Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega #1

Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega #1

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Roland Boschi, Dan Brown, Mark Brooks, Andrew Currie, Jay Leisten, Norman Lee, Ronda Pattison Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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  • 9.0
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Dec 2, 2012

    Brian Woods is definitely kicking this side story to Wolverine and the X-Men off in the right direction. Quentin Quire has been playing a major roll in the regular Wolverine and the X-Men series and its great too see Brian Woods doing a great job with him just like Jason Aaron has done so far. There are several artists on duty for the book and it was pretty cool to see them switch up styles between realities giving each reality a distinct look. Great start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 6, 2012

    Overall, this is a great first issue to a promising new miniseries, and perhaps more importantly, the hope that we as readers might be treated to more superhero stories from Wood via Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jan 5, 2012

    It's a welcome chapter in the ongoing saga of Wolverine and The X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 4, 2012

    Alpha and Omega isn't a bad start for Wood. However, the story does seem a bit light for a five-issue mini-series, particularly considering how much Aaron was able to accomplish in his first three issue of the main series. Hopefully the next chapter will be able to add a few more wrinkles to the formula. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dylan B. Tano Jan 6, 2012

    Wood does a decent job setting up for the next four issues, but it does feel a bit light. Wolverine seems to have woken up from the Construct by the end of issue one and I honestly expected it to take a few issues. Quentin had the world set up wonderfully, controlling their powers and keeping Wolverine's healing factor in check. If Wolverine is actually awake then I don't really see how it'll go for four more issues. I trust Wood as a writer though and I imagine this really is just the beginning. I'm expecting some character growth for Quire, he has such potential as an X-Man that I'd like to see it develop some, he will always be an asshole but as we saw in the first three issues of Wolverine and the X-Men he has the capacity to care about his compatriots. It'll be good to see a character grow a bit and have it stick. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jan 9, 2012

    I have my doubts that this story is headed anywhere particularly startling (among other things, it's a self-contained miniseries), and Logan's virtual-world “assignment” feels pretty old-hat, but I like the sharpness, both in tone and appearance, of Wood's version of Quire. And while (with apologies to Jason Aaron), I really don't much care what anyone does with Wolverine anymore, he's well-handled here; less tiresome and overbearing than he can be. Definitely worth a look-in for Wood fans curious about his new project. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 5, 2012

    Man, Omega is one of those kids you'd really love to just beat the hell out of... Just sayin'... Anywho, this was a pretty good first issue. We don't know how Omega managed to take such control of Wolvie(you'd think his psi-defenses were better than THIS!), nor how none of the rest of the school realized that a) Wolvie was gone, and b) something fishy was going on telepathically. Right now, everything is still being set up. We don't know much about the fantasy world, we don't know why Armor is there with Wolvie, and we don't know why Wolvie's body is up and about, considering his mind was otherwise occupied. But I'm curious enough to pick up the next issue, so that's something. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 5, 2012

    Overall, its good to see Wood getting back into superhero books, but something a little more suited to his usual themes might have been a little more interesting. Theres enough to keep me interested here thus far, but its going to have to get much more interesting for me to finish reading the series issue by issue and not waiting for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jan 7, 2012

    Mutant truant and little bastard Quentin Quire is one those characters you just love to hate. Not quite a good guy, not quite a bad guy, hes looking out for number 1 and nothings gonna change his mind. Im interested in seeing how this story will unfold. Kind of a cash cow for Marvel, I mean they couldve easily published this series as a story arc in the pages of Wolverine & The X-Men. Cmon! At least its only a 5-issue mini-series . FYI to be read right after Wolverine & The X-Men #3 (out right now). Written by Brian Wood (DMZ) and illustrated by Roland Boschi (Ghost Rider : Heavens On Fire). From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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