Astonishing X-Men #20 [Beast Cover]
(February 2007)

Marvel, 2004 Series
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Price:
2.99 USD; 3.75 CAD
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode:
75960605543202021
Editing:
Axel Alonzo; Sean Ryan (assistant); Nick Lowe (associate); Andy Schmidt (associate)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy paper
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Former Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Astonishing X-Men (Marvel, 2004 series) #20 [Colossus Cover].

The extra 4 pages come from the Dark Tower preview indexed below.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
John Cassaday
Inks:
John Cassaday
Colors:
Laura Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Beast [Hank McCoy]

Indexer Notes

Variant Edition

Previously in Astonishing X-Men (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Cassaday
Inks:
John Cassaday
Colors:
Laura Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

[Unstoppable Part Two] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Joss Whedon
Pencils:
John Cassaday
Inks:
John Cassaday
Colors:
Laura Martin
Letters:
Chris Eliopoulos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Shadowcat [Kitty Pryde]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki] (joins the X-Men; takes code name)];

S.W.O.R.D. [Abigail Brand; Syrden; Lockheed];

Ord; Powerlord Kruun; Sylatin; Danger (off-panel)
Synopsis:
Some S.W.O.R.D. personnel are sent towards the planet in a fast armored decoy ship as the main ship breaks apart. As it draws fire, Agent Brand, the X-Men and Hisako escape in two smaller pods. The pod carrying Colossus, Shadowcat, Wolverine and Hisako breaks up on entry and they are separated. Hisako starts to freak out a little bit and Wolverine tells her to take off the suit or act like an X-Man because he's putting her on the team. She chooses Armor as her code name. Colossus and Shadowcat fight their way out of their landing site, but word of their presence reaches Powerlord Kruun, who has captured Ord and many of the soldiers. Sydren, Lockheed and other soldiers are still free. Colossus is disturbed by the prophecy that he will commit genocide. While Kitty reassures him that there is no one set future, Cyclops, Emma, Beast and Agent Brand find a large stone mosaic of Colossus crushing the Breakworld and its sun in the tomb where all of the teams were to meet.

The Gunslinger Born (Table of Contents)

The Dark Tower / promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stephen King (Creative Director; Executive Director); Robin Furth (Plotting; Consultation) Peter David; ? (promotional text)
Pencils:
Jae Lee
Colors:
Richard Isanove
Letters:
Chris Eliopoulos
Editing:
John Barber; Ralph Macchio (senior);

Genre:
occult; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

One page of promotional text, two pages of previews and a page of cover art, printed on slightly heavier paper as the centerfold (stapled with the normal staples of the issue).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. Previously in Astonishing X-Men
    X-Men
  3. 2. [Unstoppable Part Two]
    X-Men
  4. 3. The Gunslinger Born
    The Dark Tower
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jeremy Goldstein
  • Henry Andrews