Astonishing X-Men Annual #1 cover by Rod Reis

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

Their time is interrupted by the resurrected Professor Charles Xavier, back as “X” and inhabiting the body of Fantomex He brings them to a new mansion he has outside the town of Lago He claims to want to reconnect with them, but X-Men have their suspicions about this version of Professor X Something is going[...]

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

Also, Fantomex is still around? Kind of? That’s left ambiguous.Those are some big criticisms and would be enough reason to understandably write the book off However, I can’t dislike it outright The “gifts” given to the X-Men are a neat way of progressing the characters even if other writers disregard the idea[...]

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

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] X and Psylocke's plan to bring down Proteus is sprung into action. 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 […]

Astonishing X-Men #7 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin

Astonishing X-Men #7 Review: Bloated, Overcomplicated Plot

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Professor Charles Xavier has returned in the body of Fantomex What this means for Fantomex is unclear, though Xavier claims that this was done with consent from the mercenary Xavier also prefers being called ‘X’ now and is rapidly curing London of the psychic affliction brought about by the Shadow King.The rest of the[...]

Astonishing X-Men #6 cover by Mike del Mundo

Astonishing X-Men #6 Review: An Ending That Arrived Too Late

It should have intrigued me for what’s to come, but it feels more like just having a splinter pulled out.It may not be completely over, but the next issue seems like it will likely be the clean-up portion along with finally acknowledging how this team will exactly function with the likes of Mystique, Gambit, and[...]

Astonishing X-Men #5 Review: The Astral Plane War Continues

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Rogue, Fantomex, and Mystique have been stowed away in the Astral Plane by the ghost of Professor Xavier Here, we figure out just how long he has been war with Farouk the Shadow King He’s been at this since Cyclops killed him during Avengers vs X-Men (which is probably, what, a year ago in[...]

Astonishing X-Men #4 cover by Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, and Nolan Woodard

Astonishing X-Men #4 Review: Good, But Needs To Move On

On top of that, the Xavier from the Astral Plane has made contact with Psylocke and attempts to convince her that he is one her side.Back in the Astral Plane, the pairing of Fantomex and Mystique along with the couple of Rogue and Gambit attempt to rekindle some romantic flames long thought to have gone[...]

Astonishing X-Men #3 Review: Solid Read, Disappointing Art

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Logan is hot on the trail of the Shadow King, and he's resisting everything the psychic demon throws at him. He's on his own, though, as the rest of his teammates are lost in the machinations of the Astral Plane. What happens when Logan finds his old friend Charles Xavier first, if it […]

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Astonishing X-Men #2 Review: Enter The Shadow King

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Logan, Gambit, Fantomex, Beast, and Rogue have decided it’s as good as day as any to go out to a theater, where Multiple Man is putting on a play of the greatest dramas in the storied history of the X-Men!Nah, just kidding They’re in the Astral Plane under the dominion of Farouk, the Shadow[...]

Astonishing X-Men #1 Review: The X-Men Comic I've Been Waiting For

It’s received by Bishop, Logan, Rogue, Angel, Gambit (his is working with Fantomex), and Beast The team converges on Psylocke, finding her in a mindless rampage in London, having conjured a massive telekinetic moth construct They must work together to stop her and figure out what happened.This is actually the first X-Men book since Extraordinary[...]

Mindless Speculation – Readjusting The Astonishing X-Men Villain Theory

PSYLOCKE, OLD MAN LOGAN, BISHOP, ARCHANGEL, FANTOMEX, ROGUE and GAMBIT will attempt to save a world that hates and fears them Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE THE X-MEN. From blockbuster writer CHARLES SOULE and joined by a roster of superstar artists beginning with JIM CHEUNG ASTONISHING X-MEN It’s the X-book you need. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99 Well, 'an ancient[...]

Just Who Is The Familiar Menace In Astonishing X-Men? #ResurrXion

X-Men, which you can see my review of here) Charles Soule, the press release includes this tantalising tidbit. Old Man Logan, Archangel, Mystique, Rogue, Gambit, Bishop,Psylocke and Fantomex Together, they are the Astonishing X-Men But what brings this eclectic collection of heroes together? A familiar menace has once again reared its ugly head – reborn, renewed[...]

Thirty-Four Thoughts About Thirty-Four Comics – Uber, Grindhouse, Garfield, Spawn, Mara, Lazarus, Mind The Gap, Fantomex, Action Comics, All New X-Men Special, Mighty Avengers, Infinity Hunt, Movement, Earth 2, The Star Wars, CBLDF Liberty Annual, Hinterkind, Witching Hour, Hit, Robocop, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, Crossed Badlands, Superior Foes Of Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers, Detective Comics, Iron Man, Hunger, Bushido, Spera, Quantum And Woody, Shadowman, Suicide Risk, Bedlam And Occultist

the beast with no backs I guess. Fantomex MAX was, apparently based on an unnamed Scottish writer's pitch, now reworked by fellow Scot Andrew Hope after "creative differences" He tried to return the character to its original Grant Morrison style, and must have succeeded because, well, FantoMAX (as we should call it) reads totally like a[...]

In One Week, In Two Weeks – Get Grinding To Grindhouse

Next week, at your local comic store, we have Grindhouse #1 and Occultist #1 from Dark Horse, Hinterkind #1 at DC Vertigo, Bushido and the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 at Image, and new issues Fantomex, Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Captain America: Living Legend #1 and the All-New X-Men Special There's Fairy Tale Comics from First[...]

In One Week, In Two Weeks – Here Come The Powerpuff Girls

Next week! A new issue of Bleeding Cool Magazine hits the stands, a new Criminal Macabre starts, everyone lines up and tries to grab a copy of Joker's Daughter before flipping it on eBay for $100, there's the launch of the Dick Cheney-killing The Other Dead #1 and Powerpuff Girls #1 from IDW, Rat Queens[...]

Confirmed: Andrew Hope Is Writing Fantomex. Not Marvelman.

CBR has run the exclusive news that Bleeding Cool ran a couple of days ago, that Andrew Hope will be writing a new Fantomex series for Marvel.So, not Marvelman or shenanigans...Add to that, it's a MAX title, Shawn Crystal is drawing the book with covers by Francesco Francavilla, I did notice that no one in[...]

Andrew Hope Is Writing Fantomex, Not Marvelman

But Andrew is being a very naughty boy.I think he's actually talking about Fantomex, a character based on Fantômas and introduced into the Marvel Universe by Grant Morrison in New X-Men That number of years he talks about being eleven We are old.And Fantomex was recently officially trademarked by Marvel, which would indicate an ongoing[...]

Marvel Trademarks Fantomex… Is There A New Title On The Way?

  Does Marvel have a Fantomex title on the way? They have register trademarked the name of the X-Force character recently for comics and comics-related stuff, and Marvel usually does that kind of thing when they have stuff planned...Or they don;t want to take any chances with Fantomas.Word Mark FANTOMEXGoods and Services IC 016[...]