Friday, September 14, 2012
Wolverine & the X-Men #16
Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo get to design some sweet new Sentinels. They only get a panel each, but I’d love to see the nano-Sentinel, the Tri-Sentinel, or the all-terrain model in action. The Phoenix Five put a quick stop to this, and that’s the only way that this book crosses over with AvX. This is clearly a case of Aaron setting up the book post-AvX; it’s a good thing I’m already on board. Let’s hope they collect this with an upcoming arc rather than with the AvX material.
Kade Kilgore is a despicable brat, and it’s going to be very exciting seeing him get knocked around by the X-Men.
Bachalo doesn’t get to draw many X-Men; it’s mostly the creepy kids in the Hellfire Club. He still gets to show off his mastery of mood and panel design with some clever flashbacks and action sequences, though.