Astonishing X-Men #23 [Wolverine Cover]
(January 2008)

Marvel, 2004 Series
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Price
2.99 USD; 3.05 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except semi-monthly in May, June and October
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T+
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode
759606055432 02311
Editing
Axel Alonso; Nick Lowe (associate); Will Panzo (assistant)

Issue Notes

Both the Wolverine and Colossus covers have the same UPC number.
This issue has variants:

[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
Wolverine [Logan]; Breakworlders
Reprints

Previously in Astonishing X-Men (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero

[Unstoppable Part Five] (Table of Contents: 2)

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]];

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

Powerlord Kruun; Sylatin; Aghanne; Dafi; Danger
Synopsis
Aghanne and Dafi discuss news that one of the X-Men is dead and their worries about their plans. The remaining X-Men and S.W.O.R.D. split up to head to their next targets. Kruun revives Cyclops to interrogate him while Armor gets herelf and Wolverine captured by trying to rescue some civilians, Beast and Agent Brand further analyze the prophecy, and Shadowcat and Colossus bring Aghanne into the action. Emma reestablishes contact with Scott as Beast and Brand reveal that the prophecy is recent, and reads more like a plan. We then find out that all of this, including Cyclops, Wolverine and Armor's capture was planned telepathically just before Cyclops left the larger ship. Also, Scott's powers work just fine as he demonstrates by blasting Kruun and tearing a huge hole in the roof of his tower, summoning the rest of the X-Men to him for the final attack.
Reprints

Other X-Happenings! Messiah Complex (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

X-Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fury's Files / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Cassaday; David Finch; Billy Tan
Inks
Sol Brodsky?; John Cassaday; Danny Miki; Jon Sibal
Colors
?; Laura Martin; Frank D'Armata; Brian Haberlin
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Facts about the Marvel universe including some behind-the-scenes notes about character creation, ostensibly from Nick Fury's files. Artwork on the page includes bits of art from Astonishing X-Men ad from the covers of X-Men (1963 series) #1, X-Men: Messiah Complex, and X-23 #3.

Portfolio Review (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

New Exiles / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Writer Matt Fraction (Table of Contents: 6)

Look Who's Talking / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; Matt Fraction
Pencils
?; ? (photo)
Inks
?; ? (photo)
Colors
?; ? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Matt Fraction (photo); Iron Fist [Danny Rand]

Indexer Notes

Matt Fraction interview.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Leigh Pragoff
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of September 25, 2007
Editor: Nick Lowe. Managing Editor: Justin F. Gabrie.
Issue date for circulation data below: June 2007
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 142,805
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 138,083
Owner: Marvel Enterprises, Inc., 10 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016

The Sequel You've Been Waiting For (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Ultimate Iron Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

If You Could Date a Marvel Character, Who Would It Be and Why? (Table of Contents: 9)

Questions That Need Answers! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. Michael Straczynski; Marc Sumerak; Brian Reed; Brian Michael Bendis; Dan Slott; C. B. Cebulski; Joe Quesada; Frank Cho; Chris Yost; Fred van Lente; Matt Fraction; Jeff Parker; Craig Kyle; Christina Strain
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wasp; Shadowcat; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Luke Cage; Psylocke; Mary Jane Parker; Squirrel Girl; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Dead Girl; Galactus; Clea; Mystique; Gambit

Indexer Notes

Marvel comics creators talk about who from the Marvel Universe they would date. Art is in the form of details from various sources.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. Previously in Astonishing X-Men
    X-Men
  3. 2. [Unstoppable Part Five]
    X-Men
  4. 3. Other X-Happenings! Messiah Complex
    X-Men
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fury's Files
  6. 5. Portfolio Review
    New Exiles
  7. 6. Writer Matt Fraction
    Look Who's Talking
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. The Sequel You've Been Waiting For
    Ultimate Iron Man
  10. 9. If You Could Date a Marvel Character, Who Would It Be and Why?
    Questions That Need Answers!
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