Wolverine And The X-men #24 Review

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #24 cover

Date Night! Kitty and Iceman! And… Storm and Wolverine?

Summary

Above the Jean Grey School Storm speaks with now ex-husband T’challa/the Black Panther as they play chess. Before the finish however T’challa tells her to stay away from Wolverine.

At the school Rachel takes the staff on a retreat while wolverine is left alone with the students and Storm.

Ororo has Wolverine cut her hair in the 80’s style Mohawk before they share a steamy kiss. In the med lab Broo wakes up and attacks Idie Okonkwo/Oya.

 

The Good

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?

Black Heroes- Idie Okonkwo/Oya and Storm/Ororo Monroe are the highlights but T’challa also makes a cameo.

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!

 

The Bad

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)

 

The Ugly

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

stars- 4

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11 thoughts on “Wolverine And The X-men #24 Review

  1. I can’t believe how callously you overook on the “bad” the fact that this solidifies the break-up of the greatest superhero couple of all time — Storm and the Black Panther! Especially for Black reader/fans. They were both Avengers, but more importantly, with his brains, money and International Status and her omega level mutant powers and and respect as a hero in the mutatnt community, they were clearly the most powerful couple in the Marvel universe. Their love story even got my non-comic reader wife to get interested in comics. They were the literally the most important coupling in comics in my opinion.

  2. What?!? She always came across as a regal queen who was the most respected member of the x- men! And always appeared untouchable to the likes of wolverine and the others and now you want her to “swop spit” ? give me a break! The only reason that the so called chemistry worked with wolverine is only because the “white” writers made it work,in truth do you really think someone who is considered a goddess in Africa would even take a second glance at a angry midget berserker?again not the right writers but the white writers.And how many black HEROS are they gonna have a chance at queen medusa to swop spit with? I mean blackbolt is dead right?Or what about sue storm? Reed loves his work more anyway or scarlet witch,she’s got to be tired of robots by now,or the wasp she seems like one who’d love to swop some spit.Lets be real here,the only reason marvel destroyed storm and panthers marriage in record time is one reason and one reason only…too black too strong!

    • Totally agree and I take offense to the whole “freed from T’challa” thing. Seriously? I’ll always be team Storm and the Black Panther. I think this was all a cop out due to them not wanting to bring more to that POWER couple. In my eyes they were the other Scott and Jean Grey, but hey, guess we gotta accept it because, all POC must date/mate/love everyone first huh? *rolls eyes*

  3. I agree with every response. I stop reading the x-men after they turned Bishop into a villain. Every black male x-men ends up dead, de-powered, or in Bishop’s case a villain. Marvel has always had problems giving their black male characters power. War Machine has been the only one. I would say Bishop, but I’m not convinced they will keep him alive. But I guess that is why I read DC. There was no real reason to split this couple up other than the writers and a number of the white x-men readers did not want Storm with the Black Panther.

  4. You know,I just re-read Hudlins black panther deadly species series and after seeing storm willingly attempt to forfeit her life for the life of T’Challa just reaffirms my earlier statements. That was a true sacrifice for love that I never seen anywhere else in marvel universe and we just let them scrap the most majestic couple in comics. I’ll never forgive or forget that white supremacy move cause that’s exactly all it was. Similar to what DC did to Milestone,bring em in learn from them,dismantle and destroy them,blame it on something else,take what they want from it….HEY,THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE SAME SHIT THEY DID TO US?!?

    • I honestly don’t think the significance of their break up can be understated. This was a major blow to multiculturalism in comics — everything Milestone Comics stood for. Don’t even get me started on Bishop!!!

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