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The X-Men race to the scene of a gigantic subterranean monster having emerged in Manhattan and begun a wave of destruction. Using their skills as best suits the situation, the X-Men save innocents, or telepathically compel them to move to safety, or use their powers to force the creature back into its hole. The team is soon joined by the Fantastic Four, who combine their powers with the X-Men, forcing the monster into the hole from which it emerged. Returning back to the mansion, the team is dismayed that their heroics played for less than thirty seconds on the news, while a star’s scandal garnered more than three minutes. As the group discusses whether they can ever get a fair shake with the media, one of the students, Hisako, arrives, worried about another missing student, Wing. She is joined by the Stepford Cuckoos and the telepathic Blindfold, who is only able to speak a cryptic warning. Elsewhere, in the Danger Room, Wing lies dead on the floor. Having been in a simulation of the ravine outside the school grounds, he tried to fly – despite having received “the Cure.” With his death, the simulation ends. Elsewhere, Special Agent Brand faces an inquiry into her recent action before a S.W.O.R.D. committee. Rather than apologetic, she states that she regrets nothing and would go to any means to safeguard the planet. She awaits their judgment.

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Joss Whedon's X-Men 0

What I love about Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, is that he really rolls with what Chris Claremont set up. That is, I very diverse team that is more like a family... a very, very dysfunctional family! I love the drama between the X-Men, I always have. I think that's what really set apart the Uncanny X-Men back in the day, and Joss Whedon is taking that concept and updating it for the modern audience. I haven't really read the issues after Whedon left, but I can easily recommend the first twen...

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The fall of friend, the rise of a new 'danger'. 0

This issue starts off rather depressing with the suicide of Xaiver Institute student Wing. What happens is in Astonishing X-Men#5 gifted Wing loses his powers and becomes really down and confused about where to go next. The danger room convinces Wing that the only way to cope with the pain to take it all away by just letting go and killing himself. And basically, this whole issue revolves around that and what that means for the future of the X-Men. Besides that in this issue the X-Men also try ...

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