Avengers Vs. X-Men #9

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 1, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Their numbers dwindling, the Avengers stage a daring raid on the X-Men’s prison to rescue their captive members—and you won’t believe where it is! Alliances begin to change as the nature of the Phoenix becomes apparent! And in the end, it all comes down to Spider-Man!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 2, 2012

    Who knew that a fight between the good guys would be more interesting that a major team up against a world ending threat? Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 1, 2012

    There is very little else that I can say about this issue without revealing anything so I will leave you with a few closing thoughts. Characters are breaking down while others stand up. Questions are answered but in their wake they leave even more questions. This is the best written Round of AvX yet. The art is excellent and the pacing the creative team uses is perfect. The best praise I can give is that I am now extremely anxious to read Round 10 in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 2, 2012

    This comic has a great script, fantastic art, and continues what has been a very strong event so far. If the quality stays this high, this very well could be my favourite event of the past decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 1, 2012

    Macro-story issues aside, I do hope that the Big Two take note on this issue, and make more event books read like this. Jason Aaron has taken all of Marvel's biggest characters and really put them into some hot water, all while hooking in jaded readers with some well-placed humanity and tension. It's obvious who the winners of Avengers vs. X-Men are going to be, but if we can really root for somebody in this series " anybody, really " then the readers are going to be who come out on top. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Aug 2, 2012

    To enjoy Marvel on you PC, suit up and head on over to the Iron Man slots game at www.betfaircasino.com. When you've won as much as Tony Stark on that game, move on over to the other Marvel games, including X-Men and Fantastic Four! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 1, 2012

    The Avengers now have more support than ever. Unfortunately, Cyclops rips through time and space to get to K'un Lun and take Hope away from Earth's Mightiest Heroes. While most of these issues have ended with cliffhangers, this one seems especially haunting because the writers can't jump forward in time next issue; this is the very moment before a giant brawl that promises to lead into the epic climax. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Aug 4, 2012

    Now, this was a pretty great issue. I loved seeing Spidey get the spotlight, and he's the kind of character that you believe could trick the amped up brother-sister duo into fighting one another. Also, I was surprised to see T'Challa and Storm's divorce I guess in this issue, that definitely caught me by surprise. I'm wondering if Cyclops is going to have to be the one who stops Emma's rampage or if this inevitably leads to Jean Grey returning to take on a evil, Phoenix-fueled Emma Frost. Either way, this issue built a lot of questions I can't wait to see the answers to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Jonathan Gomez-Dominguez Aug 2, 2012

    There is definitely a lot going on now and still no explanation on how this is all linked. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 6, 2012

    This well-written intense drama will captivate your imagination for the entire 32 pages. I thought the series had reached its bench mark until I grabbed this off the rack. With three chapters left, everyone should be excited to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Modern Age Comics - Aaron Weiss Aug 9, 2012

    I know not everybody was crazy about the gimmick of superheroes vs. superheroes (and where are all the villains in the midst of this?) but having followed the X-books for the better part of two years, I can say that so far, the execution of this storyline has been great. Not perfect, but great, and certainly worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 1, 2012

    At its best, AvX manages to deliver on all the hype Marvel has placed on it. As we near the finish line, I can only hope that this renewed momentum means the event will remain at its best through the home stretch. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 2, 2012

    On the down side, this is one of those stories where you can clearly see the creative team pulling your strings - but the story is fun and brings back memories of past heroics, so I'll give it a pass. Good, solid super heroics here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 4, 2012

    Adam Kubert really steps up to the plate on the art too, matching the pace inch-for-inch and giving us some glorious splash pages this time around. It's still not perfect, but another three of these and the event will end much better than it started! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 1, 2012

    The end is near. Based on the cover, it doesn't look good for Spider-Man. There are some changes happening with minor developments popping up but we're still for the inevitable conclusion. Are were simply getting burnt out on these big events? This has all the makings of a epic-type story but it feels too close to other recent comic book 'events.' Things are getting ugly as the Phoenix Force is showing its true colors and we'll have to see who will survive and how the Marvel Universe may possibly be changed. That will be the key to the success of this series, in my opinion. I want something big to happen with lasting repercussions rather than everything return to normal. Jason Aaron's script allows the dialogue to flow smoothly while Adam Kubert's art just looks so dang good. Three more issues to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 1, 2012

    I feel as though I've said this before, but this issue of "Avengers Vs. X-Men" was the most enjoyable to date. Where most event series begin to trend toward predictability in their later issues, this series continues to offer up surprises and twists on traditional or stereotypically predictable plots. The end result is a story that picks up momentum at exactly the right time. There's only a trio of issues left in the main series and while there may be some obvious developments coming up, "Avengers Vs. X-Men" #9 has proven that predictability can be superseded by a fun story. If nothing else, it certainly provides readers with a chance to enjoy a Jason Aaron-written Spider-Man. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Aug 2, 2012

    Kubert gives us some wonderfully detailed artwork. Jason knows how to use Kubert to his advantage. The scene where Colossus and Emma meet in the desert was just beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 1, 2012

    I've been impressed with the execution of the main Avengers Vs. X-Men title, even as I've had some issues with the overall presentation of the crossover. This issue makes up for the frustrations of last, making epic cosmic fighty-fighty feel personal and approachable, and delivering a great sequence for Spider-Man that reminds me of his turn in Uncanny X-Men #190-191 back in the day. (He died in that issue, you might recall.) Avengers Vs. X-Men #9 is the reading equivalent of a Big Mac, with no big surprises, but a nice finish with a crisp hint of pickle, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. You can (and I have) complained about the overall Avengers Vs. X-Men crossover, but these individual issues are pretty well-done. I'm kind of excited to see where all this sturm and drang is leading us, though... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 4, 2012

    Avengers vs X-Mencontinues to be on an upswing. With only three issues left, I'm just getting more excited for each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 3, 2012

    As we have gotten further into the latest Marvel event the better it has gotten. Avengers vs. X-Men #9 is a testament to this improvement from where it started. Jason Aaron is able to build an emotional connection to what is going on in the conflict. By focusing on three key character relationships we are able to see how far the conflict between the Avengers and X-Men has developed. Spider-Man specifically steps up as the star of the show in this issue which put a big smile on this Spider-Man fan. If you stuck with Avengers vs. X-Men this long than you will be happy to know that the event has been getting better and better. I am now even more excited to see how things turn out in the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 2, 2012

    This issue made up for my anger and frustration from last issue. I'm very excited to see what happens next as we get closer and closer to the big climactic finale! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 1, 2012

    Avengers vs X-Men #9 further cements the successful parts of this event series whileglossingover some of its more problematic moments. The creative team succeeds in giving fans a strong issue that yields an exciting cliffhanger, and despite some minor pacing problems this book still offers more than enough good to warrant a purchase. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 1, 2012

    Once again, Avengers vs. X-Men splits the difference between event-book frustration and doing something new and interesting, which means it's just cool enough to keep us reading, and not going off on endless vitriolic Fear Itself/Flashpoint rants like last year. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 1, 2012

    Better than anticipated, but way longer than desired, Avengers vs. X-Men isn't a bad crossover. It's just a bit to long of a crossover. Honestly, the best stories involving the conflict aren't to be found in the pages of the main event's title, but rather in the other regular titles like Uncanny X-Men and The Avengers. Even so, I'm more than ready for the ReEvolution of Marvel NOW! to begin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 2, 2012

    Kind of a mixed bag of an issue. The scenes with Spider-Man and Emma were very strong, but the earlier portions were a bit dull. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 1, 2012

    With three more issues, I'm not sure where we're headed at this point. It almost feels like we're sitting waiting and watching everyone get beat up until the end does arrive. Perhaps next issue will deliver something really significant. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Aug 4, 2012

    Better than the average issue of AVX and has a kick-ass cover by Jim Cheung (you know Spider-Man had a rough day when one of his mask eyes is cracked). Written by Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction & Jonathan Hickman. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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