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Astonishing X-Men, Volume 4: Unstoppable
     

Astonishing X-Men, Volume 4: Unstoppable

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by Joss Whedon
 

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The X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld...and when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable! Collects Astonishing X-Men (2004) #19-24 & Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.

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The X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld...and when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable! Collects Astonishing X-Men (2004) #19-24 & Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.

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ISBN-13:
9780785170068
Publisher:
Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Series:
Astonishing X-Men Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
646,472
File size:
97 MB
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Astonishing X Men 4 : Unstoppable 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Ubiquitous-Joe More than 1 year ago
Attractive, clean, cinematic artwork defines the look of Astonishing X-men. Witty dialogue and a combination of tension & camaraderie between the X-teammates defines the writing. "Unstoppable" does well with all those areas. The weakest aspect of Whedon's story is that the space aliens he invented are somewhat unimaginative: another green-skinned race with a penchant for blood. It ought to be a terrible shame, then, that this last book is all about their planet, but somehow it's not; even if I'm not thrilled about having the people of "the Breakworld" as key antagonists, watching the X-men cope with being out of their element is exciting, and adds pressure to the relationships between Scott and Emma, Kitty and Colossus, Wolvie and Hisako, especially as the group is split up and reassembled during this arc. Whedon ties up his loose ends nicely, and while some of his twists are a little odd, and others are predictable, in the end the book is more satisfying than not, and imminently re-readable. I personally think that Cassaday's style could use a few more drops of wonky comic-book fun, but up-tight precision is clearly his thing, and to his credit, his women look like women, and his faces have distinctions to them that escape most comic book artists. The fact remains his version of the X-men's uniforms helped define their look for a good while. The ending of the book is both ridiculous and brilliant, and the emotional strength of the way in which it is heartbreaking makes the series worth reading even years later and despite the fact that many of Whedon's choices have been undone. It is also satisfying that this series was self-contained enough to insulate readers from all the mega-crossover hullabaloo that can make mainstream comics a headache to follow. If you've like the other Whedon/Cassaday X-books, you'll like this. If you like the character Kitty Pryde, you'll want to read this. And If you haven't yet read, but are considering, Astonishing X-men, know that it ends with a bang and not a whimper.
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Great read. Did not predict the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This volume was just as enjoyable as its predecessor. A must read.
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men wraps up here and its underwhelming. Abigail Brand, Ord, S.W.O.R.D., Danger, and Breakworld are all in play and at times its too much. The different factions of the alien world aren't exactly fleshed out and the Brand/Beast relationship seems forced. Add to that the sacrifice of a long-standing X-Man wasn't needed, in my opinion, and the way it happened was kind off goofy. The art by John Cassaday was once again beautiful. Overall Whedon and Cassaday had a good run but it started off much stronger than it ended. I'll remember it as a decent but not spectacluar run.
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