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X-Men vs. Avengers
Limited Series


X-Men vs. Avengers # 1: "Justice For All!"    
Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Marc Silvestri
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Avengers respond quickly to destroy fragments of an asteroid that has fallen out of orbit. The asteroid was the former base of Magneto. Information is leaked to the media in hopes of drawing out Magneto because he's accused crimes against humanity. Magneto travels, with his X-Men following behind, to South East Asia to investigate the largest fragment. The Avengers arrive and demand Magneto's surrender. Also, the Soviet Super Soldiers, led by the KGB's Crimson Dynamo, want him brought back to face Soviet justice.

Avengers Roll Call:
Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Dr. Druid, She-Hulk, and Thor.


X-Men vs. Avengers # 2: "Uneasy Allies"    
Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Marc Silvestri
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Avengers face off against the Soviet Super Soldiers while the X-Men make off with Magneto. The Avengers defeat the Soviet Super Soldiers and hunt for Magneto. They find him and he's found the asteroid fragment. He has recovered his old helmet with special circuitry and has planted explosives within the fragment. The X-Men rescue him from the Avengers and he destroys the asteroid fragment.

Avengers Roll Call:
Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Dr. Druid, She-Hulk, and Thor.


X-Men vs. Avengers # 3: "The Soviet Strike Back!"    
Writer: Roger Stern
Penciller: Marc Silvestri
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
The Avengers and Soviet Super Soldiers separately pursue the X-Men and Magneto. The X-Men and Magneto have sought refuge on a Dutch freighter. Magneto plans to use his helmet to enhances his mental abilities to wipe mutant prejudice from human minds. The Super Soldiers catch up with them first and board the freighter. The Crimson Dynamo, in his exuberance to capture Magneto, cripples and causes it to sink. The Avengers arrive and, with the X-Men and the Super Soldiers, rescue the crew. The Soviet Super Soldiers turn over the Crimson Dynamo to the maritime authorities.

Avengers Roll Call:
Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Dr. Druid, She-Hulk, and Thor. 


X-Men vs. Avengers # 4: ""    
Writer: Tom DeFalco/Jim Shooter
Penciller: Keith Pollard/Joe Rubinstein
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
The Super Soldiers return home. The X-Men are taken into protective custody. Magneto is embraced by the Singapore mutant underground. Magneto prepares to his helmet's mental power, but Captain America teaches him a lesson. Magneto surrenders and goes to trial in an international court. The Chief Justice, however, is using the trial as a springboard for a human-mutant war. Magneto uses his helmet to manipulate the Chief Justice's mind. The charges against Magneto are dropped, but the human public cries foul and tensions increase for the mutant population.

Avengers Roll Call:
Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Dr. Druid, She-Hulk, and Thor. 

Jay's Notes:

  • What the hell happend to Stern & Silvestri??

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