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review 2017-08-31 13:29
The X-Men and the Inhumans start a war
Death Of X (2016) #2 (of 4) - Jeff Lemire,Charles Soule,Aaron Kuder

They don't actually fight here: even when Crystal has Dusaike take down the X-Men, it's more that he can't save everyone from a riot, and violence, without doing so.   Crystal assures him that she'll take responsibility and Storm will understand, since the Inhumans had just tried to help save mutants from the Terrigent Mist cloud.   (That is grammatically correct: Terrigen Mist is what it's called, and it's also a free ranging cloud at the moment.   Before it was contained.)

 

Cyclops, who believes that the Inhumans lied about the Mist being safe, warns the world, a world that had been accepting of the Inhumans, making them mistrust Crystal, Medusa and the rest.   

 

Medusa doesn't want to start a war, but knowing what she does?   She knows one is likely to come, and perhaps inevitable.   If it comes to the mutants or her people, she's choosing her people and wants to plan to win a war that she doesn't want to take part in at all. 

 

The tension, the misunderstandings, the paranoia?   I understand it.   Each side has been used, manipulated, chased out of their homes.   Someone has tried to kill both Inhumans and mutants at many points, and so I understand, and sympathize with both sides.   Still, it's making me want to make things better because I feel so much for both sides - and I want to clear up the misunderstandings, try to help them both. 

 

I know how this is going to end, though, and it's going to get a lot uglier before anything good can happen.

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review 2017-08-31 00:19
Love, love, love!
Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX (2015) #3 (Giant-Size Little Marvel- AvX (2015)) - Skottie Young,Skottie Young

Cute, funny, and that combined with the bright colors - think the cover, but for a whole comic - make me smile and forget all my anxiety. 

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review 2017-08-31 00:09
I got to the one panel of Black Bolt
Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX (2015) #2 (Giant-Size Little Marvel- AvX (2015)) - Skottie Young,Skottie Young

It's in this issue, and it made me giggle.   But I giggled through reading all first two issues, so...

 

I'm really loving this series, and I it keeps up the funny in-jokes, the warmth, the heart, that made the first issue so much fun.   Petty fights between child-versions of Avengers and the X-Men are the best, especially with Young writing and illustrating.  

 

I'm off to read issue three.   

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review 2017-08-30 23:44
I'm rereading this series for apparently one panel of Black Bolt
Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX (2015) #1 (Giant-Size Little Marvel- AvX (2015)) - Skottie Young,Skottie Young

Worth it.   This is Skottie Young's take on AvX: all the heroes are children and they're fighting over things like burnt toys, and who gets the new twins in town X-Men or Avengers.   It's adorable, and it sidesteps all the real reasons the Avengers versus X-Men were really fighting: to save the world, because they thought they knew what was best, the same reasons as ever, really. 

 

Still, you'd think the lack of tension would hurt this title, but it only adds to my delight.   How wonderful to see these childish version of these heroes.   Young take every opportunity he can to make a bad pun, or throw in a reference to the heroes origins stories, that he can, too, and this adds another layer to the storyline.  

 

There's enough warmth and humor that I end up caring about this silly little street fight, even knowing what it was really based on, and how serious those issues of freedom versus safety were, and still are. 

 

Love, love, love this series.   

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review 2017-08-30 03:11
Better
Avengers & X-Men: Axis #9 (of 9) - Rick Remender,Jim Cheung

The ending, with Sabertooth still good and still struggling with his compassion, does more to tell me about what being flipped around does to a person than anything else in this whole event.   It's heartbreaking, it's heartfelt, and I wish more like that had been done wth the series. 

 

Still, it's over, and I'm disappointed that they present Medusa as a part of this when she really wasn't, and was barely in one and eight, but I still kept liking this more as the event went on, possibly because I knew it was closer to ending. 

 

And hey, it ended on a high note.   Not something I'll reread in the near future, though, mostly because it means slogging through the earlier mediocrity to get the full story. 

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