Wolverine and the X-Men #37

Wolverine and the X-Men #37

Event\Storyline: Battle Of The Atom Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 3
6.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• Wolverine, who just lost his healing factor, takes a mortal hit!
• And a surprise ending that changes everything in the X-Men Event of 2013!

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

    The very best part of the issue? When Quentin Quire present and future have a moment to talk to himself. His older Phoenix powered self says he will answer a single question and when asked when he leaves the school just laughs and walks away. It's such a non-answer and also such a fitting answer from the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 26, 2013

    This is a series where you wonder, how are they going to sort this out?(As you'd expect, we'll find out... next week.) Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Oct 29, 2013

    With Battle of the Atom nearly over, the massive amount of X-Men are all coming together and melding into a mass of mutants that all want to beat the hell out of each other. There is a lot of terrific artwork and some of the best characters the X-universe has to offer, but it does feel a bit rushed given all the build-up between the last few issues. With the last issue coming in the titular series, this ends the crossovers for the main books. The repercussions, however, will be felt for much, much longer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Stuart Kirkham Oct 30, 2013

    Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrew Currie are back on art having also worked on Part 5 together, the pencils aren't quite as sophisticated as the rest of the crossover but it fits in well enough with what came before and tells the story competently. Some of the panels look better than others (which makes me wonder how much work Andrew Currie had to do as Finisher) and for a book with multiple big moments and splash-pages none of it feels particularly grand or epic. Can't help but think what the same issue might have looked like in Stuart Immonen's hands… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Oct 24, 2013

    While this issue improved on the last's lack of information, the delivered answers feel like answers we should've been given issues ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Oct 29, 2013

    The penultimate chapter in the "Battle of the Atom" saga, Wolverine & The X-Men #37, sets things up for next week's final chapter with a twist that leaves our merry mutants facing a twosided threat. It's intriguing to wonder just how the creative team is going to wrap everything up here. All in all this was once again a very good issue despite some problems with the artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Oct 28, 2013

    One issue remains in what's been a great X-Men epic. I'm looking forward to seeing how Bendis, Aaron and team handle all these new characters after this series is over, as a majority of them have me curious to see where their storylines go next. I can't wait for the conclusion of this series, and where everything and "everyone" lands when it's all said and done. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 24, 2013

    With the Brotherhood's Plan A squashed, and turning to their far more sinister Plan B on the grounds of the X-Men's first clash with Magneto, things have quickly taken a turn for the worst. If that is what they consider tough love, then their future must really be as bad as they make it seem. I mean we saw Dazzler die, but that was about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 23, 2013

    The art by Giuseppe Camuncoli is a mixed bag. He does a great job when the page only contains a couple characters because he gets to devote a great deal of attention to his character work. However, when there are several characters on the page -- and in this issue that's most of the time -- his quality goes down considerably. This is a decent looking issue, although this event has seen better looking chapters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 26, 2013

    Despite a large chunk of this issue being a fight scene, Aaron handles everything superbly. He's got all of the characters down pat, and his face-offs between Cyclops and Wolverine were fantastic. He also has a lot of fun with the various time-traveling characters ganging up on themselves, like the one panel where all of the Icemen fight each other. There's also one fantastic scene where present day Quentin Quire faces off against Future Phoenix-possessed Quentin. That was a hoot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 28, 2013

    This was yet another issue that didn't quite live up to it's potential, as although it went out with a bang, setting up the story's conclusion perfectly, it was slow at the start, having some unnecessary interactions, overall feeling like a set-up issue. It did however have some very exciting moments, and has me very excited for the finale next week, but I can't help but wonder how brilliant this story would have been had it been a bit shorter. Due to this I'd highly recommend it for people who've been following the story so far, but otherwise it'd be best to wait for the trade to come out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 25, 2013

    The crossover event is coming to an end, but it's not as good anymore compares to the beginning. Hopefully the final issue next week doesn't disappoint and we learn what things are all about. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Nov 4, 2013

    At the very least, Wolverine and the X-men #37 makes clear that there are other forces at work that haven't been revealed yet. It seems to begin the process of tying up loose ends, but doesn't have all the knots in place. What makes this issue feel less disappointing than previous issues is the sheer breadth of the conflict that unfolds and the classic X-men elements that are used to set it up. This is a story that has all the right ingredients to celebrate five decades of X-men and this issue added the icing. Now it's just a matter of effectively mixing everything to make the final product fittingly delicious. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 23, 2013

    We are close to the end. Those hungering for more action will indeed get it in this issue. The stakes have been raised. We get a big cliffhanger and there's no telling what will happen in the final chapter next week. The entire arc has been a bit of a roller coaster ride and it almost feels like a lot is being crammed into this second to last issue. The art feels a little rushed at times but then again, there is a lot of action and characters crammed in. We may know (from future solicits) the fate of most of the characters but there's still the chance of some casualties in the final chapter. There's no questioning if you've been following along this arc, you'll want to read this issue. We are ready and waiting for the story to end to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 24, 2013

    With one more issue left " an issue that needs to really rock for this crossover to be remembered fondly " this crossover so far has been largely simple and uneventful. Wolverine and the X-Men #37 needed to bring the story to a critical mass for an epic conclusion. Instead, it lumbers around and rolls over. Those waiting for the trade paperback should skip this section and replace it with " and then everyone decided to take it outside. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Oct 23, 2013

    I'm torn when it comes to Battle of the Atom and this issue isn't helping. I'm desperate to want to like it because it involves some of my most favourite X-Men characters and yet at the same time I can't help but shout at every turn of the page because I'm clueless as to why any of this is happening. One thing to say about this is that it's certainly not not eventful. There are a lot of things happening, some good things, others are questionable things. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Oct 29, 2013

    Battle of the Atom is nearing its close, and whilst it has been a welcome distraction overall, it does mean that we lose out on two months worth of the usual excellent Wolverine and the X-Men storylines. Once again, it seems that this title is destined to yo-yo up and down quality-wise, and we can definitely say that it's due to Battle of the Atom's influence that we're back on a downturn. We're back to normal next issue however, so hopefully we'll be back up to excellent soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma
    Oct 28, 2013

    The issue is no worse than unspectacular, but you may walk away wondering why it was worth twenty pages. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Oct 24, 2013

    What started off as such a promising and terrific crossover is slowly deteriorating. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Oct 28, 2013

    Jason Aaron, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrew Currie disappoint in this latest addition to "Battle of the Atom." Though the issue has some solid moments and exchanges, the sheer amount of careless mistakes and throwaway lines make them instantly forgettable as the reader slogs through a confusing story with too much dialogue and not enough revelation. With "Wolverine and the X-Men" #37, the cover shows all you'll get inside: one giant fight and not much else. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Master Destructo Feb 19, 2014

    This might be my favorite issue of BotA so far. There were lots of good story beats, and it felt like we were definitely moving forward through this complex plot and building toward the end. I particularly enjoyed the small character moments, Quire meeting himself, the father-son/mother-daughter/brother-sister moments featuring Wolverine, Storm, and Illyana. And lots of great in-jokes throughout. I didn't understand why future Xavier and Molly were still alive, but I put more blame on the previous installment for that bit of confusion. The art by Camuncoli, Currie, and Milla was quite good. With such a vast cast of characters, I was impressed that they were all consistent and on-model. This is not the regular art team for any X-title, but I would be happy to see Camuncoli as a regular, perhaps taking the lead on Wood's X-Men. The panel design was great--take for example the Quentin Quires page and the following one featuring Scott's and Logan's teams facing off. And loved that wordless double-page spread. Now I'm looking forward to the conclusion.

  • 9.5
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 25, 2013

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Oct 24, 2013

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