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A+X #6: Review

Mar 2013
Peter David, Michelle Benevento

Story Name:

Captain Marvel + Wolverine

Review & Comments

4 stars

A+X #6 Review by (October 11, 2023)

Review: Very odd: for the only time in the series the two offerings have a similar setting, a game of poker (and there was a poker game in the previous issue’s Iron Fist/Doop story). Both stories are pretty funny, the first dealing with an intensely competitive spirit and the second on bluffing, bickering, and cheating. An all-around enjoyable issue.

Comments: First story: Only appearance of The End. Carol Danvers is a fan of the TV series ANGEL (1999-2004). Andres Mossa and Dan Brown collaborate on the colors.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

A+X #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

It is growing late at Avengers Mansion, Hawkeye and Spider-Woman excuse themselves to retire for the night, leaving a pair of teammates still competing. Wolverine and Captain Marvel are playing poker while debating who would win a fight, cavemen or astronauts? The argument—and the game—grow very heated until a huge armored monster smashes through the wall, introducing itself as “The End.” Carol asks the interloper “Cavemen or Astronauts?” The monster replies, “Astronauts” citing PLANET OF THE APES….

Summoned by the crash, Hawkeye and Spider-Woman come running to discover their teammates playing poker with The End….

“The Thing + Gambit” 4/5
Writer: Mike Costa. Art: Stefano Castelli. Colors: Andres Mossa. Letters: Clayton Cowles.
Synopsis: Thing is playing poker with three members of the Yancy Street Gang when their other teammate arrives: Gambit. The two heroes recall a recent incident during Mardi Gras when Gambit was being chased by a shopkeeper he had robbed and Thing sought to stop him. The Yancy guys are surprised at the revelation of bad blood between the two. Thing warns Gambit about cheating; Gambit keeps needling Thing until Ben orders him outside to settle things like men. Outside we learn that in the previous incident, Gambit had been caught cheating a cheater and they made plans to work together in New York. And then the Yancy Street guys notice all the money is missing….

Michelle Benevento
Michelle Benevento
Giuseppe Camuncoli (Cover Penciler)
Giuseppe Camuncoli (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Clayton Cowles.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel

(Carol Danvers)

(Remy LeBeau)

(Clint Barton)

(Jessica Drew)

(Ben Grimm)

(James Howlett)

Plus: Yancy Street Gang.

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