astonishing x-men

Matthew Rosenberg Knows Exactly What's In A Name

The only relevant band for Bleeding Cool readers is End Of A Year, whose vocalist, Patrick Kindlon, later joined forces with Rosenberg to become a writing duo (End Of A Year changed their name to Self Defense Family).So, when Matt Rosenberg titled his Astonishing X-Men mini Until Our Hearts Stop, he’s referring to Until Your[...]

Bad News for Banshee in Next Week's Astonishing X-Men Finale?

Has anyone noticed something's been a little off with Banshee since his return at the beginning of Matthew Rosenberg and Greg Land's lame duck Astonishing X-Men run? It turns out that The Beast has been counteracting the death seed in Banshee's heart with nanobots, allowing him to fight for the X-Men, even if he doesn't[...]

Matthew Rosenberg Hints Astonishing X-Men Will End With a Cliffhanger

Desecrating the sacred holiday of X-Men Monday, Uncanny X-Men writer Matthew Rosenberg hinted on Twitter that this week's final issue of Astonishing X-Men will end on a cliffhanger, just like the final issue of New Mutants: Dead Souls For those who have blocked that traumatic experience from their minds, let's recall how New Mutants Dead[...]

Uncanny X-Men: Everything We Know About the Relaunch So Far [X-ual Healing 10-17-18]

If we're going to insist on finding inventive new ways to use 40-year-old characters, then we guess we have no choice but to award X-Men Black the Wolverine's Weiner X-Pick of the Week!Congratulations to the creative team on this immense honor.Moving on...Astonishing X-Men #16 (W) Matthew Rosenberg (A/CA) Greg Land • Havok, leader of...the Reavers?! • What circumstances[...]

Traitor! The Beast Sells Out in Astonishing X-Men #16

The Beast has revealed his true colors once again in a preview of next week's Astonishing X-Men #16 Known for turning on his own species in the past, Beast is seen in this preview offering to work for the Office of National Emergency, a corrupt government agency that has kidnapped him and his fellow X-Men,[...]

Fat-Shaming the Beast in Astonishing X-Men #15 Preview

On Wednesday, Astonishing X-Men #15 hits stores, with a cover inspired by the hit song Wanted: Dead or Alive by writer Matthew Rosenberg's favorite band, Bon Jovi And as the following preview reveals that Havok's team of mutants is as authorized as a Watchmen sequel, will their fugitive status finally inspire camaraderie between the outlaw[...]

Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 cover by Rod Reis

Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 Advance Review: Should the X-Men be Dark?

Something is going down in the town of Lago.[caption id="attachment_902005" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 cover by Rod Reis[/caption]There were times, while reading Astonishing X-Men Annual #1, when I wanted to dislike this comic It’s another Matthew Rosenberg X-Men book where all the team members are either cold or outright snide towards one another[...]

Astonishing X-Men #14 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Astonishing X-Men #14 Review: Emotionally and Visually Disconnected

From there, they go to protect the next person on the Reavers hitlist: Allison Blair, aka Dazzler.[caption id="attachment_898161" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men #14 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata[/caption]I very badly want to like the Astonishing X-Men Both Charles Soule and Matthew Rosenberg have put up X-Men lineups full of characters I personally adore,[...]

Giant-Size X-ual Healing: Don't Be a Madison, Plus Other Lessons in a Recap of All of Last Week's X-Men Comics [8/1/18]

You already clicked, so you might as well settle in.ASTONISHING X-MEN #14 MATTHEW ROSENBERG (W) • GREG LAND (A/C) RETURN OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR VARIANT COVER BY ADAM KUBERT • Welcome back to the X-Men stage, the incomparable…the amazing…the uncanny…DAZZLER! • The Reavers are hunting random mutants, so Havok and Beast must save a former X-Man. • But these Reavers[...]

Astonishing X-Men #13 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Astonishing X-Men #13 Review: What if All the X-Men Hated One Another?

Iron Man isn’t happy about Alex’s interference.[caption id="attachment_878962" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men #13 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata[/caption]Havok returns to the Xavier Institute to gather a new team of X-Men, but Kitty Pryde tells him to get out This leaves him with few options Meanwhile, the Reavers are making moves, including capturing Miss[...]

Astonishing X-Men #12 cover by Greg Land and Edgar Delgado

Astonishing X-Men #12 Review: A Good-Enough Ending to Charles Soule's Story

Spawned from the head of X and using Proteus’ reality seeds for additional power, he quickly dispatches the Astonishing X-Men by vomiting liquid despair upon them — except for one Psylocke still stands, but can she defeat the Shadow King alone?[caption id="attachment_863381" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men #12 cover by Greg Land and Edgar Delgado[/caption]Charles Soule’s[...]

X-ual Healing: You Could Call it a Conclusion… Astonishing X-Men #12

Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but with a corporate merger on the way, the X-Men can finally get back to doing what they do best: being objectively the best franchise in comics.Each week, armed with the joy, heartbreak, and[...]

Dazzler: X-Song #1 cover by Elizabeth Torque and Ian Herring

Dazzler: X-Song #1 Review: Freedom in Music

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Dazzler has returned to her music career, hosting concerts for mutants, Inhumans, and metahumans. Things were going well, but there is now an anti-Inhuman hate group of mutants now attempting to bar Inhumans from entering Dazzler's concerts. She wants to be done with the superhero scene, but she can't sit by and allow […]

The Surviving Original X-Men Reunited with Professor X in Astonishing X-Men Annual

Matthew Rosenberg is taking over Astonishing X-Men in July, but he's already getting an Astonishing X-Men Annual to write in August, with artist Travel Foreman (in place of regular series artist Greg Land) Can anyone stop Rosenberg's steady takeover of the entire X-Men line? If so, they'll have their work cut out for them, as[...]

Astonishing X-Men #11

X-ual Healing: It's Always Darkest Before the Reboot in Astonishing X-Men #11

Welcome back to X-ual Healing, the weekly recap column where we obsessively read every X-Men and X-Men-adjacent comic that Marvel publishes, tell you what happens, provide additional context where necessary, and examine whether the comic makes good use of the long and convoluted history of the X-Men by referencing it in a way that’s accessible to[...]

Astonishing X-Men #11 cover by Grag Land and Frank D'Armata

Astonishing X-Men #11 Review: The Team Comes Together, in Time for the End

The Astonishing X-Men ambush the being to stop his reality seeds around the world Psylocke and X use their psychic abilities to stop the spread of the reality seeds Betsy even begins to start trusting X, and the team seems to be coming together at last.[caption id="attachment_840924" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Astonishing X-Men #11 cover by Grag[...]