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AVENGERS vs X-MEN = Cross-Sections

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WARNING:  Reading this will spoil some of your fun/surprise if you pick up these books.THE AVENGERS #29  (October 2012)  Brian Michael Bendis, writer.  Walter Simonson, pencils.  Scott Hanna, inks.  Jason Keith, colors. VC’s Cory Petit, letters.  This book has some great cover art by Mike Deodato & Rain Beeredo, the type that makes you want to pick up the book so you can explore further and find out what happens.  There’s only one drawback - - - events in this issue occur at the same time as those of WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #12 and AVENGERS VERSUS X-MEN #8.  So you need to suspend what you already know since A vs. X is now up to Issue #10.  At the time of this story, the Avengers are still holed up in Wakanda and trying to work up a game plan. Spider-Woman comes up with a valid point – another advantage the X-Men have is that they have telepaths.  She recommends taking out Emma Frost and Rachel Summers first.  What follows the discussion is some very funny jabs at each other betwe…

Avengers VS. X-Men, Round 10 = There is still Hope

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AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #10  (October 2012)  Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman = story.  Ed Brubaker = script.  Adam Kubert = pencils.  John Dell = inks. Laura Martin w/Larry Molinar = colors. Chris Eliopoulos = letters. Spoiler Warning:  This review is spoiled rotten to the root, and riddled with revealsAt the end of Issue #9 the Avengers safe haven of K’un Lun is found out through the Phoenix-enhanced  eavesdropping abilities of Emma Frost, who shares this tidbit of information with Cyclops.  He rushes off there to demand that Hope be returned to his custody. K’un Lun is the main battleground this issue and where the majority of the action takes place, with some very short interludes with some other Avengers in Russia and some X-Men secondary forces in Utopia. The Russia interlude is very short, just one page and just enough space for us to learn that Professor X, who swung his allegiance over to the Avengers and assisted in the break-out …

July 2012 Best Sellers

I just wanted to share some interesting Information I learned via the Comics Price Guide news source regarding the top selling comics for July 2012.

THE TOP TEN =

1. The Walking Dead # 100, which featured 12 different covers - - one of which is now fetching an unheard of re-sell price of $250.

2. Avengers Versus X-Men #7.

3. Avengers Versus X- Men #8.

4. Batman #11.

5. Justice League #11.

6. Detective Comics #11.

7. AVX: VS #4.

8. Green Lantern #11.

9. Action Comics #11.

10. Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1.

It's interesting to me to see that almost one year after the introduction of The New 52 that DC dominates by placing six books in The Top Ten. If Marvel didn't have Avengers VS. X-Men in current circulation might that number be even larger? We'll see what happens when it ends.


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Avengers VS. X-Men, Round 9 = Spider-man steps up

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WARNING !!!  Spoilers are everywhere, with some crazy-ass speculation that, if it turns out to be accurate, could really spoil your dinner. AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #9  (October 2012)  Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman = story.  Jason Aaron = script.  Adam Kubert = pencils.  John Dell = inks.  Laura Martin with Larry Molinar = colors. Chris Eliopoulos = letters. Say what you will about this mega-event and whether or not it really matters in the lengthy Marvel universe saga - - it has always provided a good story.  It entertains while offering small insights into some of the characters. Every issue is action-packed, but does not sacrifice the script to the screenplay (I wanted to say panel-play but not everybody would make the connection).  The art has also been consistently good.  While I would have preferred to see every single issue illustrated by John Romita, Jr, Adam Kubert also deserves credit for his fine work on the last several issues…