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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
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    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!

    Iffy:

    -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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    Wolverine and the X-Men #9: Day of the Phoenix, Dark Night of the Soul
    Well, you may remember me complaining about what a train wreck the last issue was, now I understand why. It's clear now that an editor chose this as one of the titles to tie into this summers big crossover event, and the writer was told to wrap up his story threads so we can have this. The story of Captain America visiting the Jean Grey School so he can inform Logan of a nasty bit of plot that will CHANGE EVERYTHING and threaten the VERY UNIVERSE ITSELF, and that Wolverine must choose WHERE HIS ALLEGIANCE LIES!!! ZOMFG WHAT WILL HAPPEN? Oh yeah, I don't care. If anyone from Marvel could read this, I'd tell them that my budget can't allow for a bloated event this summer, but I can always allow for one title less. **





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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?
    Sorry, I'm only reading the main series, I can't say if the mini-series is any good.

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    Wolverine and the X-Men #10: Avengers Vs. X-Men...Vs. X-Men
    So, last time Cap came to the Jean Grey School to convince Logan to side with The Avengers, this time it's Cyclops, visiting to plead with Logan to switch to his side. The upside, I liked this a lot better than the last two issues, this issue does not fail to address the stories that have been going on since before AVX shook things up. There is some satisfying advancement of the stories of Warren and Genesis, and Scott and Logan's chemistry as rivals is great. On the other hand, Scott's entourage are jarringly heelish for a group that are normally heroes. I was especially annoyed that Illyana, a beloved character from The New Mutants, was particularly venomous, maybe there's legitimacy behind this change, but I haven't seen her since those days, and I wasn't pleased with her portrayal. Then there was the scene of everyone choosing sides and saying corny "When next we meet it will be on the field of battle." type lines. This comic usually has one of the most clever letters columns around. This time it was replaced by an ad for Red Hulk Vs. Iceman, which is one of the more ridiculous titles for a comic I've heard lately. I'll be glad when Marvel gives mega-events a rest. **1/2

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    Great issue! I really liked Wolverine and Cyclops' talk and how man to man it was. I understand Wolverine siding with the Avengers as he's been with them for years now and doesn't want to fall out with them over protecting Hope (which both sides think they should do but in different ways as the main mini series has shown). I really liked how many of Wolverine's team joined the X-Men side of the conflict now because that will allow for some good drama later on and I'm glad they said the team would come back once the event is over.

    I really enjoyed this tie in issue and I can't wait for the next one.

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    Wolverine and the X-Men #11: Got Hope?
    This has very little to do with the story I’ve loved and mostly focuses on A vs X fighting, which itself is pretty flawed, showing only snippets and no real sense of blow by blow that can be followed. The only redeeming thing is little bit at the beginning and end about Kid Gladiator escaping from an attempt to return him to the Shi’ar Throneworld. Very disappointing. *


    Wolverine and the X-Men #12: Hounded
    More A vs X stuff I don’t care about. More senseless and poorly portrayed fighting. Some angsty subplot involving Rachel and Logan. Also, it expect the reader to have followed some plot advancements involving Phoenix from other comics. A complete waste of time. *


    Wolverine and the X-Men #13: Born Warbird
    Most of this issue is focussed on telling the backstory of Kid Gladiator’s Shi’ar bodyguard. There was less A vs X stuff this time, but it was still there to annoy me. **1/2


    Woverine and the X-Men #14: My Dinner With The Phoenix
    As usual, snippets of fighting from the A vs X crossover are present here, but like with issue #13 they are starting to take a backseat to the plot. This one involving a partially phoenix-possessed Colossus attempting a marriage proposal to his old flame Kitty, who is all too aware that Poitr is not himself. I enjoyed the scenario at first, but somehow it fell apart for me. I can’t really explain why. I just wish the Phoenix/A vs X storyline would go away. There’s a great gag involving toad that takes me back to the early issues when I fell in love with this book. I’m hoping to see more stuff like that in the future. **1/2


    Wolverine and the X-Men #15: On the Eve of Battle
    Although I’m not crazy about the new artist, THIS is more like it. The characters, the school, the soap opera and the humor of the early issues is back. I love it. Toad especially gets a chance to shine here, and Broo is great as always. Theres a lovely moment with Genesis. Everyything I loved about this comic in the past is back for this issue. It ends with the X-Men gearing up for another A vs X fight though. I hope that fight takes place in some other title and that the A vs X crossover is done by the time the next issue of Wolverine and the X-Men comes out. ****
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    Wolverine and the X-Men #16: The Fires of Hell A-Glowing
    This book is back in a big way! Although this issue is officially an A vs X tie-in, it barely skirts that bull, with the Phoenixized X-Men making a brief appearance. Clearly Jason Aaron has found a way to get this book back to what it should be for fans like me that don’t care about the crossover and want soapy (and funny) character goodness and boy does he deliver. In this installment Kade Kilgore, who is the current Black King of the Hellfire Club, breaks the fourth wall to walk us through his backstory as well as chronicle an unbelievably ballzy prison break in the present. He even answers the fan mail! I’m so glad to see this book back on track, I might have given up on it over the summer, but my loyalty was rewarded by the best single issue stand alone comic I’ve read in ages. I had abandoned my tradition of choosing a “pick of the week” since I’m down to following only four series, but this issue moved me to bestow it with that age old honor. ***** Pick of the week!

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    Wolverine and the X-Men #17: Wolverine’s Secret Weapon
    DOOP! As soon as I took this one off the shelf and got a good look at the cover, I started grinning, because I knew I was in for a treat. This book has been my favorite for a couple months, ever since it pulled itself out of the A vs X quagmire. This issue is all about Doop! It explains how he came to work at the Jean Grey School, and what his real secret duties there are, as well as a bit about his personal life. Who better to draw a book about Doop than the one and only Mike Allred? You will learn which member of the cast Doop has been making nookie with. There’s a parade of Marvel guest stars including
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    ! Even though I only got one book this week, I can’t resist giving it pick of the week honers. ***** Pick of the Week

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    I actually picked up this issue because it was a one-off issue with art by Mike Allred and boy was this ever great! It reminded me of the Wolverine/Doop mini-series from a few years ago. It was a great story that really shed some light on Doop and what he does at the school, and boy a lot of it was hilarious! Probably the best issue of this series to date (of course I have missed a bunch due to the AVX tie-ins).
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    Yeah, you were right to skip those tie-ins, but the past few issues have been brilliant and kind of, pushed the A vs X stuff into the background. #15 & 16 were great and hardly had any event stuff in them, #13 had a great side story pertaining to a Jean Grey School character.

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    Wolverine and the X-Men #18: Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow


    Okay, this is a topic has a spoiler warning, so I’m not going to hold back, because I can’t. My strong feelings evoked by this issue, depend entirely on a spoilous moment at the end of this issue. It was a pretty good issue all around, and focused on the students and faculty instead of the x-over, which is what I like. But dangit! They killed Broo at the end. I’m so PO’d about this. Two weeks have gone by since I read this issue, and I’ve been putting off writing about it because I don’t know what to say. I never stopped to ponder who my favorite character in this book was, but now that he’s dead, I realize it was probably Broo, and now he’s gone.


    Why do the X-books always have to do this. They love to kill kids, and they always have to do it in the most disrespectful manner. In this case, as with many, before the character really has the opportunity to show its real potential.


    Also, Prof X is dead, but who cares? He’s been dead before. **1/2

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    Wolverine and the X-Men #19: More Pencils, More Books, More Teachers’ Dirty Looks
    SPOILER REVIEW Okay, so right off the bat, I’m happy to say that Broo is not dead as I thought, but he is seriously injured and in a coma hanging by a thread. Furthermore, this is a fantastically fun issue with Kitty interviewing applicants for a teaching position after Husk is asked to take a leave of absence. Great stuff here. ****1/2


    Wolverine and the X-Men #20: The Search For Something New
    This one focusses mainly on Angel seeking out a young mutant in Brazil and attempting to recruit her for The Jean Grey School. He ends up competing for he allegiance with scouts from The Brotherhood. There were a couple of standout funny parts, but this mainly felt like filler. **1/2


    Wolverine and the X-Men #21: The Greatest Freakshow on Earth
    Well, a bizarre, supernatural circus has come to town and is hypnotically luring in all the adults to some sinister ends. Also, the adult X-Men are tranced into believing they are performers in the show. Weird as this issue was, it fell flat and didn’t do much of anything for me. **1/2

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