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Story by Jason Aaron
Art by Chris Bachalo
Cover by Chris Bachalo & Alex Maleev

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99


The prelude to Avengers Vs. X-Men has arrived and it’s…wait…haven’t I already read the beginning of Avengers Vs. X-Men?

I did. And I really enjoyed it. But, given the quality of the zero issue, and how much faith I have in big Marvel crossovers, I was only cautiously optimistic about AvX. Had I read this issue before AvX #1, I’d have been a lot more excited.

Aaron is great. Bachalo’s fantastic (if you like his sort of art, I do). And, true to form, Wolverine & The X-Men is a hilarious book with the potential for a lot of dramatic consequences (Several people’s favorite teenage X-psychic, Blindfold, cries in this issue…as Kid Apocalypse says “That can’t be good.)

This issue has more lead-in character development than any of the other AvX books that I’ve read, probably because Aaron seems to be the Marvel creator most concerned with making his characters as much a focus of his writing as his plots. It’s why he’s my favorite Marvel writer right now.

If you’ve been on the fence about reading AvX, and haven’t picked up any issues with the big blue and white banner, I recommend picking up this issue. You’re likely to go back to the store and pick up the main book.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Good to hear the AvX stuff is holding up.

  2. Oh, it’s not. Read my review of Round Two. It doesn’t so much roll downhill as get pushed off a cliff.

  3. This was my POTW. Great way to center the story on Wolverine and use him as a way to show the emotional struggle between the two superteams. AvX #2 wasn’t horrible but Aaron could have used a little of the heart and soul from this issue in that one.

  4. Excellent news. I’ve been holding back on reading AvX until I can sit with several all at once. I’ll put this issue on top of the stack. Thanks.

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