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Astonishing X-Men: Joss Whedon Ultimate Collection vol 2

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Joss Whedon & John Cassaday


Page 45 Review by Stephen

Brilliant, beautiful and tremendously cruel. I had my doubts when Whedon was given Grant Morrison's set-up to play with, but he grasped the baton, ran full-pelt and won gold medal by a visible distance. Helped in no small part by having a consistently impressive single artist rather than at-times barely readable companions on Morrison's travels, Whedon delivered sharply timed reversal after reversal, of which there are several here, each of which confounded expectations he'd carefully set up with surprises which were equally well constructed when you went back and looked.

Features the single finest use of telepathy I've ever come across (one such reversal), and concludes with the biggest reversal of all. For as the series began Kitty Pryde was still mourning the death of her old flame, Peter Rasputin AKA Colossus. Now, having been resurrected by one of the Breakworld's warriors to rid Earth of mutants in order to avert the doom prophesied to their own planet, and freed from his strange-metal prison by Kitty, Colossus learns that it is he who is forecast to destroy Breakworld: they have created the means of their own destruction. But at least he and Kitty can finally be together...

Yeah, right.

The complete second half of Whedon's in a single volume.