Astonishing X-Men #3

Writer: Joss Whedon Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 28, 2004 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The team reunited under Cyclops and Emma Frost, the X-Men are out to astonish the world! But a new threat to mutantkind may mean the end of the X-Men forever! Plus, Wolverine's relationship with a fellow X-Man takes an unexpected turn...

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 30, 2004

    The final cliffhanger stopped me cold, as I really predicted Joss wouldnt go there again so soon. How does Cassaday manage to make a vertical slit of red on Cyclops visor look wide-eyed in shock? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Aug 5, 2004

    I was previously quite unimpressed by this over-hyped title and I considered dropping it. I charitably decided to give it until #6, and Im glad I did. Im still not astonished, but Im considerably more impressed. (Yes, I will continue to use that astonished joke until I get bored or a hundred requests not to, whichever happens first) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Filip Vukcevic Aug 4, 2004

    Another great entry in Whedon and Cassadays blockbuster book. While certain X-Man fans may have some problems with where they think the story is going, Id still recommend this to them as I think they will end up being surprised. As for casual comic book fans, this is an excellent time to jump into the world of the X-Men -- clear, concise, and entertaining. A great story that promises to lead to some big stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 2, 2004

    Cassaday's artwork especially in these scenes is--well, astonishing. He imbues so much realism to Hank McCoy's condition and Wolverine's comparatively normal physique that the scenes still appear to be photographed then traced. It doesn't matter if the Beast is blue and furry. He still looks real. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 29, 2004

    John Cassaday continues to be an artist who leaves me a bit nervous, as I've yet to be convinced that he's able to met the monthly deadlines, and his art is some full of lushly detailed work that I have difficulty accepting that he would be able to deliver it on a monthly basis. However I'll readily accept his presence on the title, as he's a wonderful talent, and he's an ideal fit for Joss Whedon's writing style, as his character are nicely expressive, from Emma's looks of disdain, to the wonderful chilling moment where we see Logan is quite insistent that Hank junk the cure. There's also a great exterior shot of the Helicarrier, and the battle between the Beast and Wolverine is well presented, as there's little doubt they are both quite serious. Read Full Review

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