Astonishing X-Men #19

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: John Cassady Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 27, 2006 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Unstoppable Part 1 of 6
Strap yourselves in, folks! It's the beginning of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of last issue, 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!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Hervé St-Louis Feb 8, 2007

    The artwork is fine although the alien technology doesnt seem so alien. The characters faces and bodies are great to look at. However, some characters face, like Colossus, have a tendency to change from frame to frame. The cover of this issue was awful and looked like anything from the 1990s. One would think that with such a great artist, more care would be used to provide stronger covers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Dec 31, 2006

    As a whole, this issue continues the story from the entirety of Whedons run, and it also serves as a great set-up for the final arc. But it is really the small moments that take this issue from being good to great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Dec 29, 2006

    Astonishing X-Men #19 was a good read. Whedon continues to deliver a nicely plotted story arc. I definitely think that we are in store for a wild ride with the next issue. Astonishing X-Men is still one of Marvel's more entertaining titles and is certainly worth your hard earned money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Geoff Collins Dec 31, 2006

    Whats more, Whedon opens with a bit of story about Breakworlders who are opposed to what their government is doing, which complicates how the enemy is viewed in this story. Instead of them all being bad people, you see that there are good guys as well. So the X-Men cant just go around killing them all in defense, because readers will go, He just killed Timmy, who was doing what I think I would do in his shoes, instead of, He just killed some alien, whos gross and totally different from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 31, 2006

    Agent Brands role is crucial to this issue, and Whedon effortlessly morphs her from more annoying than S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Hill (whom she already outclassed mercilessly in a previous issue) to a woman doing her job in true Nick Fury style. Why did she kidnap the X-Men? Because she needs super-heroes to save Earth from aliens, and didnt have time to ask politely. And its not even against the Kree or Skrulls, but new aliens created just for this tale. Fingers crossed for bringing on the epic! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 31, 2006

    Had it not been for Agent Brands tactical idiocy, I may have given this issue of Astonishing X-Men , but Brands apparent lack of intelligence, which reflects Whedon not thinking things through, forces me to knock another bullet out of the chamber. Read Full Review

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