Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wolverine and the X-Men #6

Next up on X's rolling review show of HORROR is the latest issue of Wolverine and the X-Men... You know, I'd be happy if this issue's score broke a 7... That's all I ask, that it gets a 7. I'm not asking for perfection, or even a really good read... I just want to read an okay story... Will I get that? Experience says no, but here's hoping I'm wrong...

Wolverine and the X-Men #6:

Summary: Wolverine and Kid Omega head to a gambling planet so Wolverine could win enough money to keep the school open... Yes, that really did happen... Wolverine is going to use alien money to fund his school... Maybe Cyclops was right... Anyway, Kid Omega counts cards and uses his telepathy to fleece the aliens. Back on Earth, the faculty enters Shadowcat(...) to find Kid Gladiator and to deal with the Broodlings that were inside of her. For some reason Lockheed is in her too... Meanwhile, that big Brood-ish looking guy from last issue invades the school and declares that he was going to kill that Brood kid, Broo. Back in Shadowcat, Kid Gladiator has been infected by the Broodlings and transformed into one. Finally, back with Wolvie and Omega, the aliens running the casino realize something fishy was going down and attack Wolvie and Omega.

Thoughts: This comic was... not terrible actually... I mean I expected to hate it with a passion, but it kind of/sort of won me over. Was it stupid? Yeah. Were there parts that made no sense? Damn straight there were! But for some reason, I didn't hate this issue... I didn't love it, and wouldn't recommend it to anybody, but it wasn't horrible, which I guess is about as good as I can expect from this series...

Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.
wolverine and the x-men #6
Wolverine: the best there is at tying bow ties.


  1. I totally had the same reaction. Did it make any sense that Wolverine wouldn't know that an intergalactic casino would have a way to detect telepaths? No, no, it did not. Did it make any sense that the bad-ass alien wanted Broo, so, um, infected Kitty with the Brood-virus? No, no, it did not. Did it make any sense that Kid Gladiator suddenly became a Brood? No, no, it did not. But, I can't say I didn't enjoy it.

  2. HA! Yeah, there were definitely some rather large logic gaps here... I mean it's been established that there are entire races of telepathic beings in the universe, as well as several terrains(EVERY alien HAS to know about Jean/Phoenix I'd think!), so why wouldn't the aliens be on guard for telepathy? Plus, how did Wolvie even know WHERE there was an alien gambling planet?! He's not really a Guardian of the Galaxy type... Oh god PLEASE don't put him on the Guardians... Getting back to this comic though, I didn't hate it either, which is a step in the right direction as far as I'm concerned!