Wolverine and the X-Men #23

Wolverine and the X-Men #23

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 9, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The Murder Circus claims its victims! Wolverine vs. Frankenstein!

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jan 16, 2013

    The Murder Circus has been disbanded and this arc is over, but it goes out with a bang which emphasizes all of the good areas of this series and works hard with the vast cast in order to move many of their plotlines along nicely whilst concluding the overall storyline in style and adding a few new villains to the line-up (as well as moving an existing one down a new path). Remember how I said a few issues back that when this series is on, it's exceptional? This issue is a prime example of that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 14, 2013

    So aside from my usual gripe that I don't like the idea of the Hellfire Club being made up of kids, it's a strong issue and, like so many of the issues in this series, a lot of fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - tskavlan Jan 11, 2013

    Wolverine and the X-men is far and away the top of the X-line right now. It feels enough like a classic X-men comic to appease die hard old school fans, but has enough new, innovative content to draw in new uninitiated readers as well. This issue, while not the greatest of the series, is a perfect example of why I love Wolverine and the X-men and why it is always worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 15, 2013

    Wolverine and the X-Men #23 was another crazy experience to behold. Seeing the X-Men battle a bunch of different circus freaks lead by the new Doctor Frankenstein and Azrael is just too enjoyable that it's hard not to have a smile on my face when reading it. Under the crazy battle Jason Aaron is able to continue the threat the Hellfire Academy are towards Wolverine's own mutant school. The build-up to the eventual showdown between the two academies is turning out is something I continue to fall in love with as there are multiple layers to the story that are building at once. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 9, 2013

    A new antagonist rises from the ashes of the Murder Circus, and there appears to be reason for optimism that the next arc will bear more encompassing impact than its predecessor. As Aaron orchestrates the convergence of multiple plot threads in the relatively near future, I find myself growing more and more engrossed in what's in store for this title's young stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 13, 2013

    This issue manages to bring the title back on track a bit with some nice actions and the character interactions that had made this series so much fun to begin with. The actual conflict might be a bit dull, but it is a step up from previous issues of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - geeksunleashed Jan 13, 2013

    Overall, this storyline isn't the most entertaining, but issue #23 displays the best this arc has yet to offer. Props to Aaron for bringing Wolverine and the X-Men back to where the characters shine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 12, 2013

    It's a fine issue, I guess. It's colorful and somewhat humorous. But the focus on the circus and on the lame characters robs Wolverine and the X-Men of the charm it used to have. I dreaded having to read this issue, whereas previously this was one of the best comics. I have always hated Idie and that's not about to change anytime soon. And I hate all of the Hellfire Kids, so I couldn't care less about character growth for one of them. The X-Men in this issue are just there to save the day, defeating the bad guys without any real flair. The bad guys lose, the good guys win. Some of them are maybe affected. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 14, 2013

    It's a testament to the creativity and capability of the book's team that this issue works at all, but it's perhaps a step too far into the weird, even for a series that typically embraces such things. It worked better that it should have, but let's hope this was an interlude, not the new norm. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 9, 2013

    Overall, comparing this issue to the early issues in this series, it was average, but the issue does have its redeeming qualities. Aaron does develop one of his characters further, and also introduces a familiar face towards the end that will likely make things more interesting. Bradshaw's art is, once again, really fantastic and a joy to see. Read Full Review

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