Wolverine and the X-Men #21

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 21, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

STORM joins the faculty of the Jean Grey School! Wolverine is a clown? Iceman is a fire swallower? Rachel Grey a fortune teller? Frankenstein's Murder Circus comes to town!

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Nov 26, 2012

    This series astounds me with how easily it can both entertain and infuriate me. These glimpses of greatness are constantly being bogged down by issues that throw off the curve of the book. I just wish we could get some consistency in the title — I thought the end of Avengers Vs. X-Men would give us the breathing space for that to happen, but it seems we've still got a way to go yet. I want this series to do well, and it has shown that it can, so let's hope more issues are like this one, and less are like the one that preceded it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Nov 25, 2012

    Once again we have been treated to another great issue in this series. Every review on this series I say how great it is and how everyone needs to get involved with it. This issue has not changed my mind. We are just into the second year of this title being on sale, and it looks like it is going to be a very exciting year for Wolverine and his pupils. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 21, 2012

    So, I am not too crazy about the premise. I felt this issue, compared to previous issues just wasn't as good. Additionally, I think that although the comic is organized and well written, it does ignore where these events are taking place in the continuity of the X-Men universe. Some of the characters that appear in this issue (namely, Evan) shouldn't be here, at least not yet. Aside from the fact that it's hard to distinguish when these events are taking place, I do think the issue is structured well and is easy to understand, so it's perfect for new readers. It was also great to see Nick Bradshaw return to this title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Nov 26, 2012

    The issue ends with Frankenstein's monster catching his prey by surprise, and the X-Men attacking their own students. There could be a lot of character development for Max Frankenstein and Quentin Quire who are in situations that run contrary to what's been status quo. For now, readers will have to wait to see what happens to them, as the X-Men take a back seat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 24, 2012

    As much as I love Wolverine and the X-Men, this issue just focuses on things I don't really care about. Aaron is clearly in love with both this circus and his tragic Frankenstien monster, neither of which appeal to me. He takes several pages introducing every single member of the X-Men in their new circus get up, and only the Beast is all that interesting. He also takes a whole page to have the Monster monologue his generic hatred of the Frankenstein family, which is a tedious monologue. The only vaguely interesting part of this comic is that the Frankenstein kid actually seems to hate Kade Kilgore as much as I do. So maybe, at long last, one of these Hellfire Kids will get interesting. Otherwise, at least the issue is very bright and colorful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 26, 2012

    "Wolverine & the X-Men" #21 starts the next multi-part story for Jason Aaron and ventures into territory that promises fresh adventure and unpredictable moments. Now that the stakes are driven for the circus, I'm hoping Aaron can finish raising the tents and that once raised those tents are fit to burst with X-Men action. For now, this issue just seems to be delivering a great deal of information and performing as an opening act to get the rubes' attention. Read Full Review

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