Posted March 29, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Avengers Vs X-Men # 0

Reviewing Avengers vs X-Men # 0 by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Frank Cho and Jason Keith.


AVX officially begins with issue number zero.

The book focuses on Hope Summers for the X-Men’s side and Scarlet Witch for the Avengers side. Take note though that these stories only serve as a primer and a teaser for the actual AvX # 1. With that in mind, the book is pretty impressive when it comes to the art. In between the gorgeous spreads that are shown to the facial expressions to the curves of Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman and Scarlet Witch there is definitely no reason why you should not pick up the book.

One minor flaw I noticed was the inking for the second page wherein we see MODOK chasing down his target. I found myself scratching my head wondering if I was looking at the art of John Romita Jr. or if I was actually seeing an interior done by Cho.

Another critique I have with the issue is the lackluster second part which revolves around Hope Summers being her annoying self once again and disobeying the direct orders of her “grandfather” Cyclops.

Simple story which gets the ball rolling, no shocks and just the standard # 0 book we’ve all seen. Beautiful art.


RECOMMENDATION: Pick it up if you plan on following the whole AvX saga or if you’re a fan of Frank Cho. If you’re not planning to get the singles for AvX nor are you a fan of Cho’s uber-cheesecake art, then you might want to skip this.

Know however that this is just a sample of the art you’re missing out on…

Earl Maghirang