Okay, after putting in 9 long hours at work today, I figured, what the hell, I'm already in a working mood, so why not bust out four reviews for the day? So that's what we'll be getting here. Naturally, the combination of a lack of sleep, work and all around lethargy is going to lead to me shortchanging a few of the reviews I do now, so if you want to know more about the comic I reviewed, leave a comment, shoot me an e-mail, etc. And now, let's see how Avengers: X-Sanction finishes up.
Avengers: X-Sanction #4(of 4):
Summary: Man, Cable REALLY looks like Colossus on the cover of this one... Anyway, Wolverine attacks Cable, who's already pretty much humbled the Avengers, while Spider-Man tries to reason with Our Lord and Savior, Hope. Lord Summers ends up getting shot in the back by Our Lord and Savior, which leads to him blasting Spidey(whose Spider-sense was apparently broken or something...) out of the ship. From there, Blaquesmith goes into the head of Our Lord and Savior and helps her disconnect Cap and Iron Man from Cable's super-villain-esque deathtrap. Oh, and Red Hulk burns the TO Virus out of his system. With that, the Avengers beat Cable up(over the course of two pages, after I had to suffer through Cable beating up the Avengers for THREE issues!!), and Lord Summers asks to take his wayward son home to Crazy Mutie Island to die in peace. Cap, not being a scumbag like Lord Summers or Our Lord and Savior, agrees to those terms. While on Crazy Mutie Island, Our Lord and Savior manifests the Phoenix Force(wait, how, what, WHA?!) and destroys the TO Virus within Cable once and for all... Lame. Cable, still unconscious and recuperating, telepathically tells Lord Summers that “Hope is the Phoenix”(roll that around in your head for a while, especially with what we know about AvX), and the two promise to protect her from those damned, evil, evil, damned, evil, Avengers.
Thoughts: This was a weird comic book... I didn't hate it, but I definitely didn't like it either... I don't get how Hope is ALREADY the Phoenix, especially since the previews in the back of several Marvel comic books have Cap and Iron Man telling the president(or somebody) that the Phoenix was coming to Earth... Are there two Phoenixes? Did Jeph Loeb simply misunderstand what Marvel's editorial told him? Am I the only one bothered by this? Probably, due to my irrational hatred of Our Lord and Savior Hope and Lord Summers. So now we'll have Cable, not only back from the dead, but apparently fully powered(for some reason), and living on Crazy Mutie Island. Well, if nothing else, after his actions in this mini he's proven beyond a shadow of a doubt he belongs in a place called Crazy Mutie Island... Eh, I enjoyed typing up the review for this comic more than I enjoyed reading it... Go figure.
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.
Spider-sense? What Spider-sense?