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When Kitty Pryde appears to have become pregnant overnight, Beast, Iceman and Rachel Grey shrink down and enter Kitty's bloodstream to discover the truth behind her...condition! Meanwhile, Wolverine and Kid Omega travel to an intergalactic casino to win enough money to keep the Jean Grey School going! And when a billion Brood invade the school, Kitty, Broo the Broodling an When Kitty Pryde appears to have become pregnant overnight, Beast, Iceman and Rachel Grey shrink down and enter Kitty's bloodstream to discover the truth behind her...condition! Meanwhile, Wolverine and Kid Omega travel to an intergalactic casino to win enough money to keep the Jean Grey School going! And when a billion Brood invade the school, Kitty, Broo the Broodling and an army of Bamfs must face a new, unstoppable foe! And if all that weren't enough, Sabretooth takes on Beast in the most vicious fight ever set to paper, and Angel undertakes a dangerous repair mission when Wolverine is stricken with a problem nobody ever thought he'd face. Collecting: Wolverine and the X-Men 5-8


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When Kitty Pryde appears to have become pregnant overnight, Beast, Iceman and Rachel Grey shrink down and enter Kitty's bloodstream to discover the truth behind her...condition! Meanwhile, Wolverine and Kid Omega travel to an intergalactic casino to win enough money to keep the Jean Grey School going! And when a billion Brood invade the school, Kitty, Broo the Broodling an When Kitty Pryde appears to have become pregnant overnight, Beast, Iceman and Rachel Grey shrink down and enter Kitty's bloodstream to discover the truth behind her...condition! Meanwhile, Wolverine and Kid Omega travel to an intergalactic casino to win enough money to keep the Jean Grey School going! And when a billion Brood invade the school, Kitty, Broo the Broodling and an army of Bamfs must face a new, unstoppable foe! And if all that weren't enough, Sabretooth takes on Beast in the most vicious fight ever set to paper, and Angel undertakes a dangerous repair mission when Wolverine is stricken with a problem nobody ever thought he'd face. Collecting: Wolverine and the X-Men 5-8

30 review for Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 2

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Hey! This title is good! Lots of action, plenty of humor, and, honestly, just a great comic to look at. Wolverine & Quentin head off-world for a little gambling, in the hopes that they can win enough money to keep the school afloat for a bit longer. It goes about as well as you might imagine. Meanwhile, back at the school, the teachers and students are desperately trying to help Kitty with a slight problem she's having... This volume was just...fun. So far, I'm impressed with what I've seen, so it Hey! This title is good! Lots of action, plenty of humor, and, honestly, just a great comic to look at. Wolverine & Quentin head off-world for a little gambling, in the hopes that they can win enough money to keep the school afloat for a bit longer. It goes about as well as you might imagine. Meanwhile, back at the school, the teachers and students are desperately trying to help Kitty with a slight problem she's having... This volume was just...fun. So far, I'm impressed with what I've seen, so it appears that everyone was right about this one. My only 'complaint' would be that these volume only have 4 issues in them, but other than that, I've got nothing bad to say. Definitely Recommended!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    Three and a half stars rounded up. Warren Worthington has flown off (He has wings? Flown? Get it? *sigh*) the deep end, Kitty Pride is pregnant (Congrats! Boy or Girl?), the Jean Grey School of Learning is going bust and Jubilee’s baby needs a brand new pair of shoes, so it’s up to Wolverine to come up with the funds to keep the school running. A school bake sale is out, so it’s off to the intergalactic casino and time to double down and do some high rolling, baby! Wow, that went well. So, it’s ex Three and a half stars rounded up. Warren Worthington has flown off (He has wings? Flown? Get it? *sigh*) the deep end, Kitty Pride is pregnant (Congrats! Boy or Girl?), the Jean Grey School of Learning is going bust and Jubilee’s baby needs a brand new pair of shoes, so it’s up to Wolverine to come up with the funds to keep the school running. A school bake sale is out, so it’s off to the intergalactic casino and time to double down and do some high rolling, baby! Wow, that went well. So, it’s exit stage right and meanwhile back at the school… Little Broo is having a difficult time fitting in. The Brood are an Alien rip-off who have fanged teeth a stinging tail and in order to reproduce they implant their eggs in other species (see Kitty Pryde above), so little Broo is probably sitting at a lunch table all by himself, even though he’s hyper-intelligent, kind and polite. Short answer: Because you spent the night with Mitchell, trolling truck stops. Bottom line: Aaron continues his entertaining run on this title and fortunately, Bachalo only illustrates one out of four issues this volume.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Terence

    The Hellfire Club manages to get Warren Worthington III declared mentally unfit to run his company. Which means no more money for the Jean Grey School for higher learning. Wolverine has a plan though, to take Quentin Quire and use him to cheat a space casino out of money. Meanwhile Kitty Pryde appears to be months pregnant practically overnight, Colossus is definitely not the father... After the first volume of Wolverine and the X-Men, I felt like I had enough of Wolverine and the X-Men for a lifet The Hellfire Club manages to get Warren Worthington III declared mentally unfit to run his company. Which means no more money for the Jean Grey School for higher learning. Wolverine has a plan though, to take Quentin Quire and use him to cheat a space casino out of money. Meanwhile Kitty Pryde appears to be months pregnant practically overnight, Colossus is definitely not the father... After the first volume of Wolverine and the X-Men, I felt like I had enough of Wolverine and the X-Men for a lifetime. I just happened to come across the second volume at my library and I decided to give it another try. It was slightly better than the first volume, but it was still incredibly goofy. I have no problem with a goofy character or two, but when the entire tone is goofy it gets tiring. I mean Wolverine's plan for money is to use a telepath to count cards so they could rip off a casino because that couldn't possibly go wrong. I must admit I do like Quentin Quite, but he was a lot more fun as the lone goofball in a group of serious characters. He blends in a lot more with the characters at the Jean Grey School, but his trip with Wolverine was fun. Wolverine and the X-Men volume 2 was better than I expected, but I don't envision myself continuing to read this series.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    I'm really liking this series. Sure, this volume has a little less madcap action than the first, but it has enough of the same elements to be successful. The formula of mutant school colliding with real-world problems seems to be working, because now Wolverine is up against that most dreaded foe of education: the budget. Naturally, Wolverine decides to make up the shortfall by gambling in a space casino and taking hilariously surly Quentin Quire with him to psychically count cards. As you do. Me I'm really liking this series. Sure, this volume has a little less madcap action than the first, but it has enough of the same elements to be successful. The formula of mutant school colliding with real-world problems seems to be working, because now Wolverine is up against that most dreaded foe of education: the budget. Naturally, Wolverine decides to make up the shortfall by gambling in a space casino and taking hilariously surly Quentin Quire with him to psychically count cards. As you do. Meanwhile, back at the school, there's an invasion of microscopic Brood. Plenty of zany to go around, and lots of fun. The last issue is rather more serious, and actually spotlights Henry McCoy. I've always liked Beast, and he often gets glossed over. I guess it's hard to write for a character like him. Aaron does a great job of highlighting him, and even gives Abigail Brand a few good scenes. I like her, and I like seeing her now and then. The title gives the impression that the book is mostly about Wolverine, but it's not. It's a true ensemble book. And that's more than fine by me, because it's a great cast. There are more students and teachers at the school than get real page time, but that's ok. The ones in the spotlight are ones that I like, and they're used effectively. I'm actually getting attached to some of these new-to-me students, which will make reading the rest of the series a lot more fun.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Wolverine needs money so he takes a psychic kid up to a space station for high stakes gambling. Meanwhile, there are major problems back at school. It had its moment but overall it was an average run that didn't take itself too seriously and sometimes got the humor right. OVERALL GRADE: B minus. Wolverine needs money so he takes a psychic kid up to a space station for high stakes gambling. Meanwhile, there are major problems back at school. It had its moment but overall it was an average run that didn't take itself too seriously and sometimes got the humor right. OVERALL GRADE: B minus.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    This was quite fun! It starts off with Kitty being infected by the Brood and makes her look pregnant and its a fun story with the team being sent inside her using pym particles and shrinking themselves and they fight against these broods in a hilarious fight and I love the way it happens particularly what Kid Gladiator does and Logan and Quentin on Planet sin and casinos to earn money in a hilarious fight. But its the story with Broo where he is attacked by some alien menace Starblood who wants to This was quite fun! It starts off with Kitty being infected by the Brood and makes her look pregnant and its a fun story with the team being sent inside her using pym particles and shrinking themselves and they fight against these broods in a hilarious fight and I love the way it happens particularly what Kid Gladiator does and Logan and Quentin on Planet sin and casinos to earn money in a hilarious fight. But its the story with Broo where he is attacked by some alien menace Starblood who wants to reveal his savage nature and you kinda feel for Broo where he is sulking in the corner as he is trying to overcome his base nature and that was such a cool moment! Plus Beast vs Sabretooth in space and it was an alright issue and kinda felt boring tbh but then again some interesting stuff with Kade and his hellfire club! Good volume with lots of fun and great moments for some characters but the art is a very negative factor here and can turn some people off with that style.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    The Jean Grey School’s financial benefactor, the billionaire mutant Angel, is declared mentally unsound and is removed as head of his family’s company so Headmaster Wolverine has to find money from somewhere to keep the lights on – what better way than to head into space to one of the universe’s most flash casinos with teenager/student self-proclaimed genius Quentin Quire in tow to count cards? Meanwhile, Headmistress Kitty Pryde is infected with an alien virus so Beast leads a team of gung-ho s The Jean Grey School’s financial benefactor, the billionaire mutant Angel, is declared mentally unsound and is removed as head of his family’s company so Headmaster Wolverine has to find money from somewhere to keep the lights on – what better way than to head into space to one of the universe’s most flash casinos with teenager/student self-proclaimed genius Quentin Quire in tow to count cards? Meanwhile, Headmistress Kitty Pryde is infected with an alien virus so Beast leads a team of gung-ho students including a Shi’Ar Prince and Genesis, a teen clone of Apocalypse, inside Kitty’s body to fight the virus on a microscopic level. But an alien academic is headed to the school to snuff out one of the students in the name of alien evolutionary theory. Will Kitty, in her compromised state, be able to stand up to this new threat? If you’re a Marvel fan and aren’t reading Jason Aaron’s “Wolverine & the X-Men” series, you need to get on board right now. This is definitely the best title Marvel have – it’s so good it made me forgive them for the last Marvel book I read, the abysmal event title “Avengers Vs. X-Men”. Jason Aaron’s struck gold by teaming Wolverine up with Quentin Quire. Quire – or “Kid Omega” – is the sassy, drily humorous teenager with a pink Mohawk, a god complex, psychic powers and an immeasurable intellect. The two together have great chemistry with Wolverine being talked down to by the over-entitled arrogant teenage voice while trying to maintain the reasonable adult facade as Headmaster to a student. Quire is definitely my favourite character in this series – he’s just too funny, despite his snottiness, and he steals every scene he’s in. In fact, the teacher/student dynamic is one that works across the board. Long-time readers of X-Men will be familiar with Beast, Ice Man and Kitty Pryde but seeing them take on the roles of teachers and responsible adults shows another side of their characters that’s only previously been looked at by Grant Morrison in “New X-Men”. It’s a deeply refreshing approach. The small touches in the script and art are brilliant. Rogue’s got a gym class; Doop is a sub; Ice Man’s office is made purely of ice; the continued presence of the Bamfs is delightfully chaotic; and the visual joke of Wolverine in a wheelchair, like a hairy Professor X, is genius. Continuing their innovative approach to comics like the “Augmented Reality” content in their “AVX” line of books, there’s a Twitter feed of all the characters appended to the final pages of the hardcover. The Tweets basically reflect the story with the characters somehow finding time to tweet their reactions while all the actions going on but it’s a fun addition and Marvel should be commended for trying new things with their books. There’s also a 4-page letters section where a different X-Man replies to some fans’ letters which is another nice touch. The light-hearted and fun tone of the book is a relief from the many comics that take the overly serious approach, and Aaron’s sense of humour coupled with the artists’ visual gags make “Vol. 2” a hugely enjoyable book. And speaking of the artists, Nick Bradshaw does amazing work for 3 of the 4 issues in this book. Bachalo’s stuff is awesome too but Bradshaw’s was eye-catching, detailed, and impeccably drawn. I hope he and Aaron work together more in the future and I will definitely look out for books with his name attached. Aaron’s take on the X-Men is as fun and imaginative as the best this series has ever been and it’s easily the most enjoyable superhero series they have going. He flawlessly juggles three entertaining storylines at the same time, tying them together and complementing one another brilliantly. All of the characters’ voices are convincing and familiar, the larger than life storylines – hey, let’s go to space! Why not? – feel perfectly in keeping with the series; “Wolverine & the X-Men, Vol. 2” showcases a master writer at the top of his game and is comics at their most tremendous. More please!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    As others have said better, this book feels more serious (or at least less zany) than the first one. The tone shifts back and forth between comedic (Wolverine and Quentin Quire "team up") and a little more straight ahead threatening (the Brood problem gets worse and weirder). So it's still amusing here and there, making this a more pleasant book by far than most X-books these days. However, the more uneven tone (or perhaps just complex) makes it less of a wild ride and more like a choppy read. Ho As others have said better, this book feels more serious (or at least less zany) than the first one. The tone shifts back and forth between comedic (Wolverine and Quentin Quire "team up") and a little more straight ahead threatening (the Brood problem gets worse and weirder). So it's still amusing here and there, making this a more pleasant book by far than most X-books these days. However, the more uneven tone (or perhaps just complex) makes it less of a wild ride and more like a choppy read. How this story affects one of the students is genuinely sad however - they'll be forever affected by the events, and while that's a catch-phrase every comic book editor will bust out at a moment's notice, I'm really sympathetic to the lasting impact they'll have to deal with. If not for the last story, which was a blast, I'd have to end this review on a slightly sour note. The adventures and battles were much more to my liking there, and a little sweetness at the end is all we really needed. The exchange between Quire and Broo in the middle of the last chapter was perfect. The appearance of Abigail Brand always has me grinning - she's a character that deserves a *lot* more exposure than she's gotten, with her strength, total sarcasm and willingness to take on the dirtiest job on (off) Earth. Still a good book, and though I'm not a complete fan of Bradshaw's art, it's good - easy to read the action, good camera work - just seems caught partway between "completely silly" of Bachalo (whose return for issue 8 definitely helps that book) and "serious and realistic".

  9. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    Wolverine's new school is broke, because even though it's funded by Angel (Warren Worthington), Warren's not quite himself, and as such, has no access to the funds of his company. Leave it to Logan to find a way to secure the $$...the story is hilarious and right on in so many ways, because this is more the headmaster Logan we expected to see. Kitty also finds herself attacked and needs help from everyone to make it out. An old adversary is hired by the New Hellfire Club to attack one of the facul Wolverine's new school is broke, because even though it's funded by Angel (Warren Worthington), Warren's not quite himself, and as such, has no access to the funds of his company. Leave it to Logan to find a way to secure the $$...the story is hilarious and right on in so many ways, because this is more the headmaster Logan we expected to see. Kitty also finds herself attacked and needs help from everyone to make it out. An old adversary is hired by the New Hellfire Club to attack one of the faculty members, and no, it's NOT Wolverine! This leads to a pretty solid fight. A very solid book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    RG

    Everything about this was fun. The humour, the artwork, the action. Wolverine and Quentin leave earth to gamble, issues with keeping the school open and the school yard deals with an invasion of Broods with Kitty. My only issue is that I did find the Brood arc a little cheesy. I'll give this one more volume before resigning. Everything about this was fun. The humour, the artwork, the action. Wolverine and Quentin leave earth to gamble, issues with keeping the school open and the school yard deals with an invasion of Broods with Kitty. My only issue is that I did find the Brood arc a little cheesy. I'll give this one more volume before resigning.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Keith

    I really enjoyed this, and quickly acclimated to Bradshaw's art even though I didn't think too much of it when it showed up at the tail end of Vol 1. X-Men books always dance on the edge of pure pyrotechnical saturation, and even though W&tXM is by no means the most extreme and/or violent book in X-World, there's something about the staggering amount of things happening, from alien bar brawls to parasitic pregnancies to the candy-colored freakout of each page layout, that really shorted out my s I really enjoyed this, and quickly acclimated to Bradshaw's art even though I didn't think too much of it when it showed up at the tail end of Vol 1. X-Men books always dance on the edge of pure pyrotechnical saturation, and even though W&tXM is by no means the most extreme and/or violent book in X-World, there's something about the staggering amount of things happening, from alien bar brawls to parasitic pregnancies to the candy-colored freakout of each page layout, that really shorted out my synapses by the time I closed the cover. If for no other reason than this, I'm giving it four stars -- seriously guys, give me freakin' room to breathe! A particular highlight of this volume is when Beast gives the class a tour of the mutant body via the use of Ant-Man's shrinking technology -- the ridiculous classroom antics are my favorite parts of this series. Ms. Frizzle would be proud.

  12. 4 out of 5

    GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)

    Space gambling, Face eating, diamond sprouting trees, hand to hand combat inside a living body. Just another day...

  13. 4 out of 5

    William Thomas

    What an absolute $&@!show. I'm really just very sick and tired of complaining about how Marvel's executives continue to foul up great Marvel books, but once again, they've managed to get me riled up. Volume 2 isn't a bad showing at first glance. It's tons of fun and has more than a few fantastic subplots. What makes the book damn near unreadable is the pacing and the artwork. Marvel's head honchos have been double shipping more than half of their titles, which means the output tends to get slopp What an absolute $&@!show. I'm really just very sick and tired of complaining about how Marvel's executives continue to foul up great Marvel books, but once again, they've managed to get me riled up. Volume 2 isn't a bad showing at first glance. It's tons of fun and has more than a few fantastic subplots. What makes the book damn near unreadable is the pacing and the artwork. Marvel's head honchos have been double shipping more than half of their titles, which means the output tends to get sloppy and if an artist can't keep up with the pace, they grab a few other artists to handle full issues, or even worse, just a few pages here and there. Which means one issue could have 4 very different artists working on it. It makes the entire experience dizzying and does absolutely nothing to add to any linear aspects of the story. This needs to stop. On top of that, having Aaron write 2 issues a month for this bad about 4 other titles means that every book suffers. Not from the ideas or general stories, those are still fine. But it's the small detailed nuances that get shoved aside in favor of increasing quantity. Marvel, knock it off and try competing in the marketplace with quality instead of quantity. Writing: C Art: D

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    Well holy crapola, I'm getting a double dose of awesome. I get to do a little of the cosmic with the down to earth at the same time. I think Wolverine looks GREAT in a wheelchair. He's really shaping up to be a great new Prof X. The jokes keep coming and they're all working great. I want to say that this character or that is my new favorite, but I simply can't do it. They're all rocking hard. Even Angel, my officially most unfavorite character, is shaping up into a real screwball. Who knew? It l Well holy crapola, I'm getting a double dose of awesome. I get to do a little of the cosmic with the down to earth at the same time. I think Wolverine looks GREAT in a wheelchair. He's really shaping up to be a great new Prof X. The jokes keep coming and they're all working great. I want to say that this character or that is my new favorite, but I simply can't do it. They're all rocking hard. Even Angel, my officially most unfavorite character, is shaping up into a real screwball. Who knew? It looks like I have a lot of issues to back order, too. The insanity will never end.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Rand

    Never get your biology from an X-men comic, I suspect they decided they didn't give a toss. :-P Never get your biology from an X-men comic, I suspect they decided they didn't give a toss. :-P

  16. 5 out of 5

    James

    An enjoyable volume, but with this series I always get the sense that writer Jason Aaron is trying too hard to offer a flood of ideas. There's some fun plotting here, notably Wolverine and Quentin Quire heading to an interstellar casino to get money to keep the school running. But there's also a strained subplot about a renowned space biologist willing to kill to keep the Brood bloodline pure--not a very scientific idea--and a tiresome capper involving Sabretooth on a rampage in space, an enviro An enjoyable volume, but with this series I always get the sense that writer Jason Aaron is trying too hard to offer a flood of ideas. There's some fun plotting here, notably Wolverine and Quentin Quire heading to an interstellar casino to get money to keep the school running. But there's also a strained subplot about a renowned space biologist willing to kill to keep the Brood bloodline pure--not a very scientific idea--and a tiresome capper involving Sabretooth on a rampage in space, an environment where it seems it would be easy to keep him from doing too much damage (just pop the airlock, right?). The characterization, particularly for the teens is consistent over the top, and I wish Aaron wrote them in a more naturalistic register. Also, despite their inexperience, the youngsters in the title seem to be able to handle any kind of opposition, which diminishes the interest somewhat. But the setting and stories are clever...maybe not as clever as they think they are, but clever enough, which keeps this X-fan reading. Read digital versions

  17. 5 out of 5

    Arturo

    Reading the 1st few pages I realized this isn't the title for me. The way it continued the goofy, silly hijinks atmosphere from the 1st volume. Where as I'm looking for big event, serious in tone, plot moving toward something catastrophic. Of course this wasn't it. And I thought what a great idea, Cyclops team/book goes thru that. While Wolverine's book gives everybody a change of pace, plus its a more kid friendly book. Its not what I was looking for, but I enjoyed it. I'm glad I read it. I can Reading the 1st few pages I realized this isn't the title for me. The way it continued the goofy, silly hijinks atmosphere from the 1st volume. Where as I'm looking for big event, serious in tone, plot moving toward something catastrophic. Of course this wasn't it. And I thought what a great idea, Cyclops team/book goes thru that. While Wolverine's book gives everybody a change of pace, plus its a more kid friendly book. Its not what I was looking for, but I enjoyed it. I'm glad I read it. I can go into everything that was going on, and what I liked, but its too much. Once again a lot going on in the backround, but this time with art by Bradshaw, which is perfect for the title.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Travis Duke

    Very middle of the road, Nothing horrible but nothing exciting really either. Book two starts with Wolverine and Quire teaming up to gamble and make some money for the school, We then get a brood invasion of sorts with a pregnant Kitty Pride. Broo gets a good chunk of the book and its fun however, Sabertooth is now helping the hellfire club and his cameo is almost worthless expect we get some good Bachalo art. Beast vs. Sabertooth should have been more fun and it wasnt for me. Overall the book f Very middle of the road, Nothing horrible but nothing exciting really either. Book two starts with Wolverine and Quire teaming up to gamble and make some money for the school, We then get a brood invasion of sorts with a pregnant Kitty Pride. Broo gets a good chunk of the book and its fun however, Sabertooth is now helping the hellfire club and his cameo is almost worthless expect we get some good Bachalo art. Beast vs. Sabertooth should have been more fun and it wasnt for me. Overall the book feels more geared for kids with the art and basic story, not my favorite.

  19. 5 out of 5

    B

    I really liked the first book and did not like this one as much. I'm not exactly sure why. I think it might be for the incorrect reasons that the villains were too mean and the Wolverine plot seemed out of place. Oh, also, an important tip. Kindle software does not know how to do comics. The panel-by-panel mode hardly zooms in at all. Comixology has a much better reader and Play Books at least lets you zoom at the page as though it were a single picture. I really liked the first book and did not like this one as much. I'm not exactly sure why. I think it might be for the incorrect reasons that the villains were too mean and the Wolverine plot seemed out of place. Oh, also, an important tip. Kindle software does not know how to do comics. The panel-by-panel mode hardly zooms in at all. Comixology has a much better reader and Play Books at least lets you zoom at the page as though it were a single picture.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tamahome

    I'm talking about the first 3 chapters with art by Nick Bradshaw. Funny, science fiction-y, great, detailed art (he also did the cover). A breezy read for the ADD among you. The 4th issue or chapter changes in tone and becomes darker when Chris Bachalo draws it, even though it's the same writer. I'm talking about the first 3 chapters with art by Nick Bradshaw. Funny, science fiction-y, great, detailed art (he also did the cover). A breezy read for the ADD among you. The 4th issue or chapter changes in tone and becomes darker when Chris Bachalo draws it, even though it's the same writer.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ma'Belle

    I thought this second volume was fantastic. All three of the stories that happen alongside each other were fun and well told. I don't use Twitter in real life, so the Live Tweets at the end of some of the issues don't really interest me. I'm curious to know if regular Twitter users find those sections more readable. I thought this second volume was fantastic. All three of the stories that happen alongside each other were fun and well told. I don't use Twitter in real life, so the Live Tweets at the end of some of the issues don't really interest me. I'm curious to know if regular Twitter users find those sections more readable.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

    I was skeptical of the lighter tone to this book, but Jason Aaron, in his esteemable capacity, makes this an engaging read and brings that lighter tone to a corner of the Marvel Universe that's known for terrific light fare amongst a larger amount of great darker stories. I was skeptical of the lighter tone to this book, but Jason Aaron, in his esteemable capacity, makes this an engaging read and brings that lighter tone to a corner of the Marvel Universe that's known for terrific light fare amongst a larger amount of great darker stories.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Fizzgig76

    Reprints Wolverine and the X-Men (1) #5-8 (April 2012-June 2012). Wolverine discovers that Jean Grey School for Higher Learning cannot support itself when Angel is cut off from his money by the Hellfire Club. Now as Wolverine and Kid Omega head to Planet Sin to win a fortune, the school finds itself invaded by the Brood, and Kitty Pryde a host for a new breed of Brood. Written by Jason Aaron, Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron—Volume 2 collects the three issue “Mutatis Mutandis” and the stand Reprints Wolverine and the X-Men (1) #5-8 (April 2012-June 2012). Wolverine discovers that Jean Grey School for Higher Learning cannot support itself when Angel is cut off from his money by the Hellfire Club. Now as Wolverine and Kid Omega head to Planet Sin to win a fortune, the school finds itself invaded by the Brood, and Kitty Pryde a host for a new breed of Brood. Written by Jason Aaron, Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron—Volume 2 collects the three issue “Mutatis Mutandis” and the stand alone “A Little Impossible”. Following Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron—Volume 1, the collection features art by Nick Bradshaw and Chris Bachalo. The issues in this volume were also collected as part of Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron Omnibus. I like some of Jason Aaron’s writing but I hate this period of the X-Men. The divided X-Men are no fun and despite attempt after attempt to justify Wolverine leading the school, it still doesn’t make much sense. It is not all bad, but it feels like there are tremendous areas open for improvement. This is the X-Men “lite”. Wolverine and the X-Men is the lighter of the two X-Men books and is more “jokey”. This is a problem to begin with since Wolverine (if having any humor at all) is a dry humor…and he is at the lead of the book. I like his little adventure with Kid Omega, but I don’t love the school’s make-up at this point. It just doesn’t have the old feel of the X-Men that made the book enjoyable. Part of the reason the book lacks fun is the rift (or I guess that Marvel has labeled it Schism) between the X-Men. The X-Men were already outsiders. The whole 198, Utopia, and now Schism has worked them down to nothing. As a previous loyal reader the group seems so watered down. It isn’t fun (or funny) and it is nonsensical at points. Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron is the better of the two series, but it still isn’t very good. Bradshaw has art that is a little more in control but Bachalo continues to over-ink his art, if you can follow the story, you can’t always follow the writing. Despite this, the series had a decent run…something that Marvel doesn’t give all of its books. Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron—Volume 2 is followed by Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron—Volume 3.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Michael Emond

    One thing I love about Jason Aaron's writing is that he can do the hard core drama with the silly fun. I was a bit resistant to this series in the last volume because it was more wacky and outlandish than I was expecting but if that is the tone he wants I am more ready in this volume to give in to it and enjoy the ride. What do I mean? Well - if this were a serious book then Wolverine wouldn't be taking Quinton (Omega Kid) with him to a space casino to try and win space dollars (by cheating) to One thing I love about Jason Aaron's writing is that he can do the hard core drama with the silly fun. I was a bit resistant to this series in the last volume because it was more wacky and outlandish than I was expecting but if that is the tone he wants I am more ready in this volume to give in to it and enjoy the ride. What do I mean? Well - if this were a serious book then Wolverine wouldn't be taking Quinton (Omega Kid) with him to a space casino to try and win space dollars (by cheating) to pay finance the X-School. In fact, Quinton wouldn't even be in the school because he is a known threat and you just know he will turn on them given the chance. It is a wacky adventure with a comedic outcome and the payoff is silly (the living island who lives under the school helps save the say in one panel). The other story is a lot more serious - the Brood have infected Kitty Pride - but the solution is wacky "we'll all shrink inside of Kitty to kill them". Jason still puts in his fair share of drama, which is a bit jarring beside the wacky, the Brood student coming face to face with the fact he IS a monster underneath, the Beast coming face to face he IS a monster underneath, Wolverine coming face to face that he IS a monster underneath, Genesis coming face to face that he IS a monster underneath...oh there seems to be a theme. The art is top notch and even though Chris Bachalo is only one issue I loved it. He still needs to work on his story telling skills since there are many panels I can't tell who is punching who and who that is that just flew across the panel but the beauty of his art makes up for that slight deficit. Overall - it is fun. I guess my one worry as I continue...will the tone stay true to "wacky" or will Aaron suddenly shift to "drama". I don't feel you can have both. You can't have Bugs Bunny do something insane like "rabbit season" and then have everyone grieving over Daffy Duck getting cancer. We shall see :/

  25. 4 out of 5

    Matt Graupman

    Yeesh, this book went downhill in a hurry. What made the first volume of “Wolverine And The X-Men” so interesting - it’s fun, irreverent tone - became the series’ Achilles heel in this second collection. There’s a very fine line in superhero comics between imaginative and just kinda dumb and, unfortunately, Jason Aaron’s work in this arc falls more towards the latter end of the spectrum. Having survived the resurgent Hellfire Club’s attack, the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning is in dire fina Yeesh, this book went downhill in a hurry. What made the first volume of “Wolverine And The X-Men” so interesting - it’s fun, irreverent tone - became the series’ Achilles heel in this second collection. There’s a very fine line in superhero comics between imaginative and just kinda dumb and, unfortunately, Jason Aaron’s work in this arc falls more towards the latter end of the spectrum. Having survived the resurgent Hellfire Club’s attack, the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning is in dire financial straits. So what’s the most logical solution? Wolverine recruits telepathic loose cannon Quentin Quire to help him cheat the house on an intergalactic casino planet. *groan* Meanwhile, back on Earth, Kitty Pryde is somehow pregnant with a horde of microscopic Brood, sent by a deranged extraterrestrial zoologist. *eye roll* In my review of the previous volume, I wrote about how excited I was to see where Aaron would take “Wolverine And The X-Men” since he had left himself so many avenues to explore but I never would’ve imagined he’d go in this direction. It’s silly without being fun and, honestly, it was a bit tedious to read. Fill-in artist Nick Bradshaw is a competent replacement for Chris Bachalo, packing his pages with clenched fists and sweeping starscapes, though his work lacks the quirky charm of Bachalo’s. Bottom line: this arc is a downgrade from the first. However, there are encouraging signs. The final issue of this second volume sees Chris Bachalo return to the fold and Jason Aaron’s storytelling jumps up a few notches in a grisly story about Sabretooth, at the direction of the Hellfire Club, confronting Beast on a S.W.O.R.D. facility just outside of Earth’s orbit. That issue contains all the intrigue and carnage that was missing in the previous three and marks a definite return to form for “Wolverine And The X-Men.” More of that please, Mr. Aaron.

  26. 4 out of 5

    47Time

    The Wolverine and Kitty stories run in parallel and the dynamism is pretty fun. I found the arc difficult to put down. Obviously they win in the end, but there are still repercussions which I expect will be explored later on. I just wish they hadn't used Bachalo's confusing artwork on the last issue. It's a chore to understand what happens in his panels. Wolverine's school has run out of money and Worthington has lost access to his fortune because of his condition. Wolverine flys Quentin to a cas The Wolverine and Kitty stories run in parallel and the dynamism is pretty fun. I found the arc difficult to put down. Obviously they win in the end, but there are still repercussions which I expect will be explored later on. I just wish they hadn't used Bachalo's confusing artwork on the last issue. It's a chore to understand what happens in his panels. Wolverine's school has run out of money and Worthington has lost access to his fortune because of his condition. Wolverine flys Quentin to a casino on planet Syn where he intends to win the money for the school. (view spoiler)[The situation gets more complicated when they are found to be cheating and barely get away with their lives. (hide spoiler)] Kitty's pregnancy is evolving too fast to be human and turns out to be a Brood infection tailored to her DNA. Her condition works like a beacon for an alien who can control the Brood. (view spoiler)[The alien is Dr. Starblood and he wants to kill Broo because of his unnatural, pacifist behavior. Kid Gladiator shrinks himself to microscopic size with Pym's technology to fight the Brood. He is followed by Beast and several other X-Men who destroy many of the Brood. The real fight is won by Broo who snaps into his Brood persona and viciously attacks the alien who is then apprehended by SWORD. (hide spoiler)]

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tripp

    In which Logan and Quentin Quire go interplanetary gambling to earn enough to keep the school going after most of the operating budget was blown repairing the destruction of the last few issues, and a page is taken from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids as the students at Jean Grey--under the responsible adult leadership of Hank McCoy, a.k.a., Beast--microscopically battle the Brood demons infesting Kitty Pryde, and Angel continues to evolve from his amnesia into--well, no one is quite sure what. Nick Br In which Logan and Quentin Quire go interplanetary gambling to earn enough to keep the school going after most of the operating budget was blown repairing the destruction of the last few issues, and a page is taken from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids as the students at Jean Grey--under the responsible adult leadership of Hank McCoy, a.k.a., Beast--microscopically battle the Brood demons infesting Kitty Pryde, and Angel continues to evolve from his amnesia into--well, no one is quite sure what. Nick Bradshaw's pencils are pretty good in issues 5-7, but Chris Bachalo returns in issue 8 to kick out the jams.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ronald

    That was another good read. If you don't mind having a main female character being nothing but a breeding machine, that cheating at gambling is going to save the day (then randomly others figure out the lawn can make all the minerals they need), that stupid dumb Hellfire Club jr. Ummm... maybe I need to stop thinking so much about the quality of the writing/continuity here lol. Still had a few solid moments. That was another good read. If you don't mind having a main female character being nothing but a breeding machine, that cheating at gambling is going to save the day (then randomly others figure out the lawn can make all the minerals they need), that stupid dumb Hellfire Club jr. Ummm... maybe I need to stop thinking so much about the quality of the writing/continuity here lol. Still had a few solid moments.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Judah Radd

    So good! I love the collection of personalities at the Jean Grey School. I love the Bamfs. I love Wolverine and Quintin. I especially love Broo. This whole thing is funny, interesting and awesome. If you read this series, there’s a 100% chance of you liking it. It’s clever, well drawn, and occasionally, emotionally powerful. This is where smart meets funny and cool. My biggest complaint is that the volumes are too short. Besides that, this is damn near perfect.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amy Rae

    This one was a tougher sell than volume 1, in part because "Kitty is pregnant with a nightmare" and "Logan and fucking Quentin Quire are gambling in space" aren't stories that make me sit up and shout hurray. When you aren't a huge fanilow of the A or the B plot, that's a pain in the ass. But it's okay. This one was a tougher sell than volume 1, in part because "Kitty is pregnant with a nightmare" and "Logan and fucking Quentin Quire are gambling in space" aren't stories that make me sit up and shout hurray. When you aren't a huge fanilow of the A or the B plot, that's a pain in the ass. But it's okay.

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