WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #11
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Nick Bradshaw
Release Date: May 30, 2012
Buckle up folks, this book is a wild ride. Since Avengers Vs. X-Men has started this has been the most consistent tie-in book of the bunch and this issue is no different. #11 is everything a tie-in should be: explosive, insightful, and best of all, it makes AvX BETTER. Truth be told, it actually outshines the main event as it currently stands, and is a more cohesive book than Avengers Vs. X-Men #4. This issue does everything right that AvX #4 did wrong and I applaud Jason Aaron for writing such a solid story considering just how much content he stuffed into this issue. Aaron writes Wolverine as well as anyone in the business and this issue continues to provide his side of the story which is the most compelling of them all so far. The revelations in this issue have direct impact on what Avengers Vs. X-Men will become, and I strongly hope the main series doesn’t gloss them over.
On art detail Nick Bradshaw is, quite simply put, superb. His pencils are sharp and precise and even though he is dealing with an extremely diverse cast of characters throughout the book, none of them look awkward at any point. Bradshaw is really elevating his game in his time on Wolverine and the X-Men and it’s great to see an artist really excel like Bradshaw does with this issue. My only complaint is that Bradshaw wasn’t tabbed for Avengers Vs. X-Men #4 as the art in this tie-in clearly outshone the primary book of this event.
This is by far and wide the strongest tie-in book of the entire Avengers Vs. X-Men event and, along with New Avengers, definitely worthwhile to pick up and see deeper into the event.