Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 Review

March 29th, 2012

20 Responses to “Avengers Vs. X-Men #0 Review”

  1. Thrills Says:

    I sort of wish I could see the talky word balloon bits better, but if I could read them my life’d probably only become a little bit worse.

    I enjoyed this review. Genuine emotion in it, the good kind, not like the fucking Red Tornado, there.

  2. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Robots will cry

    That should have been the tagline for this ‘event’.

  3. Ad Mindless Says:

    I cannot wait to hold this in my fists!

  4. plok Says:

    Even an android can…

    TURMOIL!

    God, I’m so glad I never read this comic, it seems, oh what’s the word…

    SHITFUCK!

    More of this, please. I don’t really understand how anybody can possibly be engaged with any sort of emotional shading relating to the Vision and the Scarlet Witch at this point? I mean for most comics readers, surely that must be Ancient Old Folk’s Stuff? So who cares? Who can possibly care? Vas is das CARING? What does any of it matter? Hell, I don’t care about the Scarlet Witch and the Vision anymore, and I collected the comics where they got together! I mean…Great Creepy Christ, do the 90s kids really give a great gooney FUCK about “even an android can cry”, really?

    Sharpie this motherfucker.

  5. Ayo Says:

    i have read worse comics than this. but this comic hits that equilibrium between where it’s just competent enough to read it to the end but still awful enough to wish you hadn’t and make you curse your enemies in their moment of triumph.

  6. Ad Mindless Says:

    That sounds like the worst kind of comic. Or at least a variety of worst evar comic.

  7. James W Says:

    bit.ly/bluvincent is a good enough joke on its own; to make it a working URL is MINDLESS*

    *MINDLESS adj. 1. Of exceptional quality.

  8. PHMREL Says:

    hahaha holy shit

    that crying robot is so sad he’s breaking through the fourth wall, coming straight up from the panel at your face. YOU, the READER, will become the CRYING ROBOT

  9. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Just read this in the shop. Not sure why as all that needs to be said about is above…

  10. The Beast Must Die Says:

    Also: ‘misogyny in beetroot’ for the win.

  11. Tim B. Says:

    Is 2. Valium casualty Thor?

    Not read any Avengers stuff since the end of Siege. Seemed like a decent jumping off point from the never-ending artificial peril carousel that most mainstream comics seem to be at the moment, AVX apparently proving me right.

  12. Prankster Says:

    You know, I’m starting to develop a theory that much of what’s wrong with Marvel and DC superhero comics is derived from the writers trying to emulate Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If they have to emulate BtVS, they should go for the earlier, sprightlier seasons, rather than the soggy, melodramatic later seasons.

    I love that show, but I think it’s had a pretty deleterious effect on genre writing in general and comics in particular.

  13. Ken Quichey Says:

    Hang on, what?
    Avengers Vs X-Men isn’t a good comic??

  14. Ad Mindless Says:

    No, it is a good comic. You’d love it.

  15. Illogical Volume Says:

    It is the best comic. It would love you.

  16. Zodiac Firebroom Says:

    Will they get together by the end of the story? I can’t wait to find out>

  17. igmus Says:

    “You know, I’m starting to develop a theory that much of what’s wrong with Marvel and DC superhero comics is derived from the writers trying to emulate Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If they have to emulate BtVS, they should go for the earlier, sprightlier seasons, rather than the soggy, melodramatic later seasons.”

    I’ve never seen Buffy, but I also get this impression (based on how Buffy/Whedon is referenced, etc).

    Whatever the problem actually is, it certainly has to do with “witty” comics writers going far, far out of their way to passively imitate the tropes of television and film, particularly the maudlin and faux-emotional aspects.

    It is extremely bizarre that a bunch of fans mostly hailing from the ’90s would care about the Vision and Scarlett Witch. It makes no sense, until you realize that the audience is kind of conditioned to instantly feel a sort of Pavlovian emotional response on cue. These scenes of “empty = meaningful!” melodrama are responsible for that.

    Bendis will probably go down as the most malignantly influential writer in comics history. And I used to like his stuff alright ten years ago.

  18. Ad Mindless Says:

    Buffy seems like an odd target for complaint. Yeah it changed things, but twas years ago.

  19. amypoodle Says:

    I don’t know, I think I can see the connection.

  20. amypoodle Says:

    I love the way Comics Alliance are expected to do promo stuff for this kind of thing, so ostensibly they run a fun fluff piece with each team racking up points football style, which in reality is just a sounding board for the writer’s complaints. Seriously, it’s hilarious, that guy hates this book.

    And cue loads of wounded fanboys in the comments. When are these people going to realise they don’t like this crap either? I seriously think that a huge proportion of people buying these events, many of whom would defend them till the cows come home, don’t enjoy them. They’re just acclimatised – it’s the best they can expect so that’s good enough type of thing. I can’t see what the pleasures are other than returning to the well of childhood.

    It makes me sad that a comic like Orc Stain probably struggles to sell a thousand books, but Averse2Sexmen in comics terms in all likelihood cleans up.

    These events make me feel dead inside.

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