Monday, April 23, 2012

The Avengers #25

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Walter Simonson

Comics legend Walter Simonson lends a hand to transition storylines in the main Avengers title from the "A.I.M." arc to "AvX." Readers are lured with a crossover banner on the cover, and given some sort of compliance by showing a two-page spread of the battle in Utopia, but other than that, this is not really part of the event. The issue quickly ties loose ends and puts the finishing touches on the pointless plot involving A.I.M., that had nothing coming out of it, except buying some time until the arrival of Marvel's new money maker. There were good things about the story, though; for instance, the focus on Captain America and the overwhelming pressure he is under; Thor's return is somewhat addressed, and a great interaction between he and the Star Spangled Avenger was a nice moment. The twist at the end of the issue came out of nowhere, and was clearly a last minute adjustment to accommodate for the new Captain Marvel series.  Filler issue.

Follow "Avengers vs. X-Men" here:

AvX #0   AvX Infinite #1   AvX #1

New Avengers #24   AvX #2


  1. Great site you created. Where did you find the information regarding the correct reading sequence for this crossover? And are you going to complete it at a later date? I can't believe Marvel didn't number the sequence so it can be read in the correct order?????

  2. I am positive that the only reason Marvel does not have an official reading sequence is because they don't know where half of the stuff goes. Books like "Wolverine and the X-Men #10" cannot be placed anywhere in the story continuity. I will definitely continue working on this in the next few days.

    1. Cool. I could use a road map because I get my comics once a month, and I don't know when what came out first. Thanks.