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Wolverine & the X-Men #6 - Mutatis Mutandis, Part Two: Always Bet on X Review

5

There's a battle on three fronts. The future of the school and of Kitty Pryde is at stake. Be prepared for plenty of action, humor, adventure and fun.

Wolverine and Quentin Quire are off planet to try to save the school. Beast, Rachel and a group of students are inside Kitty Pryde trying to save her. Sounds like just another day at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

The Good

This book is so dang good. My biggest problem with the X-Men books lately has been all the doom and gloom. I get that the entire mutant race's survival has been in questions since Scarlet Witch reduced the population. Yes, they are hated and hunted by their enemies. It's okay to have deadly threats but this series is showing that it's possible for an X-Men book to be fun.

Wolverine is doing his best to run the school. He didn't quite realize all the costs that went into running a school, especially when they face constant attacks by their enemies. He felt he had no choice but to take his least favorite but most powerful student out into space in search of finding a fortune. Their destination won't be a walk in the park either.

At the same time, Kitty Pryde has found herself suddenly extremely pregnant. She discovered unfortunately that she is actually infested with a swarm of microscopic Brood. To make matters worse, the school is under attack, again. Life is never easy for the X-Men.

Jason Aaron has smoothly combined the threats and action while infusing the title with loads of humor. Often when books make an attempt at humor, it can feel a bit forced. Nick Bradshaw has also added a lot to the story telling as well as depicting loads of diverse backgrounds in the different settings.

The Bad

This is exactly the kind of comic I needed to read right now.

The Verdict

It's another winning issue for Jason Aaron. Since this title's launch, each issue has been consistently great, funny and full of action. The story takes place in three different places and switches between each with ease that creates perfect pacing. For too long, the X-Men titles have been packed with dark times and deadly threats. Now we still have deadly threats but Jason Aaron manages to cram in a slew of humor as well without it feeling artificial. We have a lot of X-Men titles right now and many of them are fun to read but WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN simply stands out. You always know what you're going to to get. It's a great read and you'll be happy you picked the issue up.

24 Comments
Posted by stormtrance1618

This series is amazing and has yet to disappoint, even just a little. Can't wait to read this!

Posted by KainScion

awesome. and people thought this series would suck. HA!

Posted by Saren

Yay Kid Omega.

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Posted by Arevish

I don't think u need the "Bad section" for this serie

Posted by WildValentine

What's the art like in this series?

Posted by sinful

Great series. This and Uncanny X-Force. Marvel Heaven.

Posted by Pbott

This title is way over rated imo, sure it good but Jason Arron's Scalped puts this book to shame. So ya i buy it and enjoy it but UXF is way better and now that Gage is on Legacy i would say is better also. Like the review said this book is manly just jokes and action, I look for actual character work.

Posted by ComicMan24

It is one of the best Marvel books IMO right now. I just wish they could bring Bachalo or at least change the artist.

Posted by kingjoeg

@ComicMan24: Bachalo is back in issue 8. Marvel has a big problem with changing artists too many times in the middle of a story arc.

Posted by ComicMan24

@kingjoeg: Really? Cool. Thanks :)

Posted by Billy Batson

@Pbott said:

This title is way over rated imo, sure it good but Jason Arron's Scalped puts this book to shame. So ya i buy it and enjoy it but UXF is way better and now that Gage is on Legacy i would say is better also. Like the review said this book is manly just jokes and action, I look for actual character work.

of course his Vertigo work puts his normal work to shame.
BB

Posted by NXH

Glad to hear Chris Bachalo is coming back for the AvX crossover. I simply cannot bear Nick Bradshaw's art. Which I know have mentioned on many occasions now lol

Posted by Edgeworth_11

"My biggest problem with the X-Men books lately has been all the doom and gloom."

This is starting to become a obnoxious cliche.

Posted by LeonardEugenius

I really enjoy this series, but I will appreciate when the art takes a different approach and the stories get a little more serious.

Posted by Apothecary2

@Pbott said:

This title is way over rated imo, sure it good but Jason Arron's Scalped puts this book to shame. So ya i buy it and enjoy it but UXF is way better and now that Gage is on Legacy i would say is better also. Like the review said this book is manly just jokes and action, I look for actual character work.

You would rather read Rogue Legacy than this?

Posted by Apothecary2

@Edgeworth_11 said:

"My biggest problem with the X-Men books lately has been all the doom and gloom."

This is starting to become a obnoxious cliche.

What, the doom and gloom or mentioning it because opinions cannot be considered cliche though maybe trite.

Posted by Pbott

@Apothecary2 said:

@Pbott said:

This title is way over rated imo, sure it good but Jason Arron's Scalped puts this book to shame. So ya i buy it and enjoy it but UXF is way better and now that Gage is on Legacy i would say is better also. Like the review said this book is manly just jokes and action, I look for actual character work.

You would rather read Rogue Legacy than this?

Its not "Rogues Legacy" its christos gages legacy i could care less who is in it as long as it is well written with good character work and imo Jason Arron has not done a good job at that with his marvel work with this book being the best, however yes i would rather read legacy.

Posted by xerox_kitty

I didn't want to read this until I'd written my own review. I'm so thrilled to see this is just as positive! Although a little more succinct that I was :)

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Posted by x_29

@Pbott said:

@Apothecary2 said:

@Pbott said:

This title is way over rated imo, sure it good but Jason Arron's Scalped puts this book to shame. So ya i buy it and enjoy it but UXF is way better and now that Gage is on Legacy i would say is better also. Like the review said this book is manly just jokes and action, I look for actual character work.

You would rather read Rogue Legacy than this?

Its not "Rogues Legacy" its christos gages legacy i could care less who is in it as long as it is well written with good character work and imo Jason Arron has not done a good job at that with his marvel work with this book being the best, however yes i would rather read legacy.

There is actual character work, just not to what you are use to. Thats your opinion

Posted by thedanyrand

Been really liking this book, nice to get back to some good old fashioned Xmen craziness. Just one thing Im sure its been covered but I dont remember it. Where did the Bamfs come from? I like em and all I just dont know where they came from or why they are around.Any help?

Posted by ComicMan24

@thedanyrand: In the first issue Beast mentions how he accidentally left a dimensional gateway open and the Bamfs came into the school from that.

Posted by Daycrawler

@thedanyrand said:

Been really liking this book, nice to get back to some good old fashioned Xmen craziness. Just one thing Im sure its been covered but I dont remember it. Where did the Bamfs come from? I like em and all I just dont know where they came from or why they are around.Any help?

The bamfs haven't been explained yet. In fact, in this issue's letters page Beast mentions that he has no idea where they came from and it's something he'll need to investigate (it was in a response to a letter asking the same question). Eager to find out where they came from myself! Maybe they're fragments of Nightcrawlers soul / conciousness and they will be recombined to bring back Kurt in some crazy way!

Posted by laussica

Loving this book so much kid omega is amazing! This book is so much fun! I actually don't mind the art that much

Posted by oopla

I may be in the minority but I am sooooo glad we got a break from Bachalo's art, which I can't stand. It is just so cluttered and poorly proportioned. I would like to eventually see Kitty in action in this book, she's only been a den mother and a victim so far.