By Andrew Wheeler
Graphics by Dylan Todd
Welcome back to ComicsAlliance Vs. AvX, our unofficial scorecard for Marvel’s big summer publishing event,Avengers Vs. X-Men. The scores as we left them last issue look about that one-sided. The Avengers have a thirteen point lead, five points to the X-Men’s negative-eight thanks to a foul ball/act of genocide by the mutants. Can the X-Men drag themselves back as Jason Aaron takes over scripting duties from Brian Michael Bendis?
The story so far: The Avengers discovered that the planet-destroying Phoenix Force is coming back to Earth, with the X-Men’s Hope Summers as the likely host. Cyclops is determined to protect Hope from the Avengers because he believes she might restore the mutant race. Because Cyclops and Captain America are two of the great tactical minds in the Marvel Universe they determine that the only way to resolve this issue is to shake the contents of a large helicopter over the inhabitants of a small island.
Round two! Fight!