The Comic Fanatic: Week of 4/17 – Avengers VS X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men, Uncanny X-Force

Welcome comic lovers, to my little weekly slice of this site I like to call The Comic Fanatic. If you haven’t joined us before, this is where I give you a synopsis of what I’ve picked up new this week, and in general what I’ve been reading. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check you my review of Avengers VS X-Men #2, it’s a rather good issue. If you haven’t jump aboard the Avengers VS X-Men train, it’s not too late. It looks to be really great event, even if you only read the core series. However, as with most Marvel events, those that read the tie-in books are in for a more involved and complete story.

Speaking of tie-ins, Wolverine and the X-Men #9 is one, a rather good one. It focuses on Wolverine and his internal conflict between his being and mutant and an Avenger, and what to do about the kids that have recently been placed under his protection. It’s not just him anymore, he’s got a great deal of people relying on him. It will be interesting to see Wolverine’s path though this saga, especially since Jason Aaron is writing both Wolverine and the X-Men and Avengers VS X-Men.

Also new this week is Uncanny X-Force #24. Many people will be relieved at this issue. It goes back to the previous art style and wraps up the last arc (which many didn’t like). This is a great issue. The team splits in two, Fantomex and Psylocke are recovering from recent events and have a some good scenes together. Evan even makes an cameo. The bulk of the issue is spent with Nightcrawler, Wolverine and Deadpool as they take out AoA Bobby Drake, who is a very bad man/snowman. Fans of the series will not be disappointed. Also, it’s not a bad jumping on point. I talked to Rick Remender at #C2E2 about what was coming next, and he was intentionally vague. Nice guy though. The preview panel also just shows the X-Force, so next month’s issue will be totally a surprise. Thus, I am excited.

Lastly, if you haven’t seen this yet, you need to:

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Until next week, True Believers!

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