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Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 4 by Joss Whedon
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Nov 29, 10

bookshelves: urban-fantasy, graphic-novels, marvel, science-fiction
Recommended for: Marvel junkies
Read on November 29, 2010

So well done, it’s impossible not to feel Whedon’s love for the X-Men. While reading it I am completely enthralled by his trademark blend of levity and poignancy. Reflecting on what I just read, trademark Whedon falls back on old staples to tell his story. The switch: a bad guy who isn’t so bad and a good character that isn’t so good. Killing a beloved character for gravitas. Misdirects, red herrings, when thinking back I can make over a dozen comparisons to story-arcs within the Buffyverse as well as Serenity. But still his voice is so strong and well-developed it doesn’t at all take away from the pleasure of the reading.

I was particularly interested in the new character Armour, I’m interested to see where else she turns up in the Marvel universe.
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