Wolverine and the X-Men #39

Wolverine and the X-Men #39

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

• The effects of BATTLE OF THE ATOM continue to be felt!
• What does this have to do with SHIELD?

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Dec 15, 2013

    Side note, I want artist Pepe Larraz kept on ‘X-Men' titles in the future, or at leastwhichever ones Aaron are on as they clearly are in sync with a great mixture of story telling and artwork that really expresses what should be on the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Dec 11, 2013

    You bet. Characterization has always been this series strong suit, and this issue the characters are so very enjoyable. Although the plot may seem a little recycled to some, I definitely had fun reading this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Dec 13, 2013

    And that's what makes “Wolverine and the X-Men” so great. Even though Aaron's run is winding down, he's still throwing out all these crazy new ideas beautifully illustrated by Larraz. This isn't just the “fun” X-Men book. “Wolverine and the X-Men” continues to prove itself as the leader of the entire line. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 12, 2013

    Though it lacks some of the qualities that made its predecessor so entertaining, Wolverine and the X-Men #39 is the second installment in a return to form that may actually exceed what came before. Even if, like Joey, you haven't exactly been on 'Team Wolverine', this issue proves that there's still time and reason to jump on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 14, 2013

    For some reason, so close to his final bow on Wolverine and the X-Men, Jason Aaron decided to turn this issue into a tour of the faculties and students of the Jean Grey School. He uses his new student/spies to take a trip around the campus, while also giving mini-biographies on all the main students and their various secrets. A lot of that was neat to read, but it still seemed like a primer for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Dec 13, 2013

    As much as it's nice to have Nightcrawler back and Jason Aaron at the helm over on Amazing X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men really seems to be suffering undeservedly. There is just not enough of the joy and madness which made the title what it was. Brian Michael Bendis seems to have siphoned all of that creativity and willingness to let loose and just go with it in All New & Uncanny which is a real shame. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 11, 2013

    The narrative is spot-on, but I do have some gripes with the art. Pepe Larraz does an excellent job with paneling and composition, yet a few elements throw off his work. First, Wolverine looks so overly bulky and muscular that it's a wonder he can move. Of course nearly everyone in superhero books look like a bodybuilder, but this is too much. His monstrous physique all but voids the work Aaron did to humanize him throughout this series. Also, Larraz's style doesn't quite convey the wild lunacy that the Jean Grey School often exhibits, so the issue doesn't have the same energy this series is known for. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Master Destructo Apr 1, 2014

    I thought this was good. Great writing, as we've come to expect from Aaron. Interesting beats, nice pacing, great dialogue. The jokes weren't too on the nose or rehashed from earlier stories. The art was top shelf. Nice panel work, good character designs, expert use of perspective. A nit-pick--I'm not a fan of the way Wolverine's face is depicted, but at least Larraz has gotten consistent with it. I won't say that I was absolutely wowed, but neither do I have any real complaints.

  • 9.0
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 26, 2013

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Dec 27, 2013

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