AVX: Vs #6 Review

AVX: Vs wraps up, but does the fight series offer a battle royale that’s worth your time?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

• The premiere AVX tie-in comes to a rip-roaring conclusion!

• SCARLET WITCH VS. HOPE straight out of AVX #12!

• And two fights weren’t enough for the last issue, so we packed in as many fights and fan-favorite characters as possible!

• Mini fights from the best creators in the business! Jeph Loeb, Arthur Adams, Stuart and Kathryn Immonen, Jason Aaron and many others!

With a rather lackluster finish to the main event book, it seems almost fitting that the one tie-in series it had finds itself in a peculiar situation, as it succeeds in offering a more fitting and entertaining final outing.  In this release we have one main bout and eight additional one to two page stories from some talented people over at Marvel.  The work done in these brief romps succeeds in showing just how awesome and fun Marvel Universe can be.

As for the main bout Kieron Gillen offers-up a competent enough script that plays with a rather pointless battle that turned out to be at the heart of the conflict in Avengers vs X-Men, we just never knew it.  It’s not a deep tale but it does go a long way into making what seemed to be unnecessary filler a rather entertaining but quick read.  As for the additional stories kudos to all the writers for delivering these very funny and wholly worthwhile jaunts that are sure to please many eager fans who pick-up this book.

Jim Cheung takes on the art for this final round and he delivers the goods.  The consistent cover artist handles faces and actions quite well, as both the Scarlet Witch and Hope come to some serious blows.  His pencil strokes yield just enough detail to make this quick piece of action worthy of your time.  Also I have to give some serious kudos to the artists who handled the funny and completely unnecessary back-up stories contained in this issue.

Overall, AVX: Vs #6 is a good comic book that will entertain hardcore Marvel fans but not many other readers.  Recommended.


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