Astonishing X-Men #2

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 23, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of astonishing the world. But when breaking news about the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 30, 2004

    John Cassaday provides the actors for Mr. Whedon and with Laura Martin the cinematography necessary for Joss Whedon's direction. Without Cassaday and the subdued colors, the realism in Mr. Whedon's writing would not be so perfectly conveyed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 26, 2004

    John Cassaday is a great artist and while I'm always a bit nervous when he's announced as the regular artist of a title, as he has a somewhat spotty track record when it comes to sticking with the monthly deadlines, my fingers are crossed that he had enough lead time that this won't become an issue. I will say that his art looks fantastic, from the wonderfully moody cover image, to its delivery of the final sequence where we follow the Beast as he puts on a display of agility. I also enjoyed the way the action was laid out on the page, as the art smartly jumps between the players, so we never have to wonder what each character was doing during the battle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jun 30, 2004

    This review seems more negative than perhaps it should. This issue is a vast improvement over the first in terms of writing, and Cassadays art, though unsuitable, is attractive. On the whole, its an above-average comic, and worth reading, but its hard to get excited about this being the next stage in the X-Mens evolution (pun sort of intended) when what came before was so much better. Read Full Review

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