Kitty has a serious health issue while Wolverine decides how to avoid foreclosure. Today I will be reviewing Wolverine and the X-Men #5. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Wolverine and the X-Men #5
So let’s talk about the book. Angel is declared mentally incompetent by his board of directors and stripped of his position and money. This leads to a huge problem for Wolverine who was using Warren’s money to fund the school. He decides to take Quentin on a trip to space to help solve the problem. Meanwhile, Beast is giving the kids a biology lesson. When it is over, he is asked by Rachel to check on Kitty who has not left her room in two days. They arrive and find out that Kitty is pregnant. However, after some tests, Beast learns that it is actually an invading host of microscopic brood that are killing her from the inside out. The X-Men plan to shrink down and go into Kitty to stop them. As this is happening, out in space, an alien has arrived with a host of brood slaves and he is homing in on Kitty’s signal. Next stop, the school. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. You know, I think I miss Chris Bachalo. Wait a minute. NO I DON’T!! Bachalo is still gone and the art is as fantastic as ever. I loved the whole microscopic landscape. Quentin tagging the blood vessels was freaking hilarious. Doop is funny as hell. The whole outer space battle was pretty cool. And of course, every character is clearly drawn with no confusion as to who we are looking at. This should have been the art from day one, instead of three months of torture. At least the story is consistently amazing. Jason Aaron has really gotten a complete control of the kids and the whole school mentality. They act like teenagers are supposed to act. Quentin is a pompous ass who is too young to know any better. Kid Gladiator is a rambunctious horny teen jock type character. Idie is the naive but plainspoken foreign exchange student. Broo is the nerd who is comfortable in his own skin. Genesis is the morbid brooding child who is plagued by thoughts of death. And all of these kids have been thrown together in a nice salad bowl to mix. Really great writing. Funny as hell. I’m incredibly glad that Aaron is taking full advantage of the sarcasm and hilarity that these situations create. I was definitely laughing throughout this issue. Not only does that help to alleviate the tension, but it also moves the plot along without dragging. I like that Kade Kilgore was mentioned this issue and that he is shown making moves in the background. I like the introduction of a new villain for the team to fight. (At least I think he’s new) I didn’t like that the whole Sabretooth subplot was dropped. Why mention him at all if you’re not going to utilize him? That was a slight error. Other than that, the issue had everything. Humor, great story, some limited action, and plot progression. All draft picture perfect. What more can you ask for? That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|awesome writing. great use of humor. nice art. love the focus on the kids||limited action|
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