Astonishing X-men Vol.1: Gifted, Paperback Book

Astonishing X-men Vol.1: Gifted Paperback

Illustrated by John Cassaday

3.5 out of 5 (10 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 152 pages, 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics
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  • Category: Superheroes
  • ISBN: 9780785115311

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Pretty good, but I think people who know more about graphic novels than I do would enjoy it more than I did.

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I don't read that many comic books, but I do like X-men and I like Joss Whedon so I bought this book. I was not disappointed as the volume contains what I love about both the x-men and Joss Whedon. The artwork is also very good and worth the cost.

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I stink at trying to keep up with all the X-Men storylines, past and present. My knowledge mostly ends with the 1990s X-Men cartoon. Joss Whedon's storyline was recommended to me and I wasn't a Buffy fan but I did love Dr. Horrible, so I thought it was worth a shot. I really enjoyed the first volume, and I think that I've been filled in with enough past storyline that I'm not totally at a loss. I like that this a return to X-Men roots - somewhat goofy costumes, nods to Beast's change in appearance, the team getting out there and being seen by the public as protectors. I'm not particularly attached to anyone, and it's easy enough to pick the book up and put it down. If you're looking for a comic fix and like a little tongue-in-cheek humor without a lot of badassery, I'd suggest picking this up.

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I've enjoyed the X-Men movies, and this collection of six comics was written by Joss Whedon, of Buffy and Firefly cult status (though when a cult gets that big it should probably be called a religion). Sadly reading it confirmed that I just don't get superhero comics. I found it visually repellant (digital techniques have not improved the look of comics IMHO) and almost completely uninteresting in its story and characters. If I hadn't seen the movies I wouldn't have had a clue what was going on, but having seen them I couldn't tell if anything new was happening. The existence of the X-men is under threat again because of widespread prejudice against mutants. They fight among themselves, spectacularly. They uncover a plot to destroy humanity. They foil it, but their victory leaves the alien villain alive to fight another day. With apologies to all Whedon/X-men fans: Ho-bloody hum! I've lent the book to a younger person who loves Buffy, and look forward to seeing whether she agrees or thinks I'm an illiterate idiot.

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I'm a huge Joss Whedon fan, which is why I'm reading a couple of graphic novels at the moment. I also love the X-men. If all you know of X-men is the movies, then this graphic novel may feel confusing. It deals with a mutant cure, but in a totally different way than the movies did. Overall, I enjoyed the story and the sparks of Whedon's wit here and there.

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