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Astonishing X-Men, Volume 1: Gifted Dream Team Creators Joss Whedon TV S Buffy The Vampire Slayer And John Cassaday Planetary, Captain America Present The Explosive Flagship X Men Series Marking A Return To Classic Greatness And The Beginning Of A Brand New Era For The X Men Cyclops And Emma Frost Re Form The X Men With The Express Purpose Of Astonishing The World But When Breaking News Regarding The Mutant Gene Unexpectedly Hits The Airwaves, Will It Derail Their New Plans Before They Even Get Started Collecting Astonishing X Men 1 6


10 thoughts on “Astonishing X-Men, Volume 1: Gifted

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    Grant Morrison did an ambitious run on New X Men, but that story had to be walked back in the interests of continuing it in on going mainstream superhero comics Marvel made a wise choice when they tapped Joss Whedon, lord of the TV geeks back then, to help get the X Men out of the black leather and back into spandex It s reasonable to assume that his work here was a big reason that he d later get the gig writing and directing the Avengers movies Kitty Pryde returns to the school as Cyclops is forming a new team with the goal to promote the mutant cause by putting a flashy group out in public that would be like the better known superheroes than a bunch of underground militant activists Hence, the return of the tights No sooner does the line up get set than they get word that a scientists has created a so called cure to the mutant gene that causes a variety of ethical debates as well as fear of what that could do in the wrong hands This happens just as a new alien villain called Ord starts causing trouble Oh, and a character comes back from the grave because nobody stays dead in comic books.I admit that even though I m a huge fan of Whedon that I had a few reservations about this when I first read it about ten years ago I grumbled about the return to a baseline version after Morrison s mind bending run seemed to offer new and bold directions, and I really disliked yet another instance of a d...


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    My love for the X Men is not something I ve hidden in the past I ve mentioned this recently, so I guess I don t really need to remind the people who read my review of another X Men series This first volume was great It vaguely depicts a great story arc and hints for great plot twists to come in the next volumes The plot was different than the usual X Men plot I got used to I only know X Men from the movies and I can vaguely remember some random single issues when I was younger, so I had no idea what writers were experimenting on over the past years Whedon had something new to offer, but it wasn t as astonishing as I would ve wanted This honestly had a really similar plot to the third X Men movie, X Men The Last Stand He changed a whole lot, but the essence was still there The main idea was basically the same, but I m not complaining to be honest I just wanted to point out how similar things were, but I m not mad because i liked X Men The Last Stand I know a lot of people disliked it because the c...


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    Un primer tomo que consigue presentar unas tramas interesantes sobre todo hacia la segunda mitad, con la introducci n de Pete En l neas generales me ha entretenido pero he sentido mucha falta de informaci n que no se completaba, como que no consegu a enterarme de todo lo que pasaba y no paraban de referencias situaciones pasadas ...


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    Score 4.04 out of 5Grade 81% A GreatThe X Crew aim to astonish the world while a mutant cure causes some to question who they really are Here is my review of Astonishing X Men Vol 1 Gifted The Good I really liked the roster of this team the former villain Emma Frost , former thug Wolverine , the leader Cyclops , the gentle beast Beast , and the poster child Shadowcat almost like the Breakfast Club of X Men They all have their role as they try to astonish the world similar to the likes of the Fantastic Four or the Avengers Not everyone gets along, so conflict erupts in entertaining fashion, which means get your popcorn ready people The book is at its best when the whole team is just sh talking each other Whedon is a master at bringing ensembles together and making it work anyone seen the Avengers The humour grounds the story and makes it feel genuine and authentic I also fell in love with the art style My favourite had to be Beast s design Oftentimes he just looks like a big blue fur ball, but Cassidy absolutely nails it here The art in general is very clean n crisp and just beautiful to look at.The ongoing theme in this book questions who we are versus what society wants us to be Do we follow societal norms to fit in with everyone else Or do we accept ourselves th...


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    This was a bit better I ve doggedly been trying to get aboard the X Men bandwagon The Ultimate version was too contrived for my taste, and many readers recommended Josh Whedon s Astonishing X Men run I will admit that this is probably required reading for X Men fans it is quite good, but perhaps not the best place for the uninitiated to start I was a bit out of my depth here For example, I never read the arc where Colossus died Professor Xavier is also missing from this outing, leaving Cyclops and Emma Frost sort of in charge Neither of the two are characters I particularly care for, so I quite liked Ord, the Extra Terrestrial villain I m hoping that, should I continue reading this series, that we ll be seeing of him I would like some insight into his hatred of mutants Now, although Gifted is rather good, there are one or two scenes that venture dangerously close to being schmaltzy If you do already like the X Men, though, and know enough of the back sto...


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    The X Men are re forming and opening Xavier s School again Some familiar faces return like Kitty Pryde.Meanwhile a cure for the mutant condition has been found.Gifted is the inspiration for the worst X Men movie X Men 3 The Last Stand Thankfully Cyclops and Professor X aren t dissolved by a Phoenix powered Jean Grey Jean is dead and Scott has moved on with Ms Lingerie Emma Frost Frost is also helping to lead the school which isn t going over well with everyone.The author Joss Whedon has a habit for absurdly slow starts to his work I believe wholeheartedly that s why Firefly was canceled in its first season and why if any other station than ABC owned Marvel s Agents of SHIELD, it would have been cancelled in it s first season Whedon likes to set major plans that can t be bothered with keeping the characters and story interesting until he gets there It s easy to see major events are being set, but the current story telling isn t all that compelling for me.Gifted was ...


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    After the monotonous Marvel comics I have read recently, this is a breath of fresh air This has characters and it doesn t feel like it s simply about the action I was engaged and it was fun Why can t this be of what the comics are doing Joss is amazing and he really does understand emotions and characters That s what he does.I love the art I thought the plot...


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    My introduction to the X Men, many years ago, was the Dark Phoenix Saga even though it was already a couple of years old when I found it Up until then I d been consuming Namor and the staples Batman, Superman, Captain America, Spiderman My starting place was not a bad place to start it was, in fact, a pretty fine place to start Maybe too fine Starting with one of the finest chapters of the X Men might be why I ve mostly been a passing fan of Marvel s mutants over the years Nothing could quite live up to the excellence of the Chris Claremont John Byrne partnership.I d pop into the X Men for a visit if I heard an arc was worth reading or if a crossover made a visit essential, or even buy a mini series with an X Man I liked, but I was never an avid reader I had no idea until recently that my introduction to the X Men was as significant to my personal mythology as it was and is, but somewhere in my squishy brain bits that first moment with the X Men planted some seeds that germinated into my contribution to our youngest daughter s name When I chose the name nine years ago a name which was supposed to be my son Milos when he and his twin siste...


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    WrensReads Review So, I think I mistook this volume I thought I was reading the first ever issue of X Men, when really this is just another whole set of X Men I knew that there were multiple sets and stories and characters and such, because you hear people talking about how in one alternate universe this happened which is different from this other universe and such and so forth.BUT, it wasn t that confusing Because I knew the characters and I knew about the girl who is already dead in the beginning it s Jean It isn t a spoiler Stop freaking out Just stop And again, BUT the two X Men movies that we have are kind of mixed into one in this The whole cure for the mutants didn t happen while Jean through her fit and went kind of crazy Emma Frost that girl from the other X Men movie that has diamond skin and can read minds is in this and is actually playing for the good guys now, even though I sense she had a past.Oh and don t forget to throw a little Avengers in there with a Agent Fury.We start off with Kitty girl who can walk through walls She is joining the remaining X Men Logan Wolverine, Hank Beast, Summers Cyclops and Emma Frost to help young mutant kids come to turns with...


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    Fantastic premise an x gene cure That ll keep em on their toes for a while.Loving the super bitch Emma Frost that Whedon cooked up he really does have a way with female characters doesn t he The writing and art are a nice, fresh yet familiar take on...