Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Book of the week 7/22/07 Astonishing X-men #22

Written by Joss Whedon
Art by John Cassaday
Coloring by Laura Martin
Lettering by Chris Eliopoulos

Oh Astonishing X-men,why must you change? Joss, John, please oh please stay.

I'm sure that has to be the opinion of many X-men fans out there because this is simply THE X-men book out there right now and I still don't know how Whedon is pulling all of this off. I can't even go into detail about what's going on in this story because it's so deep and organized and I have a good feeling that I don't even know what's truly going on. Whedon has these characters down flat which is simply amazing for only writing X-men for 22 issues and I am simply giddy about how this story is going to end.

John Cassaday cannot be denied his glory on this book though, as his art is simply breathtaking. Cassaday is one of the few artists that probably doesn't need a writer to tell a story because his art is so strong and has it's own sense of emotion. His detailed characters leave me staring at pages for minutes and he has the best facial expressions that I have ever seen. Some of them are simply priceless.

This has been a powerhouse team on an amazing run, one that I am sure will go down in comic history and rightfully so. I am excited to see where this run is going to take the x-men and how Whedon and Cassaday will leave marvel's mightiest mutants. I won't spoil the end of this issue in this review but you better be sure that I'm excited to talk about it on this week's podcast!

Joss, John...Make Mine Marvel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!