Hey, guys! I am super excited to get into a review of the first issue in the Astonishing X-Men series. This is a comic that I kind of just picked up on a whim because it was free on Comixology (an amazing app where you can read and buy comics to read on your phone/tablet/device; highly recommend!). I also bought it because I am in love with the X-Men movies, and I actually really enjoyed this. It was very simple and there wasn’t much that happened, but I literally could not stop laughing. It was absolutely hilarious. But without further ado, let’s get into it!
“Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (creator of TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and fan-favorite film Serenity) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Captain America) bring you the explosive #1 issue of the all-new flagship X-Men series! As part of X-Men: Reload, this issue marks a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men.”
This is the first of the X-Men comics that I’ve read, and I actually really enjoyed it. I did have some problems with a certain scene that made two of our protagonists go at each other because it seemed kind of out of character, to me at least. The only things I can compare this to are the movies, but it definitely improved after that. I found myself really laughing, especially because of Logan. He just had me laughing out loud.
And I actually didn’t think the Beast was really scary like he is supposed to be made out to be. He actually was kind of adorable. It’s not even just the artwork, though that is a significant part of it. But his character is literally just like a cinnamon roll. And I know that the Beast as a person is not supposed to be scary because he is a very friendly guy, but there is one part in the comic where he or someone else mentions the human populace being afraid of him, and I just didn’t understand how anyone could be afraid of him, considering how he is portrayed in the artwork. But this brings me to that. I definitely did not think that the artwork was bad. But I thought it was super simplistic, and I wasn’t very impressed by it. But again, it was not terrible, so I still really enjoyed this.
I definitely want to move on with this series and read more X-Men comics. I thought the dialogue was spot on, most of the characters seemed to be acting like themselves, and I really ended up enjoying this!
And there you have it! That was my review of the first issue in the Astonishing X-Men series. What is your favorite Marvel character, whether they be in comics you read or in the movies you have watched? Sound off in the comments below! And that is going to be it for this post today. Thank you all so much for reading this, I hope you enjoyed it, and I will see you next time!