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eBook Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 2 (v. 2) epub
  • ISBN: 0785122532
  • Author: Joss Whedon
  • Genre: Comics
  • Subcategory: Graphic Novels
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Marvel (December 17, 2008)
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • ePUB size: 1848 kb
  • FB2 size 1367 kb
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Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 2 (v. 2) Hardcover – December 17, 2008. The Whedon/Cassaday ASTONISHING X-MEN series is comprised of four volumes, with the titles GIFTED, DANGEROUS, TORN, and UNSTOPPABLE.

Astonishing X-Men, Vol. by. Joss Whedon (Author). Volume One of the hardback collects GIFTED and DANGEROUS while Volume Two collects TORN and UNSTOPPABLE. But whether you get all four paperback volumes or the two hardback volumes, this is a set that anyone either loving comics or the work of Joss Whedon will want to own. 2 book. What a great storyteller.

Product Description This deluxe hardcover collects Astonishing X-Men Volume 3: Torn and Astonishing X-Men Volume 4: Unstoppable by the chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, plus extras. In Torn, things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre! Emma Frost's erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. 2: Dangerous.

A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected - and no, it's not Magneto. Astonishing X-Men, Vol.

Collects ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004)  . Remove from Wishlist. Or, get it for 5200 Kobo Super Points!

Astonishing X-Men Dangerous VOL 2: by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday 2007.

Astonishing X-Men Dangerous VOL 2: by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday 2007. Astonishing X-Men Vol 4 1 CGC . SS X2 Remastered cover Stan Lee Jim Wolverine.

Artist: John Cassaday. Marvel's mighty mutants go worldwide and beyond in this series following Cyclops, Wolverine, Beast, Emma Frost and more in their astonishing adventures!

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This deluxe hardcover collects Astonishing X-Men Volume 3: Torn and Astonishing X-Men Volume 4: Unstoppable by the chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, plus extras. In Torn, things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre! Emma Frost's erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move! Plus: The X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld stands revealed! Who is it, and what will be their fate? And in Unstoppable, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Collects Astonishing X-Men #13-24 and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1
Comments: (7)
Hǻrley Quinn
OK, I will be blunt - you need to read Vol. 1 first then read this volume slowly. There are several story details in the first 100 pages or so (4-5 issues) that are essential to understanding what happens near the end. The first time I read this storyline when it was new, I was confused as hell at who was doing what, but reading it now as one volume it does make sense but I saw several parts where I had missed quick asides and minor plot points that come back big later.

The story is just WOW. And the buildup and conclusion is pure awesomeness. Never mind that the art is some of the best on the market, period.
Mr_TrOlOlO
Warning! This review contains SPOILERS! Do NOT read if you want to remain spoiler free! Again, I refer to details of the plot that you should avoid by not reading if you don't want to know what happens in the story.

I have to confess that I underestimated Joss Whedon. I don't often do that. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is my all time favorite TV series (along with BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and I've loved ANGEL and FIREFLY along with other projects like DR. HORRIBLE. I have also loved Whedon's work in comics like FRAY, THE RUNAWAYS, SERENITY, and BUFFY Season 8 (not so big on ANGEL: AFTER THE FALL). I have been reading his X-Men cycle as they have come out in collected editions, and put off reading UNSTOPPABLE until it was paired with TORN in the second of the two hardback volumes collecting the entire Whedon/Cassaday run. I had enjoyed GIFTED, DANGEROUS, and TORN, but I had not been absolutely blown away by them. I mean, they were good, as good as Grant Morrison's ULTIMATE issues, but I wasn't amazed by them, as I often was on BUFFY and FIREFLY. The final volume in the story, however, was just shocking.

When I finished UNSTOPPABLE, I was simply stunned. One can debate whether Kitty Pryde was capable of doing what she is depicted as doing, but if one suspends one's disbelief (and why wouldn't we?), her big moment has to go down as one of the most shocking moments in all of comics. In fact, has any of the X-Men had a moment so grand? Joss Whedon is famous for depicting empowered women, but Kitty's moment of sacrifice in saving earth when the united Avengers had failed to do so was striking even for him. Is Kitty Pryde gone for good? Well, in the world of comics, never say never. She certainly seems to be gone, probably dead, or at the very least not herself. If so, I'll miss her enormously. I loved her because of all the X-Men she was the one whose powers were most subtle. She could use are abilities to endanger others, such as threatening to materialize an axe handle in someone's skull, but it wasn't like she was going to knock down walls. Given Whedon's use of women on TV like Buffy, Willow, Fred, Cordelia, and River, it was hardly surprising that he decided to make Kitty Pryde a member of his version of the X-Men. But I had no idea that he would utilize her so brilliantly.

The final installment also did a great job of pulling together all the threads of the previous three volumes. At the end of Whedon's run, the issues all did tell a single great story. And there were several significant developments that will affect future versions of the X-Men. The relationship between Scott and Emma has been further defined. Colossus is back. And there is a new member of the X-Men, the Xavier student Hisako having been promoted to main team status by Wolverine with the new name Armor.

The past few years I've often regretted that Joss Whedon was using his considerable talent in writing comics rather than in producing TV shows. Well, I am glad that he is doing DOLLHOUSE this winter and would take that over a new comic assignment, but I definitely do not feel that his time spent writing comics has been a waste of time. His work on THE ASTONISHING X-MEN (not to mention BUFFY Season 8) has been outstanding. Clearly at this point he has established that he is not a one-hit wonder. I just hope that the next fifteen years of his professional career are as fruitful as the past fifteen.

Although clearly the greatest attraction for me was Joss Whedon's involvement on this project, any reviewer failing to acknowledge the outstanding work that John Cassaday did. Well before his teaming up with Whedon on THE ASTONISHING X-MEN I was a huge fan of Cassaday from his work on CAPTAIN AMERICA and PLANETARY. He is one of the few artists working in comics whose name on a project will get me to buy it. When you get a writer as good as Whedon with an artist as gifted as Cassaday, you truly do get a result that almost instantly classifies the project as an instant classic.

Just a quick word of clarification for those who haven't read any of this and are unclear where to start. The Whedon/Cassaday ASTONISHING X-MEN series is comprised of four volumes, with the titles GIFTED, DANGEROUS, TORN, and UNSTOPPABLE. I recommend getting them in the two hardback editions. Volume One of the hardback collects GIFTED and DANGEROUS while Volume Two collects TORN and UNSTOPPABLE. But whether you get all four paperback volumes or the two hardback volumes, this is a set that anyone either loving comics or the work of Joss Whedon will want to own.

Note: The cover depicted is not the cover that was on the hardback copy that I received. Instead, it was a mainly black cover with Kitty Pryde in the top half of the front cover. Below that, in staggeringly huge letters was JOSS WHEDON and in much smaller letters, Astonishing X-Men. Hmmmm. I love Joss Whedon, but is it really appropriate to have his name significantly larger the the subject?
lucky kitten
With so many X-Men related books out there, it's tough to tell what is worth your time and money. Ultimate X-men can be fun, but if you're looking for something set in the original Marvel universe Astonishing X-men surpasses them all.

So why only four stars? After reading Vol 1: Gifted, I was blown away. The story, art, pacing, action, and dialogue were all top-notch. It's a book you'll want to read more than once.

I ordered Vol. 2: Dangerous and was expecting the same WOW feeling. Although the book is very good, it doesn't quite measure up to the first. The story is clever, but it doesn't really grab me. The artwork is fine, but seems a little rushed. Keep in mind that I'm comparing it to a near-perfect book (Gifted). On it's own, Dangerous is an action-packed book with some excellent artwork and writing. It may not be perfect, but it's like Shakespeare compared to other X-titles. All gripes aside, I'm glad I ordered it.
Erthai
This is one of the best X-Men stories I have read in a long time. My only gripe is that it's too short, but then these things have a set number of pages anyway. I loved every minute of this story. I don't want to spoil anything, because I found that half the fun was in the mystery (or multiple mysteries, as it were), but the re-imagining of an X-Men staple as an enemy was fabulous. Critics complain that it's been done before, but frankly I don't care. Each character is very well thought-out, and their inner monologue in issue #7 is fantastic. It's also nice to see the X-Men interacting with other superhumans (Fantastic Four directly, mention of the Avengers and Spider-man), something that is not often done with the X-men.

Everyone occasionally has to strain with the X-verse and suspend a little more disbelief than usually necessary (how many times can we use the ol' Skrull impostor bit? How many times can Jean Grey REALLY die?) But this series is a refreshing departure from those previous convoluted storylines. An apparent continuation of Grant Morrison's New X-Men storyline (which I have not read, but plan on reading after this bit), this arc by Whedon is doing fantastic things for the X-Men. However, I heard that Whedon may not be continuing on this, but he is contracted to finish out one more year of Astonishing. Let's all hope it's equally as good. Buy this book immediately.
IWantYou
This volume presents a new threat. An enemy that lives in the mansion years ago, and Professor X knew their existence, that make the X-men dissapointed about Professor Charles, the hole idea is to show that the Professor had to make many bad choices, terrible ones and kept them as a secret. This book has a good art but the story is not that good as the volume 1. If you like X-men, you probably have to read this book.
JOGETIME
Pretty decent book. Much better than most X-men stories.
Insanity
Loved this. Great writing.
This volume was really good! It was well written and well drawn. I really enjoyed it. Colossus is the best!
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