Wolverine and the X-Men #33

Wolverine and the X-Men #33

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Searching for answers of how the JGS students left the school, the X-Men look to the very ground they walk on. The X-Men discover that Krakoa, the island that walks like a man, can fight like one, too. Meanwhile, Quentin remains the most sought-after student at the Hellfire Academy.

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jul 26, 2013

    The best X-Men book by a mile for me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jul 27, 2013

    There's only 2 issues left in this story arc that's been building since the beginning of the run and so far I've been happy with the direction it's been going. Will it hold up throughout the entire run? I'm not sure but so far so good! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 24, 2013

    Nick Bradshaw's art maintains its usually level of expressive energy and detail, despite the somewhat accelerated schedule of the series lately. Aaron gives him plenty of memorable material to work with, in particular a scene of Krakoa coming to life. There is, however, some unsettling, needlessly sexualized imagery in this issue. Idie dons an old-school Black Queen costume for much of the story despite, as the recap page helpfully points out, her being a mere 14-year-old girl. Bradshaw, strangely, draws all of the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle as much older than they were when they first debuted in Schism. It's a common flaw with superhero comics that children rarely look their age. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jul 24, 2013

    I had my doubts with the Hellfire Saga at first, with the prelude and first issue, the second issue was certainly better, but it’s definitely this one that I’ve been sold on. The potential has been seen, and at this point we just need to see more of the actual Hellfire Club to make it complete, which I’m sure we’ll be getting soon enough. Despite the crazy of the Hellfire Academy, it looks like some people are going with some well earned lessons and at the heart of it, it’s life lessons we all could learn, which is the heart of WATXM anyways so all in all, consider this arc reaching its success. But don’t get me wrong, what comes to follow should be pretty amazing too. (Krakoa) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jul 24, 2013

    The Hellfire Saga is finally picking up steam, returning a sense of purpose to this title. This is the kind of comic that you can find yourself cheering along to. That said, this is a wordy issue trying to fool you into thinking it's all action. The issue is entirely dependent on tension, and if it doesn't move you so, it will likely fall flat. Likewise, most of the progress in this issue is a matter of perspective. Still, the converging storylines make this a great issue for longtime readers of the title. Wolverine and the X-Men #33 takes me right back to the days of a youth spent reading manga with a season finale seriousness and an insistence that even in such dark moments, comics should be fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 25, 2013

    A strong showing from Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw makes Wolverine and the X-Men #33 a fun book to watch. Focusing primarily on the former X-students as they stage a daring breakout from the Hellfire Academy, there's a lot of emotion underneath all these fisticuffs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 24, 2013

    "Wolverine and the X-Men" #33 is another enjoyable installment in the series, which feels like it's starting to tie off a lot of plot threads since the series' inception. Aaron and company doing just that -- clearing the decks -- can mean a whole new set of stories and ideas to come in soon. All in all, a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 27, 2013

    So yeah, Aaron spent all that time setting up the Hellfire Kids and the Hellfire Academy, and now he's ready to tear it all down. I like the sound of that. He's got the X-Men en route riding a giant, walking Krakoa, and that just looked cool. But they're secondary to the real stories taking place at the school. Seeing Toad kicking ass was a dream come true for this series. I hope Aaron doesn't kill him. Quentin and Idie had equally fun moments, though I still hate Idie with a passion. And what's the deal with outright stating she's only a 14-year-old girl, and then dressing her up in the traditionally skanky Black Queen outfit? Not cool, dudes. Still, the awesome Toad action more than makes up for that scene, as well as the general crumminess of everything Hellfire. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 29, 2013

    And apologies for the lack of preview images this time around — SDCC meant that Marvel didn't post previews of their books for last week, and despite scouring the internet, I couldn't find any suitable ones. Read Full Review

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