Avengers Vs. X-Men #11

Avengers Vs. X-Men #11

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 29
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The final month of AVX opens with the first of two extra-sized issues! Fatality!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 12, 2012

    This is yet another 100% for this event. Well plotted, well drawn, perfectly situating the entire run for a big, bombastic conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Jonathan Gomez-Dominguez Sep 28, 2012

    I love this issue so much. I've always wanted to see more Bendis and Coipel in the series and this issue is the product of my wants. Jim Cheung and Justin Ponsor are always on point with the cover art and they have not disappointed with this issue. Speaking of art, how awesome is Coipel? I meant the Hulk looks ravaging in this issue and he is super destructive in this issue. The panels have non stop action and it's well depicted. No dumb poses and ridiculous dialog here, just good ol' fashion ass kicking. I wonder how this is going to end" it better be good, or else issues like these will be in vein. I give this issue a 10 out of 10. Hope you enjoyed this issue as much as I did. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 13, 2012

    But I suppose the real impact of his death is what it does to Cyclops. Because if Cyclops is still alive at the end of Avengers vs. X-Men, he's going to have quite the personal journey. And as long as he doesn't stay a villain and seeks redemption, that's a comic I would definitely read. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geek Smash - Jon Burrows Sep 13, 2012

    Avengers Vs X-Men #11 has everything you want from an end of act climax. There are intrepid alliances, large-scale super powers battles, betrayal, and even death. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Sep 16, 2012

    Although another battle has been ended, the war is not over yet. With one more issue of 'Avengers Vs. X-Men' left, we shall see what the best and brightest Marvel has to offer as things jump from AvX to Marvel NOW as the comic event of the summer comes to a close. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 12, 2012

    Avengers vs X-Men #11 is a wonderful release that represents the very best of this event series. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Sep 12, 2012

    Per usual, the art is amazing. Olivier Coipel really goes to town this issue. He has so much to sink his teeth into as there's a ton of action and a range of emotions displayed from a variety of characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Sep 12, 2012

    Grab the book if you want superhero action, eye candy and if you enjoy seeing important characters die. Don't get the book if you hate Bendis' style of writing or abhor the very idea of Marvel's event books. Regardless, we feel that this is worth picking up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Sep 12, 2012

    I can see issue #11 being the very best issue in this entire 12 issue run and I'd imagine next issue won't bring too much in the way of shocks but more just going over everything that's happened as this mess gets cleared up for Marvel: Now. In all, Avengers vs. X-Men has been a mixed bag of fun, silly, dumb, boring and not following through but if you are as good as your latest issue, AvX is currently exactly what I'd hoped this event would be. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 13, 2012

    We'll have to wait for the next issue before passing final judgment on this series, but this issue seemed to be a by-the-numbers exercise in setting up the final issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 17, 2012

    I'm not going to spoil that, but what I will say is that the winner's gain could change the entire landscape of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 12, 2012

    For those complaining that we haven't been seeing any big outcomes or repercussions, this is the issue you've been waiting for. With only one issue left after this, the action is heating up and you can see the end is near. With the bits of information we've seen about the changes happening once Marvel NOW! begins, you can get a sense of how this series is leading up to that. There are still some unknowns that will make you want to come back for the conclusion here. Bendis is great at delivering dialogue so you know there's going to be plenty for the characters to say and Olivier Coipel's art makes this a visual treat. You can't have a comic book event like this without casualties. It's unfortunate that Marvel released a spoiler on the death but chances are word would get out regardless. The stakes have been raised. The fighting in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN just got real. You'll want to see the full battle to appreciate how it all went down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Sep 12, 2012

    Still, the book reads well, and when it's doing what it does right, it does it spot on. There's a lot to love about Avengers Vs. X-Men #11, even if some of the window dressing doesn't exactly spruce anything up. With Marvel NOW! on the horizon, and the end of the event just weeks away, it's a natural time to start setting the stage for the inevitable outcome of AvX, but it seems that better choices could be made when it comes to serving the headline rather than the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Sep 12, 2012

    A lot of this issue's merits come from the emotional ramifications of the one of Marvel's Golden Children falling into darkness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 12, 2012

    In the end, the real importance of this death is going to be determined by how Marvel's writers deal with the fallout. I'm optimistic on that front. Unfortunately I'm somewhat less optimistic about the final issue of AvX. Jason Aaron has a tremendous amount of material to work through if the major beats of the event are going to reach a proper, satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 13, 2012

    Is Avengers vs. X-Men #11 a home run? No, it is not. But, it is not an issue that was unreadable. Avengers vs. X-Men #11 is actually a very entertaining issue that accomplished a lot more than the majority of the event has in ten issues. Brian Bendis effectively uses the page count he is given to tell a story that gets the reader excited to find out what will happen in the finale. Unfortunately, the problems that have shrouded the event continue affect this issue and keep it from being a winner. If you have enjoyed Avengers vs. X-Men than you will love this issue as it the best issue of the event. If you have not then this issue will not change your mind on Marvels big event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Sep 12, 2012

    All things considered this comic is good but honestly probably didnt surprise that many people. As the major crossover event for Marvel, good is extremely disappointing in my mind. At this point, I am waiting for AvX to end so that we can move onto Marvel NOW. The amazing artwork simply doesnt make up for the ridiculous roller coaster ride that AvX has been. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Sep 16, 2012

    Even though I did not think the person who died was a great choice for this issue, I still thought what it showed was pretty great in this issue. I recommend you guys picks this up because like I said in the beginning of this review the events that happened in this issue will change the Marvel universe forever. Pick this issue up! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Sep 20, 2012

    Being the penultimate chapter of a mini-series, I wouldnt recommend new readers to jump on this late, but if youve made it this far from the beginning, theres no reason why anyone should stop reading now. The ending may have been slightly spoiled on the internet already, but Im still excited to see how this will end up for the Marvel heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 12, 2012

    From the beginning, it was clear that Cyclops was on a slippery slope, that somebody had to be consumed by the madness of the Phoenix, and that the battle pretty much couldn't have a twist ending like Civil War did. Now that we're here, it feels a little bit hollow, although a killer issue #12 with some real consequences might change my opinion of things. All in all, Marvel's reveal this morning did a disserve to me, at least, as I spent the issue knowing that Profesor X wouldn't make it, even as the story itself posited him as the last bastion against the Phoenix. Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 was less successful than previous issues, with a long stretch of overly talky part and a telegraphed ending, but still did well enough to earn 3 out of 5 stars overall. Both the art and story work about 75% of the time, for a slightly-above average reading experience... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 14, 2012

    The mini-series moves into the big finale. There is now a clear bad guy. It's completely unclear what role, if any, that Hope will play in the ending. She was almost entirely absent in this issue. If you like action and don't really care much for a story that makes a whole lot of sense logically or plot-wise then you should check out this issue. This was a decent to above average book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 12, 2012

    In the end, this issue vexes me somewhat. Momentum that was built has somewhat ceased and I honestly have no idea what to expect from issue #12, which may be a good thing. If nothing else, I definitely want to know how this beast of a series ends. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Sep 14, 2012

    If you've not been following AvX, this definitely isn't the point to jump onboard; if you have, this is a solid "next issue" and doesn't seem in and of itself to have any reason to stop now. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 12, 2012

    The art from Olivier Coipel is solid, though a few things bug me. Why does Hulk have a hipster haircut? Why does Professor X look like Doctor Strange’s buddy Wong? I like the action here and Coipel has a real way with drawing fire. Truth be told, if Jack Kirby himself had returned from the grave to draw this issue, it wouldn’t have mattered. AVX #11 is exactly the kind of bloated event series we’ve come to expect from Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Sep 14, 2012

    Yet next issue brings Jason Aaron back to the mix, as well as frequent collaborator Adam Kubert. If anyone can bring this thing home, it's Aaron. In my perspective, he's on the shortlist of finest writers in comics, and given where this all leads, he's going to need his A game. As for this issue, it came nowhere near the creative team's A game, which is a shame for what amounts to the flagship of Marvel…well, now. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Sep 14, 2012

    One more "round" to go. Can't wait till it's all over and we can get down to the real fun, i.e. watching Marvel Comics re-energize its comic book line and characters without making a mess of most of them (i.e. The New 52)...hopefully. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 12, 2012

    The basic plot of "Avengers vs. X-Men" as a whole isn't that bad. It's even slightly fun. But with eleven issues published, there's simply no way that there's been eleven issues worth of plot here. It's not even close. In extending the story to twelve issues, Marvel's gotten more sales, but sacrificed some storytelling to do so. Financially it's a great decision for the company, but in the long run I can't help but think that a more streamlined "Avengers vs. X-Men" could have bought far more goodwill for Marvel instead. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Sep 13, 2012

    Between this and the last DC event I read (Brightest Day) I'm about to swear off the company events. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Barron Network - CE.Rap Sep 17, 2012

    The way I see it"this is basically the comic book equivalent to "True Blood." The reaction I had to this is pretty much the reaction I had to that GAWD-AWFUL season finale of this summer's True Blood"with Cyclops basically doing what Bill does at the end of the episode"going SUPER SAIYAN 4! Read Full Review

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