ASTONISHING X-MEN #28
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It’s almost unfair that this series has to be called Astonishing X-Men, and stand in the shadow of Whedon’s run. This is an entirely different X-book. It doesn’t need to be witty, or dialogue driven the way Whedon’s was. And, I think Ellis is finally starting to turn this title into his own. At this point, I still don’t love his run, but it certainly has the potential to be great.
Turns out The Chinese X-Men know a person in common with their North American counterparts. And it doesn’t sound like it’s a good association.
Apart from the Whedon shadow, one of the things that’s bothered me about this run of Astonishing is the artwork. I’m not saying Bianchi is a bad artist. He isn’t. I just don’t really like the way he draws characters. That said, I love the way he lays out a page.
I really, really want to love this series again. And, while I hope that the next issue is the issue that blows me out of the water, I hate the fact that we’re four issues into this run, and I’m still not wowed.
Art: 3 - Good