Astonishing X-Men : Unstoppable Vol. 4 Paperback
Illustrated by John Cassaday
Part of the Graphic Novel Pb series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 200 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Marvel Comics
- Publication Date: 02/07/2008
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9780785122548
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Review by MeditationesMartini
There are some great, great moments in this, many of them revolving around Cyclops, which I appreciate, and Peter and Kitty, which awesome socks. One of them, the whole wrongfooting with "Leviathan", could have been almost the all-time best X-Men moment in history if it were a bit easier to get what was going on at the big reveal. I have to admit it's not that hard - I just missed the "wow!" the first time because my eyes were gazed over because a lot of this is hard to follow. It really seems like somebody was all "Joss! Decompression is out the window now, EVEN FOR YOU! (Because of you!)." But Whedon had the ideas to keep the story on minimal life support even when given decompression levels of room, and this is just toooo crowded, dude. Also, it doesn't make me sad that superhero deaths in general mean nothing now, but it does make me a little sad for innocent bygone days when it's Kitty,
Review by tiamatq
What an awesome close to the series! I really liked the story arc. Throughout the series, I've appreciated the fact that someone who's fairly unfamiliar with the numerous X-Men plots can pick this up and go and still be invested in the characters. There's a great use of humor throughout the books, without detracting from the way that it ends.
Review by schatzi
I've heard a lot of amazing things about Joss Whedon's run on the X-Men. I read the whole series pretty much back to back (though I did give it a small break at one point), and I'm just not getting where all of the praise is coming from for this. I mean, sure, it was okay. There were some good, funny moments in there. And he got to kill someone off, which seems like a requirement for anything that he writes. But did it blow my mind away? Will I be remembering this in ten years, or even one? No.Maybe it's the fact that I haven't read a ton of X-Men comics. Maybe it's the fact that I cannot stand Scott and Emma's relationship (it's not because I'm a loyal Scott/Jean fan or anything like that - I just can't stand either of their characters, and when they're together it's even worse). Maybe it's the fact that I get annoyed when people call one another "love" and "dear" and "darling" every single time they talk to one another (hello, Scott and Emma). I don't know. But I just thought the whole run was mediocre, and it was downright boring in some places.
Review by shannonkearns
very nice ending to this short series. i love me some joss whedon.
Review by greeniezona
This is the final chapter in the Whedon-authored Astonishing arc. And there are some fantastic pay-offs here. There's also one hell of a cliff-hanger. The plot has near-endless twists and turns. Explorations of the consequences of prophecies. The question: could there be intelligent species that don't deserve to exist?<br/><br/>I don't know how to get into the plot any more without being incredibly spoilerific. But the very very basics are that the X-Men go to war against an alien species who are set to destroy Earth because of a prophecy that an X-Man will destroy their planet.<br/><br/>I loved it. I sense more X-Men in my future, Whedon or no.
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