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Avengers and X-Men: Axis #8: Review

Dec 2014
Rick Remender, Leinil Francis Yu

Story Name:

Why They Sting: New World Disorder, Chapter 2

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

Avengers and X-Men: Axis #8 Review by (January 18, 2015)
Comments: Doctor Voodoo (originally Brother Voodoo) was killed in NEW AVENGERS (2010 series) #6. Steve’s armored Captain America suit is likely the one he used in the “Fighting Chance” storyline in CAPTAIN AMERICA #425-437. Additional inks by Jason Paz; additional color by Jesus Aburtov

Review: Yeah, yeah, chapter 8 of the whole deal. I can’t see anything memorable coming out of this event; everyone is already talking about the next big thing. Perhaps Marvel should reconsider the plan to have mega-events following so closely on one another?


Avengers and X-Men: Axis #8 Review by (January 18, 2015)
There were supposed to be 10 tie-ins for this issue this week and last. But #7 was a week late and so took 3 of them. And 4 of this week's tie-ins have been delayed to next week. Leaving a measly haul of 3. All the stories are set within Axis#4-6. AXIS: REVOLUTIONS #4 As usual there are 2 tales here. Iceman has become evil Iceheart, a 'hero' who helps you with no holds barred, even if you don't want him to. Good Dr Doom exposes 1 of his undercover agents as part of his short-lived desire to make Latveria free. INHUMAN #10 Medusa plans to declare Inhuman war on the human race. But Gorgon is worried and calls in Spider-Man. Feeling betrayed Queen Medusa quits her throne, just in time to presumably be turned good again in Axis#7-9. AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #3 Hobgoblin's riding high as New York proclaims him a hero and he defeats the Phil Urich Goblin King. But then Steve Rogers comes to take him to join the other heroic villains for Axis#7-9, and he'll wind up just a villain again. The delayed issues are All-New X-Factor #18, Captain America & Mighty Avengers #3, Deadpool #39 and Loki: Agent of Asgard #9.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Avengers and X-Men: Axis #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Spider-Man is desperately attempting to disarm Apocalypse’s Gene Bomb—and failing. Carnage volunteers to enter the bomb and smother the blast—even though it will kill him. The monster asks Spidey to see that a memorial is raised to him in New York City and he goes to his death. Spidey heads outside to take on the evil X-Men—but the evil Avengers arrive at the same time led by Thor who takes on Apocalypse with his axe Jarnbjorn. Amora and Loki flirt as they hatch a plan to halt the madness. Thor clobbers Absorbing Man and is then blasted by Cyclops and Havok together. Loki and Amora confront Thor and lead him into a portal taking them to the moon [This fight is continued in LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #9].

At Avengers Mansion, a worried Steve Rogers and his son Ian watch the destructive battle on a viewscreen—then they are surprised when Jarvis, believed to have been killed at the end of issue #4, returns with an idea to save the Avengers….

Back at the battle, Kluh, the evil Hulk, mixes it up with Rogue and suddenly Professor X is appealing to Apocalypse to cease fighting. The mutant leader recognizes a plot by the shapeshifting Mystique and sets out to destroy her—only to be halted by the Absorbing Man….

In Latveria, the Scarlet Witch is destroying the capital as Quicksilver and Magneto try to appeal to her good side. Doctor Doom arrives with a secret weapon: Doctor Voodoo. Doom has made a Faustian pact with a demigod to resurrect Voodoo and his spirit brother Daniel, reasoning that only the two voodoo sorcerers are able to stop Wanda. Daniel possesses the Witch….

At the battle Iron Man and Captain America realize that the X-Men do not have the Red Skull and that the Nazi villain is likely still at Avengers Mansion. Iron Man holds off Storm while the new Cap wings his way to the Mansion. He arrives to face an armored Steve Rogers who is ready to fight his former ally for the sake of his archenemy….


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Leinil Francis Yu
Gerry Alanguilan
Edgar Delgado
Jim Cheung (Cover Penciler)
Jim Cheung (Cover Inker)
Paul Mounts (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Absorbing Man
Absorbing Man

(Crusher Creel)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man

(Peter Parker)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)