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    Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    For some reason, I was planning to not pick up Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes. But I'm starting to warm up to Ellis' run on X-Men. Plus I saw Alan Davis and Adi Granov's name on it so it was an immediate buy. However, while flipping through it right now, it feels like it's a cautious purchase.

    It's only 32 pages with only 18 pages of actual story (it's solicited as 48 pages). The rest of the book is Ellis' script. I'm a bit conflicted: I think the two short stories are good (Adi drawing steampunk? Sweet!) and I'm interested in how Warren writes... but $3.99 is way too much for this.

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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    The price was way too much for 18 pages.

    And personally, I hated the stories so much it hurt my teeth. I wasn't loving Ellis's Astonishing run, but it wasn't terrible. But this... couldn't stand it.

    Also, the first story didn't really make any bloody sense to me.


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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    Sounds awful. Not even a full 22 pages of story for $3.99? Weird.

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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    I kinda liked the first story, REALLY fucking liked the second story.

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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    Yeah, I've heard some bad things about this one. It's a shame, because the art really looked fantastic.

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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    I bought it for the Warren Ellis script. That and the kickass Adi Granov steampunk art.

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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Criden View Post
    Sounds awful. Not even a full 22 pages of story for $3.99? Weird.
    Well, except that Ellis' script in the back here is just as interesting as most 22 page comics.

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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    Wait, so it's 18 pages and then the back matter is the script for the 18 pages? Is that right?
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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by JHickman View Post
    Wait, so it's 18 pages and then the back matter is the script for the 18 pages? Is that right?
    Yes. And also some of the art process.

    MORE than worth 3.99 in my opinion.

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    Re: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by JHickman View Post
    Wait, so it's 18 pages and then the back matter is the script for the 18 pages? Is that right?
    Sixteen pages of story.

    One page of cover process and eleven pages for script.

    So, twenty-eight pages total, actually.

    However, there is one in house ad in the book, an ad on the back page, the back cover, and only one ad in the book.

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