Claire's Reviews > Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 5: Ghost Box

Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 5 by Warren Ellis
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Feb 19, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: graphic-novel, fantasy, scifi
Read in February, 2011

The stakes are still epic, but the execution is much more grim than the first four volumes. I missed Joss Whedon's humor as I read Warren Ellis' take on the X-Men. I also prefer John Cassaday's art over Simone Bianchi's though hers is still skillful and beautiful; it's just darker than I care for.

My favorite story was Ghost Boxes #1 Part 2 drawn by Adi Granov: an alternate universe, sepia-tinged, Steampunk version of the X-Men told from Emma Frost's point of view. Come to think, it had the most humor in addition to its cool art.

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