Wolverine and the X-Men #26

Wolverine and the X-Men #26

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ramon Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
6.1Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Jason Aaron and Eisner-Award winning best artist Ramón Pérez continue the arc that readers will remember for years to come. Dog Logan is back and Wolverine is in for a world of hurt. The students are on their own in the Savage Land with no supervision. Uh-oh.

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 13, 2013

    He isn't motivated purely by hatred of his half-brother. Instead, Aaron explores the idea that Dog simply wanted the sort of grand, adventurous life that Wolverine has enjoyed all these years, but ultimately can't seem to find happiness on his own. Dog is a much more sympathetic character than I was expecting, and it should be interesting to see if he can even be considered a villain by the time this arc is finished. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood Mar 14, 2013

    “I'm the HERO in this here story.” Dog informs Wolverine. Dog may be coming from a place of resentment and revenge, but he's still a sympathetic character – why should Wolverine go from murdering creature of the woods to card-carrying Avenger when no one gives Dog a chance to prove himself? WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #26 is a fascinating conflict of family, destiny and a desire for adventure. It seems to say our only hope for survival is being honest with ourselves and becoming self-actualized, less we fill our hearts with rage and blood-thirst. And our hands with time-diamonds. Because, hey, this is still a Jason Aaron comic, and it's still gotta be fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 17, 2013

    With the tale not being directly set in The Savage Land, it still maintained an interesting twist on Dog's origin and I was really getting into this issue. Sadly I think we're going to go back to my unhappiness of where this plot line is taking place next time around but for the meantime, this one was a fun read that I was drawn into in spite of myself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 18, 2013

    This is one of the less impressive issues of Wolverine and the X-Men; it'll probably be forgotten once this storyline progresses past the initial Dog/Wolverine confrontation, but for now, the exposition-driven plot and the uneven artwork means that it leaves a bit of a bad taste in the mouth once it's over. After five or six excellent issues, we were bound to get a dud, and here it is; past experience has shown that next issue will be much better, so we'll forgive this one for not being as good as it should have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 19, 2013

    Wolverine and the X-Men #26 is not one of the best examples of how great this series has been for the last few couple years. The history lesson Jason Aaron provides for Dog Logan is interesting as it further fuels the reason for Dog to attack Wolverine, his brother. Unfortunately this is the type of story that is tailored to only a certain set of fans and those are Wolverine fans. This linear focus on one character makes this current arc passable for non-Wolverine fans. Though if you do pick this issue up than you will be treated to some fun stylized artwork from Ramon Perez. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 19, 2013

    While this issue feature a character that is inherently silly and unsolicited, it still manages to bring in some fun with the action scenes and some of its concepts. What make this a bit better; however, are Ramon Prez and the very talented Laura Martin on the art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 18, 2013

    Focusing on this no-name villain versus the children of the Jean Grey School was a gutsy move for Jason Aaron and company, and while I don't think it worked out for them this go-round, it's that anything-goes mentality that I so love about Wolverine and the X-Men. Combined with the sheer artistic power that this book keeps showcasing, this isn't a solid hit, but Perez and Martin prove that any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 14, 2013

    "Wolverine & the X-Men" #26 is worth reading for the half of the issue that I identified earlier, and for that reason alone I'm glad I did so. But with it most likely that the next issue will be set entirely in the present, I don't have much hope for what's to come next. The quicker Dog exits "Wolverine & the X-Men," the better. Here's hoping this is Dog's first and last return, post-"Origin." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 16, 2013

    But the issue never really comes together, and just leaves us wondering why someone thought it was a good idea to create a character named "Dog." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Andrew Sadowski Mar 13, 2013

    Overall, Wolverine and the X-Men #26was a disappointing entry in the series. One of the highlights from Aaron's run has been the interaction between Wolverine's staff and the kids at the school, and this book has none of that whatsoever, making it seem like just an average Wolverine story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 16, 2013

    And I realize there would have to be time travel somehow involved in getting Dog to face off against Wolverine in the present, but just creating a hereto unheard of macguffin like ‘time diamonds' is just stupid and lazy. I guess I just feel a lot more could and should have been done with this encounter. I was a fan of Origin, and I've been very eager to see Wolverine face off against Dog. But this was a huge disappointment. Dog is a generic villain. Wolverine doesn't care. And the whole fight is just an excuse for Aaron to pluck random anti-Wolverine weapons out of his ass. Very disappointing. Read Full Review

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