Justin Samuels graduated from Cornell University with a degree in history. After working in financial services for three years, he decided to try a more creative path. He's wrote 5 ebooks that are available on Amazon. He's written 8 screenplays. His first feature film, The Agent, is in development.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
Review: Avengers versus X-Men 4
In Avengers Versus X-Men 4, various X-Men and Avengers teams battle around the world, while the search for Hope is on. Hope contacts Wolverine, trying to explain to him that she can control the Phoenix and use it to completely restart the mutant race. She convinces Wolverine to take her to the Blue Area of the Moon, to wait for the Phoenix. Only the Avengers are there, waiting to take her into custody. Wolverine figuratively stabbed Hope in the back and told the Avengers. But the White Queen learned of all this, so the X-men appear on the Blue Area of the Moon via Magik's teleportation. As the two teams are about to fight, Thor, the most powerful Avengers is hurled to the surface of the moon. He's badly wounded and knocked out. Hope is flaming and announces "its here." The Avengers looked shocked and horrified. While the X-men are clearly in awe, Magik seems even happy.
Basically, the pacing in this series is pretty good. Captain America seems pretty dictatorial in this. It seems very unfair of the Avengers not to consider that Hope is the salvation for mutants, and that as she saved them from Bastion and the Nimrods, she might be able to reignite mutation. And its seems Wolverine can't think or act rationally about the Phoenix because he can't see beyond loosing Jean. The first third of the series is now, over and the point of the story is forming.