i actually prefer Book Two, where the insanity goes sideways and upside down and who knows where, than Book One, where Red Skull + Xavier's mind + Magneto's hate = Red Onslaught (yeah, that thing again). the thing with heroes is that they're also learning on the fly that a solution to a problem could create the next problem. i imagine some readers will take exception to Rick Remender's writing here, as he (gleefully perhaps) writes the second black Captain America as an angry revolutionary who's quick to violence (thug?). the X-Men just fast forwarded the coming of Apocalypse themselves, and the Avengers want to play God. and Kluh is the Hulk within the Hulk. i am Kluh-less what's gonna happen next. i didn't even know there was a Book Three coming.
art-wise, Adam Kubert's best days are in the rear view mirror, and you can see how event books show the rushed artwork. its good to see kababayans Leinil and Gerry back, but its just one issue in Book Two and the Dodsons take over.