I really enjoyed the action sequences, along with the banter between Lois and Clark. Oh theirs is better than the Queen's, because while I liked Chloe a lot in the show, nothing beats Erica Durance's delivery of Lois' lines and that's what I still hear in my head.
The exposition, build up and cliffhanger at the end were good. I can see this work on two levels: people that know the Henshaw story can easily see where this is leading up to (and I assume, enjoy it) and people who don't know him must be intrigued to see wth Lex is going to do next.
To me it feels like the comic is picking up a lot of momentum. Maybe they figured out the right pacing for this format or maybe it's just that the story is really kickin in now..Dunno, but it's working well for me.
The penultimate chapter of AvX has a major character death. Ready? Scott Summers took all of the Phoenix Force into himself, beating the crap out of his own girlfriend Emma Frost for her half of the Phoenix, and then murdered Charles Xavier.