The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon (TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Runaways) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Captain America) return for more Astonishing X-Men! If you thought their past efforts were full of shocks and surprises, hold onto your eyeballs because you haven't seen anything yet! Things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre as Emma Frost's erratic behavior sends the X-Men spinning in a nonstop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move! Plus: The X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld stands revealed! Who is it, and what will be their fate? And will the X-Men be able to protect Earth from certain destruction at the hands of the Breakworld? When it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it!
Cyclops - destroyer of worlds? After presiding over a mutant schism as leader of the X-Men, it looks like a visit from Storm may make Cyclops himself again - but it quickly becomes apparent that Storm is not herself, either. She's from another reality - one in which Cyclops soon finds himself a prisoner. And the key to his survival rests in his fellow captives, although they aren't the X-Men he knows. Alongside General James Howlett, Cyclops will battle this world's so-called "Savior" to save himself and countless other mutants. But there's a reason Savior has been gathering and sacrificing mutants from other worlds. And if Cyclops is to liberate himself and his strange new friends, it may mean dooming this planet and all its inhabitants! Collecting ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #44-47 and material from ASTONISHING X-MEN: GHOST BOXES #1.
It's the final volume of Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo's blockbuster run! The Fantastic Four have a lot to answer for after their authoritative action in Latverian - but when trying to regain a cynical public's trust, is associating with a certain misunderstood wall-crawler really wise? Then, Manhattan is cut off from the rest of the world by a fleet of miles-high alien spacecraft - and that's just the beginning! New York reluctantly turns to the disenfranchised FF, the only heroes in town, to save them - but which member will make a decision that will radically change the team? Plus: Johnny Storm, Galactus' worst Herald...ever!? So far, the Human Torch has been able to stall Galactus from sating his cosmic hunger - but that luck won't hold forever. What planet will be chosen as Galactus' next victim? And will Johnny ever be the same now that he's tasted the Power Cosmic? Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #514-524
When the X-Men are called to the scene of a murder, they discover the mutant victim was artificially produced, and are led to the mysterious Ghost Box, which holds the secrets to the artificial mutants.
As protesters lay siege to the Xavier Institute, mutant mentor Professor X lies in a coma - dying, trapped within the shattered form of his evil twin! Cassandra Nova inhabited Xavier's body and escaped to the stars in the wake of her initial encounter with the X-Men; now, the psionically empowered psychopath is returning to Earth - possessed of the most powerful mutant mind on the planet, and with the might of the Shi'ar Imperium at her back! She brought an interstellar empire to its knees. Can even the X-Men hope to halt her mad rampage? Collecting NEW X-MEN (2001) #122-126.
The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Kaare Andrews (SPIDER-MAN: REIGN) take X-Men into the Heroic Age! Something's happening in the tiny East African city of Mbangwi. Something that requires immediate investigation. A newborn sprouts metal electrodes and explodes, taking out an entire hospital. Is this the first wave of mutant rebirth that the X-Men have been praying for...or something very, very different? Something sinister? COLLECTING: Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1-5
During a character-defining run, Brian Michael Bendis crafted a pulp-fiction narrative that exploited the Man Without Fear's rich tapestry of characters and psychodrama, and resolved them in an incredibly nuanced, modern approach. Earning an Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, Bendis and artist Alex Maleev restored Daredevil to a luster worthy of the all-time greats. In this volume, Bendis and Maleev's run comes to a blistering conclusion with a Daredevil/Black Widow team-up that takes an interesting turn; untold tales of Hell's Kitchen past and present; and the return of Wilson Fist, the Kingpin of Crime! Collects Daredevil #61-81, Daredevil: Ninja #1-3, and What If? Karen Page.
Abigail Brand, director of S.W.O.R.D., has been in some sticky situations, and she isn't the type who asks for help to get out of them. But when you're careening towards Earth in the cockpit of a damaged spaceship after being attacked on an exploding asteroid 7.5 million miles from Earth...it's time to call the X-Men. They might not have much of a plan, or much of a chance, but that's certainly never stopped them before. Watch as the X-Men go up against all-new versions of some of their worst foes: genetically-manipulated Brood missiles, meat Sentinels and an island monster modled after Krakoa. Superstar artist Phil Jimenez joins writer Warren Ellis for the second installment of this mindbending series! COLLECTING: Astonishing X-Men #31-35
The Ultimates vs. the Ultimate X-Men: the battle begins! When the X-Men do the worst thing they could to humanity, the government orders Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the rest of the Ultimates to bring them down. A small but lethal army, the Ultimates were created to face these and other newly rising threats to mankind. But the X-Men's founder, Professor X, hasn't been training his students for nothing - and the young mutants just might take out the Ultimates first. Next, with the X-Men still licking their wounds from their battle with the Ultimates, can Professor Xavier's mutant team possibly survive the return of their most powerful foe? Witness the return of Magneto! Collects Ultimate War #1-4, and Ultimate X-Men #26-33.
As Cyclops struggles to create a safe haven formutants on Utopia, Magneto suddenly arrives...and offers to join the X-Men! And to prove that he comes in peace, the Master of Magnetism undertakes a painful feat that might save another lost X-Man's life...or might just kill him. Then, after the events of Second Coming, the mutant race has Hope again - literally! Witness the stunning emergence of a new generation of heroes! Plus: things between Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw come to a head! And why are the X-Men all getting sick at once? The Sublime are back, and they've unleashed a contagion on Utopia. Can the mutants fight a microscopic foe, or will this be their final battleground? Matt Fraction's blockbuster X-Men run concludes! COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Men (1963) 520-522, Uncanny X-Men: the Heroic Age 1, material from Uncanny X-Men (1963) 526-534
Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon’s work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings—Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon’s projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.
Author: Robert G. Weiner
Release Date: 2008-02-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.