Jason Aaron, You Utter Utter Bastard

I've just read the new Wolverine And The X-Men.

All sorts of good things in it.

The school staff and pupils reaction to the Avengers Vs X-Men fight happening a long way away from them, and trying to find a way to get on with things.

That scene with Paige Guthrie and Toad from a previous issue, being a symptom of a wider malaise.

The Hellfire Creche treating the whole Avengers Vs X-Men debacle as a handy distraction while they get on with stuff.

Krakoa eating bags of fertiliser.

Professor X telling us something very true about the book.

Jason Aaron, You Utter Utter Bastard

Well said. But no more summed up by the final page.

You see, we had the death of Charles Xavier and that was so-so. And we get it again here. But he's died and come back from the dead so many times before and, while admittedly the final page of Uncanny Avengers #1 makes that less likely now, it doesn;t have anywhere near the emotional shock of the final page of Wolverine & The X-Men. You thought Tumblr ripped up over Leah's "death" in Journey Into Mystery? Man, they are going to collectively shit themselves online over this one.

I admit myself, I felt a little tremble in my fingers when reading this.

Jason Aaron, you utter, utter bastard.

Next issue please. Now.


About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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