@novemberx2: what exactly does phase 2 need saving from? are you looking for oscar nods? IM 3 made over a billion dollars, and shield is pulling in ratings. thats all that matters. thor could make half of im 3 and still beat thor 1 numbers. dont think execs care if nerds/ critics disaprove if the movie makes a billion.
"A redundant and repetitive chapter causes Battle of the Atom to lose its momentum"
I actually agreed with IGN's review this time. I have really enjoyed Bendis run on All New and Uncanny but these last 2 chapters have killed my excitement for this event. That said this is still better than Age of Ultron.
@theblackhood: Yeah you should. Unlike most events this one has been building throughout Hickman's run on Avengers and New Avengers. I think the build up is part of why this event is looking to be a classic when all is said and done. I give you credit for even attempting to jump in without being caught up.
There are also multiple videos on youtube that were made to catch people up on everything they would need to know entering Infinity
Can someone show me scans of Adult Franklin getting his butt kicked by Celestials? I read that issue many times and I don't see how anyone can say he was getting beat? The most exertion he showed was while reviving Galactus. Also he never showed any signs of battle damage or injury during or after the fight. I'll buy that he needed Galactus to make sure he could take all 3 but to say he was getting beat up is crazy.