Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wolverine and the X-Men #7

Man did I ever save the worst for last! Tonight I'll be taking a look at the two Marvel comics I probably detest the most, and are the front-runners for my least favorite ongoing series of the year, from ANY comic company, Wolverine and the X-Men and Avengers. We'll start the pain with Wolvie and the X-Men...

Wolverine and the X-Men #7:

Summary: So the giant guy who attacked the school grounds last issue is an alien professor named Starblood. He feels that Broo shouldn't be alive since Broo goes against everything the Brood are. Meanwhile, Wolverine and Kid Omega barely escape the casino world... However, Wolverine's ankles seem to have been broken... Somehow... Inside Kitty(yes, really), the X-Men manage to destroy the Brood nest that was in there, while Kitty tries to defend Broo from Starblood. Starblood smacks Kitty out of his way, which leads to Broo going crazy and attacking Starblood like a true Brood would. From there, SWORD arrives and takes Starblood into custody, although he seems smug that he had managed to get Broo to embrace his heritage. Kid Gladiator also gets taken away by SWORD, so they could revert him back to his non-Brood self, since that's apparently so easy to do now. Oh yeah, and Krakoa can grow diamonds on trees, thus solving the school's money troubles and making Wolvie's trip unnecessary.

Thoughts: Yeah, I pretty much hated this comic... Plain and simple. When there are three separate stories and I can't find a good thing to say about ANY of them, that's when I know there's a problem... To be honest, if the Avengers vs X-Men event wasn't beginning next month, I'd drop this series this week. That's how much I hate it. Sorry, but I needed to get that off my chest.

Score: 3 1/2 out of 10.
wolverine and the x-men #7


  1. OMG, thank GOD! I read all these glowing reviews on the "professional" reviewing site, and I was like, "WTF? This issue SUCKED." I mean, diamonds growing on trees? SERIOUSLY? Plus, none of the teachers realize that maybe, rather than kissing each other or picking diamonds off trees (TREES!) they should check to make sure Broo was OK? None of them? Don't even get me started on "Wolverine in Space." I'm waiting to publish the review until I get through my other X-books, but I just had to come make sure you thought the same way I did to make sure I hadn't lost my mind.

  2. Yeah, I have to say, we are definitely pretty simpatico, JW. I'll be honest, I stopped checking out the "professional" reviewing sites like two years ago. Now I just mainly read other blogs with reviewers whose opinions I respect. I'd rather read the opinion of another fan as opposed to somebody who feels they're opinion has more merit because of where they write. In a way, other blogs that I like(like yours) are like going to the comic shop. You learn what certain fans like, and can discuss that with them...

    Huh, that was a weird tangent... What was this about? Oh yeah, how badly this comic sucked... Yeah, it did indeed suck. Hell, I liked AVENGERS more than this issue. AVENGERS!!! That says it all right there! :P The diamonds growing on trees(really?) was pretty much the icing on the cake of sucktitude that was this issue. I REALLY hope the AvX stuff rights this series, because I'm telling you, THIS is rapidly becoming the series I dread reading the most... Abysmal.