Is the end of AvX as we return to the regular DC stories! SPOILERS AHEAD!!
Avengers vs X-Men #12 (Marvel Comics)
Well this was a satisfying ending to a series that for the most part had more downs than ups (although the ups made for the downs). So pretty much we have the final battle against the Dark Phoenix-Scott as the world is ending pretty much…it was finally interesting to see Wanda and Hope working as a team as they should done for a couple issues back (I mean for Tony just to realize you need both of them at this point is a little….late). But anyways, this ending pretty much fixed the whole deal of the “No More Mutants” decree from Wanda’s magic in a smart way by creating NEW mutants rather than just re-powering old characters. Also we get Hope achieving her destiny…but now the question going forward is “now what”.
Anyways, the art was ok…I mean is one of the Kuberts so that is a plus. Although I would loved is Olivier Copiel would done this issue as it would bring the sense of epicness that issue #11 had. Overall it was an ok event, not as great as House of M but not as bad either as Secret Invasion. Now to wait and see how the Marvel Universe will move from this point on….
Earth-2 #5 (DC Comics)
I missed this book! And well we not only continue the fight against Grundy and the semi-forming of the “JSA”, but also we get introduced to new characters and get even more reveals about this universe. So Alan realizes (after calming and working together with Al Pratt) that he has to go into The Grey in order to defeat and stop Grundy. While this is going on we are introduced to Commander Kahn and pretty much the existence of a Global Task Force (which Al is part of) that seems to be creating other “Wonders” (We see the Sandmen force, as well as getting mentions of Red Tornado and Captain Steel). So yeah The Grey reveals to Alan that they can’t stop Grundy…but if he gives into the Grey he might be able to (and they tempt him with Sam).
This was a great issue as the art continues to be great…especially Alan inside the Grey (which is basically an Earth-2 version of the Rot) and how the coloring was muted. I hope we get to see more characters soon as pretty much the JSA is formed in this universe…also the Global Task Force is an interesting and very understandable concept considering the story of this Universe.
Green Lantern #13 (DC Comic)
Ok so we continue basically from issue #0 as the government is moving into location Baz (so Obama is the president in the New 52), while Simon goes to his sister for help. It was an interesting thing with his sister as we see how Simon’s life is event affecting her at work and it’s mentioned that also their parents are being affected. Also I like how the fact that they don’t completely know if he is a terrorist or not is brought up by both Amanda Waller and the FBI agent that did the interrogation in issue #0. So the issue pretty much ends with the JL meeting Simon.
Simon is a very good character and I like how Johns is handle ling this story as we basically are getting subjects of racism and profiling base on that, while we have on the background and in a small level (at least for now) the Third Army moving around Earth turning people. I just hope we get more of where is Hal and Sinestro soon….as the whole “Hal Jordan will be the greatest Black Lantern” from the annual is VERY interesting!
The Amazing Spider-Man #695 (Marvel Comics)
And this is the first issue of “Danger Zone”, which I (and I bet everyone) believed would be pretty much Hobgoblin vs Hobgoblin battle. But after this issue a even better element was added that also works with the title…so the main stuff is that the Horizon Lab guy that is working for Kingpin uses tech from Horizon to create a jamming device that puts Peter’s Spider-Sense into overdrive. And while that is happening Hobgoblin-Ulrich gets info from The Bugle that Peter is the man behind the tech that Spidey uses and decides to kidnap Peter (which is easier to his Spider-Sense going all crazy).
It was really a great issue..considering we are coming from the Alpha story-arc. Just this issue sets the stage for a crazy story-line which is awesome as we barely see the original Hobgoblin appear so is not a rumble from the very beginning and rather is building up some excitement.