Astonishing X-Men #31

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Phil Jiminez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Abigail Brand, director of S.W.O.R.D., has been in some sticky situations, and she isn’t the type who asks for help to get out of them. But when you’re careening towards Earth in the cockpit of a damaged spaceship after being attacked on an exploding asteroid 7.5 million miles from Earth…it’s time to call the X-Men. They might not have much of a plan, or much of a chance, but that’s certainly never stopped them before. Superstar artist Phil Jimenez joins writer Warren Ellis for the second arc of the mind-bending ongoing series! Rated T …$2.99

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 7, 2009

    The issue's final page involves a strangely un-telegraphed reveal, and is certainly one that could only have come from the mind of Ellis. Quite how it relates to the rest of the issue remains to be seen, but it's hard to pretend you don't want to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Oct 8, 2009

    The Warren Ellis/Phil Jimenez era of Astonishing X-Men is off to a fine start. I look forward to seeing what the team has in store for us next. Also, on a personal note, I believe that the word “gauche” totally needs to be used in more comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 7, 2009

    "Exogenetic" is a step in the right direction, but on the whole Astonishing just isn't succeeding on the level it should considering the talent involved. As an X-fan who is frequently invested in the direction of the franchise, I recognize the necessity of an accessible book like this. I only wish the finished product was as attractive as the concept. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Oct 6, 2009

    If only Ellis had gotten assigned the last year of FF stories instead of Millar. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 24, 2009

    Phil Jimenez's artwork has evolved since his first hit the scene. No longer does his style seem like a pale imitation of George (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds) Perez's, though the influence is still apparent. Still, this issue full of gritted teeth and intense glares just didn't hold my attention all that much. I found the design for the X-Men crash suits to be awkward, and the figures often seem stiff. Mind you, the look of the organic incarnation of a previously mechanical foe at the end of the book was appropriately creepy. Read Full Review

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