Wolverine and the X-Men #19

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 31, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The second year of the most talked-about new X-Book starts here! One of the students is on death’s door and the faculty must 1) try to keep them alive and 2) find who did it! With one of the teachers on the outs, a new one must be hired. Who will it be? Who is the new student at the school?

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer May 10, 2013

    Its hard to hide that I loved this issue of Wolverine and the X-Men immensely. The selection of the new teacher for the school was a genuinely touching and hilarious moment. If youve been wanting to give this series a shot, make this the issue you select. You will not regret enrolling in the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Im looking forward to spending more time with Wolverine and the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Nov 16, 2012

    There doesn't seem to be anything really missing from the issue. Even the very end is amazing. Oh, and did I mention that there's a classic X-Men member joining the teaching staff? That's kind of important. For that surprise and the great writing and artwork, you should really pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Nov 4, 2012

    While I still miss Chris Bachalao's pencils on earlier issues in the series, Nick Bradshaw has stepped in the art roll quite nicely. I hope this team can stay consistent for the rest of the issues, so that the series can really establish its look. In spite of the lingering plot points from issue #18, Aaron gives you everything you need to understand this series in this issue and even a lurking new villain to enter the fold. If you haven't checked it out yet, do it “NOW!” Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 5, 2012

    It's safe to say Jason Aaron is at the helm of the most entertaining X-Men book going today because he is able to bring something different and exciting to the table each and every month. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 30, 2012

    Nick Bradshaw returns to the series with this issue. While I was immediately impressed with the clarity and storytelling strength of Bradshaw's earlier issues, the wonky, compressed facial work had a tendency to detract from the overall effect. Luckily, Bradshaw's style seems to have adjusted a bit. Faces are smoother and more expressive. In general, his work is looser (in a good way) and shows a greater sense of energy. On the whole, Bradshaw's work should be able to blend in well with the various other artists tackling the series over the next few months. The departure of Chris Bachalo may not be such a bad thing if it grants Wolverine and the X-Men an more cohesive overall visual identity. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 30, 2012

    Maybe instead of damning with faint praise, I've lionized with small criticisms. Maybe it's because I'm happy: Wolverine and the X-Men are back where they belong, away from the crossovers and the events, and back to the classrooms, the suburbs and the stars. In short, Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong and Laura Martin are back to doing what they do best. And like Wolverine himself, they truly are the best there is at what they do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Nov 5, 2012

    Jason Aaron has said that he is with this title for the long haul, and if this issue is any indication, I hope this is true. The characterization is top notch, there are multiple plotlines running alongside each other and coming into play when they are required, and there is still room for both humour and sorrow in heaps. Adding in artist Nick Bradshaw just goes on to ensure that this book is now firmly where it should be—at the top of your reading pile every week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 3, 2012

    In some issues the humor works better than in others, but overall it's a great comic that puts the fun back in the X-Men family. And boy, did that line need it... Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Nov 1, 2012

    All in all another great issue in this series. We were shown future plot points and they all look to be really interesting. I was worried Aaron was going to lose momentum after the stop start of AvX, but I have been proven wrong here. Eagerly anticipating the next issue, along with the rest in what will be the second year for this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Nov 7, 2012

    Overall, the issue is quite nice, and a good story for fans of the book, but its definitely disorienting for new readers, and the Wolverine plot is definitely the least entertaining. Id prefer to see merely a slice-of-life issue, but its understandable that the story moves at a quicker pace this way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 3, 2012

    This issue may jump around a lot, but it's still a lot of fun. Kitty's interviews are hilarious (though sometimes grating in terms of character). The various plots seem very interesting, even if I completely hate the Hellfire Kids and wish they would go away. Most of the characters get a moment or two to shine, especially Toad. I love me some Toad. I can't say as how this evil carnival interests me at all, but the character work remains top notch. And, like I said, the art is phenomenal. It's just so happy and fun! Definitely a great way to get caught up in a big book like Wolverine and the X-Men. And I'm going to keep an eye on Jia Jing, the Chinese mutant. I like that she wasn't just a throwaway character at the end of Avengers vs. X-Men. Maybe she'll be the next break out star! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 31, 2012

    I'm actually very much anticipating this coming year of Wolverine and The X-Men. The series only got eight issue under it's belt before being forced to connect to "AvX" events, so it will be fun and interesting to see how Aaron handles the series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 30, 2012

    "Wolverine & the X-Men" #19 is not only a fun new installment, it's also clearly marking out the path forward for the series now that "Avengers vs. X-Men" is over. Based on this issue? Well, if there was only one X-Men title that I could read, I think it would be this one. Aaron's brought this comic in an interesting direction for 19 issues now, and I suspect that going forward that's not going to change. As always, a pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 30, 2012

    This is definitely one of my favorite series at Marvel, and for the most part I really enjoyed this issue. The only real exception for me was the appearance of the Hellfire Club in this issue. I am not a really big fan of Aaron's younger generation of HFC and don't feel he's presented an adequate motive for the group. Their appearance here did not strike me as altogether very interesting, either. Having said that, I think it's great to see Aaron present another adversary to the Jean Grey School as well as some new faces. I am definitely looking forward to the appearances of the Jean Grey School's newest instructor, and I am excited to see what happens to the development of these characters in the future. There is a lot of things happening at once here, but it's all really well organized and paired with some really lovely art by Nick Bradshaw. A great jumping on point to the series if you have not yet picked up this book. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Book Syndicate - Kristina Nov 1, 2012

    If I had one suggestion for new readers, I would say reread the issue again if you don't understand what's going. For those who have been keeping up, this is a filler issue so don't waste your time reading it unless you like the comic book a lot. Please spare yourself as you're only going to waste time reading the reactions of the multiple characters.Read more at http://www.comicbooksyndicate.com/wolverine-the-x-men-19-review-aaron-bradshaw/#vwrBzgtFRuhZzS5D.99 Read Full Review

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