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  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • Astonishing X-Men, Volume 4
  • Joss Whedon
  • English
  • 17 April 2017
  • 0785122540

10 thoughts on “Astonishing X-Men, Volume 4

  1. says:

    this one was so intennnnssseee


  2. says:

    The only major complaint I can make about the run of Joss Whedon and John Cassady on this title is that it didn t last nearly long enough.The storyline about an X Men being the predicted destroyer of the alien Breakworld wraps up with the team taken to the planet by Agent Brand to stop them from destroying Earth first A whole lot of banter and fighting occurs along with one of the most moving and heroic moments I ve read in mainstream superhero comics.As with the rest of the series Cassady s cr The only major complaint I can make about the run of Joss Whedon and John Cassady on this title is that it didn t last nearly long enough.The storyline about an X Men being the predicted destroyer of the alien Breakworld wraps up with the team taken to the planet by Agent Brand to stop them from destroying Earth first A whole lot of banter and fighting occurs along with one of the most moving and heroic moments I ve read in mainstream superhero comics.As with the rest of the series Cassady s crisp artwork with some excellent coloring done by Laura Martin is the perfect compliment to Whedon s writing This is an X Men book where knowing the history is rewarded in a hundred small moments, but it s still satisfying for anyone who isn t a hardcore fan There s also some great cameo moments from other Marvel heavy hitters that make me wish that Whedon will someday write a Fantastic Four and or Spider Man book for them Or if I m really gonna dream I ll cross my fingers that Marvel gets the F4 film rights returned to them and coax Whedon back to finally do a good movie about them Usually I m not a fan of the X Men going into space and their alien storylines, but this is something that you could easily rate as one of their finest hours I kinda wish that there had been a bitfocus on the idea that this version of the team was trying to boost the mutant community by being public superheroes, but although they spend most of this story off world it was ultimately still up to them to save the planet It s tough to imagine better PR than that


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    WrensReads Review I honestly don t even know where to begin with this besides blaming Joss Whedon for all the heart breaks in my life Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Avengers, and now I am just going to go ahead and add X Men to the top of that list We get the classic funny humor in the wrong time with Whedon That s what I love about Whedon s writing It is always so dark and intense, and then he throws in some weird humor that makes you laugh and believe that everything is going WrensReads Review I honestly don t even know where to begin with this besides blaming Joss Whedon for all the heart breaks in my life Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse, Avengers, and now I am just going to go ahead and add X Men to the top of that list We get the classic funny humor in the wrong time with Whedon That s what I love about Whedon s writing It is always so dark and intense, and then he throws in some weird humor that makes you laugh and believe that everything is going to be fine because no one that funny and awkward could do any harm And then he Whedon kills you But we will get to that Logan and Hisako Ichiki Armor Logan seems to develop deep relationships with kids, and not in some creepy way I was thinking back to Rogue in the movies and comparing the relationship between her and Logan to Hisako and Logan and they are very similar They are both kids not afraid to stand up to him and that also learn from him He shows them a softer side to him that he doesn t let his fellow X Men see.So the story picks up with the team taking their problems straight on They are flying to the planet of humanoids that are trying to kill them to basically scare them into not killing them.As you can imagine, things don t go smoothly Things get so not smooth and so crunchy that every other marvel superhero basically makes an appearance I m not even kidding And the thing is they all save the world, or they all think they do Whedon basically spits on every single Marvel superhero ever and tells them who the real hero is which will not be revealed at this time and the sacrifice that is made don t cry Wren, you are too old for this crap.I love this team Whedon fix the mess you made or there will be hell in a five foot three girl at your door.WrensReads Goodreads Twitter Instagram


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    Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog 6 starsFlashback After reading the first three volumes of Astonishing X Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, I was waiting with anticipation in reading the final volume of this fantastic series, Astonishing X Men Unstoppable and I was perfectly astonished and not disappointed This volume will definitely not disappoint X Men fans and will stand the test of time as one of the best endings to a comic book series What is the story After the ev Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog 6 starsFlashback After reading the first three volumes of Astonishing X Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, I was waiting with anticipation in reading the final volume of this fantastic series, Astonishing X Men Unstoppable and I was perfectly astonished and not disappointed This volume will definitely not disappoint X Men fans and will stand the test of time as one of the best endings to a comic book series What is the story After the events of the third volume Astonishing X Men Torn, the X Men are transported into outer space and meet up with Agent Abigail Brand who informs the X Men that recently the resurrected X Men member, Colossus is the one who is destined to destroy the Breakworld, the planet that the alien invader Ord came from What is worse is that since the inhabitants of the Breakworld has learned about Colossus destiny they plan on destroying the Earth by firing a giant bullet towards the Earth Can the X Men stop the bullet from hitting Earth and will all of the X Men members make it back alive Read this volume to find out What I loved about this comic Joss Whedon s writing As always, Joss Whedon really knows how to weave a brilliant story with evenmemorable characters to match I loved the way that Joss Whedon truly makes this volume dramatically climatic as the story gotinteresting and intense as it went on and I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out how the X Men would be able to stop the bullet from hitting the Earth I also loved seeing the relationship between Kitty and Colossus becomeserious and intimate in this volume as they truly care about each other and there is a really hot scene between the two lovebirds in this volume I also loved the relationship between Emma and Scott and even they had their moments of doubt in their relationship and I thought that Joss Whedon had written that strain in their relationship extremely well I also loved the fact that in the Giant Size Astonishing X Men One which continues after the Unstoppable volume, we are introduced to other Marvel super heroes such as Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Doctor Strange and many others and it was interesting to see them try to help out the X Men in saving the world and I loved the jokes that Joss Whedon provided for Spiderman since it really fit his character I also loved the humor that Joss Whedon incorporated into this volume as it made this final volume not only intense to read, but light hearted in a way that will make you laugh so much at how the characters in this book took this worldwide threat in ahilarious light I especially loved the little quote that Colossus has when he attempted at making a joke at a serious situationAbigail Brand I m assuming you re as mystified by this as the rest of us, Rasputin Colossus No I m not I have been planning to destroy the Breakworld since I was a child silence Colossus This is why I don t make so many jokes I never know when is good John Cassaday s illustrations John Cassaday s illustrations are just are brilliant and gorgeous in this volume as it was in the first three volumes I loved how all the characters have looks of shock and anger on their expressions when they found out the true scope of the plans for the Breakworld, especially Colossus shocked expressions when he realizes that he is the one destined to destroy the Breakworld I also loved how John Cassaday did an excellent job at illustrating all of the other popular Marvel characters such as Spiderman and Iron Man coming together and the image of all the Marvel super heroes coming together in a space ship reminded me of DC comics Justice League Shadowcat once again Joss Whedon has truly done an excellent job at portraying Kitty in this volume I loved how she would try anything to save the world and how she was so brave and heroic throughout this volume because it really made her character truly stand out evenin this volume I also loved her relationship with Peter as she truly cares about him and I loved the moments between them What made me feel uncomfortable about this book The only problem I had with this volume was how one of my favorite characters died I will not tell you who die because that will spoil everything, but it is a character that I have grew fond of since I read this series and that character will be sorely missed Final Thoughts Overall, Astonishing X Men Unstoppable is a brilliant conclusion to this fantastic run by Joss Whedon and X Men fans will definitely savor this series for all time


  5. says:

    Step back and think about this one It s ridiculous Giant silver bullets Another genocidal X Man story Death and resurrection and death and Another super powered alien race Space S.H.I.E.L.D Another big sacrifice that won t be a sacrifice And the inexplicable failure of all the big brains to save things in the end I know It sounds crazy, but I can t help myself So nothing I say can change your mind Fraid not Why That Joss Whedon is pretty good How He wrote all that s Step back and think about this one It s ridiculous Giant silver bullets Another genocidal X Man story Death and resurrection and death and Another super powered alien race Space S.H.I.E.L.D Another big sacrifice that won t be a sacrifice And the inexplicable failure of all the big brains to save things in the end I know It sounds crazy, but I can t help myself So nothing I say can change your mind Fraid not Why That Joss Whedon is pretty good How He wrote all that silliness Yes, but he made all that silliness work, and then it isn t silly in his hands Is there anyone else who can do what Whedon does with Marvel Superheroes Sure There s gotta be No There doesn t Just like the Avengers movie, Whedon doesn t just offer the ultimate X Man team experience gloriously devoid of the always excruciating and self righteous Professor X Not devoid Yeah, yeah, a one frame, hinted at deus ex machina cameo, but at least we didn t have to listen to him yammer on about my X Men No We had Cyclops for that Exactly But Cyclops didn t go on about it Whedon used it as a passing of that hat, a true claiming of leadership He made it the ultimate Cyclops moment And THAT is what Whedon does best He doesn t just make a great team story, he turns his team stories into the best possible individual stories Such as Best Colossus moment ever in the energy core Best Wolverine moment ever after burning his way into the atmosphere Best Kitty Pryde moments ever while in bed with Peter and then saving the Earth Best Emma Frost moment ever facilitating the plan And as I said, the best Scott moment ever when he releases his blast and calls his X Men to him What about Beast Okay, 5 of 6 is pretty damn good I guess Beast got the Hawkeye end of Whedon s stick Yeah, Hawkeye sucked in the Avengers A waste But everything else was so good, as it is here in Astonishing X Men, that I feel compelled to let it go So you dig this Love it Second favourite complete comic story I ve ever read Really That good That good What beats it C mon You know the answer to that Oh yeah I guess I do


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    The end of a truly great run at a property I walked away from a long time ago Whedon s strengths are in full force compelling characters, realistic interactions, and fantastic and even witty dialog Ok, so maybe the end is a bit of a mess Nobody s perfect But for the X Men, this is remarkably close Cassaday s art remains top notch.One very silly complaint I did feel sort of ripped off that Nightcrawler appeared on the cover of the last issue in the trade, but only actually showed up in a f The end of a truly great run at a property I walked away from a long time ago Whedon s strengths are in full force compelling characters, realistic interactions, and fantastic and even witty dialog Ok, so maybe the end is a bit of a mess Nobody s perfect But for the X Men, this is remarkably close Cassaday s art remains top notch.One very silly complaint I did feel sort of ripped off that Nightcrawler appeared on the cover of the last issue in the trade, but only actually showed up in a few panels with a couple of lines Got me all excited for nothing


  7. says:

    Joss Whedon and John Cassady end their brilliant run on Astonishing X Men by crossing the X Men with Star Wars Immediately hitting the ground running where the third book left off, the X Men find themselves onboard a SWORD spaceship heading toward the Breakworld Once there the supposed prophecy of one of the X Men destroying the Breakworld will either be fulfilled or not Meanwhile it s up to the X Men to stop a Death Star ish space station from firing a ten mile missile at Earth It s all k Joss Whedon and John Cassady end their brilliant run on Astonishing X Men by crossing the X Men with Star Wars Immediately hitting the ground running where the third book left off, the X Men find themselves onboard a SWORD spaceship heading toward the Breakworld Once there the supposed prophecy of one of the X Men destroying the Breakworld will either be fulfilled or not Meanwhile it s up to the X Men to stop a Death Star ish space station from firing a ten mile missile at Earth It s all kicking off in this book I ve enjoyed each book in this series and have really been impressed with Whedon s writing and storytelling though not enough to read the Buffy and Angel comics sorry His experience with Firefly shows in this book as there s lots of space stuff, lots of alien battles, spaceships fighting, etc Scott Cyclops seems almost to act like Mal Reynolds in some of the scenes And of course the famous Whedon quipping doesn t let up in this book either which works well as a relief when the book becomes heavily convoluted with maybe overly intricate plotting Whedon s very inventive with lesser known characters like Kitty Pryde and Peter Rasputin Colossus as well as the new characters of the Breakworld rather than thefamous Wolverine and Xavier who barely figures in this story arc And as you would expect on the end of a run, deaths of characters occur though this is comics so don t expect them to stay dead which raises the stakes in this story and adds spice to the plot The book ends on an extra long issue with other Marvel favourites Spiderman and the Avengers in Giant Size X Men and showcases John Cassady s wonderful artwork at its best He s always been an impressive artist and this series is no exception I like his take on Spidey s outfit, very classic Unstoppable is a great ending to a superb series Anyone following this series thus far won t be disappointed with the finale and the series as a whole is a tremendous achievement of storytelling No wonder Whedon went on to create such a well crafted and imaginative movie like The Avengers years later A brilliant read, Whedon and Cassady s Astonishing X Men is a masterpiece of superhero comics


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    The epic space stuff is really awe inspiring, and the sense of humour on display is simply wonderful Emma s mental distraction in ep 20 had me rolling on the floor Awesome twists and turns the story takes, and I m particularly enjoying the adult sized dialogue Why doesn t everyone write like this The sarcasm is especially refreshing for comicdom again, why can t everyone write like this I can t freaking believe how well plotted a story this is compared to the Firefly graphic novels, th The epic space stuff is really awe inspiring, and the sense of humour on display is simply wonderful Emma s mental distraction in ep 20 had me rolling on the floor Awesome twists and turns the story takes, and I m particularly enjoying the adult sized dialogue Why doesn t everyone write like this The sarcasm is especially refreshing for comicdom again, why can t everyone write like this I can t freaking believe how well plotted a story this is compared to the Firefly graphic novels, this is bloody epic in its layers.And what creeps up on me despite how smart I am is that the visuals not only add to the story They are as much a part of the story as the plot, dialogue I can t be sure it isn t Cassaday inventing things not in the script he s a talented artist obviously but I kinda think that Whedon is just that good at seeing how a good visual metaphor and repetition at just the right moments, not to mention some beautiful reaction shots make the story leap off the page an embed itself in my imagination


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    The Breakworld space armada heads to intercept the S.W.O.R.D ship carrying the X Men specifically Colossus, who is predicted to somehow destroy the Breakworld The team makes it to the planet and begins trying to shut down the Breakworld s leader and the giant space bullet pointed at Earth.Joss Whedon s run ends with this excellent final volume, creating an epic and bittersweet conclusion while giving most of the X Men heartfelt moments The Breakworld and Danger plotlines are resolved as vi The Breakworld space armada heads to intercept the S.W.O.R.D ship carrying the X Men specifically Colossus, who is predicted to somehow destroy the Breakworld The team makes it to the planet and begins trying to shut down the Breakworld s leader and the giant space bullet pointed at Earth.Joss Whedon s run ends with this excellent final volume, creating an epic and bittersweet conclusion while giving most of the X Men heartfelt moments The Breakworld and Danger plotlines are resolved as view spoiler Colossus resists destroying the Breakworld Shadowcat remains on board the fired bullet, phasing it through the Earth and unable to withdraw from it as it goes into deep space hide spoiler Whedon gives everyone a chance to shine, though my favorite had to be view spoiler Agent Brand pointedly expressing her attraction for a nonplussed Beast hide spoiler


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    You keep waiting for the dust to settle and then you realize this is it the dust is your life going on Whedon s finale on the series is a gut punch the intense and tricky volume has all the requisite colorful action, cameo appearances, and brisk dialogue including a full page of humorous double speak thoughts to mislead the bad guys , regaining the series momentum after a slightly shaky third volume It concludes with a beloved, as least by me character saddling up to ride the pale hYou keep waiting for the dust to settle and then you realize this is it the dust is your life going on Whedon s finale on the series is a gut punch the intense and tricky volume has all the requisite colorful action, cameo appearances, and brisk dialogue including a full page of humorous double speak thoughts to mislead the bad guys , regaining the series momentum after a slightly shaky third volume It concludes with a beloved, as least by me character saddling up to ride the pale horse, as it were Not the way I intended to round out 2017 with my final book completed, but as my minister said in this morning s sermon Sometimes you re simply stuck asking why when the bad things happen


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Astonishing X-Men, Volume 4 Strap Yourselves In, Folks It S Joss Whedon And John Cassaday S Final Arc On Astonishing X Men After The Shocking And Brain Smashing Events Of Recent Issues, 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 Whedon And Cassaday Prove They Are Than Astonishing They Are Unstoppable Collecting Astonishing X Men Giant Size Astonishing X Men


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