May 17th 2012 By: Andrew Wheeler
Buckle in; it's the fourth installment of ComicsAlliance Vs. AvX
, our unofficial scorecard for Marvel's big summer publishing event, Avengers Vs. X-Men
. Round one
went to the Avengers when they seized the moral high ground, round two
saw the X-Men rally back, and round three
... well, that was Wolverine being the best there is at hogging the book. Jonathan Hickman
is on script duties for round four, and the score is close at Avengers 16, X-Men 18.
The story so far:
The Phoenix Force is coming to Earth to claim Hope Summers as its new host and either end the world or save the mutant race. Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans think this is good; James Marsden and Michael Fassbender think this is bad; Hugh Jackman hates everyone. (Guys, I'm trying to appeal to those millions of new fans who just ran into the comic stores with their Hulk 3D glasses and demanded piles and piles of comics, okay? They don't know anyone's names yet.) Hope Summers has gone AWOL, and both Samuel L. Jackson's team and Patrick Stewart's team are trying to track her down. Hope doesn't have an actor, so just picture Miley Cyrus in a ginger wig.
Round four! Avengers, ready! Gladiators, ready!Avengers Vs. X-Men #4
Story: Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction
Script: Jonathan Hickman
Artists: John Romita, Jr., Scott Hanna, Laura Martin
Opening Score: Avengers 16 / X-Men 18