Favorite Marvel Event
After 30 days, it all comes down to this. The final challenge for the Marvel 30-Day Challenge. It’s been a lot of fun, but I’m ready to end this once and for all. My last challenge: name my favorite Marvel Event.
Full disclosure: I was going to use the 2015 Secret Wars, but I haven’t read that yet, so it’s out of the running. Instead, I’m going with what I have read.
If you’ll recall, I mentioned this back on my first challenge involving my favorite character. I think now’s the time go into it in a little more detail.
After Hope Summers returned from the future, more Mutants started appearing around the world, forcing Hope to travel the world and help stabilize their powers. It was a slow process, but it looked like Mutant-kind could recover. Then the long-dormant Phoenix Force appeared and set a course for Earth. The target was its next host: Hope Summers.
The X-Men thought that the Phoenix had come to undo the damage caused by M-Day, but the Avengers were paranoid that it would bring destruction. So they tried to take Hope into protective custody, with the X-Men standing in opposition. Thus, the two biggest superhero teams in Marvel went to war with each other.
I think the purpose of this event, aside from undoing the damage from House of M, was to answer a question. That question being, who would win in a fight, Avengers or X-Men? Given the sheer size and roster both sides had, that fight was a full-scale war that spanned the globe; and I started on Team X-Men. Then the lines got blurred by the Avengers messing things up.
Excellent Job Breaking it, Avengers!
The Avengers tried using a device to get rid of the Phoenix Force, but it split into five fragments that possessed the wrong Mutants. Instead of simple war, now the heroes had to race to undo their mistake. Who ends up winning the fight, in the end, didn’t even matter. Marvel got a major shakeup, and Cyclops was now on my list of least favorite heroes.
The X-Men were the main reason I got into Marvel Comics, and this story was the culmination of seven years of the X-Men trying to keep their species from going extinct. So, it seemed like a big deal to me. Plus, we got to see the kind of fighting that makes fans drool in excitement. Avengers vs. X-Men is my favorite Marvel Event, and nothing can change my mind.