Avengers Vs. X-Men #6

Avengers Vs. X-Men #6

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 20, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Jonathan Hickman joins superstar artist Olivier Coipel (SIEGE) to launch Act Two of the biggest Marvel event of the year! What is Pax Utopia? The Phoenix has come to Earth, and everything changes... And the Scarlet Witch enters the fray!

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Jonathan Gomez-Dominguez Jun 22, 2012

    Awesome buy and its definitely worth the three dollars you spew out for comic books. Can not wait for the next issue especially with Coipel bringing in something different and new. This round gets a big 10 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 22, 2012

    At least the art is absolutely fantastic! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 29, 2012

    Geoff: I doubt you're the only one looking for that to happen. Maybe she'll be able to talk sense into everyone… Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jun 20, 2012

    And of course, Cyclops declares, "No more Avengers" on the last page, which is what we've been waiting for since Act II's announcement. Here goes nothin'! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 20, 2012

    This is, hands down, the best issue of Avengers Vs. X-Men so far. I can't wait to see where they are taking this book next. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outer Realm Comics - DeShawn Jun 21, 2012

    Jim Cheung and Justin Ponsor give us a great looking cover, balancing the light and dark aspects of the Phoenix Five, perfectly emulating how the reader may perceive them this issue. This cover makes the reader question whether the Phoenix Five are the saviours of civilization, or the one destined to destroy it. It's overall just an amazing cover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jun 20, 2012

    Avengers Vs. X-Men is really shaping up to be about "choice;" the choice to take responsibility for your actions, the choice to do what you think is right, and what happens when that choice is taken away for what seem like the right reasons. As these choices are made, and lines are drawn, crossed, and drawn again, it's hard to find sympathy for anyone but characters like Beast and Hope, who, more than anything, have become caught in the crossfire. Unlike AvX's obvious forebear Civil War, it's a lot more difficult to pick a side in the conflict. The world is a grey area, and only becomes black and white based on the choices made by the people who inhabit it, and it's those choices that are driving AvX towards something potentially world altering. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 21, 2012

    Mega events like this either work well or fall apart before they're over. So far, this is all the former, and none of the latter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 26, 2012

    I honestly expected this book to be all hat and no cattle, but I have to say that I'm surprised. Unlike Civil War, which ended with a thud, the conflict between the X-Men and the Avengers seems to already have a clear victor, leaving me wondering what is going to happen next. The dark undertones of Cyclops and his compadres, combined with the Avengers discord, makes me think that things will be getting interesting in coming days. Avengers Vs. X-Men #6 is impressive work that might herald something entirely new, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. I know it will likely fall apart in the end, but this issue makes the journey seem worth watching... Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 20, 2012

    The Phoenix Five concept might have seemed silly on the surface, but in terms of execution Hickman really delivers in this issue. Finally we have an book that doesn't sacrifice characterization in favor of mindless spectacle. My enthusiasm is suddenly renewed for AvX as a whole, and even though this is already Hickman's final issue, I sincerely hope that issue #6 is an indicator of the quality readers can expect from this point forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jun 20, 2012

    Against all odds, AvX #6 gives us plenty to be excited about. If you've been unhappy with AvX thus far, give this issue a chance; Marvel promised that this was the start of “Act 2″ and that last month really changed the game, and they've delivered. This is a very different book from what we've been getting for the past five issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 21, 2012

    I can understand the need to restrict the cast of characters, particularly given the depth on the writers' bench. At least now "Avengers vs. X-Men" finally feels like an event with severe consequences awaiting both sides. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris KiserJamil ScaleseShawn Hill Jun 24, 2012

    The team of writers is starting to reveal how the primal forces of the Marvel universe (Asgard, Iron Fist, Chaos and the Phoenix) are going to play off each other, with their human vessels probably paying the price, and that's some good grounded conflict to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 21, 2012

    This issue packs a punch & gives us the fun & excitement I haven’t felt since the first issue. There’s hope for the future of this mini series. No pun intended. Written by Marvel’s powerhouse of writers featuring Aaron, Bendis, Brubaker, Fraction & Hickman. Cover by the very talented Jim Cheung. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jun 23, 2012

    Event books are always constant. If the quality starts to dip, usually it's hard for an event to turn around from bad issues. But Avengers vs X-Menis the first one I have seen do it. It helps that the series is double shipped, but the quality alone has changed. I'm actually excited for Avengers vs X-Men#7, and the event in general. And that's the first time since the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 22, 2012

    I don't know that Avengers vs X-Men #6 works particularly well as a standalone comic, but as the most provocative chapter in what has, so far, been a relatively mundane crossover event, I give it high marks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jun 21, 2012

    Cyclops takes center stage as he represents not only the X-Men, but the entire mutant race throughout the issue. Surprisingly, the Phoenix Force seems to have calmed the more extreme views he's been projecting lately. In past issues I likened him to Anakin Skywalker in the third act of Revenge of the Sith, where his view had been twisted and corrupted by the dark side, but the Phoenix Force seems to have changed Cyclops for the better, ironically. So much so that you may find yourself doubting whether The Avengers were right and if the Phoenix Force really is bad for the Earth after all.Either way, we're left with a rather ominous cliffhanger. And it's obvious something big is coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 20, 2012

    This is starting to feel like a completely different series for several reasons. Besides the change in art from John Romita Jr. to Olivier Coipel, the structure of the series has changed. Thankfully we're not seeing random battle after battle between members of both teams and it's back to feeling like there is more of a story going on instead of just seeing match ups that fans may have been wanting to see. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jun 21, 2012

    So, I'm not gonna lie. The first time I read this issue, I didn't enjoy i, but reading it again for my review, it was much better than I remembered. Xavier showing up was kind of a waste, I'd like to say they were planting seeds, but they did so much of it, with Iron Fist's force field, Scarlet Witch hurting Cyclops, and the stuff with Lei Kung, that Charles showing up was kind of forgettable. I also liked the scene with Beast saying each day he and Wolverine seem to be closer to not having a home, since they're stuck in the middle of both camps. While this issue wasn't as big as I expected, and was very dialogue heavy, it set up a lot of questions, and another war, this time with the X-Men on offensive, which will be interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jun 25, 2012

    Even though Avengers vs. X-Men #6 is an enjoyable read, it suffers from feeling too much like a prologue. Yet, with so much on the page, what comes next promises to be huge. There is so much work done here setting up the next step that the story is certainly worth sticking with. The X-Men may have started out as the underdogs in this event, but it looks like the tables have drastically turned. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 20, 2012

    On the downside of the art, Coipel’s human features are way too small. Everybody ends up having this same blank look on his or her faces. I enjoyed the panel placement but thought he could jazz it up a bit, especially for a big series like this. I’m still interested in what the end brings for AvX; I just wish I didn’t need a GPS to get there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 23, 2012

    This event is a strange one. Hope is the centerpiece and at this point it doesn't seem to fit anymore. I wouldn't have guessed that the Phoenix Force would be on Earth for more than half of the mini-series, but that's the case. I certainly wonder where this is all going and that is one of the high points to the event: I haven't been able to predict what will happen next on any level. Read Full Review

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