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Avengers Vs. X-Men (2012) #12

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Extra-sized final issue! * It’s all come down to this! The final battle—as the world burns!
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  • Format: Comic
  • Price: $3.99
  • UPC: 5960607748-01211
  • FOC Date: Sep 10, 2012
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This series was epic. :) And I liked the art.


Am I the only one who agreed with Cyclops? If the Avengers had just left them alone, this couldve worked out...


@Arik1987   They try to paint a picture that cyclops is an insane maniac but his right about everything. Hope can control it, new mutants ect. When the 5 had the power if they were left alone look at all the good they did (wasn't untill avengers antagonized namor stuff went bad)

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@hellequin41 @Arik1987 Erm...no. Hope managed to control the Phoenix after additional training from other sources. Most importantly: It took Spiderman to teach her priorities.

The Phoenix Five were too arrogant in their behavior. What did the Avengers do? They weren't actively fighting against the Utopia, they were researching how to prevent a possible, even probable Dark Phoenix. Just look at the percentage of Phoenix-possessions, that ended in a disaster. Preparing for the worst is just logical. Moreover: The Phoenix Five were establishing a dictatorship: They called all the shots, every other thought was forbidden. They weren't up for discussion, and decided everything in a black/white-matter. See Avengers Academy, were Emma Frost tried to kill a Sentinel, that was the best friend of one of the kids.

And last but not least: The Phoenix Five were extremely unstable. Namor in particular was always warhungry and the first to tip. Emma  lost control to her evil thoughts more and more. In the end, Magik seemed a bit insane from the very start, and Colossus was losing himself rapidly as well. Cyclops simply was very selfish from the beginning, and a terrible host. Even with the Avengers standing still, as soon as the world was exactly to their liking, they would've pointed that power in some other direction. And what, if they disagreed over something? What if they started to split into different fractions? If THEY fought war against each other?

The Avengers had to intervene. And the X-Men were a bit too naive to believe in something like an Utopia. Especially considering their history with the Phoenix.