Wolverine and the X-Men, Volume 5

Wolverine and the X-Men, Volume 5

Jason Aaron Nick Bradshaw Steven Sanders / May 30, 2020

Wolverine and the X Men Volume The next era of the most talked about new X book starts here One of the students is at death s door and the faculty must try to keep them alived find who did it Plus it s fresh faces aplenty as a ne

  • Title: Wolverine and the X-Men, Volume 5
  • Author: Jason Aaron Nick Bradshaw Steven Sanders
  • ISBN: 9780785165774
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • The next era of the most talked about new X book starts here One of the students is at death s door, and the faculty must try to keep them alived find who did it Plus, it s fresh faces aplenty as a new student enrolls and Storm joins the faculty Then Wolverine is a clown Iceman is a fire swallower Rachel Grey is a fortune teller Frankenstein s Murder Circus hThe next era of the most talked about new X book starts here One of the students is at death s door, and the faculty must try to keep them alived find who did it Plus, it s fresh faces aplenty as a new student enrolls and Storm joins the faculty Then Wolverine is a clown Iceman is a fire swallower Rachel Grey is a fortune teller Frankenstein s Murder Circus has come to town and he s brainwashed the X Men Do the students stand a chance against their teachers Find out as the Murder Circus claims its victims All thisd the world s most awkward date night Collecting Wolverine and the X Men 19 24

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        Jason Aaron grew up in a small town in Alabama His cousin, Gustav Hasford, who wrote the semi autobiographical novel The Short Timers, on which the feature film Full Metal Jacket was based, was a large influence on Aaron Aaron decided he wanted to write comics as a child, and though his father was skeptical when Aaron informed him of this aspiration, his mother took Aaron to drug stores, where he would purchase books from spinner racks, some of which he still owns today.Aaron s career in comics began in 2001 when he won a Marvel Comics talent search contest with an eight page Wolverine back up story script The story, which was published in Wolverine 175 June 2002 , gave him the opportunity to pitch subsequent ideas to editors.In 2006, Aaron made a blind submission to DC Vertigo, who published his first major work, the Vietnam War story The Other Side which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Miniseries, and which Aaron regards as the second time he broke into the industry.Following this, Vertigo asked him to pitch other ideas, which led to the series Scalped, a creator owned series set on the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation and published by DC Vertigo.In 2007, Aaron wrote Ripclaw Pilot Season for Top Cow Productions Later that year, Marvel editor Axel Alonso, who was impressed by The Other Side and Scalped, hired Aaron to write issues of Wolverine, Black Panther and eventually, an extended run on Ghost Rider that began in April 2008 His continued work on Black Panther also included a tie in to the company wide crossover storyline along with a Secret Invasion with David Lapham in 2009.In January 2008, he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel, though it would not affect his work on Scalped Later that July, he wrote the Penguin issue of The Joker s Asylum.After a 4 issue stint on Wolverine in 2007, Aaron returned to the character with the ongoing series Wolverine Weapon X, launched to coincide with the feature film X Men Origins Wolverine Aaron commented, With Wolverine Weapon X we ll be trying to mix things up like that from arc to arc, so the first arc is a typical sort of black ops story but the second arc will jump right into the middle of a completely different genre, In 2010, the series was relaunched once again as simply Wolverine He followed this with his current run on Thor God of Thunder.


    1. Wolverine and the X-Men Meet Frankenstein!!Heeeeeeey, Logan!To be more specific, Frankenstein and his groovy ghoulie circus comes to town. Is it a three ring big top of fun and adventure?Sort of.Whereas Dracula and a werewolf have some kind of smexy menace going, the source material for the Frankenstein monster is, to put it charitably, a dull read. It’s an interesting concept mired in some of the most leaden prose put to page. Sure he has the ring of familiarity, but he doesn’t really trans [...]

    2. So either I read this and forgot to review it, or this entire story was mixed in with another titleEither way, it wasn't good enough to read twice.Kitty hires a new teacher, which leads to some funny interviews with different Marvel characters who are interested in the position.Angel decides he needs to use his new powers to find new mutants, and recruit them to join the school. Thanks to Mystique, it sort of doesn't go as smoothly as he had hopedThe rest of the story happens at a Frankenstein's [...]

    3. Wolverine and the X-Men is usually my fail-safe, dependable reading pleasure from Jason Aaron/Marvel, so it’s disappointing that this latest volume in the series didn’t fulfil my reasonably high expectations.It starts really well with Kitty Pryde interviewing applicants for a new teaching position and various members of the Marvel Universe show up. Blade comes in snarling, promising to teach the kids about killing the creatures of the night, Deadpool repeatedly pops up begging for tenure (wi [...]

    4. Fun, funny, fresh. Not the same old storytelling tropes, and I don't know how Aaron comes up with these ways of giving us a way to look at these characters so they're not stale and crusty. Teacher auditions? Hilariously awesome. I so want Blade as professor. What kind of class clown would be stupid enough to challenge a dude who'll slice you in half and smile while he's doing it?Not sure why Aaron is so invested in Angel - what's he trying to say with this blank slate?Very sure that the creators [...]

    5. This is the semi-obligatory circus episode. Sigh. I seriously could have done without that, especially when it's so horribly dull. Apparently, this was three issues, but I could have sworn it was more when I was trying to read it. It isn't a total loss, though. The montage of applicants to be a teacher at the school is very funny. I really liked Kitty and Bobby's date, and there are a lot of bits and pieces going on that are keeping me interested in continuing with the series.

    6. I've waited a damn YEAR for the next volume in this, and then I get VOls 5-7 all at once!!! Good for me, bad because that's about it for Aaron's run I think (I have Vol 8 on the way and that's it for my library for a bit).This one is kinda all over the map for meere's good, bad, and ugh(ly).Kitty starts out with interviews for new staff members, and those are fun. Blade, Damon Hellstorm, half of Alpha Flight "We're both Canadian, so there's that. ***MIKE! We should apply to be on the faculty too [...]

    7. This volume ended fine in true X-Men style, but the middle plot I mean, what the hell just happened there?I want to forget that whole thing. No more Frank. I've seen him done much better in at least 14 different places. The only redeeming feature of that little sideshow was Wolverine, and the scene was barely passable. Ugg.It's a good thing the art is pretty fantastic, or I'd have given up. Nah. Who am I kidding? I always see books through to their end, even if I don't always finish whole 46 nov [...]

    8. This wasn't a bad volume. We got Wolverine vs. Frankenstein for one thing, so enough said, right?This volume also saw the X-Men hypnotized and placed into a "murder circus", which reminded me of the old Claremont/Byrne run where Mesmero did the same thing to the X-Men. We also still have the new Hellfire Club subplot building. Overall this volume had some good characterization and above average art. I haven't been overly impressed with more recent X-Men books so it was good to read this one.

    9. The artwork and dialogue are ok, but the story is the very definition of throwaway. All the threads are still wide open. Broo is in a coma and is being healed by Beast with Wolverine seeking the shooter, Angel regains control of his company, the Hellfire Club are still evil, Idie is still being manipulated by a Hellfire Club android and new kids at the Gean Grey school. To top it off we have some color: a brain-washing circus comes to town with Frankenstein's monster at the helm. Not the best se [...]

    10. I'm glad the writing hasn't gone downhill on this yet, even though Sanders' and Lopez's art really is not up to par with Bradshaw. The story is pretty solid. I'm not totally sure how I feel about the whole Hellfire Club story going on for so long, but I liked how this started to give a bit more of a look at those characters in detail. The first two issues focused more on reestablishing a status quo for the school, explaining where certain characters went and what's happening now that AvX is over [...]

    11. Not that I don't love the introduction of Shark Girl the Were-Shark, but her fellow new classmate Eye Boy is just odd, even if he can visualize the entire magical spectrum. And Frankenstein's Murder Circus was just a little too grim for me, what with all the dismemberment and immolation amid the X-Men in carny costumes. Really, I just find Mr. Aaron's recent work to be so gratuitous in its depictions of mutant shower sex, and his continuing fascination with the possibilities inherent to an inter [...]

    12. This is one of the few arcs of this series that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. While the idea of being tongue-in-cheek with the normally gritty character of Wolverine should be a welcome turn, compared to Wolverine becoming RELATIVELY more pacifistic, the silly turn doesn't connect as well. Plus, I'm not too hot on the idea of bringing characters like Dracula and Frankenstein into the fold. Aaron still excels at providing the majority of characters in this section of the X-Men universe with great pl [...]

    13. 4 stars I jump to this volume and i think its a great jumping point, although a little confuse sometimes! I like the story and the art (not the art in issue 2 i hated). It was a good read but TO MUCH THINGS HAPPENING :p Favorite characters: Quentin quire and Baron Maximilian von Katzenelnbogen! It was so cute the relationship between max and edvard!!!Best issues: 23 and 24 :)

    14. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. I just didn't care for the main storyline with Frankenstein's Monster. I wound up just skimming most of it. The artwork was really great though. Nick Bradshaw could draw almost anything and i'm guessing I would like it.

    15. This review originally appeared on my blog,Shared Universe Reviews. The fifth volume of Wolverine and the X-men is a transitional volume. It’s not breaking new ground but it’s not retreading any of the previous stories. Since the very first issue Jason Aaron has shown an interest in doing things differently as far as X-men comics of the last ten years go. Because of that, the series has had some tonal shifts. The first two volumes set the tone. The tone of the third and fourth volumes was di [...]

    16. This comic continues to be enjoyable, but this volume does not reach the height of some of its predecessors. Instead there's a bit too much fighting against a Circus of Crime. The best elements of the comic are: (1) Some terrific insight into one of the members of the Young Hellfire Club; (2) the introduction of some new, young cast members; (3) And the 24th issue, which is a personal one focusing on Kitty, Bobby, Logan, and Ororo.

    17. Its a fun book. I recommend it but yet it can also be skipped. The problem ( which isn't really a problem) is that there's too much fun going on, and I won't have it! No I'm jk, but the threat how can I explain this well its literally a bunch of clowns, which is no threat at all. Frankenstein is no clown, but you tell someone you just read Wolverine fighting Frankenstein, and there's going to be some laughing.

    18. Gotta admit: I was really into the recycled 3 issue storyline where the school staff were mind controlled into a traveling circus (from one of the very first X-Men arcs in the '60s). Also, all the romance and allusions to freaky boning. Warbird's fixation on fighting followed by kinky "indiscriminate coupling" is kinda awesome.

    19. This is Jason Aaron being incredibly self-indulgent with his trashier interests--stupid horror set-ups, brainwashing characters, absurdly sadistic characters, nonsense like that. Structurally and thematically, it's reminiscent of Wolverine: Weapon X, Volume 2: Insane in the Brain, I guess is what I'm saying. But because Wolverine & the X-Men has to be a little more kid-friendly, it's not nearly as gratuitously grossd despite how dumb it is, I ended up feeling for characters I didn't expect t [...]

    20. Killer zombies clowns led by Frankenstein's monster followed by some weird love stories issue? Sounds cooler than it was.

    21. Jason Aaron's Wolverine and the X-Men has a lot of good points. It focuses on the school aspect of the X-Men, which is both fun and meaningful in terms of the mutant metaphor; it has many of the most interesting X-characters, like Kitty Pryde, Rachel Grey, and, as of this volume, Storm; it applies both raucous humor and deep characterization to our favorite band of merry mutants.So why is it also so annoying sometimes!?Well, you know that thing about humor and characterization? The thing is, the [...]

    22. This volume is picking up from the terrible AvX storyline I'm still recovering from. Volume starts out with Kitty interviewing teachers. The vignettes add the required stupid/cute humor I tend to associate (and mostly love) with X-Men.The circus story-line got mixed reviews, but there were a few things that I loved about it:*spoilers* Learning about Max Frankenstein's history, oddly makes his more human (despite in his inhuman behavior). He's now a more vulnerable, lonely little boy (albeit a sm [...]

    23. (4.6)Disclaimer: My state library system has this marked as the first volume, so I'm sorry if I spoil something - I really had no idea what was going on at times. (And yes, I'm super salty about this fact.)First, the cameos: Blade, Deadpool (g-rated), Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Tony Stark, Peter Parker (Spiderman comes later) Toad as the janitor (Is he in the comics? I only remember him from X-Men: Evolution), Sasquatch (Nope, not joking), Matt Murdock and all his sass, and T'Challa/Black Pant [...]

    24. Jason Aaron - writerNick Bradshaw - illustratorI don't really understand the popularity of this title. Wolverine had a falling out with Cyclops over the direction the mutant community should head in, so he set up a school to, uh, keep children safe? The idea is good, but the execution is hokey and immature. Examples: the arch-enemy of the Jean Grey School of Not-Killing Children is the Hellfire Clubwhich is now run by evil, billionaire kids. This volume featured an encounter with a hellish circu [...]

    25. I could copy over my review of volume four nearly verbatim here, same crew, same attributes to the creative work. Some interesting character bits with the Hellfire club kids and Idie in particular. I don't feel like I have enough justification for what happens with the relationships depicted in the last issueexcept for Idie and Broo which outside comics would be the least believable. The humor worksbut it just doesn't mesh with the story in the same way Joss Whedon managed to do with Astonishing [...]

    26. This was a bit slow-paced, and things only got interesting with the circus storyline, but even that was kinda mediocre to me because I'm not a huge fan of circuses in general. Also the last issue in these collections usually end on crazy cliffhangers, and that's like the redeeming quality for me, because it makes me want to continue reading the series, and that issue was great in general.Overall, it wasn't great, but it wasn't terrible, the other thing that was interesting was the character deve [...]

    27. A decent X-men volume, saddled down some by its own excess (the annoying Hellfire kids) and the baggage of outside storylines (the original X-men time traveling to the present). Writer Jason Aaron does have a lot of fun with an appearance from Frankenstein, but beyond the humor, which is good, the story doesn't offer much in terms of stakes. A few new characters are added to the cast--a were-shark and a dude covered in eyeballs--but they seem to be produced by the kind of "powers roulette" that [...]

    28. This arc's savings grace is the final story about the various members of the school trying to have a "normal" night out. Wolverine and the X-Men is one of very few comics books that uses pathos to good effect. When the writing is good it captures all the incredible awkwardness and tension of being a teenager but adds flying and laser beams. That being said it's still a comic book and gets mired down in needless brawls and splashy cross page sequences. Also for a guy who was friends with two of t [...]

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