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Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted Paperback – May 10, 2006
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Then Marvel did the smartest thing they ever could have. They hired Joss Whedon to write his own X-Men book.Read more ›
But the interpersonal problems of the X-Men (Scott and Logan are still coming to blows over Jean) quickly take a back seat when the renowned geneticist Dr. Kavita Rao tells the world that mutants are neither angels nor devils, they just people...with a disease. Therefore, mutants are not the next step in evolution or the end of humankind, they are simply the victims of a corruption of healthy cellular activity and Dr. Rao announces that she has found a cure.
What made the X-Men the most interesting of Marvel's super groups for me, more than the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, or any of the other groups created over the years, was that they were considered outcasts because they were mutants. As such, the X-Men were the counter-part to Spider-Man, as superheroes who were more commonly treated as villains by the public at large.Read more ›
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I have been reading comics for over three decades. I started with the Avengers. I figured a team would let me see more heroes. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Guy with Beard
I have to agree with "Zip" Kincaide and Mike Hunt here. This first story arc by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday takes me back to the X-Men of the mid-1980s, and reminds me a... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chun Wah Cheah
I absolutely adore Joss Whedon's run on the X-Men and this first installment is no exception. With an understanding of the individual characters personalities that i find... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mark McLaughlin
The art of the Astonishing X-Men is simply astonishing! I don't think I've ever seen our favorite mutants look so amazing, and drenched stunning colours as well. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Surferofromantica
Recently one of my favorite writers has become screenwriter, as well as film and television director/producer Joss Whedon. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Dr. Rorschach Hound
I enjoyed this very much, lots of humor, very strong story, makes me remember how much I enjoyed x-men growing upPublished on April 28, 2014 by chris riddell