Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wolverine and the X-Men #14

One of the sweetest love stories (and longest-developing) was the one between Kitty Pryde and Colossus.

Both characters have been through the literary grinder over the years - they've been killed, resurrected, exiled, brainwashed, possessed and otherwise mistreated.

One of the great touches from the Wheadon / Cassaday Astonishing X-Men series was that it reunited the long-separated couple and reignited their romance. Since then, they've been separated... uh, because they're cast in different X-Men series, I suppose.

But this issue of Wolverine and the X-Men is something of a reunion - but not the one we might have preferred.

Colossus has been possessed by the Phoenix Force, so he's become a god (of sorts) - and he tries to reconnect with Kitty by taking her on a "hot date," but can the gulf between them be bridged?

It's a bittersweet tale by writer Jason Aaron and artists Jorge Molina and Norman Lee, but fans will no doubt be divided over the outcome.

Superhero fans hate to admit it, but most of us have a romantic streak in there somewhere, so we hang on these stories of the ups-and-downs of relationships.

As such things go, this is an interesting take on the age-old tale.

Grade: B+


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