Avengers Vs. X-Men #3

Avengers Vs. X-Men #3

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 2, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22
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The Avengers and the X-Men scour the Earth searching for the host of the Phoenix! Hope takes matters into her own hands! And Captain America and Wolverine come to bitter blows!

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson May 2, 2012

    So far, it seems like Brubaker has the best hold on the plot of this series. It's difficult to express discord between friends in a comic in a meaningful way. Fortunately, Avengers Vs. X-Men #3 made up for a lot of the pitfalls I saw in the first two issues. If Marvel can keep the narrative moving as smoothly as the giant, orchestrated fight sequences, this series might just be amazing yet! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 9, 2012

    The story is moving forward, though there's no group fighting this issue. This is a transitional chapter, but it's still worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Jonathan Gomez-Dominguez May 4, 2012

    What will Wolverine do next issue? It is obvious he wants to kill hope but I guess next issue will tell us what everyone decides to do. They have a little sample of the next cover on the last page and it seems as though they will focus more on the chase for Hope. Makes my day when I find out a comic is not a bust. I give this issue of Avengers Vs. X-Men a 9 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 2, 2012

    If you've enjoyed the past two issues, Avengers Vs. X-Men #3 is a lock for you to read. It has the same high-octane feel of the past two issues and launches the story in unexpected and fun directions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 3, 2012

    But it all moves along briskly and continues to feel like a classic Marvel crossover comic - and it's certainly long overdue to bring the mutants and the rest of the Marvel heroes together for a big hoo-hah event. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle May 3, 2012

    Victor: Can't wait! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 2, 2012

    I wasn't overly thrilled about last issue, but this one rights the ship. Really great stuff, AvX is the most fun I've had with a Marvel event in a VERY long time. The Architects continue to make it more about the characters than anything else and it's paying off in spades. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 7, 2012

    He not only depicted the tension and respect between the two, but one shot in a particular panel with Cap caving in Logan's face with his shield made me touch my face to see if I had suffered any damage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 2, 2012

    John Romita Jr.’s art is, as always, absolutely beautiful. I could describe it but I gush so. Great sense of timing, amazing penciling skills, great figures and faces and all within the confines of how much fun comic books should be. As for AVX #3, it’s not a great issue but I’m not giving up on the series just yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 3, 2012

    Avengers vs. X-Men might have been holding back a little this week, but it certainly feels like it's ramping up to something bigger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Anthony Schultz May 21, 2012

    Due to Wolverine's subordination of Captain America's orders during the battle of Utopia (in the first two Avengers vs. X-Men issues) Captain America questions Wolverine's motives and trust as the Avengers' jet flies over Antarctica en route to Hope's possible location. Their argument escalates until Captain America and Wolverine windup battling till Wolverine gets thrown out of the jet into the snow below. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese May 6, 2012

    I liked this issue, but not enough to throw high praise on it. The storyline is getting just a tad more unpredictable but still, not a whole lot happens in issue #3 either. The event's centerpiece, Hope and Phoenix, are still a bit of mystery, and this installment seems to be more about positioning and cleaning up after the first big bout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese May 7, 2012

    Brubaker is the first writer so far to make the character's actions feel like realistic and organic decisions. Even though the big fight scene at the end is short on dialogue the emotions and stances of those characters are clearer than they ever been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 5, 2012

    By the end of the issue we now have three distinct groups. Cyclops and the X-Men who want to keep Hope away from the Avengers, the Avengers who want to keep Hope away from becoming the new Phoenix, and Wolverine who just wants her dead. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland May 5, 2012

    A solid issue, worthwhile if you're following the event, with an emphasis on Wolverine and Captain America throughout. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 2, 2012

    Kind of a bummer of an issue. I REALLY wanted to like this book. I enjoyed the first issue a lot, but not so much the second issue, so I was hoping this would be a dynamite issue. Issue 3 of AvX just glides by. It's not bad, and it's not great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 3, 2012

    "Avengers vs. X-Men" #3 is a nice looking comic that ultimately serves as little more than set-up for future fight scenes. If you're interested in the threat of the Phoenix, I suspect you're going to have to wait a while. Perhaps tune back in around issue #10? At this point, though, I think most readers are prepared for lots of fight scenes within a larger framework. If that's what you're looking for, you're most definitely in luck. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 7, 2012

    Avengers vs. X-Men #3 was an issue that continues the trend of having some unbalanced character work. Just as Cyclops finally shows himself as a strong leader Captain America is turned into an authoritative asshole that you do not want to follow. The lack of development for the majority of the cast for both the Avengers and X-Men does not help things. As much as I want to love this event there are major flaws that continue to hold it back from it reaching its fullest potential. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 2, 2012

    There's no question that Avengers vs. X-Men could be a good, solid event comic. The operative word being "could." It's continuously frustrating to see writers doing such great work in the tie-in books and delivering so little of that quality and content on the main series. Maybe somewhere in the multiverse there exists a bizarre Frankenstein's monster of an event that actually crams the nuanced character work, epic blockbuster action, and tight plotting we're seeing in these disparate books into one, cohesive whole. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 2, 2012

    That said, good looks can only carry you so far, and Avengers vs. X-Men still hasn't hit that sweet spot in terms of story logic or nuanced characterization. Everyone's got to be at an extreme, and unfortunately, with the all-too-human characters of Marvel, that means nobody looks good. Ultimately, that won't matter much, as the appeal of most of the Marvel Universe in one place is too good for most readers to pass up, but I can't help but wonder what kind of a knockout we're missing here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 6, 2012

    I can't wrap my head around how I feel about this event. I liked heroes punching other heroes, but I want there to be some sort of sensible story and I feel like there isn't. I guess I want to have my cake and eat it to. Is that too much to ask? If you like Wolverine fighting Captain America then this is the comic book for you. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair May 5, 2012

    To advance the story further (and to sell more tie-in issues, lets face it) and for reasons I wont spoil, The Avengers split into 5 different teams to locate Hope. For the first time, Marvel introduces the Marvel Augmented Reality App. There are a total of 6 of these logos (AR), including the cover. Theyre supposed to enhance your e-comic experience. I have nothing against e-comics, but what I have a problem with is product placement in comic books. Its bad enough that our movies are over saturated with product placement, but a line must be drawn for comics. Mark my words, this is simply the beginning. As far as this issue goes, it feels like a filler, nothing more. Written by Aaron, Bendis, Brubaker, Fraction & Hickman. Illustrated by John Romita Jr. from Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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