I gave Avengers vs. X-Men #1 a try and I liked it. I was just a set up issue but overall I enjoyed reading it. JRJR's art was sloppy in some of the panels but not bad enough that it distracted me from the book. Last thing, I think Cyclops is in the wrong and is being a tool.
I could not disagree more about Cyclops. Yes, he was going way overboard with Hope and her training, but he already lost Jean to the Phoenix Force, and Hope is supposed to be the savior of mutants, so he doesn't want this screwed up. He truly has the weight of his people on his shoulders and he takes all the responsibility for that. He's always been that way.
Then you got the fact that Cap is coming in with the Avengers saying they are taking Hope basically because they don't think the X-Men can handle the situation. Really? I'm sorry, but who has experience dealing with the Phoenix Force? That's right, the X-Men. It would have been a smarter and more tactical move to go to Utopia and say "We know you're going to need help on this and that you have the experience, so what can we do to help?" But no, big brother Cap wants to come in and make demands and cause conflict. For being Marvel's best leader and tactician, he makes a lot of stupid mistakes.
And Cyclops is right, the only time the Avengers have the X-Men's back is when they need them for something. All other times, go ahead and persecute the mutants.
The Avengers need to back the hell off, and maybe for once offer assistance over feeling like they should take over.
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