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    Yes, it's being released while the previous serial is still running slowly in what was the mothership book. I think they wanted to release a bunch of ASTONISHING-branded miniseries at once, and we already had two issues of this in the can. (I have a feeling I wrote this first issue in the same couple of months that I was simultaneously writing GHOST BOX, GHOST BOXES and EXOGENETIC.) It's being run bimonthly, I believe.

    Thoughts, comments etc?
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      CommentAuthorJJH
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2010
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    I loved what you had going with Ghost Boxes, are these going along the route or separate adventures?

    Plus, the sample art looks amazing
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2010 edited
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    EDIT: Disregard this post. This is what happens when you're an idiot and breeze through a topic. Yeesh.
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    Meltdown Comics are saying on Twitter that ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #1 has sold out already (presumably at distributor level) and is going to a second printing.
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    Am thankfully leaving the backwoods of Maine in two days to visit California for a month, hopefully giving me a chance at getting this in my hands (we has no shops here). Hoping the shops in my hometown will still have copies on hand. Shouldn't be a problem, not a huge town. Still, will be wringing my hands on the plane in anticipation.
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      CommentAuthorSJD
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2010
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    Read it. Loved it. Great start, enjoyed the art, and adored the dialogue. Have no doubt we'll sell out at the store too.
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    Crap, didn't even see it! Emergency search before work tomorrow, if I can keep a coherent plan in my head that early in the day.
    • CommentAuthorDrew_badly
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2010
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    Gah, as usual because I get my comics in a monthly lump I miss out on buzz. Good job I've pre-ordered this one. I'll let you know what I think in June.
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    Picked it up, read it last night. It made me giggle a few times. Some of the lines about the accent were beautiful. Kaare, as always, drew it beautifully. One of my thoughts while reading it was trying to figure out when it takes place, but it is obviously after M-Day, and before Utopia so that worked for me. It's too bad that Ellis won't be writing any more X-Men after this and the current arc of astonishing finish up as I really like what he does with the characters.

    Ellis -- What happened to the 4th story you were planning on telling with Science Hero X-Men?
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    You will never know.
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    I find the African continent information robust and the xmen interplay like old familiar friends. This is the first Marvel title I have picked up besides Atlas (and I guess Powers) without regrets. Owning as usual, love swami!
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2010
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    I bought this and Transmetropolitan vol. 7 yesterday, haven't had much time to read either, but I flipped through both.

    First the art: Both Mr. Robertson and Mr. Andrews art own in their respective books. The two page splash page of the X-Men in their field gear (Mr. Andrews) was magnificent. I haven't loved a X-team splash page like this since Grant Morrison's New X-Men, when Marc Silvestri did a two page splash of the future X-Men in Here Comes Tomorrow.

    Also, Emma as the rich bitch is back, and I couldn't be happier! This was a wonderful Wednesday.

    Thank you Warren Ellis, thank you Mr. Kaare Andrews, and thank you Mr. Darrick Robertson. *bows to all of you*
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    Interesting things learned. I am beginning to think I would purchase your grocery list (if I knew it was written by you) as I'm sure it would be most enlightening. This promises to be one of your best "Marvel" efforts in some time. You should consider writing a 'history of the world' type non-fiction book. I would dare say best-seller! Of course, given time constraints.... fat chance, but I can dare to hope.
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    sigh...i dont need any more books to pick up and yet, with you and jason writing these astonishing books i really couldnt resist. great start on these, and they both look gorgeous too. i think i treated these first issues as teasers, and will now just wait on the trade. bimonthly is a little too much of a wait, so if figure i might as well just wait for the arc. great start though!

    "there's beer."
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    I've got this one coming in the post in the next couple of days and can't wait. Glad to see lots of positive feedback from those who've already got their hands on it. Bitchy Emma's back? Excellent!
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    and her boobs defy science ;)
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    You will never know.

    Dagnabit! I'll just have to stick with the assumption that somebody tries to remake the world with their own version of reality, the X-Men decide that they actually like what the guy has planned and help him get away with it, ending up making the world a great and happy place for everyone. 'Cause, you know, everything you write ends on such a positive note. *cough*Scars*cough*
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      CommentAuthorsleemo
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2010
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    I still don't understand how, if at all, this ties in to the normal Astonishing series, and I still think the cover art had some odd bits, but the interiors just blew me away. Kaare just drew circles around most of the other books I bought this week. Loved the storyline as well. This Storm/Cyclops thing could be interesting.

    I guess I'm out of the loop tho, why is this happening:

    Ellis won't be writing any more X-Men after this and the current arc of astonishing finish up


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    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2010
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    Bought, read. Great dialogue and art.
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      CommentAuthorMG
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2010
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    @Warrenellis:

    Just curious, you get any static about the Nelson Mandela bit? I was curious since you rarely hear people, especially in the US, bringing up Mandela's years running the Umkhonto we Sizwe.