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Review: Wolverine and the X-Men #5

Posted By: chrisb
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 09:20

Last issue's shocking revelation continues here, as we see Kitty Pryde suddenly eight months pregnant in a matter of two days! 

Jason Aaron let's us have a glimpse into the quirky folds of his mind, giving us a combination of both insane and enduring qualities to his story. The enduring aspect is the time and thought he has spent evolving these characters into creations we can care about, and in some instances, even relate to. Without the underlying character development, the chaotic situations Aaron creates for these characters would just be passed of as hokey and lame. It takes a keen sense of self to focus on bringing a level of stability to a book, and yet, throwing all the rules out the window! Aaron has created something that does not quite fit within the normal confines of an X book, all the while showing us what the best X book should be like!

Nick Bradshaw does a good job of rendering Aaron's vision, but I must admit that I am missing Chris Bachalo! No one can quite match the utter chaos that Aaron puts forth in his writing like the way Bachalo can. It was the perfect match-up of writer and artist, the synergy was astounding, and it now seems to be lacking that same intensity with Bradshaw at the helm.

From Beast's class field trip inside the body of another mutant, Angel's change in status quo and Kitty's little bun in the oven, Aaron gives us plenty of twists and turns that will keep your head spinning! A great book by a writer who uses controlled chaos to create something truly unique!