AVX: VS #2

AVX: VS #2

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Kieron Gillen, Steve McNiven Artist: Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 9.8
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle May 19, 2012

    Geoff: Until then! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 17, 2012

    Again, much like the last issue, I really love this concept. No stories, no real thought, just a full-on fight. So this issue puts the Avengers up 3-1, as well as making my guesses 3-1 as well(damn Namor/Thing fight...). I liked the way the Cap/Gambit fight went, because, let's face it, the only way Gambit had a chance was if Cap was distracted, and once Cap wasn't distracted? Game over. Now, I WAS a bit surprised that Spidey took the loss to Colo-naut... Spidey is probably the most popular Marvel character(if not the most popular character in all of comics), so while logic dictated that he should lose to Colo-naut, I wasn't sure if he'd find a way to emerge victorious. Honestly, I'd have been fine if he did win, but with that said? The more powerful character definitely won. Much like after reading issue #1, I'm eagerly anticipating the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 16, 2012

    The fights are short, but they are still admittedly pretty sweet. AVX: VS #2 is, in certain ways, an anthology on steroids " even if these stories are largely self-contained and have little to no effect on the Marvel Universe as a whole, these match-ups are an entertaining platform for some of Marvel's best and brightest artists to jam together. I still wonder how much better this book might have been with some more breathing room, but the fact remains: whether it's the Avengers or the X-Men who lose, readers of this series win either way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 17, 2012

    Any reader, young or old, can pick up the title and enjoy a fun comic with two popular characters going head to head. Only problem? I doubt this will stop the debates on "who will win in a fight" at your local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 16, 2012

    In the end, I ended up enjoying AvX: Versus #2 much more than the first issue of this tie-in mini-series. Not only that but Versus #2 was actually much more entertaining that its parent title. I am still not sure that this is enough to validate the $3.99 price tag. The high cover price is what makes me hesitant to recommend this title to readers. That along with the lack of actual progression in the main angle of the event makes Versus a series to only get if you really want to see how these fights play out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 16, 2012

    This series more or less delivers what it aims for. Still, it wouldn't hurt to see the writers strive to be more wacky and further embrace the brainless, bombastic nature of the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 16, 2012

    Spider-Man/Juggernaut: (4 story, 4 art) Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 17, 2012

    The promo for "AVX: VS" #3 suggests that we're going to see both The Thing and Colossus/Juggernaut again (which will make three appearances for Colossus/Juggernaut in the "Avengers vs. X-Men" crossover and two for The Thing). Why? With all of the great potential matchups out there, why do we need to see these particular characters repeatedly, especially when these are two characters that arguably have very low stakes for this particular "Phoenix fight" compared to so many others on the field. I don't think even the 15 year-old in me that cared less about plotting and character development and more about punching people out would be moved by these bouts. Read Full Review

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