Wolverine and the X-Men #1

Wolverine and the X-Men #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 26, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 1
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  • 10
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Nov 3, 2011

    Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo seem tailor-made to make this book succeed. They've set the bar high; now let's see them clear it. People who are concerned with the doom and gloom that has been pervading the majority of the Marvel Universe for the past few years would be well advised to check out this issue. It's a fresh new start for (some of) the X-Men. It even has something for the folks put off by a $3.99 price point "" a listing of classes offered at the academy is comedy gold (sample: sex education from Remy LeBeau, an eyewitness account of world history from Logan), as well as a handy chart showing who is who amongst the faculty and student body. This issue exceeded expectations, and I hope the book continues to match this standard of quality. Also, Doop! Wolverine and the X-Men #1 earns five out of five stars. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 25, 2011

    I wasn't sure if I needed another X-title to read but Aaron and Bachalo have convinced me with the first issue that this will easily rise to the top of my reading list each month. I was caught off guard by how much I enjoyed it and cannot wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 6, 2011

    The book is a solid read all the way through and it is rounded out with a teaser of things to come, a run down of the classes that the school is offering up and a roster/role pinup. Everything about this issue is enjoyable and when you consider I only picked this up based on a recommendation I would say I was pleasantly surprised. If you have any interest at all in X-Men or Wolverine then this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Oct 29, 2011

    Overall, Wolverine and the X-Men is a great ride and a great way of moving the X-Men Regenesis campaign in the next phase. My only concern probably would be if Kieron Gillen and Carlos Pacheco's "Uncanny X-Men # 1" can top what we've seen for this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 26, 2011

    If I have to offer up any criticism, it's that the book doesn't seem like it actually knows where it's going. However, with creators like Aaron and Bachalo at the helm, I find myself oddly unconcerned. It's nice to feel taken by the hand and led into a world you already know intimately only to find it has been given a serious upgrade that could very well drive it most excellently into the future. I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 26, 2011

    Overall, Wolverine and The X-Men is everything I anticipated, and I anticipated a great deal. Ive been really, really wanting to read a series that effectively portrays the dynamism inherent in Wolverines character and is set at a School for Gifted Youngsters and Wolverine and The X-Men delivered both of these things very excellentlyat least for one issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 27, 2011

    What we have here is a very good start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 1, 2011

    The end of the book also has a two page artistic preview of what lies ahead in the series along with a lovely brochure about the curriculum at “The Jean Grey School For Higher Learning” and a ladder chart listing the faculty, administrators and students. This is an excellent start to a series that has the juice to go a long way. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Davy Dec 20, 2011

    As far as first issues go, this one is a blast. We join Wolverine at a tour around his crazy campus, meet the students and teachers, and meet our first interference. Jason Aaron gives a fresh spin on the "mutant school" concept and is determined to have as much fun with it as possible, Chris Bachalo stylized, cartoonish art may not be for everyone, but is oddly fitting, and the cover attracts the eye, even if for the wrong reason. It's a great, enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Oct 24, 2011

    If you're looking for an in to the X-Universe, this should do it. It might not be the action or scenario you'd expect, but Aaron's characters will hook you immediately. And if you've been following these books for a while now, issue #1 feels like a significant step forward for this group. The future is now! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Oct 26, 2011

    Overall, I was very happy with the writing on this title and can't wait to see next issue. Hopefully, it will include some action, which this book completely lacked. Not a staple for a #1 issue, but always a bonus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Nov 2, 2011

    This issue may not be perfect, but it is a solid start for Aaron's run with the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Jan 12, 2012

    If you have been looking to jump on board the X-Men then this is the perfect time to do so. Its a fresh start and you wont yet be lost in the novella style story or as I like to call it, The Young and The Restless with super powers. Wolverine and the X-Men is awesome. Definitely worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Ron Richards Oct 25, 2011

    I've been on the edge of my seat these past few months as X-Men: Regenesis was hyped up, wondering what the future will hold. Now that it's finally here and I held Wolverine & The X-Men #1 in my hands, I can honestly say that my excitement for the X-Men continues to build. Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo have delivered a fantastic first issue of the kind of X-Men book that I want to read for a very long time. The future is indeed bright, and I can't wait to see what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Dec 18, 2011

    Sharp dialogue, stylish artwork and a what else could go wrong cliffhanger are all rolled into this outstanding first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sara McDonald Oct 30, 2011

    The central action of the book is a visit from two inspectors for the New York State Department of Education, who arrive on the first day of classes to decide if the school can continue or not. Their visit becomes a well-utilized plot device to bring the reader along on a tour of the school as well, introducing many of the characters that make up this team of X-Men and student body, showing the set up of the new institute, as well as laying the groundwork for what's to come in later issues. It's a clever bit of writing that allows for a fair amount of exposition without feeling like the comic is too weighed down by it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 2, 2011

    Wolverine and the X-Men #1 is a strong start for the new status quo of Wolverines squad of X-Men. The strong focus on the characters that make up this book made it so that we did not need action to be entertained. Jason Aaron made sure to keep this issue moving at a quick pace and never felt slow. With the ending we got at the end we are sure to get plenty of action in the next issue. If you are a fan of the franchise and are looking to get your X-Men fix look no further than Wolverine and the X-Men #1. This is just a fun issue that brings back all the fun elements of the X-Men franchise. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 27, 2011

    In general this book wasn't the exciting first issue it should have been. This book is kicking off new uncharted waters for the X-Men and really it felt like a return to the same old, same old. Even the art was flat and uninspired and very reminiscent of Bachalo's first run on Uncanny X-Men. I don't know what's wrong with the X-Men, but they seem very broken and this new direction of "Blue and Gold" 90's throw back isn't fixing anything. If Marvel really wants this to succeed they should probably have ended all of the other X-Men books such as: X-Men, X-Men: Legacy and Astonishing X-Men. These titles alone weaken the infrastructure that they're trying to rebuild and leaves the whole "Blue and Gold" concept just as out of touch as this book is. Also, can someone tell me which team this is? Blue or Gold? Read Full Review

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