Astonishing X-Men - Volume 5: Ghost Box

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Marvel, Dec 9, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 184 pages
24 Reviews
"The X-Men are called to the scene of a murder that appears to have involved heretofore unknown mutants. The team's resident scientist, Beast, discovers that though the victim was indeed a mutant, his mutation appears to be artificially produced. The team races to a spaceship graveyard in Indonesia in their search for the murderer, who they find huddled over the mysterious Ghost Box, preparing to activate it. The murderer reveals himself to also be a mutant, but commits suicide rather than give the X-Men any information as to his, or the Ghost Box's, origins. With mysterious, artificially created mutants popping up out of nowhere, the X-Men must struggle to unlock the mysteries of the Ghost Box: What is the device's purpose, and why was it sent to Earth?"--Publisher's web site.

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Fantastic premise for a mystery. - Goodreads
The artwork was stunning. - Goodreads
The art: Simone Bianchi makes pretty pictures. - LibraryThing
Hilarious dialogue - nay, *writing* above all. - Goodreads
More specifically the coloring and layout. - Goodreads

Review: Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 5: Ghost Box (Astonishing X-Men #5)

User Review  - Todd Ross - Goodreads

interesting premise, but it was rushed to an unsatisfying ending. I was also really confused about some of the backstory I was missing. When did Forge go crazy? The book ends with a couple strange what-if style comics. They were basically unreadable. Read full review

Review: Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 5: Ghost Box (Astonishing X-Men #5)

User Review  - Jeff Lanter - Goodreads

Astonishing X-Men is easily one of my favorite superhero comics and I was scared to read what came after because it generally was not well-received which is demonstrated by the score here on Goodreads ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Warren Ellis is one of the most prolific, read, and admired graphic novelists in the world and the creator of "Transmetropolitan" and "The Authority". He lives in southern England with his partner, Niki, and their daughter, Lilith. He never sleeps.

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