Date Night! Kitty and Iceman! And… Storm and Wolverine?
At the school Rachel takes the staff on a retreat while wolverine is left alone with the students and Storm.
Cover- Not nearly as sexy as other covers Wolverine has graced with his tongue in someone’s mouth but I do like the controversy it has created and will continue to create!
Humor-First up this book has always been allot like Archie in just how hilarious it is compared to other books put out by the big two. Depending on your mood this can be good or bad. In this case the many assorted relationships or potential relationships, except Storm and Wolverine were just plain hilarious. Iceman and Kitty were genuinely awkward from their perspective and the readers. The art sold their dinner exchange perfectly! Jean Grey and Kid Omega was disturbing on a time travel level but cute and funny all at once. Abbigail and Beast likewise had their own little brood related funny moment.
The Ex Factor- Ok, before you guys freak out I should point out that Jason Aaron manages to pull off a very convincing Storm and Wolverine hookup post Avengers Vs X-men. Bear with me here! Right before T’challa proposed back in Black Panther # Storm was in fact dating Wolverine. This was under Chris Claremont’s master hands I may add and they worked wonderfully together! Storm the epitome of control and Wolverine the out of control midget berserker. It worked, sorry if you don’t want to hear that but it did! Now on another note When T’challa came to propose, he and Wolverine (thanks to enhanced senses) knew they both had a serious thing for Storm. It also perfectly understandable for Storm to single out Wolverine for the “Rebound” hookup especially when she knows it serves the dual purpose of pissing off T’challa, getting laid and being with someone she cares about. This is a hookup rife with a big old f**k you to T’challa and honesty when you get dumped, is that not what you want to do?
Make Over- Most fans know I dig Storm’s controversial Mohawk. The Change in personality it held for her is still remembered fondly by me. This regal Queen thing she was doing during her marriage was honestly snoozeville! All hail the return of (hopefully) a more involved, central, confident and please be controversial Storm!
Art-David Lopez’s art has always been one of my favorite things about his book. This issue continues his stellar work with art that complements every single scene and exchange perfectly!
Wolverine and Storm…again- It would have interesting to have Storm pair up with a new man or even teammates she has not swapped spit with before but has established chemistry. Gambit immediately springs to mind! He is no longer with longtime love Rogue, while Storm is now free of T’challa, they could have been royalty in the thieving world! Perhaps even her friendship with Colossus could have gone to another level……even Forge is back on the table! Alas we are back to Storm and Wolverine
Ive already talked n detail on the breakup itself and all of that applies here (CLICK HERE FOR THOSE DETAILS)
I honestly wanted to hate this book, but found it more entertaining than most of my buy list. Controversial on so many levels, the return of fan favorite coupling and odd pairings such as Iceman/Shadowcat and Broo/Idie Jason Aaron has once again pulled me into this wacky world of Wolverine and the X-men. 4/5