Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw deliver one hell of a lesson in biology and evolution in the final chapter of their outrageously fun arc of Wolverine and the X-Men.
The mystery of Kitty Pryde’s freaky pregnancy is resolved and the promise of a new X-couple is kindled. Sorry, Colossus fans. Even with an army of aliens at war with her teammate inside her body, Kitty is pure bad ass against the mastermind invading her body and the school.
The bamfs (imagine Gremlins but as baby Nightcrawlers) have been comedic troublemakers but demonstrate their power in this issue’s showdown. My favorite character in the series so far really shines. Broo is the target of a sinister and cruel experiment in evolution. I cheered for him and felt his pain.
While Beast, Rachel, Kitty and Iceman have been having inner space exploits, Wolverine and Quentin Quire had their own adventure in outer space…at a casino. This is my favorite X-book because it’s pure fun.
Saucer Country #1 A Presidential candidate’s frightening encounter on a lonely road leaves her with terrifying memory flashes. Now she must win the White House to expose the truth and save the world.
Saga #1 An original sci-fi epic for mature readers from the man behind Y: The Last Man and Lost. A couple struggles to raise their newborn in an endless galactic war. Fans are calling this Star Wars meets Game of Thrones.
Avengers Assemble #1 The Zodiac attacks! This new series stars the cast of the upcoming Avengers movie against a brand new version of one of their deadliest enemies.
Wolverine and the X-Men #7 Kitty Pryde pregnant with aliens. Beast, Rachel and Iceman shrunken and inside the body of their teammate trying to save her. Broo under attack from a new alien threat. Wolverine’s gamble in a galactic casino backfires. Adventures in outer and inner space with the comic book that delivers more fun than anything on the shelves!
Batgirl #7 The Joker attacked Batgirl and changed her life forever in the classic Batman: The Killing Joke. See a side of that fateful night you’ve never experiences before. While Barbara faces her demons a new killer stalks Gotham City.
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw is my favorite book right now and a pure joyride with action, humor and outrageous storylines.
Here’s a quick recap:
Wolverine built the Jean Grey School for young mutants after his schism with Cyclops. Kitty is pregnant – sort of. Beast and some kids are inside Kitty’s body trying to save her. Logan and Kid Omega – that brat – are in an outer space casino cheating at gambling to get money to keep the school open. There’s a nice Brood student who talks and won’t eat you. The school is being invaded by an army of Brood – the nasty kind you know and hate.
An adventure in inner space and outer space for the students and staff of the Jean Grey School. Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw turn the joyride up several notches in Wolverine and the X-Men #6.
Kitty Pryde’s mystery pregnancy is revealed. Beast and Rachel are inside the headmistress giving some students the most bizarre biology class/field trip in comic book history! Kitty’s condition is connected to my favorite new character Broo. Kitty’s body is under attack and now the entire school is invaded.
Odd couple Wolverine and Quentin Quire are in outer space trying to beat the house at an intergalactic casino that Jabba the Hutt would frequent. The duo hopes to win enough money to save the school.
Aaron is a masterful at keeping the drama, action and tension high yet still keeping it brisk with moments of humor that fit perfectly. I’ve said before how Bradshaw reminds me of Art Adams. I was tremendously impressed by the detail on the variety of alien races inside the space casino and the Brood back at the school. I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. It’s the most fun I’ve had with a superhero comic.
Hawkeye takes command and recruits Captain Britain for his covert team. He’s going to need the extra muscle as the Avengers’ version of the Sentinels strike. Rick Remender revolutionized Uncanny X-Force so get ready for a wild ride with the bad boys and girls of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Batgirl and Batman meet for the first time since her recovery. The deadly man manipulating Gretel makes her move. Barbara deals with the emotional wallop by a return from someone in her past.
Thief of Thieves #1
When the writers of The Walking Dead and Morning Glories unite for a book it’s a huge reason to rush to the comic store. Robert Kirkman and Nick Spencer tells the story of the ultimate thief who can steal anything except the life he lost. A master criminal tries to connect with the son and wife he lost while evading the FBI and an even bigger threat.
Kevin Keller #1
Archie Comics didn’t just give the Riverdale Gang a gay sidekick – they made Kevin Keller openly gay young man who wants to serving in the military. This week the groundbreaking character gets his own series and hardcover graphic novel featuring the GLAAD Media Award outstanding comic story about Kevin’s first meeting with Archie and life before Riverdale.
Wolverine and the X-Men #5
Kitty Pryde is pregnant. A billion alien Brood show up and I don’t think it’s for a baby shower! Is this the child that could bring Kitty and Colossus back together or has an alien enemy delivered a curse on my favorite X-woman?
Two arrogant young guns target Wolverine. Is Kitty Pryde’s mystery pregnancy under alien influence. Love and death. It’s a big week for X-fans with 6 new titles hitting comic book stores this week.
Wolverine and the X-Men #5
Kitty Pryde pregnant. Billions of Brood show up and I don’t think it’s for a shower. Are these the old school nasty aliens or like new student Broo? Is Colossus the daddy?
The fun-loving, fireworks generating mall rat is long gone and is the X-Men’s resident Goth girl. Jubilee is now an undead casualty of Marvel’s vampire wars. Raizo and the Forgiven show up to give the former X-girl a lesson in her vampire heritage.
Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega #2
Has Wolverine met his match? Omega level telepath Quentin Quire traps Logan and Armor inside Wolverine’s mind but the entire Jean Grey School may be the physical effects of Quire’s psi-game.
Daken: Dark Wolverine#21
Another Arrogant young buck is taking a shot at Wolverine this week! Logan’s son starts his final endgame as the series builds to the big finale. Will Daken live long enough to get his revenge?
Simple and easy…DEAD1
New Mutants #37
This is one hell of a Valentine’s Day issue! Magma made a deal with the devil to save her friends now she must go on a date with Mephisto!
Today Marvel gave Comic Book Resources more preview images by Nick Bradshaw of Wolverine and the X-Men #5. We don’t see Kitty in these images but Logan and Bobby refer to the fact that she’s been missing for days.
We see Beast is taking the students of the Jean Grey School inside a virtual reality tour of the mutant body for a biology lesson. This could be a follow-up to the “Things to Come” image in the back of the debut issue showing Dr. McCoy and company inside Kitty’s bloodstream.
Is Colossus the father and will this bring the romantically challenged couple together? They’ve survived death by legacy virus and eternity is a speeding bullet – but this is an X-pregancy. Stay tuned for the labor pains when #5 arrives February 8th.
I assume and hope Colossus is the daddy but in the X-Men world never assume.
When the cover Wolverine and the X-Men #6revealed a pregnant Kitty surrounded by nasty Brood it sent chills through me and sent X-fans into a frenzy. In last month’s issue #4 Kitty started experiencing sudden symptoms and was soon ballooned out and ready to pop.