3 Sep 2012
Comments Off on Comic Book A Day – Day 31 – Wolverine and The X-men #14 (2012)
When I was a kid, my biggest crush was Kitty Pryde. Cute, smart, owned a dragon. What more could you ask for?
Of course I knew that she wasn’t real (even though there is a real Kitty Pryde) and so I was cool with her dating Colossus, the big Russian dude who turned to metal (worst guy to fight Magneto ever).
Well fast forward a bunch of years (decades really) and now Kitty is all growed up and teaches young mutants at Wolverine’s new X-men school and Colossus is part of the Phoenix 5 (the 5 mutants who have been given the “gift” of the Phoenix power).
Writer Jason Aaron (great last name) does a nice job of showing us how absolute power corrupts absolutely and can change the relationships of those around us.
I also appreciated the humor in the issue, with Toad keeping a treasure chest of Husks abandoned, old skin and Deathlok (he is a mutant, now?) being way too cryptic all the time.
This is the second issue of Wolverine and The X-men I picked up and I believe I will be picking up the comic every month from now on. It’s not a perfect book, but it’s a good read. Plus any comic that features Doop is OK in my book.
I’m giving Wolverine and The X-men #14 (2012) 4 out of 6 Aarons. I recommend it!
Come on baby light my phoenix fire,
See Aaron Haber at his NYC Comedy Club