Wolverine and the X-Men #11
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Nick Bradshaw
Released: May 30, 2012
Jason Aaron focuses the bulk of this issue on the Wolverine and Hope team-up seen in AvX #4. The difference here is that the script examines Logan’s mindset and his inner struggle with the need to save the world weighed against his unwillingness to murder a child. It adds a greater sense of context to his actions. And frankly, it’s nice to see at least one book acknowledge the events of The Dark Phoenix Saga in a direct way. The two also enjoy the most expansive fight scene of the issue, as they clash with Gladiator’s death squad and Hope gets the chance to take Wolverine’s powers for a test drive.
Nick Bradshaw returns to the pencil on this issue. His work offers the clarity Chris Bachalo’s can sometimes lack, However Bradshaw’s pencils are no more consistent in terms of line-work and detail than Bachalo’s because of the changing inkers. The final quarter of the book in particular is annoyingly loose and floaty. In all I would rate this book a 7.5/10 that’s all for today and as always keep on marveling!