The GeeksverseWolverine And The X-Men #14

Wolverine And The X-Men #14
Published on Thursday, July 26, 2012 by

Colossus, now a Phoenix, comes to the Jean Grey school to have dinner with ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde. How’s it go?

Published by: Marvel Comics
Written by: Jason Aaron
Penciled by: Jorge Molina
Inked by: Norman Lee
Colored by: Morry Hollowell
Lettered by: Chris Eliopoulos
Cover by: Nick Bradshaw w/ Justin Ponsor
Assistant Editor: Jordan D. White
Associate Editor: Daniel Ketchum
Editor: Nick Lowe

The original name of The Comixverse was Kitty’s Pryde, so yes, I’m a huge Kitty Pryde fan. I’ve always liked her relationship with Colossus, there was something tender and safe about it. In a sappy kind of way, it was like a romance novel, the way relationships should be. Well I really enjoyed her relationship with Pete Wisdom, it came across as a young woman exploring her boundries, trying to shed the “good girl” image. With the schism in the X-Men, Kitty went off to school and Colossus stayed with Cyclops because now that he was the juggernaut he didn’t want to risk hurting her sometime.

Which brings us to this issue. Colossus now has the Phoenix power and he’s ready to return to Kitty. Aaron really gets these two characters. He gets their relationship. The moment when it seems Peter is going to propose, it’s something fans have been waiting for, been waiting for years. But Aaron handles it perfectly. This isn’t Kitty’s Peter and as the issue goes on, she proves it. Hearing Colossus try to justify the Phoenix-Five’s actions really drives home how wrong they are. And Kitty’s reactions are just how she should react.

The strength of this book has been Aaron’s ability to handle the huge ensemble cast. There are super hero moments, there are school moments, and Aaron manages it all giving each one a bit of time to shine. The cast each stand out, they get their own signature moments. There’s a bit of humor and some creepiness (Toad). But even in the midst of the AvX event, and the main story of the Kitty Pryde date, Aaron still throws some subplots out there. Just what is going on with Husk?

Jorge Molina does a great job with Kitty. He captures the essential moments perfectly and his version of her is great. One of the best I’ve seen. I wouldn’t mind if Molina took over the book at some point.

Wolverine And The X-Men #14 receives
5 out of 5

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