Chris D. Here…
If you followed the first three Avengers vs. X-Men comics, you might have wondered what happened between the battles. This will also answer the questions of who would win the battle between certain characters. Volume #1 features two matches.
The first battle is Iron Man vs. Magneto. It’s the billionaire tech playboy in the metal suit vs. the Master of Magnetism, but if you thought this fight would be in favor of Magneto right off the bat, you’re dead wrong. Tony Stark plans ahead with his almost unlimited resources. The battle goes far beyond the sky into space and the two trade blows, over and over and unleash skills that would be fatal to any normal person, but during the battle Magneto senses something, which makes him question the situation.
Match number two is a personal one, The Thing vs. Namor. The two have worked together and fought many times before, but with Namor siding with the X-Men he fights one on one with The Thing in the ocean. The two trade multiple blows that take place both in and out of the water but only one can win.
Adam Kubert draws the VS series and does an amazing job. Kubert focuses on single characters rather than a dozen or more on one page, and you can see this especially in the background of the Iron Man vs. Magneto’s battle. I’m glad it wasn’t a one sided battle that let Magneto win in a matter of few seconds or Iron Man would just be another name on the loser list of easy fights for Magneto. The question remains, when did the battle actually take place? The reason is, in the second issue, Quicksilver made an appearance right after the battle. Add this to good writing, it made the battle enjoyable. Still, I would love to have seen the fight go on a little while longer.
Nothing super enjoyable about this, it’s a great comic but short on epic battles. I have enjoyed Avengers vs. X-Men to this point and I am looking forward to the next few issues. While there are still five more of these VS. battles coming, it’s just more questions to answer on who will win in a fight. As the writers see fit, Marvel dictates the outcome in their own way, if you’d rather think differently, better keep to your imagination or stay with the fan fiction.
If you are hardcore and want to follow all the stories that crossover to other comics that are influenced by the VS battles try The Avengers, New Avengers, Secret Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, and Wolverine and the X-Men. It’s time to start collecting.
Edited by Namtar
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