Astonishing X-Men #4

Astonishing X-Men #4

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 25, 2004 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The X-Men storm the Benetech labs to confront Ord -- and find the shocking secret behind the new "Cure."

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 28, 2004

    X-Men used to be an incomprehensible mess in terms of writing and artwork. Joss Whedon and John Cassaday with Laura Martin effortlessly translate what appeared to be an alien language. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Filip Vukcevic Aug 27, 2004

    Great stuff all around. Excellent use of pace and mounting tension to convey some nicely compelling scenes. This books got it all, comedy, action, and a mystery that gets larger and larger with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 26, 2004

    John Cassaday still makes me a bit nervous as this book's regular artist as he has never really proven himself capable of delivering a monthly title, and I'd be lying if I didn't have some concerns. However, four issue and he's delivering some lovely art that manage to do a convincing job making one glad he's on board, with his work in the final pages doing a fantastic job of selling the dramatic impact of this character's return. There's also a great jump scare moment where we see the young flying mutant discovers there's no escaping the evil villain that attacked them. My only quibble with the art is that the dialogue boxes from Kitty as she descends through the solid steel should really be thought balloons. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Aug 31, 2004

    (No emails or message board posts. None. So the highly dubious "astonished" joke stays for another month! Hurrah!) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Villain May 21, 2016

    Issue #4 continues the investigation into the newly developed mutant cure. It doesn't have the information unveiled that the earlier issues have but it has a cool reveal at the end and I'm looking forward to see where Whedon takes it.

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