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By Warren Ellis Phil Jimenez | Comments: ( 723 ) | Date: ( Jul 04, 2020 )

Abigail Brand, director of S.W.O.R.D has been in some sticky situations, and she isn t the type who asks for help to get out of them But when you re careening toward Earth in the cockpit of a damaged spaceship after being attacked on an exploding asteroid 7.5 million miles from Earth s time to call the X Men They might not have much of a plan, or much of a chanceAbigail Brand, director of S.W.O.R.D has been in some sticky situations, and she isn t the type who asks for help to get out of them But when you re careening toward Earth in the cockpit of a damaged spaceship after being attacked on an exploding asteroid 7.5 million miles from Earth s time to call the X Men They might not have much of a plan, or much of a chance, but that s certainly never stopped them before Watch as the X Men go up against all new versions of some of their worst foes genetically manipulated Brood missiles, meat Sentinels and an island monster modeled after Krakoa Superstar artist Phil Jimenez joins writer Warren Ellis for the second installment of this mind bending series Collecting Astonishing X Men 31 35

  • Title: Astonishing X-Men, Volume 6: Exogenetic
  • Author: Warren Ellis Phil Jimenez
  • ISBN: 9780785131496
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Warren Ellis Phil Jimenez

Warren Ellis is the award winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT bestselling GUN MACHINE and the underground classic novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013 His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is in development at Jerry Bruckheimer TV for the Fox network, and his GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN EXTREMIS He s also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co writing a video project called WASTELANDERS with Joss Whedon that will appear some time before we both die He is serialising a new graphic novel, TREES, with artist Jason Howard, through Image Comics Warren Ellis is currently working on a non fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus His newest publication is the digital short story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals His next book will be the novella NORMAL, also from FSG.A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society s President s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative He is a Patron of the British Humanist Association, an Associate of the Institute of Atemporal Studies, and the literary editor of EDICT magazine.Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

Comments Astonishing X-Men, Volume 6: Exogenetic

  • Keely

    You would think that the insanity would have calm down just a bit after the clusterfuckity that was Joss Whedon's first run for The Astonishing X-Men. But you're reading an X-Men title so your plucky optimism will only be surely crushed if you ever expected any different. Sure, Warren Ellis' two story arcs so far within ten issues haven't been as crazy and experimental compared to all of Whedon's four arcs, but it doesn't mean things have improved. In fact, the last time we left our heroes, cert [...]

  • 47Time

    Thank God, the artwork looks amazingly visceral. And the story ends with humor. It's totally worth it, even just to see how some people are viewed by the physically challenged. Political correctness be damned.On their return from saving Abigail Brand, the director of SHIELD, the X-Men are attacked by an organic, shapeshifting sentinel that looks completely badass(view spoiler)[ and is in fact a resurrected mutant. A scientist named Kaga is bringing them back from the dead using data stolen from [...]

  • David

    Phil Jimenez says in the afterword that he first started reading the X-Men back in the early 80s, during the first appearance of the Brood, which coincidentally is when I began reading the series as well. So like Jimenez, I was a little pumped to see one of my favorite baddies returning. We even got to hear Wolverine calling them "Sleazoids" for old times' sake.That and the dialog and a few good moments rate this X-Men installment 3.5 stars. I enjoyed it more than some of the other X-volumes I'v [...]

  • Mike

    Another fantastically enjoyable, big scienc-y romp through x-land with my favourite madman of comics, Warren Ellis. Tres cool start - all action - and very weird storyline to twist it all together. I'm thrilled that Jiminez was tapped to follow Bianchi - both talented artists, but this big, bold art style totally suits Ellis' writing. I don't know if there's any follow-ups to this stuff, but I say keep these guys on it as long as you possibly can.

  • Becky

    I really enjoyed this one.

  • Anne

    Great story, and I loved the art!The snarky barbs being traded between the characters really made the writing stand out.Can't wait to read Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis!

  • Keith

    Man, my expectations on this were super low based on the reviews, plus I've never particularly liked Jimenez's art -- he always seems to get hired as the go-to guy to fill in for artists I really like, so I'm a little prejudiced whenever he shows up in the masthead. But I flipped through this trade several times, really digging on the new look for Armor ("ooooh!" says Nerd-Keith: "She's RED now that's so cool omg omg") and in general thinking "Hell, for Jimenez this isn't half bad." I'd also re [...]

  • Martin

    After many shipping delays for the individual issues collected in this book, reading it in one sitting works in the story's favour. It's hard to feel the urgency of a crisis when there are months between chapters. By the time you'd get the next chapter, you had to re-read the previous ones as a refresher. The characterisation and interactions between the cast seem natural and genuine, and the art is good. It's just without spoiling anything, the X-Men seem to encounter no difficulty resolving wh [...]

  • Nancy Meservier

    I have to wonder if I was the only one that found Ghost Box to be overcomplicated and confusing, as Warren Ellis's next installment in Astonishing X-men is a lot simpler and action focused. As a result, while the comic falls very short of the high standards set up by Joss Whedon, it's actually a fairly entertaining read. The storyline here is focused on the Brood, and while I would have preferred to see some of the ideas developed a bit more, it does have its moments. The book's big selling poin [...]

  • One Flew

    I don't generally bother with the x-men, not from any active dislike but due to the fact that 90% of the genre are more or less boring superhero soap operas. The only exception is when i have a great regard for the creative team, such as Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly's New X-men run. So the concept of Warren Ellis writing the X-men was a big draw card as well as Jemenez's artwork. I wasn't overly impressed with the first issue or two, thinking that it was going to be 100% action orientated su [...]

  • Jacob

    Library copy. I liked this more than the Warren Ellis book before and I liked the artwork more too. My only criticism is the colorist still paints with too dark a palette, which is something many complained about when he colored the Captain America book. He's a fine colorist, great really, but his colors are so dark, at least when it comes to print, that it washes out the pencil/ink lines. I probably wouldn't buy this book new, but used, yes, just like I did with the last book.

  • Eric Mikols

    Talk about an improvement! Most of what I hated about the previous volume is fixed here, with better art (Phil Jimenez, great as always) and no X-Men characters become overnight villains. (Seriously, what was it about this era of X-Men that they had to ruin characters like Forge and Bishop?)We get the Brood, sort of. We get sentinels, sort of. There's action and quips! The ending is anti-climatic but at least I want to keep reading this book now. Talk about hit or miss, Warren Ellis.

  • Mitchell

    Messy and confused. Definitely not a worthy followup to Joss Whedon's run. However the individual lines the character's actually say are pretty good. The story though is not. And the art doesn't make up for it. X-Men fight stuff and bicker among themselves. Blah blah blah. Armor at least is done pretty well. 2.5 of 5.

  • Jdetrick

    Beautifully illustrated and a typically fun Ellis script.

  • Tarique Ejaz

    "There is someone out there who is using the dead X-Men to target the reduced number of whatever is left of us."The X-Men have been alerted of a new threat and one that is directed at them head on. Using the X-Gene of the deceased mutants to create Biosentinels by sending them in as sleeper agents, this anonymous Mastermind has transcended all limitations of moral harmony to go hard at the mutants with the one aim. To exterminate them, remove them and end them. As if the prevalent hatred wasn't [...]

  • Yurana

    Okay, so this isn't all that bad it's also not that good and I have some huge problems with this story, that stop me from giving it more stars.1) Everyone is a smart ass. Everyone! No matter how bad the situation or whether there is even someone there to hear you, the characters have to throw out witty one liners constantly. Now, it's not a problem to have a character like this, but this is just too much. Apart from the question whether this is actually in character the even bigger problem is th [...]

  • Phillip

    I'm glad to see things turned around a bit here compared to volume 5. The darkness that took over Ghost Box is still present to a degree, but the creators acknowledge and begin to move past it.First of all, this book features the return of the Brood! I loved watching the X-Men fight them in the '90s animated series. They get an upgrade here by being genetically modified by the latest person that wants to see the X-Men destroyed. There are also organic Sentinels and an island sized monster.The ar [...]

  • Leila Anani

    An unknown enemy has got hold of Beast's research and is creating mutant hybrids from the cells of dead mutants to attack the X-Men.While this is far from my favourite line up (Wolverine, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Beast, Storm and Hisako nope I still don't have a clue what use she is lol) I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Its two strengths being great art and a rather good story.When the premise is mutant hybrids from dead cells - I was expecting resurrection of past X-Men but this subverted my expectat [...]

  • Kate

    The Warren Ellis arc continues as the X-Men rescue Agent Brand and she tells them exactly who and what they are facing and why they are only just learning about it now. Very human failings in a very not human situation as Sentinels and the Brood both are out to eliminate everyone. The witty banter between the team members continue but there are also some issues brought up as it is discovered what small, unintentional part Beast played in these horrifying beings seeking their destruction. I loved [...]

  • Alan

    Warren Ellis often dismisses his work for hire books, but thankfully the work he dismisses usually gives science fiction fans a small taste of science in their fiction. Ellis tosses out ideas about genetic engineering/modification, facts such as the planetoid Cruinthne, and he shows off his love for space stories and Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds whiel indulging his habit of writing snarky dialogue.That is the thing about his work for hire books. ELlis usually avoids the pitfalls of the work he [...]

  • Christopher Munroe

    My second dip into Ellis' X-Men run, and I think it's starting to grow on me. I like the lineup, Ellis is bringing his a-game in terms of big science-fiction ideas, the voice being brought to the characters (especially Emma Frost, who's never been better) is an interesting take on them, and the Bio-Sentinel was full on disgusting, in a way I could not look away from.This run is an interesting chapter in the line's history, I think, and while I prefer Ellis' creator owned work, I do appreciate wh [...]

  • Craig

    Ellis always delivers a scifi gonzo extravaganza, and this is no exception. This just felt slight to me, especially given how easily the big bad's plan is foiled. I'm also slightly frustrated that no one ever called Cyclops onto the carpet for getting it on with one of the team's arch-enemies. Jean and her memory just get swept under the rug. Everyone has an opinion about Scott's sins of murder, but no one cares about his sins of the flesh? I don't buy it. Best line of the book comes from Storm, [...]

  • J.

    Ellis captures the big-screen feel perfectly, with over-the-top plots full of ideas, and this is no exception. There's a lot of good here, and a lot of buts: The hybrid monsters look great (particularly the gut-sentinel), and the action flows at a great pace. BUT the ending is rather sudden and anticlimactic. Similarly, he's got great character moments, and some really funny dialogue, but everything is so busy that there's not much time for real emotion. The art looks really good, but some of th [...]

  • Mike

    I loved the heck out of this one. Essentially, the X-men figure out that a mysterious figure has been gathering resources over the past several decades, and is intent on wiping the remaining 198 mutants off the face of the earth. The build-up is a pretty typical superhero story, but I really like the character interactions. Wolverine and Armor's mentor/student relationship is clearly meant to echo the Wolerine/Kitty Pryde friendship in the 80's, but Hisako has a more of a sarcastic edge which ma [...]

  • Scott Lee

    Gets closer. Again, this is probably simply my mindset that says I want THIS when I read X-Men, and Warren Ellis for all his gifts, isn't it. Still, this story was stronger than the last, I felt the characters were more in line with who they are, and we shadows of how Marvel's various X-Creators would continue to transform Cyclops and push him toward fulfilling Magneto's dream (as he has essentially done in the comics beginning with Utopia). I think the difference--for me--between this book and [...]

  • Maddsurgeon

    I remember liking Ellis' New X-Men stuff, but something about this one feels off. Maybe it's just this run, but he doesn't really scratch the surface of the characters. They're all very clever and witty, but the story doesn't really delve into the team members as individuals, and they don't seem to present very well as a team. The one moment some real character comes off feels a bit hollow, as it's mainly the Beast telling the audience why Cyclops is behaving the way he is. Mainly this run is so [...]

  • Ryan

    This has to be the weakest entry into the Astonishing X-Men series. I rate it well because the art is very nice. However, the plot is paper thin. There are some neat ideas, like the meat sentinels and the cloned brood. But at the heart of the story, and I'm giving it away, is an old man who hates the X-Men because they are pretty. That's it. Ellis also shoehorns in some witty dialogue, because he wants his characters to sound like they were written by Grant Morrison. Unfortunately, it seems a bi [...]

  • Shaun

    I have liked Astonishing X-Men since Joss Whedon was the writer, once he stopped writing it I stopped flowing. With Ellis and Jimenez I was brought back into the story and the characters. I love the unknown menace that is Kaga and that he is a "natural" mutant with now powers. The irony was perfect; here was an enemy who hated the X-men for being prettier outcasts then he was. I also really enjoyed the one liners and quips Ellis included throughout the dialogue that sometimes made the story for [...]

  • James

    A disappointment for longtime fans, as none of the characterization is consistent with how we know the existing cast. Beyond that, while Phil Jimenez does a great job executing Warren Ellis' ideas, notably a giant "flesh Sentinel," the X-men don't face any real obstacles throughout the volume. They blast their way effortlessly through each encounter, somehow ending with an easy, bloodless climax in a giant monster warehouse. It feels mailed in, both at the line level and in the main arc.

  • zxvasdf

    One of the things that stand out for this book is the dialogue. Warren Ellis nails it on the head, and if you read the X-Men in the early 90's like me, it's a welcome change, devoid of the usual exposition in the dialogue. Full of innuendos and digs amid ultraviolence this era of X-Men promises to be grittier. The rescue sequence in the beginning is absolutely awesome. I'd like to see Ellis try his hand in writing and directing a movie!

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