Marvel Plot Points

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Comic Review: AVX Versus #1

The Avengers Versus X-Men event is a massive undertaking by Marvel, pitting the two biggest teams in the Marvel Universe against one another. With such a massive battle, how do you show all of the fights that are going down?

By creating a whole other mini-series.

So far, Issues 1 and 2 are out, with four more issues to go. Issue 1’s fights take place during the initial battle between the two teams, and are all about fights, fights, fights.

The first issue deals with the battle between Iron Man and Magneto, as well as Namor and Thing.

Throughout the issue are tongue-in-cheek “fun facts”. My favorite? After Thing is smashed through the Helicarrier and says, “That’s gonna be expensive,” the Fun Fact pops up: “This helicarrier repair will cost $3,200,067.”

The first of the battles is Iron Man Vs. Magneto. Pretty straightforward fight, right? You’d be surprised. It’s an epic battle, where each of the heroes draws on their considerable resources, expanding out into space in an effort to defeat the other.

The second battle, Namor Vs. The Thing, is much more straightforward. Fist, meet face. A lot. There’s a twist at the end that I won’t spoil, as it would give away the victor, but it’s not who you would think given the situation.

I plan, once these books are out of “spoiler territory” to actually write out one of the battles as an action scene to show exactly how it would play out in-game. For now, though, enjoy this new SFX I’ve devised based on the Stark/Magneto fight. You may see this SFX in the future here on the site, or feel free to use it for your own datafiles.


This SFX allows a character to truly unleash their abilities, drawing on powerful abilities they have in an effort to conquer anything that stands in their way.

SFX: Unchained. Spend a Plot Point to add an additional 5 to your total after your roll. Step down your highest die after this until your next transition scene.

About Mark

Mark is a military veteran, game designer, a believer in the oxford comma, and an all-around nerd.

2 comments on “Comic Review: AVX Versus #1

  1. Jared Rascher
    July 3, 2012

    The “Fun Facts” have been the best part about the series. The fights themselves have been leaving me a bit cold. Except for Captain America versus Gambit. I liked that one.

  2. Shane Bradley
    July 3, 2012

    That one could hurt

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This entry was posted on July 3, 2012 by in Comic Book, Review.

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