Wolverine and the X-Men has been a great series so far. Jason Aaron’s writing has been excellent and Nick Bradshaw’s art is beautiful. In my opinion, this is the X-Men series that truly matters right now; Uncanny is boring, and Astonishing is leaving a lot to be desired. With that being said, Wolverine and the X-Men #11 is another piece of the Avengers Vs. X-Men side story, and to be frank, it’s getting tiresome.
The Avengers Vs. X-Men started with a lot of excitement, but has slowly petered out, and the effect has been seen in the X-Men stories. While the story in this comic is nicely told, and looks gorgeous, I’m getting sick of reading about what’s already happened in the Avengers Vs. X-Men. I understand that the effects of such a huge story will be felt throughout all of the comics, but it’s getting annoying; I want to experience something new, not explaining what couldn’t be told in that comic.
With all of that being said, the tale being told is that of Wolverine having to decide what to do with Hope after her convincing him to help her. While I’m sick of the AvX rehash, Jason Aaron does tell this story quite well, and because he has that kind of relationship with the Wolverine character, it’s actually a good read. Wolverine is a killer, there is no doubt about that, but there is a moral structure to him, and it shines through in this book. I’d love to see Aaron’s take on the AvX series, but I guess it’s a little late for that…
If you’re an X-Men fan, and like Wolverine, give this book a chance. While AvX has watered down some of the titles, this is still an excellent series and continues to keep me buying it.