Wolverine and the X-Men #41

Wolverine and the X-Men #41

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Pepe Larraz, Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• It's the end of the year for the Jean Grey school - but where do our graduates go from here? And who will have survived the experience?!
• Jason Aaron, Pepe Larraz & Nick Bradshaw bring the story of the Jean Grey school to a close!

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Feb 17, 2014

    Overall, this book is an excellent example of what a talented creator can accomplish when given time to let his or her storylines come to fruition. From issue number one, Wolverine and The X-Men has been at the top of my stack and I am upset to see it end next issue. Aaron was able to produce some of the best of the X-Men since Chris Claremont's transcendent run in the 1980's. If you haven't read an X-book since the 1990's, check out this series and this issue in particular. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Feb 12, 2014

    It's funny and ironic that Wolverine and the X-Men is reaching its quality peak as it draws towards its end. Now we're doubly sad it's not going to be here. Anyways, another extremely well done issue on all fronts. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Kristi McDowell Feb 14, 2014

    I like how unafraid Aaron was to make me mad at the X-Men and really turn Toad into a genuinely sympathetic character. I think his arc is taking Toad into a direction we've not really seen before, with him showing initiative and a sense of identity. I'm very invested in his journey. And the art really captured me. I couldn't take my eyes off of Toad's profile. This was a damn good issue and I'm really surprised that an issue before the whole series ends, I was reminded why I had fallen in love with Wolverine and the X-Men in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 15, 2014

    Man oh man, I should have known Jason Aaron wouldn't let me down when it came to his Toad subplot. Aaron has done more for the character than probably anybody else, and before he leaves this title forever, he gives Toad a powerful send-off. I'm slightly disappointed in the ending, but I can't complain about the quality of the issue and the strength and emotion he gives the character. I hope this isn't the end of Toad's journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Feb 15, 2014

    There was comedy sprinkled in throughout the issue and while some of it worked great, it almost didn't seem to fit in with the direction they are clearly taking one of mutant kind's least favorite members. A fun read, a good introduction to a future story arc, but I'm glad they didn't end the series on this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 17, 2014

    This issue has a huge focus on Toad, as he tries to put his life on a path he can live with, and there are a few points where you really think things will work out. Maybe he'll get hired back because everything goes to hell without him, maybe he'll prove he's a real hero, unfortunately the issue doesn't lead to any of that and you'll just have to read it to see how Toad's life goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Feb 19, 2014

    All in all it's pretty typical Wolverine and the X-Men. Living landmasses that cry lava, pint sized villains who are too young to know how to drive, and poop jokes are what this series ran with, and that's what it'll end with. Visually it's not bad to look at. The overcast sky and blowing leaves are perfect for setting the tone they seem to want. Paige looks nice and every bit as sweet as Toad sees her as. The classic X-Men leaping into battle shot is pretty epic for a book that's devoid of any real epic action. Wolverine and the X-Men #41 is a traditional "hero blows it with the girl" story, told with all the nostalgia for Silver Age type silliness that they can muster. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Feb 12, 2014

    This issue gets a 6.5, for Aaron's excellent writing in the voice of Toad, Husk's authentic struggles, but not enough action and an overall dour artistic vibe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 13, 2014

    As a done-in-one story, Wolverine and the X-Men #41 is somewhat predictable, somewhat disposable, but hardcore loyalists will still have a good time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 14, 2014

    With shades of JLU's "The Greatest Story Never Told" but none of its joy, WatXM #41 is a cute little story that attempts to tug the heartstrings, but will likely be a matter of taste. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Feb 17, 2014

    "Wolverine and the X-Men" #41 feels like pure setup, moving the chess pieces across the board as writer Jason Latour and artist Mahmud Asrar prepare to take over. Aaron's story comes across as arbitrary and unremarkable, though it does have a few solid moments; Larraz and Nauck, on the other hand, put splendid work into their collaborative effort with stunning figure work. Read Full Review

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