Wolverine and the X-Men #4

Wolverine and the X-Men #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 11, 2012

    How often can you read a comic and actually have fun? Many superhero comics these days are full of gloom and doom. The X-titles have made life for mutants dark and dreary. That is far from the case with WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN. Jason Aaron is taking the absurd idea of Wolverine running a school and making it work completely. Read Full Review

  • 10
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Jan 12, 2012

    Jason Aaron is just doing a beautiful job show casing the students as real teenagers would act while being able to give them each equal development. I am loving Nick Bradshaws art work in this issue vs the previous issues art style which at times was a bit hard to make out during certain fight scenes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 11, 2012

    Wolverine and The X-Men is now my new favorite monthly book. Since I'm not enjoying The New 52's Superman, something has to rise to the top. Aaron and his wonderful take on The X-Men takes the top spot, even if he isn't able to get as smart assed as he usually does in his storytelling. He's at the top of the list of writers who are making the X-Family of books the best superhero books out there right now"and once again. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jan 18, 2012

    Chris Bachalo is GONE!!!! Everybody do the Happy Dance!!!! (Bachalo's gone, happy dance. Happy happy happy dance. Shake your booty, happy dance. Art is finally good, happy dance) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 11, 2012

    "Wolverine & The X-Men" is a title that, pre-publication, seemed destined for a middle of the pack existence. Instead, it's roaring up and challenging parent title "Uncanny X-Men" for the top spot. When Deathlok tells a nervous student, "That is what you are here to discover," it hits an emotional note that all X-Men authors strive for, but few reach. In just a few issues, Aaron (along with Chris Bachalo and now Bradshaw) has turned "Wolverine & The X-Men" into a must-read title. 2012 is already shaping up to be a great year for comics, and this is one of the titles that makes it that way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jan 11, 2012

    Wolverine and the X-Men #4 is my favorite of the series thus far, and if Aaron and Bradshaw can keep up its steam, it should have no problem working its way into next year's "Best of" lists with ease. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Jan 13, 2012

    This issue ends with a huge shocker that, on second read, they have been foreshadowing since the first few pages. And that leaves me wondering just where this book goes. I'm glad they're done with the annoying fight against the Hellfire Club Kids. This issue seems to introduce the last of the new characters for now. So the next issue will probably start the next big story arc. And I think that's when we'll finally get the best feel for where this series is going " will it mostly take place on the school grounds? Will the kids adventure around? With X-Men Legacy also taking place on the school grounds, although focusing on the adults surrounding Rogue, we could have one book end up focusing on school adventures and another on the around the world stories we had back during Xavier's School for the Gifted. Regardless of where it's headed, I have been enjoying this book since the first issue and this one did not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Jan 29, 2012

    This book represents the very pinnacle of what a mainstream comicbook can be. It demonstrates the immense range of Jason Aaron as a writer, it forms itself flawlessly around the over-coded visual storytelling of Chris Bachalo and then reforms around the beautiful drama of angles Nick Bradshaw brings. My advice is only this; if there's even the slightest chance you'd be interested in Team Cyclops and the increasing militancy his faction represents, read those books first. It's hard to imagine any book to be the equal of this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jim Middleton Jan 14, 2012

    I would initially say yes, as it is so much better a jumping on point than the last two issues, but this issue still moves too fast to be a perfect introduction. If you want in on this book, do it now, but don't expect this issue to hold your hand. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 16, 2012

    So, a good issue, but I'm still on the fence here. If this series can string together a few more solid issues like this one, I'll hang around. If not, it'll take its place on the bench next to Spider-Man and Uncanny X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sara McDonald Jan 20, 2012

    There's a lot going on in this issue, but it's paced well, keeping it from feeling forced or weighed down. It lays a lot of groundwork for where Aaron seems to be going with this series, while at the same time throwing in twists (namely, the last page) that let the readers know we're going to be kept guessing. Wolverine and the X-Men was a series that started out strong, and by Issue 4, it's proven to also be a series that just keeps gaining momentum. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Rebecca Stein Jan 12, 2012

    For an issue whose intention was to relay information and complete the dark X-Force plot, it was surprisingly amusing and fun. Bradshaw may not be Bachalo, but he's really not bad, and the coloring is fantastic. I find it very hard to not enjoy this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 12, 2012

    Who knew school could be so much fun? By rebuilding the school for mutants, now dubbed the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw have given us "The Breakfast Club" of the X-Men as we get to see these kids in a class that's just a thinly veiled fortune telling session. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 12, 2012

    Eh, I've had my say about this series I guess... I mean it's not as if it's terrible, and I don't plan on dropping it, but the student body... Sheesh! I'd really love to see kids like Hellion, Mercury, Anole, Rockslide, or any of the other Hellions/New Mutants get major roles here. Because between Kid Omega's constant whining, and Kid Gladiator's constant asshattery, I'm getting fed up with the kids here... Rapidly. Eh, hopefully Genesis gets some more page time going forward, thus giving Omega and Gladiator's tired acts a rest. Read Full Review

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