Avengers vs. X-Men 12 - Well, the good is that the mutant race is powered up again. That's good. And the bad... is pretty much the rest. Cyclops was the bad guy of the story and that's exactly how it plays out. The event began with Cyclops stating that the Phoenix and Hope had to get together and that the Phoenix would repower the mutant race. He was right and Captain America and the Avengers pushed events to where they had gone... and yet in the end he's the villain and Cap and the others get off scott free. Scott did the evil deeds but in my opinion, Cap is the villain of this story. Everything that happens is the direct result of his actions, and yet, it'll never play out that way and that infuriates me. As far as the issue itself, it was boring. Random fighting, Scott being evil, a deus ex machina ending so obvious that people had been calling it for a long while (and yet, it was written as if it was a genious moment on Stark's behalf). Seriously, it was this simple: "There's two people who can hurt the Phoenix... let's sic 'em both on it at one time!!!" "GENIOUS!!!!" Honestly, the event had it's good moments but overall this is still the worst event to come out of Marvel since I've been reading. I'm glad it repowered the mutants but I stated way long ago that the only redeeming quality this event can have is if it ends with the death of Emma Frost and/or the return of Jean Grey. Neither of those happened so it's still a crap of an event. I'm glad its over and it's only my absolute love of all things X-Men that I've not dropped Marvel entirely. I'm finishing up Defenders and New Avengers next month and Uncanny X-Force in December and then all I'm left with are a few X-Men books. I might try one or two others post AvX but even that's a stretch. Ultimately, I just can't stand Marvel and how they treat their characters or books. AvX was the biggest example of that since I first started reading comic books. Uncanny X-Men 19 - This title has mostly served to fill in some gaps in the main event and usually makes it better as a result. This issue wasn't really that great... to the extent that I'm trying to remember what it was even about. Be right back............................okay I skimmed it. Boring and fairly pointless. The only real glimpse we get of Jean in this entire event happens in this issue and it's not very good. Basically, mid-battle with Hope and Wanda Cyclops' mind is wandering and he eventually finds his way to the edge of the White Hot room. Someone whispers that he's an idiot and that they like the name of Logan's new school..... aaaaaand that's it. Yay... thanks Marvel. You know what we fans want And the worst line of the entire event coses out the issue. Scott's killed Xavier and a bunch of civilians with all the world destruction but in the end he'd do it all again to bring back the mutant race. I'm sorry but if every white person in the world turned black or hispanic I wouldn't kill a bunch of people to make them white again. I'm completely honest in saying that I'm so tempted to just throw this issue away that it's appauling. I've enjoyed Gillen's run a great deal but this issue was absolute trash and it's stupid that Marvel's direction and mandates require THIS to be what Cyclops is now. I'm sure he'll have some sort of redemption story, which I'm very interested in, but it shouldn't have to be told to begin with. Defenders 11 - One more issue to go in this book and I'm beginning to feel that this entire series has been a waste of my time. I originally bought it for Iron Fist and continued to buy it for Iron Fist and John Aman. Ultimately there were only about 2 or 3 issues that I really enjoyed and this one doesn't quite reach that standard. I was expecting a final throwdown between Aman and Iron Fist, or the redemption of John Aman here but there isn't really any of that. He just sorta dies. Oppertunity lost. My only hope now is that when the world is saved next issue it brings back not only John but the other Weapons as well. Here's hoping. And I like Scott Lang and his minor role in this book but I'm really wondering what the point of Nick Fury and Black Cat is. They're just there, especially Nick. Great send off scene for Wong though. If it were a piece that lasted beyond next issue it would have been a fantastic scene. Ultimately though, it's only good (much like Spider-Man's temporary send off in The Other: Evolve or Die). Uncanny X-Force 32 - This was a pretty good issue. It's good to see that Deadpool chose to overcome the desire to kill Evan, despite what he's seen of the future, and does his best to save him. The battles with the Brotherhood are all very good but the Brotherhood themselves are something that kinda bug me. They're cool mostly, but I feel like they're just tacked together where most other things in this title has been built up to and made to fit together like a puzzle. Blob, Shadow King, and Skinless man work because they've been built up to prior to this arc. Daken showing up to one-up his father doesn't really fit in with the rest of the series as he had nothing to do with the plot we've had so far, and Mystique and Sabretooth are the same. If they had been built up to then it would have been great but they weren't... they're just there. I'd rather Lady Deathstrike have been used in one of their places since she was in an issue early on and replace the Omega people with some Reavers... it would have fit in nicely. That tidbit aside it has been a fantastic ride. This arc has been very interesting and despite how odd I feel the Brotherhood is they're turning out to be a very good challenge for the team. The ending comes to no real surprise and I'm guessing that Nightcrawler's going to die as a result. Only a few more issues left over the next two months and this title is finished. I can't wait to see it all played out but I don't plan on picking up either of the new X-Force books. I'm just too disenchanted with Marvel to bother with too many books and neither of them interest me horribly. Green Lantern 13 - I'm glad that the Zero month is over but I was honestly very bored with this issue. I have very quickly realized that I have zero interest in this new Green Lantern. I don't really care about what's going on with his back story and I don't really care where it goes. I want Hal and Sinestro back asap! Best and Worst of the Month Best: Uncanny X-Force - Honestly, this was the only issue this week that I liked... and I use liked loosely as it was just sorta good and not great. Worst: Uncanny X-Men - This should be obvious. For as bad as AvX has been this issue tops it with Scott's final line. Horrid... simply horrid.