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Avengers vs X-Men 3 review: Captain America vs. Wolverine!

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm •  Published: May 2, 2012

Ed Brubaker writes “Avengers vs. X-Men” No. 3, featuring art by John Romita Jr.  The cover promises a fight that’s made for some great comics before — Captain America vs. Wolverine!

While the overall story arc doesn’t move that far forward, Brubaker – the man who has written what’s become one of the longest sustained “Captain America” runs of all time – puts Captain America and Wolverine in conflict over how the Avengers will pursue Hope, the mutant who seems to be gaining the powers of the Phoenix.

It’s a lot of action, some misdirection, and mainly a good Wolverine/Cap issue.   It’s likely to have repercussions as the series progresses, as well.  You can quibble with bits of the motivation, but I think it all comes together by the end.  Overall, a solid continuation of what’s been an entertaining series so far.    The key event of this issue is the Cap/Wolverine showdown – but that’s worth the price of admission.

- Matt Price
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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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