Wolverine and the X-Men #16

Wolverine and the X-Men #16

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jorge Molina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Hellfire Club is on the run from Cyclops and rest of the Phoenix Five. How does an anti-mutant organization operate in a mutant-run world?

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Bowles Sep 14, 2012

    This was another excellent issue of what I think is the best X-Men comic out there right now. The writing is top notch. The art is amazing and very unique. The story is a perfect stand-alone, but will surely impact have a huge impact later down the line. (These kids were, of course, the antagonists in the first story line of this series.) The only thing missing oddly, was… well, Wolverine and the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Sam Sep 13, 2012

    Where will Wolverine and the X-Men end up after AvX? I am content to sit back and enjoy the ride as long as Jason Aaron is driving. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 15, 2012

    So, if you like seeing stories about children with no souls, gleefully enjoying murder and destruction - this is the book for you. I prefer my villains with some mileage on 'em - that way they have, like, a reason for being evil. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 12, 2012

    While the X-Men are absent and sometimes the writer fiat is strong in this comic, it's still a decent issue from Aaron and Bachalo that will help pave the way for some even stronger issues down the road. Kade Kilgore and the new Hellfire Club came off as more like a joke than an iconic threat during Aaron's run on X-Men: Schism, but the semi-sacrifice of this issue's momentum for a character piece has given these villains some teeth. The lesser of two evils got just a little bit scarier. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 12, 2012

    I normally love this series and I admit there was a lot that I enjoyed about this issue. There was some great dialogue and beautiful art by Chris Bachalo. However, I can't say that I enjoyed the concept. I really didn't like that we spent an entire issue on a villain character (current leader of the Hellfire Club) that is just, well, not that interesting. I can't relate with this idea that an 11-year old is walking around outsmarting adults and getting masked world leaders to eat right out of his hand. It's just not an entertaining idea in my opinion and not something I can really wrap my head around. As far as the structure and organization of this book I felt that Aaron was on point. I think he did a fantastic job constructing the issue, I just really didn't enjoy this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Sep 18, 2012

    So, even though I had a couple of problems with this issue Max seems like he can be an interesting villain. So, if you want to see what type of character he is this is a good issue to pick up. But if you wanted to see your favorite X-men characters than I would skip this issue because they are not in this issue at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 12, 2012

    Chris Bachalo does a great job as always. His panels are dense but not crowded, while his character designs are inventive yet instantly recognizable. But Aaron's script has him drawing disturbing images ranging from a violent prison beating to a young Kade pinning all manner of insects to the ground with needles. The content Bachalo draws goes against what he does best, and so the tone of the book suffers. This was a strange story for Aaron to choose to tell, and for me it did not pay off. My favorite part? The tease for next issue's title: Doop! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Sep 18, 2012

    This isn't a particularly bad issue of Wolverine and the X-Men, but it feels like an unnecessary look at some characters that don't really need the added back-story. It's competent and decently told, but basically exists as a filler issue in order to bridge the gap between the final stages of Avengers Vs. X-Men. Thankfully next issue should be a bit more fun, as a certain Doop appears to brighten things up a bit. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 14, 2012

    It's probably fair to say that Aaron is playing a long game here. That this smaller standalone issue about one character will set the stage for larger arcs and for getting readers to eventually care about Kilgore or to at least recognize him as a true threat, but for me, it was unsuccessful and thus ends up being a rare miss for this otherwise delightful creative team. Read Full Review

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