Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega #1

Kid Omega ramps up his psychwar with Alpha male Wolverine in this first issue of a five part mini-series.

Taking place just after the events in Jason Aaron’s Wolverine and the X-Men #1, Brian Wood takes us deeper into Quentin Quire’s complicated relationship with Logan, and gives us a glimpse of the awesome potential of Kid Omega’s powers.

In a snit of mutinous teenage rebellion, Quentin uses his incredible telepathy to trap Wolverine and Armor in a Blade Runner-esque virtual reality. Wood writes Quentin’s character in such a way that we actually feel empathy for someone who would otherwise just be a punk brat with big-time daddy issues… the underlying psychological story adds dimension to the really cool idea of a total stick-it-to-the-man mindjob pulled off by one of the best tricksters in the X-Men universe.

Things seem bad for Logan in Quentin’s dystopian construct, and if the last panel is any indication, things are about to get worse at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning!