Wolverine and the X-Men #36

Event\Storyline: Battle Of The Atom Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 25, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 6
7.7Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

• The end of the first month ends with a huge twist! NO SPOILERS!
• The fate of the All-New X-Men is decided here!

  • 9.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Sep 25, 2013

    This event should be the focus of Marvel's marketing. This is so much better and much more interesting than Infinity. It is also far more accessible to new readers. To help out anyone that hasn't started this event yet here's the checklist of all the books you have to read. Unlike Infinity this isn't out of budget. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 28, 2013

    Jason Aaron steps in and does an amazing job with the X-Men of all timelines. Cyclops and Wolverine finally face-off after a year apart, and it's wickedly fun. I almost liked Aaron's work more than Bendis. But the two of them work very well together on the same characters and the same plot. Aaron's X-Men are funny, witty and their voices sound very authentic. Artist Camuncoli is also very good. The art on Battle of the Atom has been great so far. The entire crossover has been great. Definitely Event of the Year, as far as I'm concerned. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 28, 2013

    This is comics done right. I feel like I'm given the information I need to know in each issue as I move along, although I don't think this is a storyline where someone should jump into a middle chapter. Either start with Chapter 1 and catch up or else wait for the trade. I'm eagerly awaiting Chapter 6 in All New X-Men #17 next Wednesday. I can't remember the last time I was actively looking forward to an X-Men comic and that is the highest praise I can give this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 5, 2013

    Minor gripes aside, Wolverine and the X-Men is the best of the bunch so far. It's got a kicker of a story, and the action takes readers where they want to be — in the thick of it with members of three teams duking it out. The X-Men have spent a lot of time griping and coming to terms with old teammates/rivals/enemies. It isn't certain that Summers and Logan will ever become friends again, and there's no promise that the status quo — if there ever was one — will be restarted. After reading this issue, I wanted to go straight into the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Topher Bostick Sep 26, 2013

    Overall, excellent issue that fits in nicely with the rest of the event. Inconsistent art does hurt it a bit and Im disappointed in the lack of imagination from Camuncoli on the battle scenes. But the story and the cliffhanger are enough to carry this issue and for those reading the event, this is a must have. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 26, 2013

    While it was pretty obvious that there is more to the supposed future X-Men's story than what's on the surface, it's great that a second story was able to develop as to finding out what it is. I mean what's the harm in more time jumping when time is already broken right? Well now everything is not as it seems, and where we thought we may have been getting some answers, we are left with more questions that should eventually lead to what the main point of this plot. We just have to hope that this crossover can maintain the momentum it's building now because anything less could be harmful and of course interest might be lost given something this big is a gamble. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Sep 27, 2013

    With a confusing but promising new crossover now half over, this issue adds another nice installment into the fold from "Battle Of The Atom". With fun art, an interesting story and a huge (though confusing) plot, this is a great addition into the series and a great installment of plot progression for the plot of this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 25, 2013

    We've had a lot of crossovers this year. Or at least it feels like it in the various different comics. Battle of the Atom is one I am deeply enjoying. It feels a little odd for the story to crossover into this title but given some of the characters involved, it does make sense rather than to have them strictly involved in a separate series. The overall story takes a bit of a turn here and you definitely will want to know what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Sep 26, 2013

    In the end, this wasn't a terrible issue. The twist here feels like it came just a little too suddenly and could've been dragged into the next issue. It worked though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Sep 27, 2013

    So after an issue that was kind of slow, this oneended on a huge twist that has fully drawn my interest back in! If it had all been about the ending, ‘Wolverine and the X-Men' #36would be getting a perfect score. Unfortunately the psychic battle just didn't play out well on page for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Sep 27, 2013

    With Aaron now on "Battle of the Atom", it's continuing to be the fun event we were promised even with some characters' rampant cases of "Event Delusion." That said, it's a little disappointing to have this crossover cut into Aaron's storyline, but it's enjoyable enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 26, 2013

    The rest of the issue can be kind of boring, unfortunately. The psychic battle between the telepaths are long and stress to watch. I don't believe young Jean Grey is more powerful than both Emma Frost and Stepford Sisters. Also, what does young JG means that she "turns into a bitch?" She's a bitch already! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 25, 2013

    A ten-part crossover runs the risk of losing steam by the halfway point, and credit where it's due: that hasn't happened yet with "Battle of the Atom." "Wolverine and the X-Men" #36 has shown us that there are still some surprises in store, and that it's got the gas to go the full distance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Sep 25, 2013

    I would say that the bulk of the suspense in this comic came from the psychic battlefield. The battle was intense, confusing, dialogue heavy (which I love) and colorful to boot. All of the women played important parts in this fight and the ending was actually pretty neat. Although I love Jason Aaron to death, I don't think he fully understands how to write women's dialogue. I thought some of the talk was kind of clunky and awkward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 28, 2013

    This was a very good issue and the second half of this story has been set-up perfectly. The issue itself was however slightly laggy, as until the end it felt like there wasn't going to be much progression in this issue. It was however still exciting at times, also having some mystery to it. Due to this I'd recommend this issue as although it wasn't the best in the story so far it has set-up the next part perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Sep 26, 2013

    Wolverine and the X-Men 36 retains what's best about the series and provides the best chapter of the Battle of the Atom crossover since it began. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 25, 2013

    While not a great chapter visually, Wolverine and the X-Men #36 does wrap up Battle of the Atom's first half with a welcome twist that promises to severely complicate matters in the coming weeks. There's no time left to dawdle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Sep 28, 2013

    This issue of Wolverine and the Atom, I mean, Battle of the X-Men, erm, is a bit of a mixed bag. For everything Aaron does right, something else goes wrong, and it's never clear if it's the crossover's fault or Aaron's. Wolverine and the X-Men is a schizophrenic title at the best of times, and this is unfortunately one of the issues that falls squarely on its downward swing. Hopefully next issue will bring us back up again, but considering the crossover continues there too, the hope is small. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Oct 7, 2013

    The underlying plot of X-Men: Battle of the Atom is still strong. The emotions portrayed in this issue and every other issue to date are still meaningful and genuine. But by throwing in a twist without including enough details to reveal why it matters, the plot just stalls. It's like a chapter of a book that ends in mid-sentence. It may not dissuade anyone from continuing to follow the story, but it does make doing so more difficult. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Master Destructo Feb 14, 2014

    This story is picking up a bit. It's a pretty convoluted riddle they are constructing, and I appreciate its intricacy. Despite the ever expanding cast of time traveling X-teams, I'm able to follow it without too much confusion. I even got a few laughs out of this issue; thanks Jason Aaron. I appreciated the Back to the Future reference. I've had that trilogy in mind the whole time I've been reading this time-travel tale. The cover wasn't great, but the interior art was pretty good, or at the very least up-to-standard and serviceable. I didn't notice it being particularly terrific, but neither was I distracted by any "bad" renderings.

  • 7.0
    Synthozoid Sep 26, 2013

    We seem to be treading water here. I'll see this crossover to the end, but the present meets the past meets the future meets the alternate future is getting pretty convoluted to say the least. The characters keep changing their minds about what they are fighting for. Hard to root for anyone.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Sep 25, 2013

  • 8.0
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  • 7.0
    iPodwithnomusic Aug 26, 2018

  • 1.0
    joonoo May 28, 2014

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