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X-Men vs. Avengers (The X-Men vs. Avengers (1986) #1-4)

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  94 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
When Magneto's on trial, he needs all the help he can get - he finds it in the remnants of his former fortress, Asteroid M! The X-Men aren't sure what his scheme is, but they're positive they don't want the Avengers and the Soviet Super-Soldiers to find out first! Multi-team warfare with the eyes of the world on all three! Also featuring the X-Men's fabulous first fight wi ...more
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published January 20th 2010 by Marvel (first published May 1993)
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Jul 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
2.0 to 2.5 stars. This was an okay mini-series. It is pretty hard to mess up an Avengers/X-men crossover and this one does a decent job.
Nicolo Yu
Sep 17, 2015 rated it liked it
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The X-Men Vs. Avengers miniseries is a great example of how editorial direction interferes with the creative vision of the writer and here it is preserved for posterity on a Marvel Premiere hardcover. Writer Roger Stern had a different ending in meaning, one rumored to be a return to Magneto's villainous roots; one that would never see the light of day and is said to be fully penciled by Marc Silvestri.

Still, it is pretty hard to mess up an Avengers and X-Men crossover and I did enjoy the first
Blake Petit
Mar 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Magneto, supposedly reformed and now a member of the X-Men, is lured to the site of an old satellite base of his that has fallen to Earth. Fearing that he's returning to his old ways, both the Avengers and the Soviet Super Soldiers set out to investigate, with both teams determined to see him stand trial for crimes he committed during his villainous days. Even when I was a kid and I read this miniseries as it came out, I thought the last issue felt very odd, like it was from a different book ent ...more
Rather typical of Marvel's forced product mini-series. Lots of hype but little inspiration or power behind the character motivations or emotional reponses. The X-Men in particular felt very out-of-character, either as just being along-for-the-ride or just stereotypical responses. Disappointing to say the least. There are good moments, but sadly these are too few and don't make up for a lot of poorly developed character interactions. It does seem odd that Magneto doesn't trust Captain America's s ...more
Scott Lee
Feb 26, 2016 rated it liked it
A curiously un-fulfilling ending to a pretty good story. This is clearly one of Marvel's many attempts to deal with the occasionally ambiguous question of just how is good in the Marvel Universe. Magneto is one of several characters that truly embody that question, having been ruthless villain, reformed villain, and honorable/misunderstood villain each in his time. But the ending to this leaves Magneto's action unclear, and the outcome of this comic terribly undefined. The story is handled in a ...more
Shannon Appelcline
X-Men vs. The Avengers. Overall, it's an intriguing team-up in a time when such things didn't happen much, and it's a great premise. However, it falls down a bit in execution. The comic has too much fighting, and then the fourth issue (by de Falco and Shooter) is much more heavy-handed than what came before it. Still, an interesting read [6/10].
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought the first three issues by Stern were pretty boring except for the tension between Crimson Dynamo and the Soviet Super-Soldiers. However I quite liked the last issue by DeFalco. The final panel after Magneto's trial is very ominous.
Aug 19, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, superhero
Not too bad for a comic written in 1987.
Matthew Ledrew
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: avengers, x-men
The best dissection of Magneto as a character, bar none.
Morbus Iff
Enjoyed it, but it seemed like they merged two sidequest stories into one miniseries.
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Roger Stern is an American comic book author and novelist.

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