Astonishing X-Men #16

Astonishing X-Men #16

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 23, 2006 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The X-Men have been ripped apart and mentally destroyed. Only one remains standing. But with the combined power of the Hellfire Club standing in their way, what chance do they have?!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Diana Kingston Aug 28, 2006

    My only complaint has less to do with the content of the issue and more with its publication: I don't think the bimonthly format was appropriate for this particular arc, given its condensed time frame and reliance on cliffhangers as transitional devices. But apparently the book is returning to monthly release starting with this issue, so hopefully the momentum Whedon has built won't go to waste with the final two chapters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 24, 2006

    Astonishing X-Men #16 was another incredible read. Whedon and Cassaday just keep hitting them out of the park with this title. It is great to be able to buy an comic book and know that it is going to be a solid read. I definitely recommend this title to anyone. It is certainly worth your hard earned money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 26, 2006

    I've remarked before on Cassady's ability to illustrate in a convincing photorealistic fashion, and this issue marks no exception. What's more noticeable however is how he displays Kitty's power to phase through objects and take people with her. Cassaday with the tactile colors of Laura Martin gives the insubstantial visual substance. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St.Louis Aug 28, 2006

    Yes the artwork is gorgeous and the writer leaves enough room for Cassaday to show his best work. Cassaday of course enjoys the silent scenes hes given and makes the best of them. Yet, for all his good work, this series should be cancelled or passed on to a writer who actually to tell a story, instead of stretching a 22-page story into six months worth of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Villain May 31, 2016

    The X-Men have been manipulated to the point of no return in issue 16. Kitty Pryde stands out once again as an amazing character who stands up for the group with now one to help her. There are more reveals involving the Hellfire club as well as Ord's motive to wanting to destroy the X-Men.

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