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April 30 2008

(SPOILER) Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men preview. Preview art from Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men, which will be out on May 21, 2008. And there's more preview pages over at Marvel.com and Comic Book Resources.

Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's run on Astonishing X-Men concludes in his double-sized issue where the Breakworld must be stopped from destroying Earth.

Are these the comics that Joss wrote? I didn't know Spiderman was in them.
korkster, yes, it's written by Joss. I'll edit the post to make it a little clearer why Spidy and the others are in it.
I've re-edited that the extended description gets picks up in our RSS feed now and I don't want to get our subscribers even mildy spoiled.
Storm looks kinda like a drag queen...
Looks like Marvel's sending out different preview pages to all the comic news sites.

More pages at:
http://www.comicbookresources.com:8080/?page=article&id=16217
http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.3393.EXCLUSIVE~colon~_Astonishing_X-Men_Sneak_Peek


Poor, poor Pryde. :(
Nightcrawler! Joss brought in Fuzzy Elf!
Looks like this is the last comic we're going to see Kitty in for a while. Unless you're reading Ultimate Spider-man or Wolverine: First Class, of course. Can't wait for this issue.
If someone (like me) accidentally stumbled into this last comic by mistake, where should they start the story at (like the beginning)?
There are three trade paperbacks collecting the first 18 Whedon/Cassaday issues of Astonishing X-Men, korkster, and a fourth will collect the last six issues plus the Giant-Size Annual.
The Giant-Size Annual- will that be the paperback of paperbacks? I.e., will it include the previous three (four) trade paperbacks?
The Giant-Size Annual will be its own separate Giant-Size event before it and the last six issues are compiled into a TPB, making a total of four TPBs in all. I don't know whether they're wrapping all 25 issues into a Gimungous-Size TPB or hardcover, but if they do, it may be my favorite graphic novel. Heck, Dickens made novels that way..
I can't imagine them not doing a hardcover collection.
I've added the Marvel and CBR links to the entry. And regarding the hardcover, the first one was issues 1-12 so I would imagine the second one will collect issues 13-24 plus the annual.
io9 has some, too, but I think its repeats of stuff from elsewhere.
Brand survived, and the Sentinel's back. Hooray! I am all kinds of psyched.
Holy cats! Spoiler only if it happens:

[ edited by Pointy on 2008-04-30 16:53 ]
I think their scales mismatch, Pointy. But it'd be cool if it helped whatever plan all the superpeople come up with.
He could

ETA: Fanfic challenge: What has the sentient Sentinel been up to? I think it's been sitting in a basement talking to itself, then going to bars alone.

[ edited by Pointy on 2008-04-30 19:22 ]
There could be that heartbreaking melody in the background for the invisibled part, Pointy.... and it could come in handy for a montage of the broody bar scenes.

Personally I think the Sentinel has been sitting on a beach somewhere contemplating walking in and letting the rust slowly do it in. But at some point it decided it has a new purpose.
No doubt this series will go into an oversized hardcover. It's going to be amazing to see Cassaday and Martin's work on this book in a single hardcover edition.

Anyone know what Cassaday is doing after this?

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