Wolverine and the X-Men #8

Wolverine and the X-Men #8

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 4, 2012

    The teacher-student relationship between Sabertooth and Kade seems apparent at first, but by the end of the issue, it is Kade who has figured out a more logical strategy to hurt Wolverine. Kade's development as a villain takes a big step up since he is not only learning from Wolverine's longtime foe, but improving on his methods. While Aaron's progression into more serious territory is not wholly unwelcome, it does sap the book's wild energy and quick-witted comedy -- two qualities that have made it such an excellent series so far. There are still fun moments to be had, but troubling moments of peril and destiny now linger over the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Apr 4, 2012

    I really, really love this book. I really, really love reading about these kids and seeing their interactions with one another. Not only that, but by giving characters like Kitty Pryde and Wolverine responsibility, you get the impression that the characters are aging and maturing a little bit. It's nice to read. This is, overall, a fantastic series -- one of my favorites to come out of Marvel right now. This issue is also a very good jumping on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 9, 2012

    While there's a hiccup here and there with how the main fight sequence turns out, the fact that this is a likeable, stylish, done-in-one adventure makes me root for this book even more. When people want to compare comics to television " and the exponentially higher viewership that TV has " I can only point to high-concept, self-contained, accessible comics like Wolverine and the X-Men. With a gifted writer, gifted artists and some terrifically gifted youngsters, this comic is a can't-lose proposition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Rebecca Stein Apr 6, 2012

    The story is interesting, the art is great, but the cover is a bit too heavy. This is a pretty good stand-alone issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Apr 4, 2012

    If you haven't been reading this book, now's the time to jump on board. You don't need to be a Marvel Zombie to enjoy a comic book this "uncanny." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Apr 7, 2012

    Overall, this was an a pretty nice team building issue. No real overall subplot progression or individual growth. Just shows us that the team can work together and have the power to take down some enemies. I just wish someone else was doing the art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 4, 2012

    "Wolverine & The X-Men" #8 ends up being the first "just all right" issue of the series; I can't help but wonder if the timing of "Avengers vs. X-Men" ended up throwing off the issue a bit. It's trying to accomplish a lot, but some pieces work better than others. Ultimately it's not a bad issue, but the previous installments have made me (and I suspect most other readers) expect a lot more, that's all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 6, 2012

    Jason Aaron keeps the story flowing with action & humour and Its nice to have illustrator Chris Bachalo (Shade The Changing Man Vol. 1 : The American Scream) back on board. Sabretooth looks fantastic! From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 7, 2012

    I appreciate the humor, I appreciate the attempt to do something different - but I'm having trouble finding a character in this comic to like and support. Does everyone have to be a killer? Read Full Review

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