True Believers Astonishing X-Men 1 NM Joss Whedon John Cassaday



True Believers Astonishing X-Men #1
Published Jun 2017 by Marvel

Reprinting Astonishing X-Men (2004) 1

“GIFTED” pt. 1 (of 6) Written by Joss Whedon. Art and Cover by John Cassaday.

WHEDON (creator of TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and CASSADAY (Planetary, CAPTAIN AMERICA) bring you the explosive #1 issue of the all-new flagship X-Men series! As part of X-MEN: RELOAD, this issue marks a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men.

Kitty Pryde, former teen X-Man, arrives late for her first day as a new faculty member of the Xavier School. After looking around the ol’ mansion a little bit to reminisce, she shows up late to the student body convocation for the fall semester, in the middle of Emma Frost’s “They will always hate us” welcome speech.

Scott Summers is not pleased with Emma faking a Sentinel attack to test the students, and Logan is not pleased that Scott is now sleeping with Emma. He expresses his displeasure with combat. Emma for her part isn’t pleased that the X-drama is still all about Scott’s recently deceased wife Jean.

The team huddles to discuss their relational dysfunction. Kitty wonders what she’s doing here, and she and Emma instantly get their snark on.

Scott wants to see the X-Men being more publicly heroic to make up for the bad impression Magneto left when he destroyed and enslaved Manhattan in the final Grant Morrison issues of New X-Men. “We have to astonish them,” says Scott. They get their chance soon enough; a big alien bruiser, accompanied by a human goon squad, has taken hostages in a skyscraper. The team dons their new costumes (bright colors to make the public feel happier, instead of the black and yellow of Morrison’s era) and heads for the Blackbird…

28 pages, full color.


Near mint condition. Reprints Astonishing X-Men #1