Joss Whedon's ASTONISHING X-MEN Coming To Blu-ray In November
As Comic-Con is just about to get started, Shout! Factory and Marvel Knights Animation have revealed that they will bring The Astonishing X-Men motion comics to Blu-ray November 13, 2012..
Joss Whedon's award winning run on Astonishing X-Men -- from which the "cure" premise was lifted for the X-Men 3 movie -- is a must read, and the motion comic based on the series is probably a lot better than you would expect too. This two-disc collection will feature all four motion comics including, Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous, Astonishing X-Men: Torn (out on DVD August 14, 2012), and Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable (arriving on DVD November 13, 2012). The set will also feature brand new cover art by John Cassady.
Here is a breakdown of what to expect..
ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED
Can the X-Men protect the world’s mutants against a powerful new alien menace and the “cure” that threatens to rid them of their unique abilities forever? This DVD features the first story arc of the ASTONISHING X-MEN 3-part series. Extensive bonus content includes: a conversation with Joe Quesada and Neal Adams, ASTONISHING X-MEN “Rise Up” music video, ASTONISHING X-MEN – GIFTED trailer, visual history of the characters, behind-the-scenes, Marvel Super Heroes™: What The — ?, artists gallery – John Cassaday, and additional trailers.
ASTONISHING X-MEN: DANGEROUS
In the second installment of the Astonishing X-Men arc, the tragic death of a student at the Xavier Institute reveals that a powerful enemy is working from inside the mansion to destroy the X-Men. It’s an enemy who knows all their weaknesses and can predict their every move. This new foe doesn’t want wealth, power or world domination – it only wants them dead. As the X-Men fight for their lives, they learn they’ve been deceived by one of their own. Even if they survive, the team will never be the same.
ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN
This third installment of the Astonishing X-Men story arc brings more action and adventure as Emma Frost’s erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a nonstop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move!
ASTONISHING X-MEN: UNSTOPPABLE
Strap yourselves in, folks! The final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it's all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable!
Full details on extras, artwork and tech specs for the Blu-ray haven't been revealed yet, but it should come in at around $34.99.
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