New Astonishing X-Men artist?

#1 Posted by G-Man (34186 posts) - - Show Bio

So I've heard that perhaps Bryan Hitch will be the new artist. Don't know how I feel about that. Can he keep up with a deadline?

I think the best choice (or at least a really good one) would Alan Davis. That guy is gold. He's done X-Men (and Excalibur) already. His Fantastic Four: The End is just beautiful.

Anyone know why he doesn't do a monthly? Is it a time thing? I was hoping before that he would be Bagley's replacement on Ultimate Spidey. I just wanna see him monthly somewhere!

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#2 Posted by tyger_raven (74 posts) - - Show Bio

The book can't come out any slower if Hitch was drawing it. I just wonder who will replace Joss as writer? Personally, I have a feeling that the Astonishing book won't last very long once Joss and Cassaday leave it.

#3 Posted by G-Man (34186 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they should just let it be and cancel it. It's not like there aren't any other X-titles out there. Whoever comes in has some big shoes to fill.

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#4 Posted by tyger_raven (74 posts) - - Show Bio

The only reason I think they'd try to keep it going is because Astonishing has become the flagship title for the X-Men, besides, where would Cyclops, Emma, Beast, Wolverine, Colossus, and Kitty go if the title was cancelled.

But, given the pacing of this title to date, we shouldn't have to really think of what to do once Whedon/Cassaday's run is over until late next year. :-P

#5 Posted by Kaiho13 (37 posts) - - Show Bio

wasn't it mentioned somewhere that the title will stop after Josh and John leave ?

to tell you the truth ... i would prefer that instead of a mediocre follow-up (which is always more possible)

#6 Posted by G-Man (34186 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I'd be super surprised if Marvel stopped it. I just really really hope that they can get someone good that "gets" the characters if they do continue it. Whedon really fleshed out these characters that have been so well established before.

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#7 Posted by fesak (7054 posts) - - Show Bio

Sales numbers says otherwise.

IMO Astonishing is very overrated.

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#8 Posted by Zero (31 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Millar said that he has another proyect with Hitch in 2007.

Sepeculation: probably he could be the next writer, I mean, it has commercial sense.

#9 Posted by Teh_Exploder (80 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this title they need to get a really really good writer.. like Ed Brubaker maybe.. he's done X-men I think? this is the only X-men title i get besides Wolverine Origins and X-factor. For an artist how about Jim Chueng?

#10 Posted by Ebony Bishop (767 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually, Brubaker is doing Uncanny right now...the whole "Vulcan vs. the Shiar Empire" thing.

#11 Posted by Kaiho13 (37 posts) - - Show Bio

my opinion is that they need someone who was not into comics.

Bring someone fresh like Whedon was when he first came onboard.

Warren Ellis would be great though if he was left alone to do whatever he wanted...

#12 Posted by Lumiras (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Kaiho13 says:

"my opinion is that they need someone who was not into comics.Bring someone fresh like Whedon was when he first came onboard.Warren Ellis would be great though if he was left alone to do whatever he wanted... "

Hmm, a Warren Ellis penned Astonishing could be really good. Ellis does a great job at that snarky/hilarious dialogue that Astonishing is known for.

I just hope Astonishing stays as good as it is right now. It is really a very classic X-title, with a tight group of members and great interpersonal relationships. It's very character driven, which is a nice change of pace from throwing a new group of alien invaders at the X-Men every month

#13 Posted by Prodigal Son (3473 posts) - - Show Bio

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#14 Posted by Dreaded Porcupine (49 posts) - - Show Bio

X-men this, X-men that. There is only 50 teams of them and Wolverine is on all but one. He had to make room to be an Avenger. I'm starting to get quezzy marvel. Get real. They were more realistic and continous in the 60's. Milk it for all it's worth. You have the stock holders to think about. Weasels. I'm still waiting for the day Juggernaut pounds mister stock holder wolverine into the ground.

#15 Posted by whagent (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Dreaded Porcupine says:

"X-men this, X-men that. There is only 50 teams of them and Wolverine ison all but one. He had to make room to be an Avenger. I'm starting toget quezzy marvel. Get real. They were more realistic and continous inthe 60's. Milk it for all it's worth. You have the stock holders tothink about. Weasels. I'm still waiting for the day Juggernaut poundsmister stock holder wolverine into the ground."

:D

#16 Posted by Lead (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Ellis and Hitch would be great on this title. I think this book delivers too little for the long time it takes between issues. Cassaday's art is beautiful, but I've never found it compatible with a superhero book.

The plot and new characters Whedon has created are underwhelming. "Armor", "Danger", these stupid no nose aliens....on the other hand, his characterization is spot on. My only quible is with Emma and Logan.....He's turned Emma boring and Logan's just comic relief

#17 Posted by The Flying Man (6 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only one that thinks it would be awesome if Grant Morrison picked up the writing duties once Whedon goes? His run on X-Men was phenomenal in my eyes and I'd like to see what he would do with that team now. It would be cool because Morrison took them out of the costumes and Whedon put them back on. It would be interesting to see.

#18 Posted by EGoD (1516 posts) - - Show Bio

The Flying Man says:

"Am I the only one that thinks it would be awesome if Grant Morrison picked up the writing duties once Whedon goes? His run on X-Men was phenomenal in my eyes and I'd like to see what he would do with that team now. It would be cool because Morrison took them out of the costumes and Whedon put them back on. It would be interesting to see. "

YES! after what he did during his "New" X-Men run I hope he rots in hell or worse, writes for DC for the rest of his life, lol. I hated those stupid uniforms they wore too, though the lowsy art didn't help either, Emma wore a diaper.

#19 Posted by DiamondFrost (105 posts) - - Show Bio

It has been confirmed that Warren Ellis will be the writer and Simone Bianchi will be the artist on Astonishing X-Men when the Unstoppable arc ends. An X-Team has not been decided on, but assuming that all the members of the current team survive Messiah Complex that will be the team.

After all, would Marvel REALLY want to ruin another marriage for poor Cyke^^ That is why those are in discussion to keep at least him and Emma on the Astonishing Team.

To all you Astonishing X-Men fans out there, we know that Simone Bianchi will be taking over Astonishing X-Men,

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