Wolverine and the X-Men #38

Wolverine and the X-Men #38

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• X-MEN BATTLE OF THE ATOM may be over, but its effects are many!
• Wolverine takes on a new enemy- SHIELD?!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Nov 27, 2013

    This is a great start to a promising new arc. Wolverine is definitely the key player in his own book but the kids aren't neglected either. This is the kind of storytelling that engrossed so many readers when this series first started " I hope this level of quality is maintainable throughout the rest of the arc, and hopefully the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 27, 2013

    With Nick Bradshaw handling the annual issue, Pepe Larraz steps in as penciller here. Larraz's style meshes nicely with Ramon Perez's issues from earlier this year. It's more laid back than Bradshaw's, but still fully capable of conveying the absurdity and wonder of the Jean Grey School. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Dec 2, 2013

    That being said, this was a really great issue. It is a lot of standing around and talking and there's certainly a lack of action in this issue but it's entertaining. Wolverine and Maria Hill going at each other is great and this is the only X-Men book that is exploring the real fallout of Battle of the Atom, which has to do with the fact that SHIELD is building anti-mutant weapons, something that probably surprised pretty much everyone. The best thing about this “problem” is that it's very two sided. There's no clear solution, and this is when the heroes of the Earth, both SHIELD and the X-Men, will really have to step up and prove themselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Nov 29, 2013

    Regardless, as a fan of all of the “main” X-Men books currently on shelves this did give me plenty to get excited about and look forward to in the coming months of other titles. Both the story and the art have some pretty glaring flaws in sense of what the book is supposed to be, but for a non fan boy it is still an amazing piece of art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Nov 30, 2013

    Aaron has not always lived up to the fine beginnings that he's crafted and I can't imagine that I'll look back on this issue fondly if its potential is wasted, but on its own it's a wonderful and energizing start to the home stretch of this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Dec 1, 2013

    Totally worth picking up if you've been following the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Dec 2, 2013

    So, overall, not all that bad off an issue, but not too great either. Could have been better, certainly, and I look forward to the next few issues, since the series is supposed to be cancelled quite soon with Jason Aaron moving off elsewhere to focus on his other books. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 2, 2013

    "Wolverine and the X-Men" #38 is another dependable issue in a dependable series. Honestly, I feel like that's what Marvel needs more, not less, of. Hopefully there will be an announcement before long explaining what'll happen to most of the cast; they're just too good to be left out in the cold for long, especially when written by Aaron. What at first felt like a useless extra X-Men title quickly turned into one of my favorites in the line, and I'll be sorry to see it go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 30, 2013

    I like the idea of this comic, getting back to the original concept of a training academy for young mutants - hopefully the series can get back to more of that, more personal stories, and less of the strange, offbeat tales of murder and mayhem. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Master Destructo Mar 19, 2014

    The overall structure of the story was fine. It had some interesting beats. But it was a bit of a slog to read. There were some very dialogue-heavy pages. There was a good bit of reiteration of jokes, situations, and information that we already got in previous issues. I typically love Aaron's work, but it sort of feels like he's running out of ideas or impetus to keep this school-setting interesting. As for the art by Larraz and Milla, I thought the layouts and panel design were varied and well thought out. But some of the character depictions were not the best. Wolverine's face kept changing, and Idie suddenly looks like a 6 year old. The double page splash where Broo declares "This is the most amazing school in the universe!" was so underwhelming in scope and detail that I actually laughed a little at the obvious disparity between the grand intentions of that statement and what was shown on the page. They should have spent more time really putting some crazy ideas and details into that splash, but it's a lost opportunity. From recent news, it appears that Aaron's run in the X-universe is coming to a close. I have faith that he'll finish strong, despite this below-par offering.

  • 9.0
    Nomadic Avenger Nov 29, 2013

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Dec 8, 2013

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 5, 2013

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