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Astonishing X-Men By Joss Whedon & John Cassaday Ultimate Collection Book 2 Paperback – April 4, 2012
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GET THIS BOOK. Well, this and the first one, you will not regret it. There have been a lot of great or above average X Men runs in the last few years, and a whole lot of unnecessary over bloated crossover events. While Grant Morrison's run on "New X-Men" was pretty good, it cant hold a candle up to this run. Apart from having unbelievable writing and great art, this story returns the X-men to a few core individuals without muddling the book with random characters who don't do too much for the story. I love how Whedon explores the relationship between Emma Frost and Scott Summers, while also exploring internal struggles of each character, for example, Cyclops dealing with his fears of being a inadequate leader. There is a lot of raw emotion in this book, and i love that kind of stuff. like i said in the title, this might be the best x-men arc ever, and for me, this is probably my favorite arc ever put out by Marvel Comics.
Finally, I'm not going to spoil anything, but let's just say the ending is one of the best ones I have ever read in comic books. Buy it for that alone!
The story and the art are BOTH incredible and there's not a dull moment in the entire run. This is a great jumping on point for the new reader, or for getting back into comics. All your favorite X-Men are there, don't let the fact that it's not called "Uncanny" throw you off, Wolverine is making his wise cracks and Beast is the professor as always.
If this is your first foray into comics I suggest you read "Old Man Logan" after this. After reading these 2 stories I promise you'll be hooked on comics for life.
Re: the story, if you haven't read the Joss Whedon ones and you're a classic 80s xmen fan (Days of Future Past, Mutant Massacre) then this is a must read. There are two TPB (this being the second) that have the entire story, end to end. Very worth it.
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I was a big fan of old school X-Men, especially when they did the whole "Trial of the Phoenix," thing when they travelled into outer space and had that huge battle. Read morePublished 4 months ago by zombie phreak
great story, great book, arrived in great condition. it's great. thanks Amazon, you're my hero.Published 6 months ago by hank frennig
This is the fricken best comic ever. Everything about this comic is amazing. The art is astounding, the dialog is beautifully written, and the story as stated before... is amazing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Elijah Fatzinger
I loved a lot of things about this collection. The attack on the mansion from within had some great twists that I did not see coming after Whedon had me believing he was doing... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ben Martin
I've been collecting Xman since issue 60 give or take and Whedon delivers, as expected, on writing reminiscent of Claremont's work. The art is solid the entire way through.Published on September 9, 2013 by Dan Bost