Friday, September 28, 2012

Wolverine and the X-Men #17

After all the deadly serious goings-ons in the X-universe, this issue of Wolverine and the X-Men offers some blessed relief.

Artist Mike Allred, who has a fun style that evokes the Silver Age, tackles this issue with a real sense of joy and energy.

Writer Jason Aaron focuses on an odd creature who's part of the staff at the Jean Grey School for Gifted Children - the weird little green blob named Doop.

That character first appeared in the X-Statix comic (also drawn by Allred), and the issue goes to great comic lengths to explain why Wolverine was so anxious to have Doop on the staff.

It's a bit of a mystery to the other residents, since he seems to be a degenerate who spends most of his time sleeping, but as we see, he does have his (its?) strong points.

It's a fast and funny issue that might give continuity sticklers a stroke, but it's all in fun, and it offers a free-wheeling adventure that's well worth tackling.

Grade: A-


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