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Review: Wolverine and the X-Men #6

Posted By: chrisb
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 23:29

Kitty Pryde's pregnancy is a fallacy, she is really infected with microscopic Brood that will kill her from the inside out! Wolverine and Kid Omega have traveled to the far reaches of space in order to beat the house on Planet Sin and save the school from financial ruin. And finally, the same school Wolverine is so desperately trying to save, has been attacked by a very large alien and his Brood bloodhounds!

Jason Aaron has officially dove off the deep end and there is no turning back! As chaotic as his book sounds, it is quite a pleasing read. Humor hangs on the fringe of all the stylized action, making it one of those books that will bring a grin to your face even as our heroes are trounced page after page. From high brow intellectualism to bathroom humor, Aaron creates a book that will keep you on your toes, never fully sure of the eventual outcome! 

My only qualm about this book is the relationship between Kid Omega and Wolverine. In Wolverine and the X-Men, they have a tense relationship: punk kid that lashes out but secretly craves the attention, and a mentor that isn't afraid to kick your ass. They are an odd pairing that feed off of each other, a delinquent and his delinquent "father." But in Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega, Kid Omega is out to literally kill Wolverine! Taking over his mind and hiding his body so the other students won't find their beloved headmaster. Having these two dynamics so completely different is the reason why readers get frustrated with the industry so often these days. All we need is some consistency and we will be complacent.

Though I am still waiting for the day when Chris Bachalo returns to art chores, this book is still the number one X book on the shelves. Witty, thought-provoking and boundary pushing, Aaron has created something that is unique in the X world, and everyone should check out his cavalcade of chaos!