When looking at comic book genres like superheroes, movies, video games or even spin-off series to certain characters from that franchise, it's quite often that we see cross-over comics based on two main franchises in one book either fighting each other or a simple fight to the death just like you would see in films like Freddy vs. Jason or Aliens vs. Predator or looking at the latest trailer on Batman vs. Superman.
From the Marvel universe it's very often you would see a series based on two of our favourite characters in the Marvel universe fighting against each other and then finding out there's a bigger foe stronger then them and need to team up to defeat this foe. Secret Wars recently kicked off back in May it story involves the Marvel Universe combining with various other alternate universes like Ultimate Marvel and Marvel 2099; having both storylines that were used in Age of Apocalypse and the House of M into Battleworld, a planet that exhibits aspects of the various universes.
It is a good concept on bringing hype to its Marvel and comic book fans, Secret Wars: Warzone looks at multiple universes kind of like a multiverse on our favourite Marvel franchises including mash-ups of our favourite characters one series that caught my eye the other day was Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvsX. This mash-up is looking at Avengers vs. X-Men but all of its characters in the child-themed land of Marville, after a fight on the streets from selling food to customers both Avengers and X-Men notice that the neighbors move in to their street but as it turns out both children are twins. Trying to make them feel welcome both Issue 1 and 2 so far is trying to make the twins feel welcome in the town of Marville and both teams are making either one of them join their club.
Skottie Young is behind both the story and art for that series, the story however is a little mixed making it appeal to children but it actually appeals more to the adults with some funny references and bad puns coming from Cyclops. Don't get me wrong it is a good concept for a story but it feels like we've already seen this done before in the past on other franchises from both books and movies, I would be surprised if there was a film on Avengers vs. X-Men sometime in the future unless something gets mentioned in Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2.
I really do like the art style for this so far in Issue 1 and 2 making it both cheesy and childish at the same time, the facial expressions nicely detail it does show how Skottie Young immediately proves why his unique take on Marvel's most popular continues to draw raves. The musical opening medley you see on the first few pages is charming and adding it in to the colourful backgrounds and settings making it feel that you are sort watching a morning cartoon before going to school if you were young again. But its art does make you feel you would want to come back to the series which is what I like about it so far but as I've already mentioned the story is a bit of a hit and miss at the moment unless things pick up and turn around in the later issues of Little Marvel: AvsX.
So is it worth reading or checking out? I would say yes if you like a bit of comedy humour and a cartoony art style I would say it's worth having a look even if you are not a comic-book fan this is a good example on getting more people in to the Marvel comics if they've only seen the films.