On DVD this week from writer/director Joss Whedon, Marvel Knights and SHOUT! Factory comes an amazing DVD that fans need, and I mean NEED to have in their collection with THE ASTONISHING X-MEN.
This blu ray is amazing with the animated collection of: GIFTED, DANGEROUS, TORN, and UNSTOPPABLE put together in high definition that is seriously amazing to watch.
With ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED is the X-men coming together to fight a new alien menace and the DVD features the first arc of the three part series. The bonus feature is conversations with Joe Quesada and Neal Adams along with the “Rise Up” music video and the artist gallery with John Cassaday.
With ASTONISHING X-MEN: DANGEROUS deals with the death of a student at the Institute as a powerful enemy from inside works to destroy the X-Men. This time they fight for their lives, as the enemy only wants them all dead.
With ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN they must now deal with Emma Frost as it becomes obvious that something has gone wrong and the Hellfire Club comes into play.
With ATONISHING X-MEN: UNSTOPPABLE the X-Men must now save the planet because of the Breakworld. Whedon and Cassaday have made sure to keep the word astonishing true to its definition!
FINAL WORD: This is such an amazing collection of work that I watched it twice! Whedon and Cassaday have brought animation of the X-Men to a whole other level. This is more than a must have…this is a HEY SANTA!!! kind of DVD to get under the tree!
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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give THE ASTONISHING X-MEN with its four installments four tubs of popcorn out of five. There is no way anyone can’t be blow away by the twists and turns and the fate of the beloved X-Men!
The storylines are really strong and it is true that “Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling with groundbreaking illustrations, sensational soundscapes and explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe”.
In the end – it will shake the foundations of the X-Men forever!