Wolverine and the X-Men #3

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 21, 2011

    Is this the greatest X-Men comic in the history of...comics? Not necessarily. Did I have a helluva great time reading it? You bet. Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo are bringing back the fun times to the X-Men. There's been so much drama and hatred the mutants have had to face that it's great to read a series where you can actually smile when reading. That isn't to say this issue is all about having fun. There is still the attack by the new Hellfire Club they have to deal with but with multiple humorous moments and dialogue, you'll have a blast reading it. Wolverine is showing that he does have what it takes to run a school and deal with the consequences of attacks in a nature that he isn't known for. There may be a bunch of different X-Men books on sale but this one makes me happy to be reading comics. Action, humor, great art and story...what else is there to ask for? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Dec 23, 2011

    The surprise villain was a nice throwback to the past (around the time Wolverine first officially joined the mutants) and seeing how things panned out, it was a great thrill to read. Plus it had so much potential especially in the sense that theres a big chance that when Sentinels decide to visit the school grounds, the school grounds itself can fight (unlike in Messiah Complex). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Dec 28, 2011

    Yes, it appears that Aaron has the perfect combination of quirky X-characters, and one big X-Man that he's been doing a great job with for a while now, to headline his first solo X-Team book. Here's to a long and fun run. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Rebecca Stein Dec 29, 2011

    This issue steps up again, both in terms of enjoyment and art, to align itself with the first one. It's a solid, fun issue, and a nice way to end an arc. If you're into fun and shenanigans, and you haven't bailed at the first issue, I'll be surprised if you won't stick around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Dec 21, 2011

    Jason Aaron gives this book what I would describe as a Scooby-Doo-like feeling, but I hope that my meaning won't be misinterpreted. Even though the reset of the book's circumstances by story's end is a little annoying and the outcome was never in question, Aaron's script and Bachalo's pencils make the ride an exceedingly enjoyable one. There's energy and attitude to spare, and I'm already excited about the next issue. I had a ton of fun reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Dec 22, 2011

    I really wanted to hate this issue when I picked it up because Bachalo can't draw worth a damn but I was genuinely surprised to find that even with the ugly, nasty art, I really loved the writing. The writing alone was enough to keep me hooked and eager for more the entire issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Jan 12, 2012

    I am definitely feeling the new series and can't help but recommend it to anyone who is looking for a jump on point into an X-Men. Look no further. Wolverine vs Sabretooth? I am sold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Dec 24, 2011

    Despite that, Im enjoying this book much more than I thought I would. Currently, its the top comic in the X-Men corner of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 22, 2011

    This issue neatly wraps up the debut story and the first day for the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, but it leaves more than a few plotlines available for future development. Aaron has done a great job re-building the world around the X-Men (or this gaggle of them, at least) in Westchester, New York. I'm happy I've enrolled at Jean Grey. I just wish I could find the bookstore. . . Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 22, 2011

    I expected that this book would be well-done after all the people I've had recommend it to me, but what I didn't expect was to like Quentin Quire. Or, for that matter, to like Wolverine shoe-horned into a leadership role... But both decisions work well here, and Jason Aaron does great work with all the supporting cast, even in the quick-hits that come in and around the big battle. Had the art been more consistent (or, to be honest, had it been inconsistent in a different style), this one would have been a must-have issue for me. I'm not a particular fan of Chris Bachalo on superhero titles, though I loved him on Shade, The Changing Man, back in the day, and having half a dozen people ape his style takes a lot away from the storytelling in this issue. In the final analysis, though, Wolverine & The X-Men #3 does the trick for me, living up to the hype and earning a well-deserved 4 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Dec 26, 2011

    However, until the artwork in this book is more consistently executed, I can't recommend it as highly as I would like to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 23, 2011

    So I'm divided - I appreciate the effort and talent that went into this comic, but it doesn't feel like it's quite come together yet - but it's almost there. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 21, 2011

    Well, so much for this being amongst my favorite series! Seriously though, this issue was a major step back for me. The fact that Kid Omega is ALREADY beginning to turn into a good guy really left a bad taste in my mouth here. I have no idea why he decided to stop Kid Krakoa from eating the school, Wolverine and everybody else, and make good on his own escape... Maybe he has an evil, nefarious plan up his sleeve? Hopefully?? On top of that, the school board officials suddenly forgetting the last 24 hours and giving an obviously demolished school their seal of approval was also kind of dumb. Add Sabretooth's appearance here(he hasn't even officially returned yet in the pages of Wolverine!), as well as the STILL unexplained mini-Nightcrawler clones running around and you have the recipe of a comic I just didn't enjoy all that much. Oh well, better luck next issue I guess... Read Full Review

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