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The X-Men vs. the Avengers #2: Review

May 1987
Roger Stern, Marc Silvestri

Story Name:

Uneasy Allies

Review & Comments

4 stars

The X-Men vs. the Avengers #2 Review by (September 3, 2018)

Review: See issue #1 for full review.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The X-Men vs. the Avengers #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

In Kampuchea, the Avengers have just placed Magneto under arrest but the X-Men and the Soviet Super-Soldiers have arrived and are laying claim to him. The three groups fight but the X-Men think to carry Mags off while the other two teams are distracted, with Dazzler blinding those who would pursue. But Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau) is able to keep up with the departing Rogue to tell her that they will soon be by to reclaim Magneto for the World Court....

Back at the clearing, Captain America fights Crimson Dynamo, Thor battles Titanium Man (and both are aided by Cap Marvel interfering with the Soviets' armor). She-Hulk punches out Vanguard and Dr Druid hypnotizes Darkstar into using her Darkforce to take her own teammates prisoner by convincing her they are the Avengers.....

Magneto insists on locating the debris from Asteroid M, ostensibly to keep the dangerous technology out of the wrong hands and he zooms off without the others. He soon discovers it beneath the surface of a lake and raises it into the air. Entering he plants explosive charges to destroy the craft while reclaiming his familiar helmet—but as he gets ready to submerge the asteroid into the lake, the Avengers show up to recapture him. He seals himself inside a magnetic field but Cap Marvel is able to enter it and knock him out. The X-Men appear and fight the Avengers—and Magneto awakens and warns them all of the imminent explosion. Cap Marvel flies through the ship and locates the bombs but too late. Magneto is able to throw up a protective shield around the others but they all end up stunned by the shockwave. Mags gathers up the X-Men and takes them away in the Blackbird. When the Avengers recover they find their foes, and their quarry, gone. But as the various X-Men bicker over their course of action—and whether Mags has turned evil again, they are unaware that Dr Druid is sitting among them, invisible....

X-Men: Storm, Havok, Rogue, Wolverine, Dazzler, Magneto

Avengers: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Black Knight, Dr Druid, She-Hulk, Thor

Soviet Super-Soldiers: Vanguard, Darkstar, Ursa Major, Titanium Man (Gremlin), Crimson Dynamo (Dmitri Bukharin)

Marc Silvestri
Joe Rubinstein
Christie Scheele
Marc Silvestri (Cover Penciler)
Joe Rubinstein (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Rosen.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Knight
Black Knight

(Dane Whitman)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Doctor Druid
Doctor Druid

(Doctor Droom)

(Anna Marie LeBeau)

(Jennifer Walters)

(Ororo Munroe)

Ursa Major
Ursa Major

(Mikhail Uriokovitch Ursus)

(James Howlett)

Plus: Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Crimson Dynamo (Dmitri Bukharin), Havok (Alex Summers), Titanium Man, Vanguard.

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