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Astonishing X Men Volume 1

Astonishing X-Men Deluxe Hardcover Volume 1 - Joss Whedon, John Cassaday

5 Stars, Buy it


Self Purchase, Comixology



I haven’t read all of the X-men or really any of the continuing, ongoing X-men series but I know enough about them to get by. I wasn’t sure where to start so I’m just jumping in reading what I remember my ex read.After reading about 4-5 issues of this, I realized I have read this before, but it was pre internet databases of book tracking. So I will shelve this as a re-read review.  But even as a re-read this is one amazing ass series. The lines are freaking awesome.  This was blow me away it was so good. Highly recommend.


I love the beginning, Kitty has some great lines, like “Sorry about the timing, did I miss the sorting hat?” Wolverine also has a great line when he makes his appearance in the first issue.  OOOHH I’ve forgotten how much I like Hank McCoy aka the Best. Emma frost is a Whore but whatever, she looks good with the ice lipstick. And again, Kitty has some kick ass lines. LOVE Lockheed.  SO it’s announced that there is a cure for the mutant gene.  The Beast seems to be considering taking the serum to the dismay of all the other mutants. It turns out that the scientist got some help on discovering the cure, and it appears to be alien in nature.   In issue 4, a evil guy who I don’t know breaks into the academy while the Xmen are out on a mission. Kitty disapears while on their mission. Other stuff happens but I don’t want to ruin anything. Issue 5 Kitty has to deal with one major as surprise and Issue six semi wraps things up.