Suite au Schisme avec Scott Summers , Logan ouvre une école contre toute attente : la Jean Grey Academy . Et contre toute attente la décision du psychopathe le plus célèbre des comics n'est pas irrationnelle . De Kitty Pryde à Jubilee en passant par Sam Guthrie et Katie Power , le canadien a souvent servi de mentor et de père de substitution à de jeunes ados paumés . Et Jason Aaron signe ici la meilleure histoire des Xmen depuis Grant Morrison et Scott Lobdell . Il s'entoure d'ailleurs du créateur de Generation X l'increvable Chris Bachalo qui partage aussi la même nationalité que Wolverine .
Merci Mr Aaron ! Merci de nous vendre cette histoire pleine de fraicheur et de second degré . Et pourtant profondément ancrée dans le background des Xmen . Merci de réduire les Xmen à cinq individus : Wolvie , Kitty , Bobby Drake ( Merci X100) , Henry Mc Coy et Husk . Merci d'enfin tenir compte de la continuité des personnages de rappeler que Kitty est très attachée à Logan ,que Husk a été membre de Génération X , qu'outre son potentiel de mutant alpha enfin déployé ici , Bobby Drake a son diplôme de comptable et un sens inné de la justice . Seul un lecteur assidu des années 80's pouvait s'en rappeler . Merci de mêler à ce background respectueux du pognon astronomique des fans, des personnages récents comme Kid Gladiator ou Genesis .
Quel régal ! le point fort de Grant Morrison qui avait transformé Wetchester en Campus est enfin réutilisé . Merci de mentionner Jumbo Carnation dudit Morrison .Lire la suite ›
Stan FREDOTOP 500 COMMENTATEURS on 15 novembre 2012
Wolverine, on le sait, est le meilleur dans sa partie. Mais sa partie, ce n'est pas directeur d'école, ce que pourtant il est devenu. Il pilote la Jean Grey School For Higher Learning, rebâtie par Hank "Le Fauve" McCoy (prof de sciences) sur les ruines de l'établissement du professeur Xavier. Il y a donc eu un "Schisme" parmi les mutants. Certains sont restés avec Cyclops, dans une logique apparente d'enfermement et d'éloignement. D'autres ont rejoint Wolverine pour tenter de s'insérer/ réinsérer dans la société des homo sapiens. Logan propose aux plus jeunes d'entre eux de suivre pour cela un enseignement. Certains de ces jeunes mutants sont très dangereux. Du genre à inquiéter terriblement Captain America. Et quant il n'y a pas assez de jeunes mutants, pour bourrer les classes, on prend des aliens... Le Fauve, déjà cité mais aussi Bobby "Iceman" Drake (en comptable !) et enfin un Warren "Angel" Worthington méconnaissable (il est élève... et financeur de l'école) rejoignent Wolverine. Soit la totalité des X-Men survivants de l'âge classique, sous la bannière de l'école Jane Grey, sauf Cyclope... C'est le jour d'ouverture et Wolverine a comme il se doit deux inspecteurs de l'éducation sur le dos, en même temps qu'il doit s'occuper de la rentrée des élèves et de la fin des travaux... Heureusement, la fidèle Kitty Pryde l'assiste avec efficacité. Mais si ces difficultés ne suffisaient pas, il y a aussi à contrer l'attaque tous azimuths du nouveau Hellfire Club sur l'école...Lire la suite ›
Ce tome fait suite à Schism. Il contient les épisodes 1 à 4 de la série qui a débutée en 2011.
Suite aux événements de "Schism", Logan "Wolverine" a décidé de prendre la responsabilité d'ouvrir une nouvelle école pour mutants, baptisée Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Il a choisi de construire l'école à neuf sur l'ancien emplacement de celle de Charles Xavier, 1407 allée Graymalkin, à Salem Center, dans le conté de Westchester, dans l'état de New York. Il en est le proviseur, responsabilité qu'il partage avec Kitty Pryde. Alors que l'histoire commence Logan et Kitty doivent accompagner deux inspecteurs d'académie dans une visite guidée de l'établissement qui ouvre ses portes le jour même. Ces 2 personnes font preuve d'un racisme latent vis-à-vis des mutants en général, et ils ne peuvent que constater au fur et à mesure les aspects non conventionnels de l'établissement, ainsi que les nombreux défauts de jeunesse des installations, sans parler du caractère ingérable de plusieurs élèves. Mais les choses se gâtent vraiment quand Kade Kilgore se présente aux portes de l'établissement pour délivrer un utlimatum. Kilgore (le nouveau patron du Club Hellfire, avec Manuel Enduque, Baron Maximilian von Katzenelnbogen et Wilhemina Kensington) ne tolérera pas l'existence d'une école pour mutants.Lire la suite ›
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Five Star Story, Two Star Length6 mai 2012
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Jason Aaron is a fantastic writer. His Wolverine run was hugely entertaining and made me a big fan. When he moved from Wolverine to this title, iI had to follow. The story and art in this book do not disappoint (although it's sometimes hard to tell exactly what's happening in Bachalo's action sequences because of the close ups and angles he chooses to use). Aaron's Story is a lot of fun, with great characterizations, a good plot, a nice climax, and a bunch of situational and character driven humor. Bachalo's character designs are nice, and the art in the fourth issue by Nick Bradshaw is very nice as well. Both artists also benefit from great coloring.
My ONLY complaint regarding this volume is the small number of issues contained. Four issues is barely a collection, and twenty dollars (the list price, which is what I paid) is really, really pushing it for four issues of material. I bought this book because I like Aaron's recent work so much and because the book looked good and I'd heard good things, but four issues for twenty bucks is not a decent deal. I won't continue to collect the series if the collections keep being so small. Fortunately on amazon the book can be picked up at a discount (and it is worth reading), but come on Marvel. A twenty dollar book should contain at least six issues.
I enjoyed reading this story a lot. I laughed several times, and I felt like clapping when Wolverine and his team confronted the He'll Fire Club at the end--I just wish the book was longer.
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11 Cents per page too costly.1 juillet 2012
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If you're reading this then you've probably checked out some of the other reviews. You'll know this book is amazing, the art is fantastic, the writing top notch, the characters are hilarious, the book is action packed. But what all the other reviews mention as well is the cost. You're being charged a 6 issue collection price and getting 4 issues, I understand that this book is a collection of the first arc, and the first arc of the series is only 4 issues but seriously Marvel, how can you charge so much for so little.
Typically for a hardcover you're going to pay about 8 to 9 cents per page, sometimes you pay a lot less, but typically it's around that. This is a gross overcharge, hopefully we'll see an Omnibus come out in the future and it will be priced fairly.
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Good story BUT Price seems a little steep + Artwork complaints24 avril 2012
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I am not the first reviwer to mention this on here, but Amazon's product description on this book is incorrect. The product info says this contains issues 1-7 but it really only contains issues #1-4. This hardcover book is NOT over-sized or anything special but yet I paid over $13 for it, meaning that Marvel is charging graphic novel buyers over $3.25 an issue. This seems like a ripoff considering I can usually get the latest Batman hardvoer graphic novels at about $1.50 and issue...but enough about Marvel gouging its graphic novel buyers out of their money...let's talk about the contents of the book (which is what my rating is based on). The first 3 issue story arc is a good introduction to some of the X-Men characters I hadn't seen in a while because I only recently started reading X-Men again when Jason Aaron started writing it (Schism) because I like his run on Wolverine so far. The first story arc is good but not great but I think it serves its purpose as an introduction to the series. The artwork in the first 3 issues by Chris Bachalo kind of bothered me. It sometimes appeared sloppy to me and a little too cartoony at times. I also had problems being able to tell what was going on in some of the action sequences due to the artwork. I liked issue 4 a lot. There is a different artist on issue 4. Although issue 4 appears to be setup for the next story arc, I must say it has one hell of a good cliffhanger, which means I will be picking up volume 2, despite the highl price on the 4 issue graphic novel. I would buy more Marvel books if they weren't so expensive...and that's all I have to say about that.
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Far weirder than what you will expect, unfortunately...27 novembre 2012
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Title: Wolverine and the X-Men (HC) Publisher: Marvel Writer: Jason Aaron Artists: Chris Bachalo, Duncan Rouleau, Matteo Scalera, Nick Bradshaw (pencils), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza, Al Vey, Mark Irwin (inks), Chris Bachalo, Jason Keith, Justin Ponsor (colors), Chris Bachalo & Tim Townsend (covers) Collects: Wolverine and the X-Men #1-4 Price: $19.99
OK, let me start by saying this: if you haven't yet read the set-up book for this new series (X-Men: Schism - also by Jason Aaron), you're really going to be wondering what the heck is going on. Even having read it, I was still left wondering about a few things in this book.
This book is the brain-child of Jason Aaron. Aaron has been writing Wolverine comics for some time, now, and I would say that - overall - he's done an OK job of it. There have been a few stories, here and there, that were a bit too weird for me, and he's far from the best Wolverine writer who's ever lifted the pen, but he was fine. This book - though it prominently features Wolverine's name in the title in an attempt to sell more copies - is definitely a team book, however.
The premise of the book is that Wolverine and a few of his closest X-Men palls are rebuilding and re-opening the old school. No longer "Xavier's School for Gifted Children," the school now bears the title of "The Jean Grey School for Higher Learning." The school is still a haven for mutants, but now Wolverine is headmaster and Kitty Pride is headmistress. Also on staff are Beast (vice-principal), Gambit, Rachel Grey, Rogue, Iceman (all instructors), and Cannonball, Chamber, Husk, Karma (all assistant staff members), and Frenzy, Doop and Toad. It's quite a collection, though nothing compared to the actual student body. In this regard, Jason Aaron gets far, far too weird for me. In addition to many familiar faces that readers of New X-Men: Academy X, Vol. 1 - Choosing Sides and New Mutants and Astonishing X-Men will recognize, Aaron brings in some really strange new faces such as Broo (a mutant Brood who is as intelligent as a human), Kid Gladiator (son of the Shi'ar Emperor), a new Warbird (another Shi'ar, not the Avenger), Kid Omega (now out-of-imprisonment) and an offspring of the island mutant Krakoa. Weird, weird, weird. And if that wasn't weird enough, just wait until you see what sort of situations he puts these characters into!
Speaking of weird, Chris Bachalo's artwork is also quite weird. He's made the rounds at Marvel, illustrating other X-Men and Spider-Man books. He definitely has his own distinct style, but it is often so stylized that you have to work to decipher what, exactly, it is that he's trying to draw. A comic should not be this hard to interpret - especially not an X-Men comic! It's no wonder he colored his own artwork for this book. Anyone else would be on the phone with him asking him what is what in his illustrations. Some may like his work. Me? No. No, I don't much care for it at all. I much preferred the other artists that contributed on this book, as I had no problem identifying what was taking place in their illustrations. Overall, the artwork on this book left me wanting, and that's not a good way to launch a new title, either.
So, the story is so-so, the artwork is so-so, and the high cover price is also a bit of a turn-off. This is one book I'd recommend passing on. If you really want to read it, get a reader copy through your local library.
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Fun, fresh X-men25 mai 2012
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Thought this series is not only excellent, but a lot of fun as well. I decided to check it out since I enjoyed Aaron's Scalped series a ton. And while this has a vastly different tone, his ability to write compelling and interesting characters is still seen here. I've never read anything that has Bachalo has drawn before, but I really like his artwork. It's really cartoon-ey, and has a lot of energy to it which I think is perfect for this series. I would say that is one of Marvel's best series at the moment, up there with Daredevil and Uncanny X-Force.
Also, I saw some people complaining about the price being steep, and it sort of us compared to other trade prices. But if you think of it compared to buying single issues you're saving some money. I bought all four single issues and that tallied up to 16 bucks.