Since Wolverine and the X-Men first launched back in 2011, it's been one of the most consistently entertaining books on the stands, and easily one of my picks for a high point in the entire history of the franchise. The idea of Wolverine taking over the school and teaching a gaggle of misfit kids might seem like it's ripped from a sitcom, but the character driven action of this book has been second to none. Now, after 43 issues (and several years writing Wolverine in one form or another), writer Jason Aaron has brought his run alongside artists Nick Bradshaw, Ramon Perez, Pepe Larraz and Chris Bachalo to an end.
To mark the occasion, I spoke to Aaron about the foundation of his take on Wolverine, how he wanted to develop the character over the years, and how his ideas changed to reflect the changes in his own life -- which, sadly, did not involve adamantium claws.
Marvel's weekend of announcements at San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up with the X-Men panel, which featured news of another X-Men team book and the resurrection of fan favorite character; an unlikely new solo mini-series from the creator of The Adventures ofDr. McNinja; and the addition of artist Terry Dodson to Brian Wood's upcoming X-Men storyline.
Marvel director of communications Arune Singh moderated a huge panel that included Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men), Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja), Brian Posehn (Deadpool), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Paul Cornell (Wolverine), Peter David (X-Factor), Sam Humphries (Uncanny X-Force), senior editor Nick Lowe, Wolverine and X-Men editor Jeanine Schaefer (editor, Wolverine, X-Men), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine), Terry Dodson (X-Men)
Writer Jason Aaron has carved out his own super-opera on Marvel's Wolverine And The X-Men title, somehow enduring the vicissitudes of crossovers and events and even a line-wide relaunch (that paradoxically left the nineteen-month-old, thirty-one-issue book one of Marvel's longest running titles, and Aaron himself with the distinction of having produced one of the publisher's longest uninterrupted runs by a single writer). And he seems to be having a lot of fun.
I love Wolverine and the X-Men. I've said before that it's as close to my idea of what the X-Men should be as anything else I've ever seen, but over the past three months, it's gotten even closer. The characterization is strong
Ever since it spun out of the events of Schism, Wolverine and the X-Men has been hands down the most entertaining X-Men title on the stands, and easily one of the most enjoyable comics I read, period. With this month's issue, though, it somehow manages to get even better as Jason Aaron, Mike Allred and Laura Allred finally
Because we know you don't read any other comic book news sites, you'll be interested to learn that Marvel has throughout the week been deploying cover artwork for Avengers Vs. X-Men the 12-issue series that the publisher calls "the biggest comic book event in history." Written by the publishe
On sale now from Marvel Comics is Wolverine & The X-Men #4, which, among other delightful things, contains the series' first pages by Nick Bradshaw. Part of the hit new series' artistic swing team, Bradshaw has the unenviable task of following the always excellent work of Chris Bachalo and Tim Townsend. But if you've read Wolverine & The X-Men #4,
Take a closer look at the curriculum for the new students at Wolverine's newly founded Jean Grey School for Higher Learning in this syllabus provided to ComicsAlliance by Marvel Comics and designed by Irene Y. Lee. Highlights include World History (1880 - 1950): An Eyewitness Account, with Professor Logan, Algebra Sucks: I Know But You Still Have to Learn
The X-Men as fans knew them have been split in two following the polarizing events of "Schism," and it's left the last guy anyone would expect to teach the next generation of Marvel's less-than-merry mutants how to thrive in a world that hates and fears them. Starting today in the pages of Wolverine and the X-Men #1 (in stores and available digitally on comiXolo
In typically cryptic fashion, Marvel Comics released Tuesday a new pair of teaser images designed to make us talk about future publishing events -- and, as was the case with yesterday's Uncanny X-Men and Four teasers, it
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