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    "Wolverine and the X-Men (2011 Ongoing)" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

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    WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #1



    Written by JASON AARON
    Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO


    Spinning directly out of X-Men: Schism, the X-Men are split in two. In the oversized debut issue of the new ongoing flagship X-series, Wolverine takes one half of the X-Men back to
Westchester to start over again. But the new Hellfire Club outlast its first day ? Join Marvel Architect Jason Aaron and legendary X-Artist Chris Bachalo for a brand new action-packed take on the X-Men that will set a new standard for the Children of the Atom.

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    I said this a while back in one of the LTC threads, but will say it again: Wolverine and the X-Men #1 has to be my favorite single issue in a long time. I honestly thought I was going to stick with New Mutants as my only X-book, but WatXM #1 was just perfect and made me want to dive in to other X-books like Uncanny X-Men and X-Men Legacy. It wasn't a dark book, which the X-books tend to be. It was light enough to be funny and entertaining. Plus, the end did sell that it is going to be more than just fun and games. The art also worked with this tone. Bachalo's work is especially great in capturing Logan, Kitty, Husk, and the students. Can't wait for issue 2 tomorrow and hope the series maintains this quality.

    High points of issue 1:

    -The panoramic shots of the school at the beginning and end of the issue. It has come a long way from being, well, rubble.
    -Logan's monologue before he encountered the school board reps, especially the scene where he says "Wish me luck, Jeannie" as he passes by the statue of Jean (I want a close-up of that statue!).
    -I actually like how Kitty looks in this issue. Gotta say it again. It fits her.
    -Husk telling the students to shut up in her class.
    -Idie's comments. I didn't realize she was this messed up from glancing through the Regenesis one-shot. I thought she will be mentored by Wolverine in later issues (like how he took Kitty under his wing) but think Kitty might be mentoring her since the signs point to Kid Omega be Logan's apprentice.
    -The Danger Room being the entire school.
    -The tour of the school and trying to convince the board reps to not shut it down blowing up in Logan and Kitty's faces.
    -The school's faculty/staff/students list at the end of the book. Simple and awesome.
    -The school's syllabus that was also at the end. Best part of the book that had me laughing with glee.

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    So why is Beast OK with working for Logan at an institute? Did they bond that much when they were in prison?
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    One-to-Two year-old spoilers and stuff from Regenesis one-shot

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    So why is Beast OK with working for Logan at an institute? Did they bond that much when they were in prison?
    According to Wiki, he left the X-Men during Dark Reign's Utopia story because of Cyclops' increasingly militaristic and extremist attitude. He blames this attitude for Nightcrawler's death in Second Coming.

    From what I remember when I glanced through the Regenesis one-shot, Logan called Beast from his NYC apartment and asked Hank to pretty much build and help run the school.

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    Not to overembellish but this book actually gives me a lot of hope for the X-Men line. While I have enjoyed the books over the past few years as I read a good amount of them in trade I did miss the school setting. I found Utopia while a good idea to be a bit too generic and bland of a backdrop. Bringing back the school is a great idea and I like what is being down with it so far. Bachalo isn't my first choice as an artist for the book but he's doing a good job and his art seems a bit more readable than usual. In an interview at at CBR, the writer for Uncanny X-Men said his book will be more 'Avengers'-like and this one will be more like the old-school X-Men stories which has me very excited to see where it goes. The first issue was great and fun and I'm really looking forward to what comes next.
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    WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #2



    Written by JASON AARON
    Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO


    Wolverine and his X-Men have very little chance of surviving the new Hellfire Club. And that’s without another classic villain (the villain of the most important X-Story ever) returning!

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    And in this issue, Iceman gets his day in the sun to shine with his Omega-Level talent set. Like last issue, it begins with a flashback; this time to 2 weeks ago, where Logan gives Bobby a pep talk to "step up", saying that Cyclops told him that Bobby had the most untapped potential. Flashing forward to the present, and we see the new Hellfire Club - all kids, all rich, and all psychotic - look at the chaos left from last issue.They decided to add more fuel to the fire, by transforming the State Education Department inspectors into a Sauron and a Wendigo and unleashing a wave of Frankenstein monsters with flamethrowers to the school. When all hope is lost, Iceman steps up, creates clones of himself, and saves the day. Or so we thought. Because the earthquake from last issue was really Krakoa, the living island. Which sets up issue 3.

    Again, this is a great series and made me like the X-Men again besides New Mutants. The art is excellent. The writing is solid, being funny when it has to be and serious when it has to be. It has earned its spot as a core X-Book along with with Uncanny X-Men.

    Top points of issue 2:

    -BROO! The Brood kid that doesn't want to eat or impregnate us and speaks English! One of the breakout characters amongst the student body, I read him with an English accent in my head.
    -Broo's first crush being Idie. Now that is a couple worth seeing.
    -Iceman and Kitty kiss. Surprising.
    -Quire being Quire. Never had experience with him before this series, but his attitude may grow on me and I understand why he is a key character in the upcoming "WatXM: Alpha & Omega" mini and is featured a lot here in WatXM.
    -Warbird hitting on Iceman
    -THE RETURN OF THE LETTERS! AND KITTY'S ANSWERING THEM!

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    -Junior Hellfire Club. I can somewhat believe and accept Kade Killgore as an actual threat - he has a certain tone and sinister nature about him and I did accept that rich kid helping the Hulk from what I read of Incredible Hulks - but I'm not so sure about the other kids. Well, except for the girl who wants to hit penguins with a hammer. She has potential to be evil.

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    Remember when Wolverine was cool? Me neither.

    WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #3



    Written by JASON AARON
    Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO


    With the Hellfire Club on the verge of overwhelming the X-Men, the team’s only hope is…Quenton Quire?! The big question is, does he care enough to do anything? Wrap up the first adventure of Wolverine’s branch of the X-tree with Marvel Architect and writer of X-Men: Schism Jason Aaron, and superstar artist Chris Bachalo!

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    Wolverine and the X-Men #8: A Little Impossible
    Well, Wolverine and the X-Men has probably been my favorite series of the four I'm reading, but today it managed to squeeze out a real stinker. In Fact, I hated everything about this issue. Normally this series is character driven, introspective and funny, but balanced with just the right amount of action, which is crisp and easy to follow. What went wrong with #8? In this issue, we learn that the bouncers in the space casino from issue #6 broke Logan's adamantium legs, which have now mended wrong. In order for Hank to fix this, he needs a doohickey that he has to go to a space station to get. Meanwhile, for no apparent reason, Warren decides he must steal another campus spaceship (how many spacecraft does this high school need?) to travel to the space casino and ends up taking a group of students with him (basically all of the students who are main characters). The story is hasty and empty and makes no sense. The art is ugly and sloppy and during the action impossible to follow. Also, the title made me hope for The Impossible Man in a guest starring roll, but no such luck. When Hank arrives at his destination he's inexplicably ambushed by Sabertooth who may or may not have killed his girlfriend and the two have a brawl that just looks like several panels of space-suit colored smears mashing into each other. I could not tell who was who, what moves they were making or even who won the fight. Meanwhile at the space casino. The students (again for no apparent reason) are trashing the place and, it would seem, massacring all patrons and employees, this time having no trouble at all from the bouncers who nearly took out Logan and Quentin in issue #6. These fights also just look like a smear of colors and I could not really tell what was going on. 1/2

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    I'm gonna pick up the issues to this series soon as it sounds pretty good. Should I also pick up the Alpha and Omega miniseries? Does it really add anything to the story?

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