Review by: glcfarmboy

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Story by Jason Aaron
Art by Nick Bradshaw
Cover by Nick Bradshaw

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

So, my pick of the week really came down to a choice between two very different contenders this past week. First off, I read Saga #1. Loved it. Five stars. Extra sized helping of Brian K Vaughan, back at the top of his game. Great art, too. Tremendous value for money. An easy POTW, right.
Well, no. Not exactly.
Right after reading Saga, a satisfied smile on my face, I then picked up Wolvie and the X-Men off my stack and proceeded to be spellbound by Jason Aaron and Nick Bradshaw’s latest magic trick.
What magic trick, you ask? (Okay, you didn’t ask, but what the heck, this is my review…)
The magic trick of making this reader, at best a casual and irregular dabbler in X-Men lore over the last 30 years of comic reading, fall head over heels in love with the X-Men!
How do they do this? Well, first of all Bradshaw turns in one of the most beautifully drawn superhero books this side of Art Adams. That doesn’t hurt. Second of all, Jason Aaron juggles three separate narrative strands seamlessly, giving us just enough of each storyline to keep us on the edge of our seats before deftly cutting away to the next. Thirdly, this is fun on a scale that no other book currently being published can compete with. FUN! In big freakin’ capital letters! Good times! And finally, Aaron and Bradshaw portray each and every character, be they hero or villain, so distinctively that it’s just impossible to resist their allure. Special mention this issue has to go to the Bamfs, that strange crew of Nightcrawler-y looking critters who don’t even need to speak to entertain; and of course to Broo, who is fast becoming my favourite part of the book, and who undergoes some pretty horrific shit this time out. In the hands of a lesser writer, his character is a one-note joke. In Jason Aaron’s hands he will break your heart this month.
So, yeah, pick of the week, then. Definitely. Sorry, BKV. You still get five stars, and given a few more issues I’m sure I’ll fall in love with Saga, too. But right now there’s only one comic book I look forward to reading more than any other, and my heart belongs to Wolverine and the X-Men.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. Great review, haven’t read Saga yet so I cannt say which I thought was better.

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