First Look for January 11, 2018
In today’s first look, I actually get 3 stories for the price of 2 comics and it’s interesting how the three basically layout different perspectives of events. In Avengers vs. X-Men #0, the first story shows the after effects of an event that occurred before the issue. Scarlet Witch caused some serious damage to the Avengers and since this issue shows her first visit back to the mansion we can see how much of an impact she had. Particularly with Vision who will not forgive her for using him to attack the Avengers. In the second story of AvX, we see Hope Summer in basically a state of anticipation. Events in this story are prologue to the coming of the Phoenix. Hope knows it and Cyclops is trying to coddle her before that big conflict, but it causes trouble in the present. Scott needs to let Hope live her life and deal with the Phoenix whenever it gets to Earth. Finally, in Letter 44 #12 we see things happening in the middle of a key event. The ship is invaded and aliens have taken half the crew. Three perspectives on events, one leading up to an event, one in the middle of the activity, and one dealing with the aftermath. I kinda like how this worked out and the fact that I enjoyed all three stories is definitely a plus.