Thursday, April 26, 2012

Versus #1 (of 6)

You have to give Marvel credit for guts.

Versus ties directly into the Avengers vs. X-Men series by the simple expedient of focusing on some of the battles that spin out of that event.

And that's all there is to it. There are two "stories" in each issue, but there's not much actual story there - it's just a knock-down, drag-out fight between two characters.

The first story pits Iron Man against Magneto (a fight that sounds one-sided on the surface, but becomes much more), while the second story pits Namor against the Thing.

Both feature nice art by Adam Kubert and Stuart Immonen, a good dose of humor from writers Jason Aaron and Kathryn Immonen, and that's about all there is to it.

Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad comic at all - it's just one with very little story content. The two sides fight, one side wins. That's it.

It's a bit of lighthearted fun, and there's nothing wrong with that - though it's certainly not going to be everyone's cup of tea.

Grade: B

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