Amazing X-Men #8 Review

How will the X-Men react when Logan goes off to Canada unexpectedly? Read on to find out.

The official description from Marvel:

• Wolverine takes a trip back to Canada…
• But when he discovers that an old friend is missing, his visit soon transforms into a hairy situation.
• New writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost!

Amazing_X-Men_8_Preview_1Amazing X-Men has been a really refreshing addition to the vast X-Men franchise with the fun tales being a joy to read. With a new set of writers we get a new story and one that sees Wolverine travel to Canada and eventually confront Wendigo. The lead-up to this along with the X-Men (and more importantly Storm’s) reactions really help set the story’s tone as well as it’s entire premise.

This issue sees well established X-Men writers Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle take over writing duties with the duo bringing their fun and exciting style to the series. One thing that the pair made clear when it was announced they’d be working on this series was the return of Colossus. Now I was very happy with this announcement but the execution was rather poor with his return feeling a little too sudden. Despite that small quibble Yost and Kyle give us an amazing first issue to what I’m sure will be a spectacular run.

Ed McGuinness return to art duties with his highly detailed and lively style remaining a perfect match for both the series and it’s characters. His dynamic layouts along with the intense character emotion really makes the story come to life. I especially loved how he managed to have Wolverine retrace Guardian’s steps in a way that showed both characters over different time frames. Combine this with Mark Farmer‘s solid ink work and Rachelle Rosenberg‘s fabulous colours and you get art that’s stunning on every level.

Amazing X-Men continues to astound with the new writing team of Yost and Kyle producing an exciting and intriguing opening to their first arc. Highly recommended.

  • + Yost and Kyle bring their fun and energetic style to the series.
  • + Ed McGuinness returns with yet more sensational artwork.
  • + X-Men + Alpha Flight + Wendigo = Amazing premise.
  • - Colossus' return is rather sudden!

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