Astonishing X-Men 1 Gifted (Paperback)
|Cyclops and Emma Frost want to reunite the X-Men in order to astonish the world, but as the demand for a mutant cure escalates, they find some unexpected allies and adversaries. *Author: Whedon, Joss/ Cassaday, John *Series Title: Astonishing X-Men *Subtitle: Gifted *Publication Date: 2004/12/29 *Number of Pages: 144 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 10.00|
From the Publisher:
Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Captain America) present the explosive, all-new 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? As demand for the "mutant cure" reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally - and some unexpected adversaries - tipping the scales! Collects Astonishing X-Men #1-6.
Customer Reviews of Astonishing X-Men 1
Good comic, great price from Buy.com7/5/2007
Discounted by one star because plot echoes one of the themes not only in one of the X-Men movies but also repeated a good deal in the comics themselves, i.e. someone develops a "cure" for mutant genes. Otherwise, great fun overall and Joss Wheedon fans as well as X-Men fans should enjoy it. One tidbit for comics afficionados: With bringing Nick Fury back to the comic pages, the illustrator, John Cassady intentionally and lovingly emulates, and thus offers a homage to Jim Steranko, whose brilliant and original panel styles and visual effects created in the late 1960's for the Marvel series, "Nick Fury, Agent of Shield," changed how all comics were drawn thereafter.