PREVIEW: Wolverine and the X-Men #2

On the heels of the Pick of the Week award to Wolverine and the X-Men #1, we’ve got an early look at the first four unlettered pages (plus the cover) of Wolverine and the X-Men #2!

Right off the bat I’m glad to see that the second issue has a really bold and eye-catching cover. The first issue’s cover had a very modern look that runs counter to most comic book cover designs. This cover is less modern, design-wise, but the profile of the giant monster head that consumes most of the cover is very striking.

As for the pages themselves, they continue the bold and kinetic style of Chris Bachalo that made the first issue such a visual joy.

I’m really excited about this series, which is a rare thing for an X-book. As long as Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo bring the same level fun and excitement (and humor) I’ll be there.



  1. Looks good enough to interest someone who doesn’t like the X-Men in general. (me – I don’t like that people can somehow differentiate between a mutant with powers and hate them, but have no problem with someone that has powers but isn’t a mutant)

    In any case, I am buying #1 and #2, they seem fun and not full of X-Men angst.

  2. Hi, I’m Chris Bachalo, I can’t hear you over the sound of how Awesome I am!!!

    -that was cheesy but I loved his work on iss #1 and the Avengers issues! Sooo Good!!

  3. I absolutely love these Wolverine and the X-Men covers! Everything from the way the title and number are treated to how they are handling the banner.

  4. Does anyone know when Uncanny X-Men #1 comes out? In the back of Wolverine & the X-Men they only showed when the Wolvie X titles ship. I don’t want to miss the Gillen/Pacheco goodness.

  5. I’m interested to see why Logan will let the school go fight when he started the school because he didn’t want them to.

    • Ha! 🙂

    • I think that the schism was less about simply letting the kids fight and more about Cyclops allowing them to fight, and potentially die, just to protect the island of Utopia (particularly when it wasn’t to save everyone, considering that the only mutants on the island were Cyclops, Wolverine, and the kids and they could simply evacuate).

      In this instance they are being attacked by what appears to be a giant stone monster, sent by the Hellfire Club. I think that, considering Wolverine now knows the face of he person who is attacking them, and that they won’t stop until they are wiped out (making evacuation a never ending cycle of running), makes for a better reason for everyone to fight.

      Cormac said something similar to this, though much more eloquently, in the Pick of the Week thread

  6. Did Marvel send this to you guys on the heals of it being the pick of the week?