So, I think I mistook this volume. I thought I was reading the first ever issue of X-Men, when really this is just another whole set of X-Men. I knew that there were multiple sets and stories and characters and such, because you hear people talking about how “in one alternate universe this happened which is different from this other universe” and such and so forth.
BUT, it wasn’t that confusing. Because I knew the characters and I knew about the girl who is already dead in the beginning (it’s Jean. It isn’t a spoiler. Stop freaking out. Just stop).
And again, BUT the two X-Men movies that we have are kind of mixed into one in this. The whole “cure for the mutants” didn’t happen while Jean through her fit and went kind of crazy. Emma Frost (that girl from the other X-Men movie that has diamond skin and can read minds) is in this and is actually playing for the good guys now, even though I sense she had a past.
Oh and don’t forget to throw a little Avengers in there with a Agent Fury.
We start off with Kitty (girl who can walk through walls). She is joining the remaining X-Men (Logan/Wolverine, Hank/Beast, Summers/Cyclops and Emma Frost) to help young mutant kids come to turns with their powers and who they are.
Well, there’s this weird alien that wants to kill all mutants and there’s also a doctor lady who claims to have found a cure.
So sure, let’s put together a bunch of people who don’t like each other and then throw actual problems at them.
The artistry is wonderful and brilliant, even though some costumes are so unrealistic I just roll my eyes *cough* Frost *cough*. The story had a lot of snarky comics and funny pieces, like the image above was suppose to be.. well, without giving anything away, it was suppose to be Hawaii but it was forgotten that they were a lot bigger.
I could tell who people were just by what they looked like (since I have watched the movies religiously since I was in high school). The characters have a lot of edges and angles to them, and you know that you are just about to see another level to them. They all have history together which is kind of fun to dig into it.
Also, Wolverine is forever my forever.
I am obviously going to annoy the crap out of all my followers and friends here and continue on with this set of “Astonishing X-Men,” but I will try to space them out some so you don’t end up hating me too much.