Sorry to say, more bad.
It was good to have that placement footnote. But y'know... it didn't really help the the chrono mishmash that's been going on. JUST finished reading this week's AvsX 10 so that is the last fresh story positioning in my mind and not what happened after AvsX 7. That squido site might actually help but y'know. can't be bothered to interrupt the storyflow to keep going online every few pages or afterthoughts. How long before or after the Illuminati meeting, how long before or after the Avengers were prisoners of Danger, etc. The art did not do anything to help. Those pants on Bobby, the tunic skirt on Angel, the completely black eyes on everyone. And accepting, at face value, the players act/ions was... taxing. Cases in point:
Xavier: Prof. X is still a jerk, sorry. He is all for humanity winning but won't lift a finger to help. It's the end of the world but going against his exteneded family would be much worse to him? Bah. Go off and sulk. Is that why Cain always got the 4star Hotel treatment in the X-brig?
However, he did get a good showing powerwise to be seen clearly superior to Rachel. Not to mention (help) take out a Phoenix Fiver!
Clint: How many variations do we have to accept. What's wrong with his history the way it is in regards to women in his life. Did he put the moves on Moondragon and Emma in canon - or was that just retcon hogwash to make him a cat on the prowl. Sure, he's had serious, entertaining relations but he comes off too womanizing here joking with his new 'girlfriend'.
Spider-Woman: Implanted Psychic Shielding? How many backissues had her mentally attacked? It makes sense that she has 'em but it feels like it's a precident that's been ignored. And on that note - Cap is looking for flippin' psi-defenses and she fails to mention this option? And Xavier probably knows her as well as anyone (from time caring for her) and he isn't even aware? She has to get off this team! At least she was able to rescue 2 kids that were milling about a bar in a public welcome spaceshipyard, that was the least
she could do. Apparently she won't even be spoiling Xavier's memory manipulating at the end either - for no good reason.
Cap: While it is great that he finally addressed the telepathic angle to a (minimum) degree it was hard to believe that his goto telepath here would be non-Avenger, current-enemy Rachel. It appears that everyone really need not pay too close attention to the AvX Fight Mini as it promotes itself - 'cuz he doesn't consider Iron Man's anti-telepath arsenal used effectively against Emma. *sigh* Bad call, Steve.
Iron Man: Mostly background, working hard at doing who knows what. Readers aren't supposed to know yet. In the meantime he tries to distract them with a Whos Who display screen for readers to get satisfaction from identifying. Can anyone name 'em ALL row by row
Black Panther: The perfect host. Well, not sure if this was befor or after his Bast-upgrade so let's just say he was the not a bad host. Can't say nothing else about him in this issue.
Wolverine: He agrees with Cap that the best plan at avoiding the enemy is to go and trap or be trapped the enemy. Now that's (plot) forward thinking. Or not. He did seem capable handling Kid G.
Thor+WarMachine+Beast+Quicksilver+GiantMan = Getting their butts kicked. Bad.
KidGlad+AngelSavant+OmegaIceman = Visually uninspired battling. Bad.
PF-Namor: Another battle that ends in stalemate and offers no advantage to the Avengers when they do take him down. Bah, bad - and Wakanda suffered (pointlessly) because of this failing.
Rachel: And she claimed to have a kinship toward Hope whom she probably never said two words to ever. It was a very unconvincing con. So, her plan was to go against her headmaster that she helped earlier because of change of heart, eh? And then her battle with Xavier actually takes out PF-Namor to the most frustrating ending. WTH?! So we assume Cap says to her, "you take your people and I take my people and we will call it a draw!"?
Did you find this a good issue?