Wolverine and the X-Men #29

Wolverine and the X-Men #29

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ramon Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

See the Jean Grey School of the future!The students of JGS put a time-capsule together that you can follow into the future and see what happened to all your favorite X-Men.

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 20, 2013

    The greatest superpower of the Jean Grey School has been its narrative potential, and Wolverine and the X-Men #29 shows that potential fully realized. If you thought the first few arcs of this series were ambitious and quirky, just wait until you take a look at this comic. With big ideas, some excellent character payoffs, a smart message and heaps of teasers for the next year's worth of stories, this comic is easily the best thing you'll read all week. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 15, 2013

    But the story here more than makes up for it. Aaron layers in several different plot threads -- the hunt for Dog, an unopenable chest, the effect of the past on the future -- and weaves them together in such an emotionally impactful way that you'd be hard-pressed not to shed a tear. And yet in this dramatic story, he still manages to have you afraid for what happens next while also making you laugh unexpectedly. Aaron gives you everything you could ever want in a comic, but just watch out for the Terrifying Smile of Kitty Pryde. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 20, 2013

    As usual we can tell that something big is coming. The Hellfire Club is proving to be calling in the big guns as now they have added Idie and Dog, who killed his father for striking him in the previous issue, to their arsenal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge May 15, 2013

    Ramon Perez has definitely proven himself capable of providing the art for this series. Because of its unorthodox shipping schedule he will likely be fit into the rotation of regular artists, but his work over the last few months has been great. This issue doesn't provide him with the same ridiculous backdrop for insanity as the Savage Land did for the previous few issues, but it is still solid. In fact, the overall quality of the work is probably the best it has been since he took the helm. Seeing all of the weird characters and events that shape the future visually is a real treat. Perez manages to add an incredible cinematic dynamic to this issue that carry the various scenes swiftly and very skillfully. Top-notch work from one of Marvel‘s budding artists and his chemistry with Jason Aaron is undeniable — another home run for this fantastic series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson May 16, 2013

    After a few missteps, “Wolverine and the X-Men” is back on track, and perhaps more interesting than it has ever been. Many have noted that the series is at its best when it focuses on the school and its students, something that rings true in light of this issue. The series balances a fun and whimsical tone with deeply moving emotions and ideas. Full of heart and hope, Aaron's writing and Prez and Martin's art exhibit the best of what “Marvel NOW” has to offer. With the upcoming “Hellfire Academy” and the even larger “Battle of the Atom,” the future of the Jean Grey School has never looked brighter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 18, 2013

    Simply put, this is just a fun, wacky view of an alternate reality that sets us up for the next big storyline. Bendis could learn some lessons from this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover May 19, 2013

    All in all a series about Wolverine's X-Men has been handled absolutely fantastically and I've been enjoying every page of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 21, 2013

    But it's a fun story by Jason Aaron - fast and funny, thought-provoking and well worth following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood May 16, 2013

    WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #29 is a fantastic and fun comic, a new high for a series that shifts rapidly in quality from moment to moment. Plenty of new and exciting plots for future issues are hinted at and presented, including a JGS student going rogue in an epilogue twist, and the characterization of Logan and Aaron's new and strange students is deeper than it's ever been. The tacky opening scene drags things down, but not by much. WATXM #29 is optimistic, exciting and fun, while still being moving and emotionally rewarding on a somewhat deeper level – everything the series has always wanted to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay May 16, 2013

    "Wolverine and the X-Men" #29 is one of those standalone issues that doesn't move forward as much as it shuffles the plot around -- yet, that's why I love it. This issue slows down to discuss character and setting, and why they're at the core of the X-franchise. The ability to range around and have fun glimpsing the future is exactly why X-books work. If placed into a new reader's hands, this issue could get them hooked on "Wolverine and the X-Men" while simultaneously hunting down all the back issues and connected titles. This one is a world builder, both on and off the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 21, 2013

    With another arc completed, and the Hellfire Saga on the horizon, it's nice that we can have a reminder of the heart behind this series. It can be a little corny, but this issue strikes a balance between being soppy and sentimental, and showing exactly why Jason Aaron is handling this series so masterfully " there are so many subplots and storylines going on at any one time that it's just insane. The next few issues look to turn everything on its head (again) as many of these stories come to a head and the two academies wage their war against each other; there's a lot to love about this series, and this issue illustrates just some of the many reasons. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 21, 2013

    Wolvering and the X-Men #29 further fleshes out the new mutant environment that the X-Men are living in. Jason Aaron continues to amaze me with all the world building he has done as how he is letting his imagination run wild with his X-Men stories. This issue does a very good job setting up the future for Wolverine's character and the X-Men as a whole as they get ready to face off against the Hellfire Academy. The look into the future of the current X-Men status also had a lot of fun Easter Eggs to find on further re-reads. With what was hinted at in Wolverine and the X-Men #29 I am even more excited for what Aaron and the rest of the X-Men writers have in store for us next. It is a good time to be an X-Men fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ryan Utterback May 16, 2013

    It is a bit of a gap filler, but the solid art and a nice sprinkling of humor make for a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TylerM May 20, 2013

    All in all, a solid issue and a reminder that this title belongs firmly in the grasp of any mutant lover. Also, I still have no idea what the hell the Bamfs really are, but apparently they age. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Johnnie JungleGuts May 23, 2013

    This time travel oriented one-shot was enjoyable but might be my farewell read for this series. It starts out with a speech from Wolverine expressing his fears and hopes for the Jean Grey school while putting together a time capsule for it’s future generations. And although Wolverine’s motivations and ideals seem spot on, his candor seems a little too polished and not gruff enough. Still, the speech was a highlight and perhaps Wolverine is just trying to act more pro in front of the kids. Ramon Perez’s playful pencils are strong here, and the ending to this issue is also fairly charming and dynamic- but it’s set-up was somewhat anemic and made the ending’s delivery hard to understand. The brief glimpse of the future that we do get feels at times entertaining and at other turns over-stuffed- I feel like the oddball nature that made this series a delight earlier on is what’s making this comic overwhelmingly complicated. Aaron’s insistence in trying to create his own X-men universe forces us to spend too much time with his own uninteresting creations. outbreakblog.tumblr.com

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas May 16, 2013

  • 8.5
    strgrv May 26, 2013

  • 7.5
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 14, 2013

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