Posted July 29, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Wolverine and the X-Men # 14

Comic Book Review for Wolverine and the X-Men # 14 by Jason Aaron and Jorge Molina

Its that reunion that old-school X-Fans have always wanted; Colossus and Kitty Pryde go out on a date set amidst AVX.

In this isue we get to see how Colossus tries to be the same old Peter we all knew and love. The man with the metallic body and a big heart. Although that’s just a dream as Jason Aaron and company gives us a scary look at the Colossus that is currently playing as the host for both the demonic Cytorrak and a fifth of the Phoenix Five.

The imagery in this issue is pretty good thanks to the careful storytelling of Aaron together with the otherworldly art provided by Jorge Molina. Although I really do want to see both Bachalo and Bradshaw’s works on this book, Molina is a good fill in artist. As I was saying earlier, the imagery is pretty cool as we get to see Colossus do an impression of Moses as he takes Kitty on a date in the middle of the sea.

Things turn for the worse when Kitty starts dishing out her remorse for what Peter and the rest of the Phoenix Five has done. It’s in this later part of the story contained in the book that we really get to see Colossus for what he truly is, a being on unimaginable power being held by flesh and bone and metal.

Here’s the thing about Aaron’s run on Wolverine and the X-Men; he never forgets his main plot points. In this issue even though it really centers of Kitty Pryde we get to see other character developments. We have Iceman and some of the former faculty members returning to the school after a seeming falling out with the Phoenix Five.

We also have the developing love story between Toad and Husk who is starting to really “molt”. Most importantly we get to see further developments between the blossoming romance between Iceman and Kitty Pryde which was dropped like a dozen or so issues ago.

This for me is what sets WATXM apart from the other X-Books. It never loses its original intent with the characters regardless of the situation. I’m betting Jason Aaron could’ve done an even better story had the book not encounter tie-in “problems” with AVX (Avengers vs X-Men).

And its because of this that I’m giving a relatively high score for this issue alone. Sad however that they really had to break up another classic love team. =(

Verdict: 10/10

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Earl Maghirang