Spidey says it best. "Avengers vs X-men. So This is really happening." The biggest crossover event Marvel Comics can put together on the heels of their uber-successful Avengers blockbuster movie, pitting their top two super-teams against each other in mortal combat. This the pinnacle and oh so important event, and they tap John Romita Jr. to pencil the book? Are you kidding me?
John Romita Jr. is the son of legendary Marvel artist John Romita Sr. who became a legend back in the '60's. Junior came to fame in the '80's riding the coattails of his famous father and somehow, whether by Daddy's help or not, this guy kept getting art work in comics despite the fact he draws like a drunken 8 year old. The characters are blocky at best but at the least the guy looks like he hasn't even finished the art and just prayed the inker or colorist would cover up his laziness. You cannot, CANNOT, look at the art and think this is the best Marvel had to offer for their mega summer spectacular.
Marvel comics employs many great artists such as Mike Deodato, Bryan Hitch, Mike Choi, Ryan Stegman, or any of the artists on the current roster that could do a far superior job on the pencils. Any! The art is nothing if not derisive. Just Google the guy and see what pops up. People just loathe Rob Liefeld but the art would be a million times better, even with him.
The point is, that Marvel is making a big push to fight DC Comics relaunch which has put them atop the comic market place once again, and you trod out this awful hack to ruin the book and pull you away from the story and the opportunities to present some long anticipated splash pages of all out war.
Marvel really dropped the ball and if you are honest with yourself and don't try to add some hipster bullshit and take the art at face value, John Romita Jr.'s art SUCKS!