Just finished reading issue 7, and while it wasn't the great event I expected it to be (I felt this could have been done in maybe 2-3 issues fewer), it did do a couple of things right. Spoilers Spoiler 1. Great comeback by the heroes, definitely had an epic feel to it. I loved that splash page when the magic powered Avengers showed up to back Cap up. 2. Captain America picking up Mjolnir and crying Avengers Assemble to rally the heroes in the final battle . Best panel of the series, maybe the year if you ask me. There was a bit of hokiness at the end when the residents joined the fight (I mean seriously, what could they do? From what I could see of the page, they didn't even bring guns to the fight.) 3. An actual ending and a plot that didn't go off tangent. I mean seriously, after House of M, Secret Invasion and Siege kind of gave us non-endings after so much hype, and the way Siege was a redirect from being Norman Osborn's siege on Asgard to having Sentry be the actual big villain, this felt way waaaayyy better. 4. It accomplished the spin-off a little better. I was disappointed at a few things though Spoiler 1. Thor dead? Again? Seriously Marvel, you've killed the guy and brought him back more times than Phoenix. Give it a rest already. We all know he's coming back, he has two titles running and has a major motion picture coming up. Please. 2. The big bad Serpent being taken down by Thor alone, in battle armor. I thought this was being too easy, especially after all the build-up. Yes I know the prophecy was there. It would have been nicer to show the Asgard-powered Avengers joining Thor to give the serpent a beat down. Have the humans all over the world cast aside their fear, weakening him, a lot of things could have been done. 3. Asgardians stuck on Earth. Again. This time by Odin. I'm sorry, but I thought the writers figured out they couldn't really write the whole Asgardians interacting with Earth thing, so that's why they sent them back. From my perspective, they couldn't really accomplish the epic feel they had when they were on Earth. Now they don't even have Asgard on Earth. Why do I have the feeling this is will be changed soon? 4. A scratch on Cap's shield. This feels like they want to make this event relevant, but c'mon, it definitely won't be as nice to see the shield flying out with a huge scratch on it. Plus, they've broken it several times already, magic healed it the first few times, why couldn't it be done now?