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Astonishing X-Men, Volume 1: Gifted By Joss Whedon John Cassaday Astonishing X Men Volume Gifted 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 beg

  • Title: Astonishing X-Men, Volume 1: Gifted
  • Author: Joss Whedon John Cassaday
  • ISBN: 9780785115311
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • Astonishing X-Men, Volume 1: Gifted By Joss Whedon John Cassaday 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 tDream 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 Collecting Astonishing X Men 1 6
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    1. Kemper on said:

      Grant Morrison did an ambitious run on New X Men, but that story had to be walked back in the interests of continuing it in on going mainstream superhero comics Marvel made a wise choice when they tapped Joss Whedon, lord of the TV geeks back then, to help get the X Men out of the black leather and back into spandex It s reasonable to assume that his work here was a big reason that he d later get the gig writing and directing the Avengers movies Kitty Pryde returns to the school as Cyclops is fo [...]

    2. Will M. on said:

      My love for the X Men is not something I ve hidden in the past I ve mentioned this recently, so I guess I don t really need to remind the people who read my review of another X Men series This first volume was great It vaguely depicts a great story arc and hints for great plot twists to come in the next volumes The plot was different than the usual X Men plot I got used to I only know X Men from the movies and I can vaguely remember some random single issues when I was younger, so I had no idea [...]

    3. Josu Grilli on said:

      Un primer tomo que consigue presentar unas tramas interesantes sobre todo hacia la segunda mitad, con la introducci n de Pete En l neas generales me ha entretenido pero he sentido mucha falta de informaci n que no se completaba, como que no consegu a enterarme de todo lo que pasaba y no paraban de referencias situaciones pasadas Supongo que es normal en el mundo Marvel, pero al ser el inicio de una saga pensaba que se iba a poder disfrutar aun con esa falta de informaci n El dibujo es incre ble [...]

    4. Dirk Grobbelaar on said:

      This was a bit better I ve doggedly been trying to get aboard the X Men bandwagon The Ultimate version was too contrived for my taste, and many readers recommended Josh Whedon s Astonishing X Men run I will admit that this is probably required reading for X Men fans it is quite good, but perhaps not the best place for the uninitiated to start I was a bit out of my depth here For example, I never read the arc where Colossus died Professor Xavier is also missing from this outing, leaving Cyclops a [...]

    5. Terence on said:

      The X Men are re forming and opening Xavier s School again Some familiar faces return like Kitty Pryde.Meanwhile a cure for the mutant condition has been found.Gifted is the inspiration for the worst X Men movie X Men 3 The Last Stand Thankfully Cyclops and Professor X aren t dissolved by a Phoenix powered Jean Grey Jean is dead and Scott has moved on with Ms Lingerie Emma Frost Frost is also helping to lead the school which isn t going over well with everyone.The author Joss Whedon has a habit [...]

    6. Calista on said:

      After the monotonous Marvel comics I have read recently, this is a breath of fresh air This has characters and it doesn t feel like it s simply about the action I was engaged and it was fun Why can t this be of what the comics are doing Joss is amazing and he really does understand emotions and characters That s what he does.I love the art I thought the plot was fun without being too ridiculous I mean there is an alien in it and it s only one and it does overwhelm the story There is a lot of ba [...]

    7. Brad on said:

      My introduction to the X Men, many years ago, was the Dark Phoenix Saga even though it was already a couple of years old when I found it Up until then I d been consuming Namor and the staples Batman, Superman, Captain America, Spiderman My starting place was not a bad place to start it was, in fact, a pretty fine place to start Maybe too fine Starting with one of the finest chapters of the X Men might be why I ve mostly been a passing fan of Marvel s mutants over the years Nothing could quite li [...]

    8. Ronyell on said:

      Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog 6 stars Brief History Alright, I have actually first heard of the X Men series when I was little and it was through a 90s cartoon series entitled X Men The Animated Series From that day on, I was so hooked onto the X Men franchise that I practically watched every incarnation of X Men throughout my life which included the animated series X Men Evolution and I even watched all three X Men movies Now the truth of the matter is that even though I have heard of [...]

    9. Fables&Wren on said:

      WrensReads Review So, I think I mistook this volume I thought I was reading the first ever issue of X Men, when really this is just another whole set of X Men I knew that there were multiple sets and stories and characters and such, because you hear people talking about how in one alternate universe this happened which is different from this other universe and such and so forth.BUT, it wasn t that confusing Because I knew the characters and I knew about the girl who is already dead in the beginn [...]

    10. Mike on said:

      Fantastic premise an x gene cure That ll keep em on their toes for a while.Loving the super bitch Emma Frost that Whedon cooked up he really does have a way with female characters doesn t he The writing and art are a nice, fresh yet familiar take on our favourite misfits I am so glad that Whedon branched out beyond his Buffyverse to grant us this twist on our tired old mutant storylines This kicks off a spectacular run of X Men comics.

    11. Sesana on said:

      There was no question in my mind that Joss Whedon can write, and quite well at that But can he write the X Men The answer, of course, is that he can, and quite well at that.This is, I believe, the first X book I ve picked up in probably eight years Nightcrawler is my favorite, and between view spoiler retconning his origin in the most stupid way possible and killing him off hide spoiler I ve been avoiding them as unnecessary stressors But that means that I missed Whedon s run on Astonishing X Me [...]

    12. Jim on said:

      Joss Whedon s Astonishing X Men will emyou know astonish you Nice story, very good job with the characters and i personaly liked the art very much So if you are an X Men fan and haven t read this yet unlikely i know do it now

    13. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) on said:

      I have been on a Marvel roll lately It s mainly due to the fact that I ve been mainlining Marvel shows on Netflix, along with the various Marvel movies we ve been treated to lately I discovered that there was a motion comic series for The Astonishing X Men, and some of the episodes are posted on Netflix Watching it and Wolverine and the X Men and loving it , encouraged me to check out some of the comics after many years of not reading them Luckily my awesome library has this series I will admit [...]

    14. Amanda on said:

      Oh, X Men, how do I love thee I shall not bore anyone by counting the ways, but suffice it to say I love em However, my introduction to the X Men did not come in the form of a comic book, but instead from the Saturday morning cartoon show that used to run on FOX and, later, the big budget movies I wasn t a comic book reader as a kid mainly due to lack of access there were no bookstores in my small rural town and discovering that the X Men had been around forever did not exactly encourage me to b [...]

    15. Scott on said:

      4.5 starsAh, Kitty Pryde I guess I think of her as an avatar for the reader with this team s line up We may not have Beast s intellect, Emma Frost s looks, Wolverine s toughness, or Cyclops leadership skills, but Kitty is just Kitty and all the better for it as in plucky, aware, good hearted and dependable I thought she was one of the best things about the All New X Men series that I read earlier this year, and the feeling continues with Astonishing Vol 1 There was a lot of good action, good dia [...]

    16. Holden Johnson on said:

      Excellent story arc The moral battle of curing mutants or destroying the cure to prevent it being used as a weapon is ongoing in the Xmen universe This series by Joss Whedon does really well and I had a blast throughout the whole thing.I mdeofRAGE Good to see Peter back as well

    17. J.M. on said:

      I haven t picked up an X Men comic in a long time, unless you count the WOLVERINE ORIGINS DEADPOOL graphic novel I reviewed recently example, I had no idea that Scott Summers Cyclops and Emma Frost the White Queen , were a couple When did that happen Nevertheless, in ASTONISHING X MEN, it works I love the interplay between Scott and Emma, with her love for Scott sullied by her bitterness of what he once shared with Jean Grey I also like Kitty Pryde s overt mistrust of the White Queen owing to pr [...]

    18. Sam Quixote on said:

      Picking up where Grant Morrison left off, Joss Whedon begins his run on the X Men with a new line up consisting of Cyclops, Emma Frost, Beast, Kitty Pryde, Lockheed the X Dragon, and Wolverine Xavier is on sabbatical He s also reinstated the classic superhero outfits, ditching Morrison and Quitely s additions of black leather as it was spooking people.Having seen the third X Men movie long before picking up this book I noticed the storyline they used in that film being used here for the first ti [...]

    19. Aaron on said:

      Cyclops, Beast, Wolverine, Shadowcat, and Emma Frost make up a new incarnation of the X Men In an effort to promote a positive profile, the team resumes its helpful superteam activities and stops an unexplained attack by the alien Ord of the Breakworld Meanwhile, Doctor Kavita Rao of Benetech has just announced a cure for mutations, which doesn t sit well with the X Men view spoiler The mysterious Ord and Dr Rao are connected in their motives and are in fact working together Ord believes an X Ma [...]

    20. Ben on said:

      As a person newer to the comic universe, nothing frightened and confused me than the plethora of X men comic books I had assumed to skip on the whole thing until a friend recommended this series written by the eternally intriguing Joss Whedon Removed from the twisted continuity and stories of the present X men comics, this series approached the team in some general present time in the marvel universe and created a simpler context with which to follow a very entertaining story This review applie [...]

    21. Donovan on said:

      Solidly fun and intelligently written A great look at our heroes reuniting after several years Fantastic artwork, too Astonishing

    22. Justin on said:

      Oh, yes Yes, this is definitely what I ve been looking for This is yeah This is X Men like I remember from back in the days when I was running around my backyard pretending to be Iceman The X books were my comic of choice for many years, so I ve been itching to get back to them ever since I rediscovered the joy of graphic novels Trouble is, the mutant books are particularly intimidating for newcomers, or for anyone who hasn t been paying attention for the past decade or two Soap operas have noth [...]

    23. Milo (BOK) on said:

      A wonderful read, proving that Whedon can master not only films and TV shows, but graphic novels as well A must not just for X Men fans, but for graphic novel readers in general The Founding FieldsWriter Joss Whedon Art John Cassady Publisher Marvel Comics Collects Astonishing X Men 1 7The X Men are quickly becoming my favourite comics team With a wide variety of cast, a rich history and a wealth of potential ideas, you can throw them into any situation with almost any writer and most of the tim [...]

    24. Arun Divakar on said:

      It has been a pretty long time since I read an X Men comic At one point in time, the adventures of the team proved a tad too much for me and I had decided that enough was enough and moved on There were quite a few storylines the details of which escape me even now which were filled to the brim with inanities that prompted this decision Having heard volumes about Joss Whedon s run on the series was how I finally decided to take a quick peek into this volume and came to the conclusion that the pra [...]

    25. Doctorjimmy on said:

      review Whedon Gifted X Men , , comics , Beast, , , , Cassaday Frank Quitely Joss arc Ord , villain, Kavita Rao, villain , , , , .

    26. Chloe on said:

      I wish my friend carolyne still lived nearby because i feel as though we could have some very impassioned talks about Whedon s run on this series hint i find it regrettable

    27. Asad on said:

      I heard the GraphicAudio version It was written by Joss Whedon so I went in with high expectations Those expectations were met and exceeded by the well written story.A scientist discovers a cure for the mutations that caused ordinary people to become mutants Many mutants had superpowers, while many mutants had superpowers along with horrible bodily deformities or other life destroying powers, such as a little girl whose newly awakening powers to manifest her imaginary friends results in her fami [...]

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