Wolverine and the X-Men #42

Wolverine and the X-Men #42

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.8User 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!

  • 9.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Feb 28, 2014

    Wolverine and the X-Men has always been a series about the future, about trying to run from it, about trying to nurture it and about accepting that like it or not, its coming. Through the eyes of the series' two angst filled teenage protagonists (one in mind, the other in body) Jason Aaron and as he puts it on the cover, his friends, show us that its okay to be afraid of the future and what comes next but that sooner or later you're going to have to learn to face it no matter the outcome, just as we will have to face that this series, the way we love it now is over, but not forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Feb 26, 2014

    Yes, I am very pleased with this finale. It was a solid story with a great closing sentiment. I think that it made the run as a whole very worthwhile and would definitely recommend this series to binge-read. It distinguished itself as a completely unique and brilliant X-Men story and is one of the greatest Logan stories ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 26, 2014

    Aaron doesn't attempt to tie up every loose end with this issue, especially when it comes to the other JGS teachers. But he does focus on those characters who matter most, while leaving plenty of room for incoming writer Jason Latour to step in and carry the torch onward. Latour has some mighty big shoes to fill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Feb 28, 2014

    Not every story is tied up in the issue, and that's great because we get to see them in the Wolverine and the X-Men relaunch. There are plenty more stories to tell, and hopefully the new creative team doesn't disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 2, 2014

    Everything good must come to an end but that time isn't for the Jean Grey School quite yet. It is for the series as next month launches the reboot of this title. Hopefully it's able to live up to the high writing that has caused this to be one of the best ongoing X-Men series in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Feb 27, 2014

    Congratulations are in order for Aaron, Bachalo, Bradshaw, and to all those who've made a lasting mark on the X-Men. The team has left behind a terrific legacy, with a vast well of characters, concepts, and untapped potential to fuel X-Men stories for years to come. Best of luck to the incoming creators, Jason Latour and Mahamud Asrar. I hope you survive the experience! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 1, 2014

    The series continues to be promising, and one of the better comics in the X-Men family - but I do wish for a bit more consistency. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 3, 2014

    Wolverine and the X-Men #42 is exactly the type of ending I expect from Jason Aaron after more than two years of storytelling. He gave us an issue that is able to put a close to his chapter in the X-Mens history while leaving things open for the next team to pick up from where he left off without a problem. And for an ending of a story that is all you can ask for as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 27, 2014

    The finale to Jason Aaron's run on Wolverine and the X-Men may be tarnished by uneven artwork, but damn if it isn't a heartfelt goodbye to one of the best concepts in recent X-Men history. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 1, 2014

    Aaron gets to say a nice goodbye, and I think he delivered on a solid, enjoyable X-Men series. Kudos on him. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Moody Mar 4, 2014

    I'd argue that no other writer has taken Wolverine to the brink quite like this. From the regenerized danger of a modern Weapon X program to HELL to his current status as Professor Logan (a near overhaul of a character that saw no one complain, unlike all of that new killable/bad guy stuff), seeing this series go just stinks. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 26, 2014

    I can't imagine a worse issue with which to try out "Wolverine and the X-Men," but for those who have already been on board, it's a good enough wrap-up. Whatever the next creative team wants to do with the book and the characters, Aaron's left them in a position where it will be easy to do so. And more importantly, for everyone else who's been enjoying Aaron's time on the title, it contains a satisfying amount of closure. For an issue that figuratively and literally turns off the lights at the end of the day, it works. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Feb 28, 2014

    If these characters have touched your heart, if the thought of Idie being happy with herself makes you smile, this is a book you'll want to read. However, the sum of the issue's problems may be too high for more casual readers. As the cover puts it, this one is by and for Jason Aaron and Friends. Read Full Review

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