Wolverine and the X-Men #40

Wolverine and the X-Men #40

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
9.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

• Battle of the Atom is over -- but the battle for the future of mutankind has just begun!
• For months, S.H.I.E.L.D. has had designs on the Jean Grey school -- now they make their presence known!
• All this, and Cyclops vs. Wolverine as Jason Aaron (THOR) and Pepe Larraz (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN) bring you the action!

  • 10
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Jan 22, 2014

    Most definitely. I continue to delight in this series and it seems like because it's ending this team has decided to amp up the awesome. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jan 24, 2014

    This is quite possibly my favorite book of the series to date and would have been a perfect closing chapter, which really makes me hope that the actual closing chapter can stay just as strong! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jan 24, 2014

    This issue was comics at its best, marrying stellar storytelling that worked from the characters out with pitch perfect art. I am afraid I am in love with this book, even though we are meant to be apart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 25, 2014

    The next issue of Wolverine and the X-Men is Jason Aaron's last, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that before he leaves, he wants to take one last look at everything he's created. That's why most of this issue and the last one were an extended tour of the Jean Grey School and the students involved. And that's fine. But for an X-Men fan like me, the real meat of this issue is, at long last, a truthful and meaningful conversation between Cyclops and Wolverine that finally starts wading into the troubled waters of what those two are doing to the team as a whole. It has been a long time coming, and it is just as beautiful as I could have hoped. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 22, 2014

    With only one issue left to go, Aaron and company are reminding us what made this series so great in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 23, 2014

    Wolverine and the X-Men #40 will go down as one of the standout issues of Jason Aarons run on this series. The Cyclops and Wolverine scenes were easily some of the best writing Aaron has done. He showed such a clear understanding of both characters that by the end you understood where Cyclops and Wolverine were coming from. This also gave some closure to the rift Aaron created back in X-Men Schism. The addition of the scenes at the Jean Grey Academy helped to balance out the issue with Pepe Larraz having a lot of fun with the tour of the school we went on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 24, 2014

    This is an issue that kind of needs to be read to be understood, but I tell you that it's worth reading. There's a confidence and reality in Aaron's writing that simply wasn't there pre-"Battle of the Atom" and Pepe Larraz has really started to find his groove. That one comes just in time, too, as this issue absolutely needed an artist whose compositions could do justice to the emotional weight of the script. Though it feels a little padded out, this is a graceful conclusion to the single best arc of this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Jan 24, 2014

    The storyline with the kids actually felt more consequential than the one with the adults, which surprised me. You can't expect the "Schism" to just resolve in one issue, they still need to drag that out for the overall franchise, but issues like this at least keep that pot simmering in the meantime. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Jan 24, 2014

    It is definitely too late to jump aboard this train as it reaches its final destination but the last few issues may still hold some surprises and issues #40 might be worth a look for the Wolverine & Cyclops banter and some solid artwork from Larraz. Read Full Review

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