I’m not as big of a comic book fan as I used to be, but when I read Astonishing X-Men, I get that loving feel again. The series is written by Joss Whedon, who most people will know as the writer and creator of the Buffy TV show. Also, it’s drawn by the amazing John Cassaday, who is definitely the best artist in comic books, these days. His style is pretty realistic and and gritty at times. Together, the book is completely realistic feeling, with Joss bringing his witty and clever writing style to comics and John’s art really making you believe it.
Sadly, their series is coming to and end, with the upcoming Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1, which looks like it’s going to feature the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. And I guess that one of the X-Men is going to die? It better not the be the new girl, Shield. She’s a rad, new, Kitty Pryde or Jubilee for Wolverine. It’s going to such a bummer to not have this to look forward too!