It’s only cheating if you get caught. Gambling 101 at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Today I will be reviewing Wolverine and the X-Men #6. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Wolverine and the X-Men #6
So let’s talk about the book. Quentin and Wolverine head to another planet for some friendly interstellar gambling and debauchery. Using Quentin’s telepathy and high intelligence, the two are able to cheat at the tables and win lots of money. Too bad their good luck does not go unnoticed as the casino manager sends a bunch of goons to beat them up and take back their illicit winnings. A brawl erupts. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the alien arrives at the school as the X-Men are fighting Brood parasites inside of Kitty. The school mounts a defence and manages to eliminate all of the invading Brood, but the leader gets through and reaches Kitty. Unfortunately she is not the target as the alien leader goes after Broo with intentions of murder. As this is happening, the X-Men manage to fight off the parasites inside Kitty but they come back in droves and overrun them, turning Kid Gladiator into one of them. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Bafore I begin, I would just like to share some terrible news. I hope it saddens you as much as it does me. Turns out, in a few issues, Chris Bachalo will be returning to the title. He will be given back the artistic duties for the Avengers vs X-Men tie ins running through this series. Let us all share a moment of silence for this sad, horrible, event. OK, sadness over. There is nothing we can do to avoid this torture that Marvel will be putting us through so we must all act like adults and suck it up. Let’s discuss this issue and it’s overall awesomeness. I loved this issue from beginning to end. There was action and humor aplenty. I loved the interaction between Wolverine and Quentin. Jason Aaron is really top notch on his sarcasm skills. I’m not sure if Wolverine sees Quentin as a pain in his ass or a younger version of himself that he is trying to mold. What I do find really coincidental was that Wolverine was not on Earth when the alien launched his attack on the school. As the headmaster, he really should be stepping into the Cyclops role as the first line of defense against all invaders. Not that the X-Men or the school cannot defend itself. Krakoa did a hell of a good job as did the danger room. I love that Jason is not forgetting anyone and has no problem showing all of the residents of the school. Makes him seem aware of the big picture. Also, I’m incredibly curious as to who or what this alien is. I’ve never seen him before, or if I did I forgot him. He seems to have a hatred for Broo so I’m guessing maybe he’s related to him in some way. Hopefully we get some revelations next issue. As for the art, all I have to say is awesome. So many different characters and they were all drawn distinctive and clear. I love the casino. Nice aliens. The action was also very well laid out. A perfect job overall. (Damn shame that perfection will end soon thanks to Bachalo) That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|awesome writing. great use of humor. nice art. cool action.|
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