SPOILERS welcome! I got my stuff early for once. So far I've read AvX #8 and Avengers Academy #33. I'm gonna get to Captain (Carol) Marvel later today I hope. AvX was better. There's been some debate about this being worse or just as bad as last years event Fear Itself. The thing with Fear, was that it progressively got worse. That's not the case so much with AvX. It can be bad, ok or slightly improved. This issue was slightly improved. The dialogue was by Bendis this time around with art by Adam Kubert. I'm not a huge supporter of BMB but I'll give him credit, this issue was good. The dialogue was not the typical cringe worthy kind we get from him. This was some of the better stuff I've seen from him lately so credit where blah blah blah. Kubert was pretty good, his style took me back to late 90's/early 2000's Marvel when he was doing X-Men, so that's a nice treat. I've always enjoyed his art. There's not much too complain about. Namor goes on a rampage vs Wakanda and meets resistance from the Avengers who are able to drive the PF from him. Actually it was mostly Wanda's doing but the team beat him down pretty good when it was 15-1, even the jobber boy of the year, Thor, got in a few solid licks. I guess some could complain about Black Panther being a little blood thirsty but it's his homeland, so it didn't bother me. Of course, Namor's little attack was not Phoenix 5 approved so Namor became the Jermaine Jackson of the group and the PF left him and was absorbed by the other 4 that arrived to stop the insanity. The book had some solid moments like Xavier getting a little more aggressive with Scott and Vision catching a burned out Wanda as she fell from the sky after taking out Jermaine. Like I said, not a lot to complain about this time out from me. The overall saga's ending coming up is very much looked forward too though... Avengers Academy was a great issue. Gage has forever done a great job with event tie-ins and this is no exception. I know a few people have felt this time around has been just OK but I think the Sentinel/Juston story was well done at the heart of a chaotic situation outside the Academy's walls. Emma came across as a total ***t as she destroyed the Sentinel leading to a sad tender moment between Juston and his friend while Pym put the blame on himself since he's the vet around there. X-23 threatens to kill Emma the next time she sees her, which is more ironic that foreshadowing. It's all undone in the matter of 10 literal minutes as Quicksilver becomes the hero by quickly swapping out the machines CPU before Emma destroyed him. Earlier in the book, Pietro shunned Finesse's plea for assistance and his change of heart led to a reconciliation between the 2 of them. 1 page later the Sentinel is as good as new and everybody's happy. Except for Pym and Tigra who relay to the group that the AvX war could spell the end of the school. This sets up the next arc Final Exam where it could possibly lead to the end of this title or possible relaunching with Marvel NOW. Despite that possibility, this book has accomplished a lot to be considered a success and it's evident with this month's issue.