Astonishing X-Men

Astonishing X-Men

[Vol. 1], Gifted

Book - 2004
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Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Captain America) present the explosive flagship X-Men series - marking a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men! Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started?


Astonishing X-Men #1-6

Publisher: New York : Marvel Comics, [2004]
Edition: Direct ed.
ISBN: 9780785115311
Characteristics: ca. 200 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Gifted


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KateHillier May 12, 2014

And now that I've finally gotten around to this arc I now hate X3 all the more. This was just a blast. The cure, the reassembling of the team, the problems within this team which look like they're only going to get worse. Loved it and loved it a lot.

lasertravis Nov 23, 2011

Great artwork and decent writing. I got into this expecting to read the entire series. For whatever reason I just couldn't get into it. I will likely try again at some point because I love Joss Whedon and I love the X-Men.

metalsox Nov 18, 2011

If you have seen the movies and wanted a place to start reading the book you could do worse then start here. Infact you might not even find a better book to start with.

Aug 01, 2011

A perfect place for fans of the X-men to pick up and read. Joss Whedon makes the story easily accessible to new readers by toning down the sometimes confusing continuity that unfortunately follows the X-men. But let me tell you, Gifted does not dissapoint. A perfect read for one of the best X-men storylines of all time.

Feb 02, 2009

The Astonishing X-Men series is a critically and fan acclaimed series for good reason.

For 25 issues Joss Whedon and John Cassidy are left alone to create some epic stories. Whedon's dialogue is reminiscent of the best elements of Buffy, while heavy attention is paid to the characters. The story arch itself is also well done; Whedon introduces the idea of the "Mutant Cure" and then plays out the emotional repercussions. The movie X-3 is a pale imitation of this Wheddon plot.

And then there are John Cassidy's drawings which are smooth, clean and crisp. Although the characters look clearly super-heroic, the drawings are subtle and not over exaggerated. The fight sequences are well crafted in three dimensions and attention to detail is made to their placement. And the covers! The covers are iconic and just plain awesome. Brian Bolland fans should appreciate them.

Together Wheddon and Cassidy created 25 issues of wit and charm.


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May 02, 2009

(the) Woman called me a disease. You know how that feels to me? I can't even sheathe. My claws won't go back.

Feb 02, 2009

the first time I ever met the X-Men, the first DAY,,, they were ambushed. And captured. And caged. By you. I learbed more about good and evil in that one day than I ever have before or since. I was thirteen. When I think about evil, whenever I think about the concept of evil, yours is the face that I see. I don't have to 'watch you' Miss Frost. I can SMELL you.

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Dec 06, 2010

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