(January 2009)

Marvel, 2008 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
3.99 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
2008-12-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Axel Alonso; Daniel Ketchum (assistant editor); Joe Quesada (editor in chief); Dan Buckley (publisher); Spring Hoteling (book design); Irene Lee (production); Alex Starbuck (editorial assistant)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Limited Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indicia information:
Published Monthly by MARVEL PUBLISHING, INC., a subsidiary of MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Office of Publication: 417 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016.
© 2008 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Emma Frost [White Queen]; Wolverine [Logan]

Indexer Notes

Artist division of labor based on credits to issue #1 -- this issue simply credits all three of them as "Cover Artists". Unusually, the cover is *not* signed.

Previously in Astonishing X-Men (Table of Contents)

X-Men / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Last Testament of Scott Summers (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Clayton Crain (painted)
Inks:
Clayton Crain (painted)
Colors:
Clayton Crain (painted)
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Scott Summers; X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Wolverine [Logan]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Shadowcat [Kitty Pryde]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]] (flashbacks)
Synopsis:
In a world where Cyclops decided to approach Subject X cautiously instead of letting Wolverine take him out quickly, a suicidal Scott Summers is the only X-Man surviving in a ruined mansion filled with ghosts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The script in the back of this issue makes it clear that the older flashbacks were supposed to be portrayed by mixing distressed artwork from those time periods into the current art, but this was not done.

4 (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Kaare Andrews
Inks:
Kaare Andrews
Colors:
Kaare Andrews
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hisako Ichiki [Armor]; Logan [Wolverine]; Hank McCoy [Beast]
Synopsis:
In a world where the annexation took several years, Hisako journeys to a supposed evacuation point with a deranged Hank McCoy and a Logan who is confined to a wheelchair due to the adamantium on his legs being warped early in the fighting.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

There is a large numeral "4" above Logan and Hisako in the panel occupying the lower half of the first page. In the absence of any other explanation, I am assuming it is the title of the story.

Cover Process by Simone Bianchi (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi; Andrea Silvestri
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Emma Frost [White Queen]; Wolverine [Logan]
Synopsis:
Preliminary sketches, pencils, inked but uncolored artwork, and the final art for the cover of this issue.

Astonishing X-Men Ghost Boxes Script by Warren Ellis (Table of Contents)

X-Men / text story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Clayton Crain (painted; part three); Kaare Andrews (part two)
Inks:
Clayton Crain (painted; part three); Kaare Andrews (part two)
Colors:
Clayton Crain (painted; part three); none (part two)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Scripts for the two stories in this issue, with art excerpts from the first story (referred to as "part three") and uncolored art excerpts from the second (referred to as "part two"). Note that the stories in the previous issue were referred to as parts one and two, so it's not clear whether this "part two" should have been "part four" or whether there is some other error.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. Previously in Astonishing X-Men
    X-Men
  3. 2. The Last Testament of Scott Summers
    X-Men
  4. 3. 4
    X-Men
  5. 4. Cover Process by Simone Bianchi
    X-Men
  6. 5. Astonishing X-Men Ghost Boxes Script by Warren Ellis
    X-Men
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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