Avengers vs. X-men #11 – Who Fell In Battle Today??? (SPOILERS)

Comic Reviews, Comics

This Avengers vs. Xmen crossover event has been going for quite awhile now and has been mostly lackluster in my opinion. I like what I like and don’t what I don’t and I’m not taking anything away from what the creators make but it just has not done much for me. I never understood the whole let’s pit all the good guys against each other thing but it’s something to do, a bit of a spectacle and with the restart (not reboot) coming up they can afford to shake things up a bit which is what seems to be happening here. Marvel is doing very well for themselves with the success of their films and they are trying to create a more cohesive universe overall. It does seem though that a lot of creative decisions are being made both at Marvel and DC in order to get press. The gay marriage beteen X-man Northstar and his companion in the X-men books and DC’s reimagining of Green Lantern Alan Scott as a gay man. More recently the announcement of another new Green Lantern who would be a Muslim character. I have no problems at all with any of this. Our real world is full of a variety of people in many walks of life and the comics should reflect that, it’s just when it’s done in the way they are doing it in which they try to force the impact on us that it seems like more of a hollow gesture with ulterior motives. Maybe I’m wrong but it does have at least a sliver of truth to it. Deaths in comics can be considered the same kind of thing. Something done more for shock value than purposeful direction. In comics for a long time now deaths seemed to not really even matter as any number of fantastic reasons can be concieved to return a hero or villain to the fictional living world. In todays release of the newest Avengers vs. Xmen comic a death occurred and while it can be looked as just another bit of comic book death fluff there is also purpose to it. If you would like to know what went down and who is no more. Click the read more tab but be warned…..SPOILERS ahead. Who fell in battle today???

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More Marvel NOW (Deadpool, The Fantastic Four and the FF)

Comics

Above is a look at the new number 1 issue for Deadpool (credit to IGN) that will be starting up in November. As I touched on yesterday in an overview of the new Marvel Now project Deadpool is one of many in the Marvel universe getting a fresh start. You can find that article at the following link:http://fizmarble.com/2012/08/08/the-marvel-relaunchmarvel-now/. Comedians Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan will be writing this new chapter in the Deadpool mythos and are hoping to offer something new and fun while still being respectful to the groundwork other writers have laid out. This and the rest of the new restarts are not a reboot or retelling of the characters and universe but more so a new jumping on point for fans of Deadpool and Marvel Comics as a whole. Continue reading