Wolverine and the X-Men #17

Wolverine and the X-Men #17

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Michael Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 26, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
10User Rating

As the world burns, the Jean Grey School tries to continue on. One student ends up at the barrel of a gun.

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Sep 27, 2012

    It's great! It's funny! It's fantastic! This issue is genuinely a fun read and it was a great departure from the overbearing and (sometimes) forced gravitas that's been happening with Marvel as they wrap up their AvX story arc. Jason Aaron continues to impress by making each and every issues better than the last, though after reading this I believe it'll be hard to top. If you like fun comics, or like Mike Allred, or like Doop, or just want a departure from the very over serious, this is a must read! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Scott Oct 5, 2012

    Besides Wolverine, the three others at the meeting have no idea what's going on with Doop, and don't know about his back to back battle with Howard the Duck against the barbarian robots, or the the fact that Doop is also the lunch lady at the school, and so much more! This issue is packed with so many Doop antics, and all the stuff that Wolverine has to go through to hire Doop is amazing! If you're a fan of Wolverine, X-Men, and Mike Allred and his X-Statix, then this is the issue for you. I know this review is late, but this issue is still out there and can be found at your LCS. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 26, 2012

    But let's not fret over that because the real star of this issue has no legs. He does, however, have a long list of obscene powers that have no rhyme or reason but still prove to be useful in various situations. He takes care of a Nazi bowling team the same way he once did Thor. And if having a Doop-centric issue wasn't enough, Aaron puts in a surprise cameo by probably the only character just as off-the-wall nuts as Doop. And that's just it: this whole comic is so off-the-wall nuts that it could not be dreamed up by another writer even after consuming hallucinogens and watching the Cat in the Hat movie. Whereas Geoff Johns has made a name for himself by rewriting oddball continuity, Aaron uses Doop to paint himself in it and run around the neighborhood so everyone can see. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Sep 27, 2012

    I can't go into much more detail without spoiling this issue's laughs, so I won't. Suffice it to say, when I finished reading this, I realized that my face was literally sore because I had apparently been smiling the entire time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 28, 2012

    It's a fast and funny issue that might give continuity sticklers a stroke, but it's all in fun, and it offers a free-wheeling adventure that's well worth tackling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Sep 27, 2012

    A few neat concepts that you should keep your eyes peeled in this book includes Nazi Bowlers as well as a cameo/ guest appearance of a fine feathery fowl whom we haven't seen for quite some time now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Oct 2, 2012

    If you could get a Looney Tunes comic to star purely Marvel characters, this issue of Wolverine and the X-Men is exactly what you'd get. It's zany, out of control, and totally daft, but entirely good fun, and still manages to be important to the overall plot of the series without taking itself too seriously. If the series was like this all the time, it might be too over the top, but for a one-off special, it's well worth paying attention to. With all of the other Avengers and X-Men comics going for death and disaster as Avengers Vs. X-Men comes to a close, Wolverine and the X-Men opts instead for a little comic relief, and that's a welcome change. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 25, 2012

    Aaron and Allred are clearly having a ball here and I'd love to see the duo collaborate again in the future. "Wolverine & the X-Men" #17 is silly, it's crazy and it's exactly what readers needed. You wouldn't want this every month, but that's the beauty of this comic. When the various X-Men titles are at their peak, it's when they've managed to balance the drama with the comedy; with this issue, Aaron and Allred demonstrate they definitely know how to bring the comedy side of that equation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 25, 2012

    Aaron's story and Allred's art show us that comics don't have to be all doom and gloom (something we've had a lot of lately during AVENGERS VS. X-MEN). This comic won't change the fate or direction of the series but it's not meant to. There might be those that don't get the point of this issue and that will be unfortunate. It's great being able to read a comic that knows how to deliver a fun and entertaining story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 25, 2012

    That said, if this comic is guilty of one sin, it's that it does take one joke and beat it completely to death " so if you're not a fan of Doop going on crazy adventures, you are going to flat-out hate this book. If you're looking for a deeper story that affects the Jean Grey School, you probably won't like this book, either. But if you're invested in this school, invested in the characters, and are interested in zooming in on one administrator's dangerous day-to-day, you could do much worse than this. Read Full Review

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