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March 17 2006

Astonishing X-Men #13 takes number one sales slot for February. After a six month break, Joss' X-title returns and sweeps all before it. More...

March 16 2006

Astonishing X-Men Hardcover Collection, Volume 1. Due out 3 May 06. You can pre-order now. ISBN: 0785123016 More...

March 15 2006

Comic Outreach Program, helping to spread the 'verse. The Whedonverse Multimedia Project has joined forces with the International Comic Arts Association. The organization stresses reading, and the value of the comics in making it fun and exciting for children while helping to spark their imaginations and creativity.

March 13 2006

An Astonishing Colorist - A Laura Martin interview. The highly talented colorist on Astonishing X-Men and the Serenity comic book mini-series discusses her work in this Sequential Tart interview. If you're a comic book fan and like to know about what goes on behind the scenes, it's well worth reading.

March 11 2006

Astonishing X-men #15 info and cover art over at Joe Quesada's latest interview at Newsarama (stay away if you don't want to be spoiled for the cover of Ultimates 2 #12). This issue of Astonishing X-Men will come out in June. More...

March 10 2006

2005 Wizard Fan Award nominations. Help nominate the people and things you want honored from 2005, in comic books writers, artists, tv shows, and dvd. Joss and John Cassaday are on the list in some categories.

March 08 2006

X3 cast argue over the themes of the 'Astonishing X-Men' inspired script of new film at interview roundtable. Many compliments about the script too. I wonder if any of Joss' dialogue survived...

February 27 2006

Good Astonishing X-men #13 review from Silver Bullet Comicbooks. Five stars.

February 26 2006

Writing superhero tales for comic books. Article talks about "Well-known authors are getting the break they've dreamed of:" and how this new turn in comics that is luring new readers into comic book stores. Joss naturally is mentioned a few times, "... and anything Joss Whedon does sells."

February 25 2006

Astonishing X-Men news from NYCC. Good news as the comic book will only be bi-monthly through September and then it'll be monthly afterwards. And Marvel say AXM will continue after Joss and John finish their run. Joss said in a recent Wizard interview that his dream team successors would be Warren Ellis and Jaime Hernandez.

February 23 2006

(SPOILER) The Astonishing Story of X-Men 3. The producer of 'X-Men 3: The Last Stand' says that the movie does incorporate elements from Joss' Astonishing X-men storylines. And the director gets asked about it in this follow up piece (movie spoilers galore in both articles). More...

February 21 2006

(SPOILER) Sneak peak at tomorrow's release of Astonishing X-Men #13. Three interior pages of Cassaday art and Whedon dialogue for your perusal. Marvel are also releasing Marvel Spotlight: Joss Whedon tomorrow. It's an interview with Joss about the X-men and includes "bonus behind the scenes material".

February 20 2006

(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #13 review. Major examination of the first issue of Joss Whedon's new plot arc for Astonishing X-Men. And as ever, the reviews range from disappointing to exceptional. This issue will be out on Wednesday.

February 14 2006

Joss Whedon talks about his projects. Transcript and video interview with Joss from the recent premiere of 'Date Movie'. Likelihood of a Serenity sequel, the current status of the Spike movie, the Wonder Woman script and casting, Goners and Astonishing X-Men all get discussed.

February 08 2006

Joss Podcasts About Astonishing X-Men. Joss stops by Marvel.com to talk about the history of the X-Men, as well as his plans for the future.

January 30 2006

Joss Whedon Astonishes. Quite an in-depth look at the plans Joss has for issues 13 to 24 of Astonishing X-Men ... and beyond. More...

January 21 2006

Diamond Comics Distributor's final numbers for 2005. Astonishing X-Men sales not as strong as one would expect with all the hype surrounding that title. None of the Spike or Angel comics registered nor did Serenity. More...

January 19 2006

Joss Whedon/Astonishing X-Men press conference and preview pages from #13. Some of the highlights: a new Joss Marvel project is likely this year, Joss more open to Buffy/Kitty X-Men crossover than Firefly/Starjammers and most importantly of all, major discussion by Joss about the X-Men. Full transcript of Joss' chat at Comic Book Resources.

January 18 2006

Review of Astonishing X-Men Saga. It's recommended for anyone looking to quickly get caught up, but otherwise, skip it for what is lost in the summary version of the story.

January 17 2006

It's Astonishing X-Men time in April! Not only will #14 be released (check out the cover art) but the deluxe hardcover collection of the first twelve issues will come out as well. More...

January 06 2006

Verbazingwekkende X-Mannen: Astonishing X-Men (finally) to be published in Dutch. More...

January 05 2006

Astonishing X-Men Saga #1 out today. It's a recap of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's first 12 issues in one handy (or pointless) one-shot. Think of the entire season of Firefly condensed into one episode and you've got an idea what it might be like. More...

December 04 2005

The Adventures of TV Writer Guy. "NY Times" article about TV writers, who have extended their talents to comics. There's a small Whedon mention (Free Reg Req).

November 16 2005

Astonishing X-Men to go bimonthly as of issue 13. Given the delays of the last few issues, this'll come as no great surprise to anyone. Issue 13 gets released in February, also out that month is a Marvel Spotlight on Joss Whedon which promises to show us "what he has in store for the future" and "behind-the-scenes bonus material" as well. More...

November 06 2005

First look at the Astonishing X-Men #13 cover. It'll be a long wait till this comes out in February.

October 18 2005

Astonishing X-Men Saga. As a taster for issue 13, Marvel are releasing a 48 page one-shot in January which recaps the first 12 issues. Pointless? Probably but the new cover by John Cassaday is very good indeed. More...

October 03 2005

Joss Whedon now part of Marvel's "The 10 Terrific". A group of writers of which Marvel's Joe Quesada says "are going to be getting a super boost from Marvel. Each [writer] will be getting a regular series or a major mini-series that will hopefully push them to that next level."

September 20 2005

Part 1 Of CHUD's Exclusive Joss Whedon Interview. Joss sits down to talk about Serenity and comic books (including AXM #12 and House of M).

September 18 2005

IGN's Battle of the Comic-Book Writers Round 3. Joss vs. Garth Ennis! More...

September 17 2005

Chart positions for Whedonverse comics in August. Four relevant comic books came out for Whedonverse fans last month so how did they chart in the Top 300 Diamond List? Well Astonishing X-Men #12 came in at No. 5, Serenity #2 reached No. 47, Angel: The Curse #3 got to No. 148 and last but not least Spike: Old Times came in at No. 192. Updated to show estimated sales figures. More...

September 10 2005

Round 2 of IGN Battle of the Comic-Book Writers Begins! Joss vs. Jeph Loeb! More...

September 09 2005

Astonishing X-Men #12 sells out, goes to second printing. Variant cover for the first printing seems to be the cover for the second printing. More...

September 05 2005

The X-Axis reviews Dangerous. A rather scathing review of Astonishing #12. More...

September 03 2005

Joss in IGN's Battle of the Comic Book Writers! His first round opponent: Danger Girl's J. Scott Campbell. Spoilers if you haven't read the GIFTED story arc, or at least issue 4, of Astonishing X-Men. More...

September 02 2005

Astonishing X-Men #12 review. Well that's Joss and John's first year over, so what did you think of it? More...

August 31 2005

Astonishing X-Men #12 out today. Also out is another reprint of Serenity #1. And while you're at your local comic book shop, pick up the new Wizard magazine which features a Q&A with Joss. And if you didn't already know about it, get a hold of Sci Fi magazine which has Joss in a roundtable discussion with David Goyer and Ron Moore. More...

August 25 2005

Marvel releases alternate cover for Astonishing X-Men#12. You can still check for this issue's 5 page preview, it will be released in August 31st.

August 17 2005

Shohreh Aghdashloo cast in X3. Now I know you're probably wondering what this has to do with Joss, but she has been cast as one Dr. Rao, who readers of Astonishing X-Men should know pretty well. This could be a sign of where the script for X3 is being adapted from.

August 10 2005

(SPOILER) Four page preview for Astonishing X-Men #12. Big praise from Marvel head honchos for this comic book series. And good news for those wondering when the second year run will begin. According to Marvel, it will be early 2006.

August 06 2005

Astonishing X-Men triumphs in Wizard Fan Awards. The comic book took home several awards voted for by the magazine's readers. Including Joss for Best Writer, John for Best Penciller and most important of all "Comic's Greatest Moment of 2004". More...

July 28 2005

Summer Glau did not land the role... ...of Kitty Pride in X3. Look who got it ! More...

July 24 2005

Astonishing X-Men #11 review. Another glowing review for Joss' series. And Brian Bendis has gone on record saying "I think Astonishing is the best X has ever been, others don't and I don't know what kind of crack they are on." More...

June 30 2005

Joss Whedon says Summer Glau did read for Kitty Pryde in X-Men 3. Very nice insight into the casting process over at the Browncoats forum (req reg). Also, Serenity II and III titles revealed. Heh. More...

June 29 2005

Astonishing X-Men #11 preview. Six pages (and the cover too) of artwork and dialogue by John Cassaday and Joss Whedon. This would look amazing in the cinema. More...

June 28 2005

The reference material for X-Men 3? Just what does this have to do with Joss? Click on the link and find out.

June 20 2005

Review of Giant Size X-Men #3. Perhaps a comic book that's for completists only. "The short story from Whedon is very nice, for what it is.". More...

June 08 2005

New (very positive) review for Astonishing X-Men Gifted TPB. "Quality superheroics for real, live adults".

June 06 2005

(SPOILER) Ain't It Cool confirms Ratner as X3 director. Looks like the speculation was right. (Contains minor spoilers for current draft of X3 script.) More...

June 05 2005

Release dates for next Astonishing X-men issues drift further into the horizon. #11 and #12 have now been pushed back yet again. But if you're missing the adventures of your favorite superhero team, check out "House of M", you won't be disappointed. More...

June 02 2005

More speculations on X3 director. According to Moriarty at AICN, Joss is not really to be considered as the (next) X3 director. More...

June 01 2005

Matthew Vaughn off X3, Fox to announce replacement soon. Matthew Vaughn has decided to leave his directorial duties of X-Men 3 for Fox. Word has it Fox is all ready to announce his replacement soon, and it could be someone who had been circling the film before, but wasn't available. [wink wink, nudge nudge]

May 26 2005

Wizard #165 Features Joss Interview. The new issue of Wizard, on stands yesterday, features an interview with our Mr. Whedon. He discusses his second year on X-Men, along with the upcoming Wonder Woman and a small amount on Serenity. More...
Check out the cover for Giant-Sized X-Men #3. This special issue will feature "an original, eight-page tale of the 'All-New, All-Different X-Men,' as told by Joss Whedon" More...

May 24 2005

Marvel will release first Astonishing X-men Hardcover on December 21st. The Hardcover issue will collect Joss' first year on AXM, just in time for Christmas. More...

May 18 2005

Astonishing X-Men Vol 2: Dangerous TPB in August. Details from Marvel about the release of the second Astonishing X-Men TPB. More...
Giant Size X-Men #3 art preview! Later this month Marvel will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Giant Size X-Men #1 & #2 with the release of Giant Size X-Men #3, an 80-page special reprinting some classic X-Men tem-up stories, along with a brand new story the All-New, All-Different X-Men written by Astonishing X-Men writer Joss Whedon and classic X-Men artist Neal Adams. Very, very nice indeed!

May 14 2005

Review of Astonishing X-Men #10. This is a quite negative review of Issue 10 from Silver Bullet Comics, spoilers for Plot Details.

May 10 2005

Three Page Preview for Astonishing X-Men #10. After a long wait, this issue is finally out tomorrow. More...

May 03 2005

Matthew Vaughn talks about X3 and Joss Whedon. Matthew Vaughn's Gritty X-Men 3: "Gritty doesn't mean violent. I liked how Joss Whedon dealt with everything. That's more of my sentiment."

April 22 2005

X-Men 3 director reads Astonishing X-Men. In a Superhero Hype! interview, Matthew Vaughn admits "a fondness for Joss Whedon's recent run on the characters". In related comic book news, another actress reveals that she wants to play Wonder Woman. More...

April 19 2005

Sneak Peek At Joss Whedon/Neal Adams X-Men Story. Some great pencil sketches courtesy of the legendary comic book artist. The eight page story will appear in Giant Size X-Men #3 and should ship sometime in May. More...

April 14 2005

Joss nominated for four Eisners. Best Writer, Best Serialized Story, Best Continuing Series, and Best New Series. John Cassaday gets five nominations.
Astonishing X-Men shipping dates changed. Despite Marvel saying #10 will be out next week, it has been pushed back to May 11th. #11 and #12 have also had their shipping dates pushed back. More...

April 02 2005

Astonishing X-men #9 Review. The reviewer hates the "Danger Room is Angry" premise, but says "I know your next storyarc will be so incredible that it will break the sound barrier." More...

April 01 2005

Astonishing X-Men #9 review at Comixfan. Despite being underwhelmed by the plot, the reviewer says "this is one book that you should be reading and buying both the individual issues and the trade. It's just that good".

March 29 2005

Astonishing X-Men #9 preview. You might wonder why Marvel released the 4 page preview a day before the issue actually comes out but ignore those thoughts and enjoy Whedon's sparkling dialogue and Cassday's sumptious artwork.

March 19 2005

Wonder Woman will not affect Astonishing X-Men says Joe Quesada. Marvel's E.I.C. confirms the break between Astonishing X-Men years one and two. Whilst he doesn't how long the break will be, Joss directing Wonder Woman should not affect the comic book. More...

March 18 2005

Astonishing X-men #12 cover art. Don't look back in anger? More...

March 15 2005

The Marvel Cover Of The Year Winner. Congratulations to Astonishing X-men artist John Cassaday. More...

March 14 2005

X-Men 3 Director named - Not Whedon. Matthew Vaughn, best of luck to him.

March 08 2005

'Astonishing X-Men' #9 Cover Art Online. Marvel Comics has posted the cover to 'Astonishing X-Men #9' on their official website. More...
Vote Astonishing X-Men for Marvel's Cover of the year. Issue six goes head to head against the first issue of New Avengers in the final (reg req to vote). Though how this issue 2 cover got knocked out in the first round is anyone's guess.

February 23 2005

Rather brutal review of AXM #8. I'd advise against reading this if you're likely to get angry at someone dissing Joss' work. More...

February 22 2005

Original Art Work from Astonishing X-men For Sale. Pages from #1 to #7 are available and prices range from $125 to $2500. More...

February 21 2005

More info on how Astonishing X-men Year 2 came to be. Joe Quesada reveals which two people it came down to in keeping Joss Whedon on for another 12 issues. He also mentions that Joss "always said he had a longer story that he wanted to tell ". More...

February 20 2005

Whedon & Cassaday on "X-Men" for 12 more issues. More...

February 18 2005

Giant-Size X-Men 3 comic book to include a new story by Joss. About two-thirds of the way down the list of Marvel releases for May: "... a colossal collection of the X-Men's greatest team-ups - plus a brand-new untold tale of the All-New, All-Different X-Men by JOSS WHEDON and DAVE COCKRUM!"
Astonishing X-Men #8 review. "If Grant Morrison's X-Men run was number one this decade because of intellectual depth, Whedon's is number one this decade because of kinetic action."

February 15 2005

(SPOILER) Astonishing X-men #8 preview. The first four pages are available for your perusal at PopCultureShock. More...

February 14 2005

Joss Whedon's next move? - A Millarworld poll. With rumours (as of yet unsubstantiated) abounding that Joss will stay on after issue 12 of Astonishing X-men, a poster asks what should be Joss' next Marvel move? (reg. required to vote). More...

February 11 2005

(SPOILER) More praise for AXM (compared to Uncanny X-Men). Contains spoilers for the latest Uncanny X-Men and AXM if anyone hasn't read the 1st 6 issues yet. More...

February 08 2005

Bendis and Quesada talk Whedon. Marvel's Editor-In-Chief reveals how he came to meet Joss and Bendis, one of the most talented comic book writers around, describes Joss as "arguably the most important 'new' comic writer".
Joss Whedon helps plan Marvel event. Brian Michael Bendis reveals that Joss did help plan "House of M", an earthshaking event that will affect the entire Marvel universe. And it begins in Astonishing X-men and New Avengers. More...

February 07 2005

Astonishing X-men #8 cover art. This issue should be out on the 16th of this month. More...

February 04 2005

Comic-Conned. Gamers With Jobs takes a look at Astonishing X-men. More...

January 30 2005

Alan Cumming on that Joss Whedon X-Men 3 rumour. Oh will journalists ever tire of asking if Joss is directing the movie? But anyway Alan (who plays Nightcrawler) thinks Joss would be great for the job.

January 23 2005

Fray artist Moline takes on X-men's Rogue in a 6 story arc. "Moline also was the extraordinary then unknown artist balancing out the genius of Joss Whedon behind Fray, available from Dark Horse."

January 22 2005

Marvel Comics Solicitations for April 2005. Solicitation info for Astonishing X-Men #10 More...

January 21 2005

The first Astonishing X-Men bust! Sadly not of Emma Frost but of another X-Man (if you've haven't read past #3 don't look). Anyway, it's the first in the line of busts based on the characters from Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's comic book series.

January 13 2005

X-treme measures. "Some readers may flinch at the very scent of a superhero comicbook. It's a trend Marvel Comics means to change. The coup was the rustling-up of wundermann TV writer Joss Whedon." Article talks about how Joss has added life back to the stale franchise in this review of "Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted".

January 11 2005

The 2nd Annual Bags and Boards Comicbook Awards. Joss's work on X-Men is honored by Variety's comics blogger. More...

January 10 2005

Famke Janssen comments on Joss Whedon X-Men 3 rumour. In a Zap2it interview, the actress who played Phoenix in the first two movies says "I've heard from pretty good sources that he may take it over". Whereas Latino Review quotes her as saying "I haven't heard those rumors, but I don't think that's going to happen". More...

January 04 2005

The least worst of 2004. "Best reason to pick up comic books again: Writer Joss Whedon and artist John Cassaday" More...

December 31 2004

This year's comic world runs amok with creative glory and ugly disasters. "There are a lot of Hollywood types who think they can write comics (Hi, Kevin Smith), but Marvel's Joss Whedon blew everyone away with `Astonishing X-Men,' one of the few comics to actually live up to its name." (Added) Joss' "Official Holiday Post" inside More...

December 27 2004

(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men End of Year Review. The X-axis.com, reviews the entire year of X-titles, wth Astonishing as one of the highlights. More...
(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #7 reviews. Four critics weigh in on "Dangerous: Part One", giving it an average rating of 8.5/10.

December 24 2004

FInally, Solicitation info on Astonishing X-Men #10. Marvel reveals details for Astonishing X-Men #10 to be released in March 23rd, 2005 More...
The Twelve Days of Joss-X-Mas!! Read the review of Astonishing X-Men #7 at ComiX-Fans Forums and then have a look at the rather adorable Joss Whedon inspired Christmas song. More...

December 23 2004

End of year praise for Astonishing X-Men. Joss Whedon's comic book gets the number two slot in a Cinescape readers' 'Best of 2004' poll. And vote for Astonishing X-Men in the 'Wizard Fan Awards'.

December 22 2004

Article 10: Joss is a Real Writer. "What does it say about comics' self-image when writers like Whedon and Meltzer are marketed as 'real writers'?" Article discussing the trend of TV/Film-writers crossing over to comics. Makes mention of our man Whedon a couple of times.

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