The GeeksverseWolverine And The X-Men #1

Wolverine And The X-Men #1
Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by


Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Penciled by: Chris Bachalo
Inked by: Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza & Al Vey
Colored by: Chris Bachalo
Lettered by: Rob Steen
Cover Art: Bachalo w/ Townsend
Assistant Editor: Jordan D. White
Editor: Nick Lowe

Wolverine as headmaster is an interesting concept. If this issue is any indication, it’ll make for some fun stories and a pretty wild ride.

There’s so much craziness in this issue, so much just sheer fun, that it doesn’t seem like it would fit into a normal sized comic, but it does. Aaron is obviously having a good time with this. He’s got a solid grasp of his cast and he weaves them all together in ways that work. And it’s a very large cast. From the teachers down to the students. There’s alot going on and Aaron handles it all expertly.

The plot of having the New York Board of Education reviewers come to see the school works perfectly for the first issue. It allows Aaron to give a tour of the school and show a bunch of different situations. It gives us a good feel for what this book will be about, what the school scenes will be about, and does it in an entertaining way.

The biggest thing that Aaron shows in this issue is the ability to handle an extremely large cast and still give each of them their own moment to shine. We can see how important this is to Logan. We can see that Kitty will thrive in the role of headmistress. And Hank’s scenes are just great. Each character is true to themselves and fit nicely into the school system. Even the new addtions, like Gladiator’s son, will only help enhance the overall feel of the book.

If all the issues involving the school aspects were like this, then I’d enjoy the book alot even if there were no super heroics. Aaron does a great job of showing why a school for mutants would be so different from a normal school. I absolutely loved the addition of the mutant Brood. It goes a long ways to showing a tightening in continuity between the X-Men books. The character was really just a throw-away in the Astonishing X-Men. It would have surprised no one if the character never appeared again. That he does gives Marvel, and especially the X-Team’s editorial staff and Jason Aaron, alot of points in my book.

Bachalo’s art is as awesome as ever. You really have to pay attention to every little detail in this story. There is so much going on in the backgrounds. Every page is detailed and amazing. This issue shows why Bachalo is one of the top artists in the business.

Wolverine And The X-Men #1 receives
5 out of 5

An almost perfect start to the new title and goes a long ways in showing why this title was added to the roster of X-Books.

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