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March 01 2011

Astonishing X-Men #1 reprint available on 3/2/11 for $1.00. This is part of "Marvel's Greatest Comics" reprint series.

The book is also reviewed by A Comic Shop where they cite the X-Men's Kitty Pryde as a major influence for Buffy.

No, it's definitely Buffy.
OK grammar police, I fixed it.
I dunno how well ordered these things are, I have *never* seen one in a comic shop. (Not sure how good an idea they are either, given they never reprint the other component issues of the corresponding story arcs, only redirecting the reader to buy the comic all over again as part of a larger collection.)
forgive my ignorance cause i've been meaning to read Joss' X-Men arc. But is this the first issue in it that Joss wrote?
Yeah, his arc runs from issue 1 to issue 24 and there's also a Giant Sized Astonishing X-Men one-shot.

(not to state the obvious BTW but you're better off buying it in trades or omnibus edition though, tracking down individual issues would be laborious and expensive)

ETF: link

[ edited by Saje on 2011-03-02 08:32 ]
I think a major "How cool is That?" is that it's considered one of Marvel's 'Greatest Comics'. :D
TDBrown, I'm afraid it isn't really - when you look at the other material they're putting out under that banner, it could more accurately be described as "first issues of series that are currently available as paperback collections on our backlist".

Besides which, the most ardent Astonishing X-Men fan wouldn't agree that #1 was, by any stretch of the imagination, the "greatest" issue of Whedon and Cassaday's run. (In fact, I'd argue it was the worst. #23 the best?)

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