Posted June 30, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Wolverine and the X-Men # 12

Reviewing Wolverine and the X-Men # 12 by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo.


The latest issue of Wolverine and the X-Men focuses more on non-Phoenix empowered characters like JGSHL faculty member Rachel Summers who has been tasked with hunting down the fugitive Avengers. She locks on Wolverine‘s trail and manages to catch up with the Canuck. Battle ensues with each Avenger trying to get Hope Summers away from the mutants.

What’s truly interesting in this issue is how Jason Aaron fleshes out Rachel Summers. We’ve already seen her do some magic in the new school but there hasn’t been a single issue that focuses on her. The past 11 issues were just snippets of what she feels. This time however she gets to narrate her story which is sad actually.

Take my word for it, if you’re trying to cut down on the number of Marvel books that you buy, DO NOT DROP THIS.  Aaron’s tight scripting for the plot is so cool that even if we do find the members of JGSHL in different sides of AvX or Avengers vs X-Men  you still see development. In a way, it actually spices things up.

If you’re familiar with the concept of the Royal Rumble where tag teams often split up or fight, its the same thing for this issue. The wedge is driven further between key characters like Beast and Iceman. As well as between Rachel and Logan. Another great character buildup for this issue is for Kid Gladiator who is definitely becoming an amusing character to read within the pages of this book.

Chris Bachalo’s art on this book is nothing short of amazing. He manages to pull a terrific 1-2 punch of great facial expressions together with a solid right hook of fight panels. Interestingly enough I was really assuming last month that it was still going to be Nick Bradshaw. Either way, these two are solid artists for this book.

The book might read Wolverine but we barely see him that much but when he does he easily takes down Kid Gladiator without even having to unleash his claws on the hapless kid.

Get it and enjoy the book but it does have a few requisite readings but far more importantly you really have to go and get AVX # 6.


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Earl Maghirang