Avengers vs. X-Men #8 (of 12)
As far as “Out of 5” ratings go, this event/series has ranged from the high-3’s to 5’s - with an overall of somewhere in the 4 range. With that in mind, I ranked this issue “average” for the event, but better than average in general, against other comics.
I have been reading the event specific and tie-ins for this event pretty regularly. I have some catching up to do on the recent tie-ins, but you certainly do not need to read those to know what is going on in the main story.
In this one issue, we see the rise and fall of a king. A king left un-checked and mad with unlimited power. Namor, never a really likeable character (whether it was from his womanizing or superiority complex) is left washed up and alone with his unfounded fight for what he alone believed was “right”.
The issue, as all of them have been, is extremely visually appealing. Rich and full colors, great detail, and spot-on facial expressions. The story, a bit less put together, but still worth reading, especially as part of the event and the end of the Act II.
With just one more Act to go, we see that the X-Men may have all the power in the universe, but Avengers remain much more in control of the situation.
With “Marvel Now” on the horizon, I hope this event wasn’t just some mechanism to reboot the Marvel Universe. Only time will tell - I am interested to see where all of this leads…
For more AvX related reviews (Act I), be sure to check out Stacks of Comics - Episode 003 - AvX!