which I was really getting into. Call this a learning experience. Move on.
Damon
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
As advertised, a very exciting story. Although exciting, this was not at all memorable, a lot of 'phoenix' crap and superhero fights. Glad that the story is self contained so that we won't have to see it referenced endlessly in future comics.
Jon
Aug 08, 2017 rated it liked it
This book provides some insight into the reasoning (or total lack of reasoning) that goes on in the minds of self entitled Elitist Oligarchical decision making for the general population, as two groups of 'Good Guys' go to war over who will direct the future of mankind, while destroying the lives of those they say they are doing it all for, who do not have any voice at all in the narative.
Xavier Guillaume
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: X-men fans, Avengers fans, Comic book fans, Marvel fans
Why the heck would two superhero teams that fight for good and justice pit themselves head to head in an ultimate showdown of epic proportions? Why Hope and the Phoenix of course!

What I love about this book is how they take all your favorite superheroes and you get a taste of them all. You get Spider-man's antics, Cyclops's angst, Iceman's shirtless body. ;) You get the picture. There is something for everyone here!



The second thing I enjoy is the story creates an interesting dilemma in which I'm
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Aaron
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am surprised and thrilled to report that I actually really enjoyed a Marvel crossover! The first one in years! Now, I don't think this comes anywhere close to the narrative force of something like House of M or the scope and plotting of something like Infinity Gauntlet, but I was very happy with this.

The opening is a little concerning. The Avengers learn that the Phoenix Force is returning to earth, likely to inhabit Hope, who's been built up as the mutant messiah for a couple of years now. So
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Elin the Lightship
Oh boy oh boy where do I even begin?
This was a mess.
Reading everything I actually liked it and how the big crossover tied some loose ends together. Mostly satisfied about Hope and Wanda's part in this and how they developed and things made more sense.
But the first half... I seriously considered to put it down and not finish it at several points.
Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was acting like stupid, immature, trigger-happy douchebags.
When things were actually quite simple to solve, just through
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Jason
It was an ambitious story that was done pretty well. Just not well enough. There are some really good parts I liked a lot. But a complete cohesive story...not so much. These stories are practically destined to be OK or just plain bad. They rely on a shallow concept and then try to shoehorn a story in somehow. But I'm enough of an old school X-Man fan to care :)
Hasham Rasool
Alhamdulillah I loved it.

I hope there will be Avengers VS X-Men TV/film series in the future. Inshallah.

There were lots of action in this comic.
David Dalton
Oct 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Not really worth all the effort I think. So glad I did not buy each issue. The whole story could have been compressed into just a couple of issues.
Sud666
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Wow this was one big omnibus. In a quick, mindless, pop-corn munching Netflix movie style of entertainment, we have Avengers vs X-Men. It's basically an excuse for two powerful groups to fight each other for poor reasons. Only some talented writers and good artists save this from plummeting into the abyss of terrible comics. That is not to say that this is a magnum opus of some sort, no it merely looks that way with its enormous size.

The Phoenix Force is coming to Earth. Everyone thinks it is
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Markus
A promising start, but after a couple of chapters it's clear where this is heading, it's not really the Avengers vs. X-Men, but Avengers vs. Phoenix Force. So all the typical hype that goes with these Marvel events, and we don't even get what is says on the title. Grrrr, HULK SMASH. By the midpoint, the story get's confusing, that's some kind of achievement considering how thin the plot is. There is no meat to the story beyond the WWE style smash up, and disappointing when you look at the guys ...more
Keith
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
It looks like the reviews of this are pretty mixed, but I thought it was actually really fun. It felt sprawling and epic, the characters had interesting things to do, the stakes were high, and the art was excellent. Jason Aaron's chapter 4 was written extremely poorly, and there was a giant timejump in the middle that felt like something was missing, but those gripes didn't complicate the rest of the story. It did feel a bit choppy at times, and I could definitely see where pieces that probably ...more
Charlos
Apr 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
What a mess.

Save yourself some time and just play Marvel vs. Capcom instead. It's more fun, and the plot you generate will be equally as meaningful.
Richard
I had pretty low expectations for this one. It got relatively bad reviews and helped lead to recent "event-fatigue" among comic fans. But to my pleasant surprise, I actually kind of enjoyed this one! The titular conflict is sparked when it's discovered that the infamous Phoenix Force entity is on its way to Earth to make the "mutant messiah" named Hope Summers its new host. Captain America and the Avengers want to keep Hope in protective custody while Cyclops and his X-men believe that it's part ...more
Peter Derk
Jul 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
That kind of sucked.

Marvel, it's time to slow down with the big crossover events. They can be fun. They can be REALLY fun. But part of the fun is that you don't go from one huge crossover to another. You have to give us some time.

However, it seems like you insist. So maybe we could lay some ground rules that I think would be mutually beneficial?

1. Let's try to have the maximum number of characters in their default state when it comes to these huge crossovers.

What I mean is that we have these
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did anyone feel that when the phionex five came in it lost the whole avengers vs.X-men theme? 1 21 Dec 23, 2012 01:07PM  

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