Avengers & X-Men: Axis #3

Avengers & X-Men: Axis #3

Event\Storyline: Avengers & X-Men: Axis Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 11
6.5Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

• With the heroes lost, the world's fate lies in the hands of the vilest syndicate known to man.
• Scarlet Witch is forced to join Dr. Doom, the man who unleashed her power to cause M-Day, or she will watch those she loves most die.
• The return of one of the Marvel Universe's great villains!
• An Avenger quits, a heart is broken, and the world as we know it is gone. Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Oct 23, 2014

    This has certainly been the best issue of Axis yet. I love the callbacks to some of the characters and their history with one another or otherwise, I love the spotlight on the villains, and their sassy nature, I love the art, and at the end there, I just really love when the X-Men are together. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Oct 23, 2014

    Axis is pushing forward at a breakneck pace and while it's taking a break next week, I hope we all can catch our collective breath for the shocking revelations to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Oct 25, 2014

    ‘Avengers & X-Men: Axis' #3 delivers an action packed issue that could quite well be the stepping stone to many of the upcoming changes in the Marvel Universe. What started off as a series that I wasn't enjoying is turning into a potentially great read depending how the next couple of issues play out on page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 23, 2014

    This has been the best issue to date and Remender is only getting started. There is excitement when reading this to see what happens. The art gets a boost this week from Leinil Francis Yu, and the story gets more interesting as well. If this is a sign of things to come, were all in for a wonderful ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Mathew R Wilmot Oct 26, 2014

    While Remender is bringing the yuks throughout this issue when it does get heavy Yu is there to back him up with yet more solid work. The details on the characters and the sentinels as they are destroyed is classic Yu and the anger in Havok's face as he tells off Steve Rogers makes a great one two punch for the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Oct 25, 2014

    Overall, the only place where any points really come off is in the wrap-up. Once the heroes revive and regain control of the situation, their characterizations all seem to take a hard retrench into super-familiar, if not somewhat tired, roles. Granted, this is a series predicated on hate being used as a mind-control weapon but the firm line that now divides our protagonists comes off as knee-jerk and mechanical. It also doesn't take into account that the Avengers Unity Squad should have a completely different reaction to seeing the Red Skull's surprisingly intact body! Again, the entire scene is fraught with ambiguity. Whether or not it's being used as an in-story plot device or if it's just an unfortunate creative misstep, more will certainly be known upon the release of future chapters. At the moment, though, it's just enjoyable to sit back and have Deadpool earworm pop ditties from yesteryear while "Magneto and the Dark Avengers" save the day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Dan Jeal Oct 28, 2014

    AXIS #3 is a fantastic issue and while the story may not be going in the direction some may hope, its other qualities more than make up for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Nov 4, 2014

    These anthologies are always a risk. Depending on your tastes this one is a hit or miss Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brendan McGuirk Oct 27, 2014

    AXIS #3 marks the end of The Red Supremacy, Book One of the crossover. We've seen the wheel turns on its, y'know, axis, and now the bad guys seem good and the good guys seem maybe not as much. This series doesn't seem like a deep exploration of heroism in the Marvel Universe, or a particularly well-reasoned conflict between two teams of heroes. It's just an excuse to dump all of Marvel's toys out of the toybox, and play with them. Thematic justification of the fun is this story's last priority. It's just a lot of stuff going on, a lot of players on the board. I'm okay with it - you don't go to White Castle trying to order the ribeye. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Troy Powell Oct 23, 2014

    Overall the issue was good…good but familiar. I'm excited to see the new landscape that AXIS will carve but right now the story telling feels a bit formulaic. The art was very reflective of the story, and depicted the chaotic nature of the battle quite well. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 23, 2014

    Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #3 doesn't do much for the event, but if nothing more it does leave us something to think about, with the final developments being very intriguing. This doesn't however overlook the fact that this issue is overcrowded, and that the fight against Red Onslaught ended in a disappointing fashion. It does however do enough to come recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 25, 2014

    Avengers may be full of drama and character depth, but if you prefer mindless action, then Axis is the book for you! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 25, 2014

    Axis is a strange event. This particular issue has a lot of action and some snappy dialogue. Perhaps too much. The book looks rushed in the art department but at least puts on a spectacle in the nonstop action scenes. The ending feels a little bit out of nowhere, but provides a couple of interesting unresolved plotlines. This is an okay comic book but far short of the hype surrounding it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Oct 25, 2014

    The inspired battle between some classic Marvel villains and giant sentinels serves as a brilliant distraction to the many flaws of Remender's unambitious story. But this being only the end of chapter one and with the event just getting started, we have a long way to go before this story can be deemed a true failure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 22, 2014

    Avengers & X-Men: Axis #3 was a good start to a possible turnaround for this book. The writing felt much better, along with the characterization, dialogue, and artwork. The only thing lacking is a good, engaging story, something that's not easily accomplished when the book is constantly stuck in a fight scene with rather weak villains. While not completely sold, I am at least interested in seeing where this book goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 22, 2014

    Things aren't looking good for Avengers & X-Men: Axis. While Remender's name carries quite a bit of promise in the comics world, the end of Act I reflects little of it. The art is a big step up from where it was thanks to new artist taking over, but the attempts at humor undermine all the drama it brings. The plot is as rushed as ever, asking us to buy huge turns of events without truly earning them. And in a huddle of the world's best heroes, someone really should have noted the return of Apocalypse. Come on! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Latest Pull - Gunner Lahaise Oct 24, 2014

    I don't really know what to think of this event " I want to like it, I really do but it just seems like it was rushed and delivered to us unpolished. This chapter again has nothing but action and awful jokes that seems to take us nowhere. The Avengers and X-Men are at odds with each other yet again, big surprise. With so much of this story being filler, and lots of rehashed events, my interest just isn't there anymore. It should not take three chapters for a Major event to finally get rolling, and I'm not even sure it is, yet. At least we have some new art to enjoy, even if it is only for two chapters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Oct 24, 2014

    All told, "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" has too much going on. This is turning out well for the tie-in titles, but it leaves the main book overly busy. That said, with Red Onslaught out of the way, I'm hoping that "AXIS" will improve as it dives into its far more interesting 'inversion' implications. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 22, 2014

    Now that the initial struggle against Red Onslaught is over, I want to hold out hope for the future of AXIS. Remender's done the necessary evil of introducing 30 characters for this storyline, and now that they don't have to be in such close quarters, I'm hoping the second arc will focus more on the shift in characterization rather than the lackluster superpowered fireworks. Despite how this review might read, I am a Rick Remender fan, and I know he's capable of strong pacing, striking fight choreography, and even better characterization. Here's hoping this comic can switch axes, moving from impenetrable blockbuster to a smart new spin on the heroism in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 21, 2014

    Despite all of the cynicism and skepticism from readers about events, "The Red Supremacy" was not destined to be a bad comic. The fault for that lies with the storytelling. Read Full Review

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