Top Five Favourite Panels From Wolverine And The X-Men #1

Well that's the most fun I've had reading an X-Men comic in an age. Wolverine And The X-Men #1.

It smacks of everything from Lobdell's Generation X, to Claremont's X-Men in Australia, to Peter David's early X-Factor. Headmaster Wolverine and Headmistress Kitty Pryde taking school inspectors around the new Jean Grey School For Higher Learning. Beautifully structured leading us to Hank McCoy in the ever decreasing hope that he will manage to smooth everything, as events escalate and pressure mounts.

And naturally, McCoy doesn't solve the situation, indeed he makes it worse.

This is a incredibly detailed comic, the cartoony iconic images of Bachalo, matched by a bouncy irreverent script that is funny, silly, yet laying down some foreshadowing of bad things to come. It's bloody lovely.

It's also 28 pages of story for $3.99 with some extra bumf at the back, laying out the structire of the school with just as much wit as the rest of the comic.

Here are my top five favourite bits of the book;

Paige Guthrie has her own techniques for dealing with a rowdy class.

Top Five Favourite Panels From Wolverine And The X-Men #1

Yes, Toad is the janitor. And doesn't even have a bed.

Top Five Favourite Panels From Wolverine And The X-Men #1

There's a Danger Room in the boys' toilet.

Top Five Favourite Panels From Wolverine And The X-Men #1

Quentin Quire treats detention like a crime against humanity.

Top Five Favourite Panels From Wolverine And The X-Men #1

And Idie really shouldn't be allowed to talk to school inspectors on her own.

Top Five Favourite Panels From Wolverine And The X-Men #1

So… what do you think?

Top Five Favourite Panels From Wolverine And The X-Men #1

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, are all very Hallowe'en this weekend, with John Watkiss talking about working on The Walking Dead TV show on Friday 5pm, a signing with Mike and Laura Allred on Saturday 2pm, a Bret Ewins/Alan McKenzie signing on Sunday 2pm and a Halloween costume parade and competition from Noon on Monday!

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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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