Kondansha will be releasing an 250 page anthology Attack On Titan comic with work by Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Michael Avon Oeming, Ronald Wimberly, Kate Leth, Genevieve Valentine, Afu Richardson, Faith Erin Hicks & more. Details at CBR
By Jason Aaron, Nick Bradshaw, Pepe Larraz, Ramon Perez, Shawn Crystal, Steve Sanders, Nuno Alves, Tim Townsend and Chris Bachalo
There was a time when this was one of the best comics being published, there was a time when it lost it’s luster, then there was a time when it appeared it was getting that back and now it’s just bittersweet to see it end. Through it all Wolverine and The X-Men was always the most heartfelt book out of the big two by a wide margin and Jason Aaron’s final issue encapsulates that greatly. It’s a touching moment as we get to see the kids on graduation day and also years forward in the future getting an idea of how the school had changed them after both one year and and much further into adulthood. More than anything this was a comic about the challenge and reward of positive growth and the final issue is a refreshing cap on that concept. Like any great journey the characters are different people then the ones we were introduced to in the beginning, no small feat for a superhero book, what makes it even better is that they’ve all grown for the better. Flash forwards to students Idie and Quinten as fully mature adults that still have the same personality traits but have molded and refined them for the best while Wolverine appears to truly be transitioned from the lone wolf ninja rebel that he’s been stuck in for decades for the empathetic and wise old educator. Sometimes certain people can completely change the trajectory of who you are just by randomly entering your life. Do Idie and Quentin survive without meeting Wolverine? Does Wolverine become the man he is now without Quentin and Idie? Does Jason Aaron become the writer he is without getting the characters on this book? Do the characters get to mature without him writing it? This comic was never perfect but it was almost that a few times and it was never without it’s center, it’s greatest strength; it’s undying love and heart that bleed out of the pages.