Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wolverine and the X-Men #24

Writer: Jason Aaron
Pencils: David Lopez
Inks: Alvaro Lopez
Colors: Morry Hollowell with James Campbell
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 23rd, 2013

"Ain't No Sin to be Glad You're Alive"

I was not looking forward to this issue at all. Anything that is marketed as "date night" sound like a lame comic book. I couldn't have been more wrong. I should have known better because of the date issue during AvX but I am a naysayer at times.

This issue paints a picture of the couples that exist in the immediate X-Universe that we should be aware of as well as couples that wont exist. There is also a great moment where Quentin Quire (second issue this week that he is highlighted in) has a run-in with Jean Grey. It is a comedic moment and once again makes the reader wonder if Quentin is going to start playing a bigger part in future arcs.

The only moment in here I was a little offset by was the page of kisses. I agree with Toad when he says "Too much damn kissing." I guess it was an interesting way to show a change in Storm as well as give her a new haircut, but it still felt a little strange. Lastly, I am interested in what is happening with Broo. The teaser at the end of the comic makes me a little impatient for the next issue to hit the shelves. All I can say is that once again, Jason Aaron has not let me down.


  1. I am sooo glad the whole circus arc is finally over - i hated it and it nearly killed all my love for this title. Luckliy, it rebounded nicely with this issue and now we know how and why Storm got her new haircut - to piss of her Ex-Husband :D

    1. I agree completely about the circus arc not being the best but I don't think it pushed me away as much as it did you. I am liking the fact that they are giving us a backdrop for the current Hellfire Club...

      I think that the haircut was a multi-tier thing actually. I think it was to show Ororo's new chapter in her life as well as to piss of the ex. I did feel it was a tad over-dramatic though...

  2. yes of course - i fully agree with you. But Roro tends to be "over-dramatic" from time to time.. and since this is a breakup - its the perfect time to be a little bit "all over the place"

    I am glad Storm shifts into the spotlight again - i really missed her the last couple of years where she seemed to just stand on the sideline most of the time

    1. See, I am the opposite. I have never really been a big fan of Storm. I think she was over-utilized in the early 90's late 80's and just never went anywhere for me. Then again, I tend to like Gambit which is basically the same concept.

      I definitely do not hate Storm as a character and I think they can do something good here with her but she isn't my favorite and it does concern me that she is spread between two of the titles I am reading as a "lead" character. Only time will tell though and I guess it isn't too late to fall in love with a character.

    2. yeah - lets wait and see :) The right author can always bring a character around.

      I didn't care for Fantomex, Daredevil or Psylocke before reading Uncanny X-Force - but Remender really gave them an interessting egde and made them work (again) .. so hopefully this will be done for Storm as well

    3. I totally agree! I was never a big fan of Hawkeye until Fraction started his current run which, as I am sure you have heard me gush about, is incredible. Maybe this is the age of my enjoying Storm...only time will tell.

    4. yeah - i am with you about Hawkeye. He always seemed to be pretty lame and his latest title with his wife (Hawkeye & Mockingbird) was mediocre at best - but the Fraction Version is just awesome and the only tiny criticism i have is the strange absence of Jessica Drew (but i may have mentioned that before)

      oh by the way - i have no idea why i wrote Daredevil up there - he isn't even in Uncanny X-Force.. lol - i meant Deadpool XD

    5. I was wondering about should read the current Daredevil run though. It has been quite enjoyable.

      As for the Jessica Drew thing in the Hawkeye is a bit unclear as to what is going on there. He is obviously not with her or he is a scumbag...Maybe it is a different universe? That is the problem with Marvel, it is sort of everywhere when it comes to different universes.