Wolverine and the X-Men #2

Wolverine and the X-Men #2

Writer: Jason Latour Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
6.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

WELCOME TO THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL OF HIGHER LEARNING! The ALL NEW MARVEL NOW smash hit series schools with Jason Latour (WINTER SOLDIER) and Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN) leading the charge with drama, action and homework(?)! World-famous X-Men Wolverine, Storm, and a star-studded faculty must educate the next generation all-powerful, but inexperienced mutants! But with their own lives steeped in deadly enemies and personal crises, how can the X-Men guide and educate-let alone defend-the school? At the Jean Grey School, you never know who will enroll...or who will lead the class! And what mysterious organization waits in the shadows to destroy Wolverine's mutant sanctuary? These questions and more are answered in the All-New Marvel Now sure-to-be-smash, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #1!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 19, 2014

    Last issue was an amazing debut from a stellar creative team and this continues a lot of that momentum. Theyre not reinventing the wheel, but theyre producing a consistently great product and have brought the focus squarely back on the students with the teachers as more of a support staff role, which feels like a step in the right direction. With so many X-books on the shelf, its critical to make each titles focus justify its existence, and this book is so far two for two on that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Mar 20, 2014

    Both the writer and the visual artists seem to have a pretty good grasp on these characters. There are a lot of elements in play regarding "AvX," "Battle of the Atom," the Askani, and the futures of Wolverine's students, especially Quire and Kid Apocalypse. I really wish "Killable" wasn't a driving force behind the current state of the school, but there's nothing I can do about that. I'm kind of leaning towards "get the trade" with this series, but that conversation between Wolverine and Storm was just too good for me to recommend anything other than "buy it." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 22, 2014

    Gee, I feel like we're getting a repeat of Cable for some reason. Bonus points for him having some huge grudge against something Wolverine did. Could it possibly be saving Evan who will eventually grow up to destroy the world? Still possible predictability aside, I'm interested enough to see what happens with both Evan and Quiere featuring so prominently and the fact they have already teased a grown up Evan as Apocalypse going toe to toe with a Phoenix powered Quire. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Mar 21, 2014

    This new creative team had some pretty enormous shoes to fill, following a run on the book that was excellent from start to finish. The ominous threats of the future provide a great backdrop for the soap opera that a good X-book should have, and the ties to X-continuity throughout will keep fans like me happy. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Mar 19, 2014

    Wolverine and the X-Men is a title that can live beyond the shadow of Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo, and Nick Bradshaw. It can be a vital part of the filthy mutie lineup that showcases the Jean Grey School, its faculty, and the students. This is not a misfire by any means, and I know Jason Latour has more room to go to express what his vision is for the title, but two issues in and we are more confused than ever. It's good to be confused by a mystery, it is bad to be confused by the answers and introductions you are given. If he can narrow down the focus and not rehash places we have already been, Latour can add a great new chapter to this title. If not then there's always another reboot to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 21, 2014

    This series has so much potential " between the setting, ripe for excellent stories, and the top notch creative team, this should be a homerun. But it isn't " at least not just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 24, 2014

    When you have a superstar handling Uncanny X-Men and All-New X-Men and one of your titular characters appearing every third book in Marvel's publishing line, there's a lot of pressure to deliver a unique addition to the publishing schedule. But Wolverine and the X-Men lacks enough of a direction to make it unique. It's hard to write off an X-Men book that's teasing Phoenix and Apocalypse implications in its opening arc but propping up an as-of-yet undefined concept with arguably the largest parts of the X-Men's mythology is a recipe for failure. Latour and Asrar are building something here but it will have to come together faster to keep readers' interest. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 19, 2014

    For better or worse, Mahmud Asrar's muted style suits the tone of the series well. The previous series had a certain visual energy that remained no matter the penciller, and that's more subdued here. But Asrar is still able to inject some fun into his pages thanks to the Bamfs and their antics, and the later pages open up a bit as Asrar dives into the series' first big action sequence. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 24, 2014

    I want to like the freewheeling unconventional nature of this book, especially since Asrar's art is a huge draw, but so far inconsistent writing and plotting are making it kind of a mess. It feels like a runaway train headed for a brick wall, and that wouldn't be bad if I had confidence that Latour had control and could pull us out of it before we hit the wall, but right now, it feels like nobody has control. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Mar 20, 2014

    The most interesting about the series has to be the story surrounding Quentin Quire and his becoming the Phoenix later on in his life and I believe it is that aspect that will save this series in the end. Read Full Review

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