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Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men (2008) #1

Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men (2008) #1

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Too big to be contained in a normal issue, the grand finale of Joss Whedon (Buffy, Firefly) and John Cassaday's (CAPTAIN AMERICA, Planetary) landmark run is right here! The powerlords of Breakworld bring the fight to Earth. Can the X-Men stop them from destroying the whole planet? Will the Avengers join their fight? What we do know is this: one of the X-Men won't walk away from this fight. Plus spotlight interviews with Whedon and Cassaday!
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Gingershoneycomb member

About the only thing wrong with this run is the time differences. The overall event of 24 issues & this special begins at the start of Scott & Ems school leadership (as did new xmen 2004 with radically different events) which I believe is Sep, clearly marks out a mere 12 days of action with only a couple of spots where a few says at most could be skipped and wraps up in late autumn by the trees which might mean late Oct? In the meantime, with publication taking 4 years, all the other X series have rambled happily through almost a Marvel Year of major events (civil war is even mentioned here, Spidey I think) with Colossus returned (but no attempt to explain how for anyone Not getting every title in the range) and also with Kitty! She is a regular with the students involvement right up to Messiah Complex, after which they suddenly have to work on Peter's grief in San Fran as if it had only just happened, again with no attempt to explain her apparently recent loss! When its actually been a year, yeah. At least issue 25 frontispiece alerts you what to catch up on but they just carry on as if this lot have only just ended? I really do like these comics range, but bamf! they make my head hurt sometimes!!

Eightbitshik member

I couldn't put it down. I would love for this to continue. What an amazing run and yeah I don't get why they were drooling and the whole what is the weakness scene didn't mean anything as they never did anything with it and I know they were blocked by a psychic but by who?

sonofset member

I really liked Whedon's run. On page 26 why is everyone drooling?

nvroutofthismaze member

@sonofset did you keep reading?  The visions on the pages before that (of the FF saving the day) were just that: "visions".  None of it was real, everybody was being fed these images of themselves saving the day but in actuality they were just in a trance.  That's what the drooling was: them being in a coma kinda thing


I just read the Whedon/Cassady run of Astonishing X-Men in excitement for The Avengers. All I have to is: I remembered why I loved comic books. By far one of, if not THE, best story arc I have ever read. Joss Whedon, you are a genius. Thank you.

D.A.N. member

The entire Whedon/Cassady run of Astonishing X-Men is just mind blowing. I loved every moment of it and it is easily one of , if not the absolute best in the large history that the X-Men has.


This was a great ending to one of the best story arcs I have read. I remembered why I love the x-men.