Avengers Vs. X-Men #10

Avengers Vs. X-Men #10

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24
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Time is running out as the Avengers are cornered in their last stronghold! But the stakes change when Hope and the Scarlet Witch join forces! Why?! How?!

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 16, 2012

    Adam Kubert's art is straight up fantastic. I'm a Kubert fan, I'll get that out there right now so you can judge my bias, so when Adam is doing what Adam does best, I am a happy camper. The art in this issue just gets stronger from the start until the end and you can feel Kubert's comfort level with these characters growing the more he pencils them. The action scenes and the large splashes were fantastic, but what stood out to me was how well Kubert evoked emotion in this issue. Characters whose faces are largely covered by masks were obviously confused and shocked, which is not an easy thing to visually portray. This level of art is what this event deserves and my mind reels at how visually epic this event could have been with a Kubert/Coipel tandem from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 15, 2012

    Victor: I'm going to agree with a 90. There wasn't too much wrong with this issue, but it didn't have the emotional touch or the high action of the last two books. I'm hoping the last two issues deliver on both. Until next time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Jonathan Gomez-Dominguez Aug 17, 2012

    Given the fact that Hope kicked Cyclops' ass, this issue was pretty awesome. There was a lot going on and most questions where answered in the form of action. The Cover art by Jim Cheung and Justin Posner was a little bland this time. I didn't feel that intensity that was shown in the actual issue, and I feel like showing Cyclops on fire could mean anything right now. Adam Kubert did an outstanding job with this issue. So many intense panels. There is one particular panel that caught my attention and it was the panel that showed Hope pointing her finger at and exclaiming "stop this!". It looked very convincing. I Ed Brubaker wrote issue three the last time we saw him and he continues to shine in my opinion. Great Job all around I really enjoyed this issue. Our next issue is out in three weeks so until then I'll keep occupied with other stuff. This issue gets a 9 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 15, 2012

    But all in all, the series is really starting to pick up. The art was great this week (Especially the Hope/Cyclops scenes). Hopefully the long wait doesn't take away too much from the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 16, 2012

    I've been enjoying the series so far, but it remains to be seen if the creative team can mange to "stick the landing." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 15, 2012

    We are so close to the end. There has been many times throughout the series where it's felt as if the story could have been told quicker. We are seeing more of an actual confrontation here and the action gets frantic and intense. Adam Kubert's art is a joy to see as we get to see our favorite characters depicted in such a visually appealing fashion. As things heat up, there is the question of why Cyclops with a huge portion of the Phoenix Force can't or isn't able to finish things immediately. As the story heats up, there is a sudden abrupt ending. It is fitting for the evolution of the story here but also made the issue feel as if the last couple pages were rushed in order to set things up for the next issue. With two issues left, it will be interesting to see where this is all going to go. There are lots of great visuals and actions here but now we have to wait four weeks to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 16, 2012

    I liked this issue, but again, I think your enjoyment might be affected by whether or not you've been reading New Avengers of late. Regardless, I thought it was a lot of fun; it was an issue of big action sequences and great villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 19, 2012

    Avengers vs X-Men #10 is an awesomely fun read that continues to allow this strong event series to barrel toward its finish. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 16, 2012

    We still only have characters telling us that Cyclops has gone bad. And sorry Marvel, but I just can't believe them until I see it with my own eyes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 20, 2012

    At the end of the day, this is issue ten. It's not the first issue, and it's not the halfway point. It's not even an act change. Very much so, Avengers vs. X-Men #10 is like the prelude to the end. With only two issues left, we know there's got to be a big reveal, a big death, and some choice words for a few of our favorite characters that will leave them reeling in disbelief. Unfortunately, none of those things happened this week. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 16, 2012

    Hey, it's still sorta fun. And it's not Fear Itself. So let's enjoy what we can. We do like liking things. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 15, 2012

    This has been a pretty enjoyable crossover event for me, and there have been some very enjoyable moments throughout, including a couple that should have long-term, meaningful effects for the Marvel U. I truly hope that actually happens in the next couple of issues, but the Next Big Thing is already in motion at Marvel, and the solicits make it clear who wins and who loses the big picture game. Still, as someone said, it's the journey, not the destination that matters, and there's still a chance to make this trip unforgettable, if the creators have the guts to pull it off. Avengers Vs. X-Men #10 loses points in the dismount, but manages to pull of a couple of impressive moments, earning a still-impressive 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 20, 2012

    Although I have not cared much for the hero Cyclops has turned into over the past few years, it's been well-developed and slow building work. Bringing it to a head this way has many rewards. Additionally, I'm hard pressed to think of two characters I'd secretly like to see go head to head more than Emma and Cyclops, so as we prepare for that showdown, I confess to secret giddiness. Perhaps the biggest problem is that I care less than ever about Hope's involvement in any of this. Still, these writers took what we all expected and did their best with it, and in this reviewer's opinion, saved this crossover from the brink of pointlessness. As in any good story, there is no black and white. Nobody is entirely right or entirely wrong, and if nothing else that will hopefully leave an interesting field in the wake of "Avengers Vs. X-Men." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicville - Alan Smodic Aug 17, 2012

    If you've read this far, then the issue is obviously a must-buy as you continue to progress with the story. Just don't expect anything earth shattering. Hopefully, and I really do mean that, this title can deliver in the final two issues. I mean, it has to, right? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Aug 19, 2012

    Well, I thought this issue was okay. It was cool seeing Scott get blasted and everything, and I like crazy, tyrannical, super bitch Emma. But this story seems like it's lasting WAY too long which has really hurt my enjoyment of it. I mean, the next issue kind of has to be filler until the big fight when hopefully something huge (Jean Grey return) happens that makes this seem worthwhile. The issue itself was nothing special, and we didn't get many answers either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 16, 2012

    Andy Kubert rocks this issue. His facial cues work well, even when the panel zooms out. He's penciling more issues than originally planned*, which makes his un-rushed pencils that much more impressive. The dragon looks bad ass. The panel that made me put the issue down and stare was when Hope let loose on Cyclops. It has a 3D quality too it. The chaos fist is a worthy name for that punch. Kubert uses stagnant panels quite a bit in this issue, and it suits his pencils well. He nails the timing of the punches and kicks in these panels, giving them movie like qualities. Maybe someone can explain, but is Captain America crying when he is talking to Professor X? I can't tell if it's sweat or if Cap is actually crying. Hopefully Marvel will find a book for Kubert to join for Marvel NOW! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Aug 21, 2012

    It may have not been the best issue thus far, it was good. This issue really feels like things are coming to an end. There's a lot that's going to have to be wrapped up in the next two issues, so I'm hoping that Marvel doesn't disappoint, especially since their biggest guns both on the page and creating the page are involved in this thing. There are some good cards that have yet to be played, so hopefully when they are, they don't fall short. It's unfortunate that we now have to wait four weeks till the next move can be made. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 16, 2012

    All in all there is not enough advancement of the plot in this issue for me. If the current trend continues the next issue will be fantastic but then the final issue will suck. And if that's true that would"well, suck. I'm not giving up on AvX, way too much invested at this point, but I did not like this issue. I think that we've been let down, yet again, by a poorly planned out instalment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Aug 15, 2012

    I've been down on AvX for a while now but man, nothing is really happening here. Sure there's a hint Magneto might do something, all the Iron Fist elements might actually amount to something else (did I mention that there's a dragon in this issue) and I can't deny my intrigue of just how crazy Emma Frost is going to go soon but every single issue of this event is the same. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 15, 2012

    I had hoped issue #9's strong showing meant we could expect a rousing finish to Act 3 and AvX as a whole. That didn't prove to be the case. However, there is still hope that this chapter was merely one last, unnecessary pit stop in an overly drawn out conflict, and that the remaining two issues will pick that lost momentum back up again. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 19, 2012

    At the end of the day, Avengers vs. X-Men #10 puts a spotlight on the two biggest weaknesses of the event its length and the lack of X-Men. These two factors are what has bogged down the entire event and affected the story of this issue. It is too bad that this happened after strong AvX #9. But, unlike its predecessor this issue failed to give us the needed emotional connection for the story Brubaker tried to tell. With only two issues left, Avengers vs. X-Men is on an uphill battle to regain its momentum. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 15, 2012

    By the end of the issue, I feel like we've more or less gone in a circle, with Hope still being an all-powerful deus ex machina, the X-Men getting evil-er, and Cyclops and Emma both still living to fight another day. This book looks great, but 10 issues in, it would have been nice to be more than that. With a throughline that is stretching beyond the breaking point, this book has all of the blockbuster we've come to expect from superhero epics... but none of the heart underneath. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Aug 17, 2012

    This issue mainly focuses on Cyclops. We only see Cyclops moving from one threat to an other. Once he finishes the first he moves on. We usually get Wolverine, or Spider Man or someone such, to fill us on the details. This also had some inconsistencies. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 17, 2012

    This book is a strange one. Iron Man gets crushed in one panel and then a couple of pages later he is standing up looking fine inside their hideout. Hawkeye, who I believe has no powers, gets a full-on eye blast from Cyclops. Shouldn't he be dead? Still, there are things to like in this comic book if you are a fan of some of the X-Men characters. Iron Man also has some good dialogue. I am really struggling to find good things to say about this event as a whole and I actually wish I could turn off my brain while reading some of these issues. I might find them more enjoyable. Read Full Review

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