Astonishing X-Men, Volume 4: Unstoppable

Astonishing X-Men, Volume 4: Unstoppable

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Strap yourselves in, folks! It's Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable!
Collects Astonishing X-Men #19-24 and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.

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ISBN-13: 9780785122548
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Series: Astonishing X-Men Series , #4
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.64(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Astonishing X Men 4 : Unstoppable 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
tiamatq on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What an awesome close to the series! I really liked the story arc. Throughout the series, I've appreciated the fact that someone who's fairly unfamiliar with the numerous X-Men plots can pick this up and go and still be invested in the characters. There's a great use of humor throughout the books, without detracting from the way that it ends.
schatzi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've heard a lot of amazing things about Joss Whedon's run on the X-Men. I read the whole series pretty much back to back (though I did give it a small break at one point), and I'm just not getting where all of the praise is coming from for this. I mean, sure, it was okay. There were some good, funny moments in there. And he got to kill someone off, which seems like a requirement for anything that he writes. But did it blow my mind away? Will I be remembering this in ten years, or even one? No.Maybe it's the fact that I haven't read a ton of X-Men comics. Maybe it's the fact that I cannot stand Scott and Emma's relationship (it's not because I'm a loyal Scott/Jean fan or anything like that - I just can't stand either of their characters, and when they're together it's even worse). Maybe it's the fact that I get annoyed when people call one another "love" and "dear" and "darling" every single time they talk to one another (hello, Scott and Emma). I don't know. But I just thought the whole run was mediocre, and it was downright boring in some places.
MeditationesMartini on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are some great, great moments in this, many of them revolving around Cyclops, which I appreciate, and Peter and Kitty, which awesome socks. One of them, the whole wrongfooting with "Leviathan", could have been almost the all-time best X-Men moment in history if it were a bit easier to get what was going on at the big reveal. I have to admit it's not that hard - I just missed the "wow!" the first time because my eyes were gazed over because a lot of this is hard to follow. It really seems like somebody was all "Joss! Decompression is out the window now, EVEN FOR YOU! (Because of you!)." But Whedon had the ideas to keep the story on minimal life support even when given decompression levels of room, and this is just toooo crowded, dude. Also, it doesn't make me sad that superhero deaths in general mean nothing now, but it does make me a little sad for innocent bygone days when it's Kitty,
shannonkearns on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
very nice ending to this short series. i love me some joss whedon.
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Ubiquitous-Joe More than 1 year ago
Attractive, clean, cinematic artwork defines the look of Astonishing X-men. Witty dialogue and a combination of tension & camaraderie between the X-teammates defines the writing. "Unstoppable" does well with all those areas. The weakest aspect of Whedon's story is that the space aliens he invented are somewhat unimaginative: another green-skinned race with a penchant for blood. It ought to be a terrible shame, then, that this last book is all about their planet, but somehow it's not; even if I'm not thrilled about having the people of "the Breakworld" as key antagonists, watching the X-men cope with being out of their element is exciting, and adds pressure to the relationships between Scott and Emma, Kitty and Colossus, Wolvie and Hisako, especially as the group is split up and reassembled during this arc. Whedon ties up his loose ends nicely, and while some of his twists are a little odd, and others are predictable, in the end the book is more satisfying than not, and imminently re-readable. I personally think that Cassaday's style could use a few more drops of wonky comic-book fun, but up-tight precision is clearly his thing, and to his credit, his women look like women, and his faces have distinctions to them that escape most comic book artists. The fact remains his version of the X-men's uniforms helped define their look for a good while. The ending of the book is both ridiculous and brilliant, and the emotional strength of the way in which it is heartbreaking makes the series worth reading even years later and despite the fact that many of Whedon's choices have been undone. It is also satisfying that this series was self-contained enough to insulate readers from all the mega-crossover hullabaloo that can make mainstream comics a headache to follow. If you've like the other Whedon/Cassaday X-books, you'll like this. If you like the character Kitty Pryde, you'll want to read this. And If you haven't yet read, but are considering, Astonishing X-men, know that it ends with a bang and not a whimper.
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Great read. Did not predict the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This volume was just as enjoyable as its predecessor. A must read.
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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men wraps up here and its underwhelming. Abigail Brand, Ord, S.W.O.R.D., Danger, and Breakworld are all in play and at times its too much. The different factions of the alien world aren't exactly fleshed out and the Brand/Beast relationship seems forced. Add to that the sacrifice of a long-standing X-Man wasn't needed, in my opinion, and the way it happened was kind off goofy. The art by John Cassaday was once again beautiful. Overall Whedon and Cassaday had a good run but it started off much stronger than it ended. I'll remember it as a decent but not spectacluar run.
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