Wednesday, June 21, 2006

ASTONISHING X-MEN

ASTONISHING X-MEN kicks so much ass!

If you ever read the classic Claremont/Byrne X-Men stuff, then you'll love this book! The X-Men have sucked for the most part these last 15 years and its so refreshing to have an X-Book on the shelves again that I run to get gleefully like I used to as a kid! Click here to get the collected Astonishing X-Men!

Now, with that said, WTF is with the upcoming issue 17's cover? UGH!!!! Worst cover ever.
JIM SMASH!!

But seriously, despite that ONE bad cover, the comic ROCKS!
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OTHER RECOMMENDED X-MEN, IN ORDER:
X-Men Omnibus
Dark Phoenix Saga
Days of Future Past
Fall of the Mutants
X-Men Visionaries: Jim Lee
Mutant Genesis (Jim Lee again)
Fatal Attractions
Bloodties

Age of Apocalypse Books 1-4
New X-Men Hardcover Vol 1-3 (Grant Morrisson)
(Astonishing fits in here)
X-Men: Pheonix - Endsong

RECOMMENDED WOLVERINE, IN ORDER:
Best of Wolverine Vol 1 (includes Frank Miller's mini & Weapon X!!!)
Origin

8 comments:

maker said...

God Loves ..Man Kills (graphic Novel) is a nice read.
Also- if you can get your hands on the Original Genosha story line,....it's pretty sweet.

Jim said...

Don't listen to Maker, he's a huge fan of ULTIMATE X-MEN and X-23.

JUST KIDDING, MAN! haha

Yeah, GOD LOVES, MAN KILLS is a great read. I didn't see it on Amazon, which is why I didn't list it. Is it out of print? Surely Marvel would have reprinted it when X-Men 2 (movie) came out????

I don't think the Original Genosha storyline has been printed yet, but they should be easy enough to find in the back issue bins of a comic book shop at relatively affordable prices. They are UNCANNY X-MEN #235-238. Pics of covers are available here: http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?seriesID=2605&skip=50&show=50

Jim said...

There ARE some "God Loves, Man Kills" on Amazon, but are used and apparently "rare", so they are expensive ($30).

Also, they have listed "X-Treme X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills".... DO NOT BUY THAT!!! It is actually a "sequel" of sorts and really stupid. It's a collection of stories from "X-Treme X-Men" a short lived monthly title. It is NOT Uncanny X-Men. Buyer beware.

Frank said...

Jim, the "X-Treme X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills" does contain the original "God Loves, Man Kills" story tacked on as a backup story.

Jim said...

whoa, really?
I did not know that.
Thanks, Frank!

Lisa said...

Have you read the latest issue of Astonishing - the one that came out today? It will explain the cover, and while I haven't finished it, I'm already saying "What the F#%*k??"

Jim said...

No, I haven't had a chance to run out and get it yet. Don't say anything! La-la-la-la-la...!!
:)

maker said...

MAN ,..I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY KILLED EMMA,..I MEAN C'MON I WAS BLOWN AWAY!!!!!

-just kidding jim,..you know i haven't read it yet