To my mind, the best episodes of a big-deal, all-hands-on-deck superhero crossover event are the ones that focus on the ground-level repercussions of the world-threatening chaos. I remember reading a great issue of Gotham Central when DC's Infinite Crisis event was happening that showed riots and madness in the streets of Batman's hometown and how the police characters reacted to all of that.
I only have this exclusive cover reveal to go by but I'm hoping that Brian Bendis brings the same kind of focus to New Avengers #30 which ties into the Avengers vs. X-Men event. Bendis' best work tends to be on more grounded superheroes and this issue has him revisiting Luke Cage and Daredevil, characters that he's done really strong work on. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of chemistry sparks in this issue, which hits later this summer. Here's Marvel's official description:
NEW AVENGERS #30
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) * MIKE DEODATO (a/C)
* New York is burning, the world is ending…but the heroes on the street
aren't going down without a fight!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99