This site will work and look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Whedonesque - a community weblog about Joss Whedon
"See how I'm not punchin' him? I think I've grown."
11976 members | you are not logged in | 26 February 2020


February 26 2006

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

The link doesn't seem to be working...
Doh! Sorry about that. Fixed

[ edited by Dym on 2006-02-27 08:34 ]

It is nice to read a nice review of the ish, since it seems all that I've read so far are bad reviews or reviews that say the issue was just...mediocre.

[ edited by Emma Frost on 2006-02-27 09:32 ]
It's not one of the better issues of Joss' run, but I still loved it.

Whedon brings back SWORD an organization he introduced in his premiere storyarc and appeared to forgot about in his last storyarc--if it was indeed his writing that produced the awful X-Men vs. Robot of a Star Trek Holodeck Gone Amok Plot.

Wow, did people really hate the Danger Room arc that much? I mean, I knew that a lot of people were disappointed with it--and no, it didn't offer a lot of time for character--but I certainly didn't think it was awful. I quite enjoyed it.

Then again, if I had been as up on X-Men continuity as I am Spider-Man continuity, maybe I would've thought of it as a re-tread.
I'd go so far as to say that the Danger Room arc was the least interesting thing Joss has ever written. Not bad, just didn't meet my huge expectations. I loved the first half-season.
I wasn't crazy about "Danger" but I certainly didn't hate it. It just struck me as a little too typical. But Joss said he learned about what readers expected from The X-Men and wow! Did he deliver in Astonishing #13! It got the reaction from me every comics writer wants: I can't wait to read Astonishing #14. And I have to wait, what two months? It's like the freakin' SOPRANOS.

This thread has been closed for new comments.

You need to log in to be able to post comments.
About membership.

joss speaks back home back home back home back home back home