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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Astonishing X-Men: Torn


Adapted from the award-winning team of Joss Whedon and John Cassady's classic run on Astonishing X-Men, Astonishing X-Men: Torn from Shout! Factory's Marvel Knights DVD collection comes a brand new home entertainment animation adventure.

In Astonishing X-Men: Torn, the third installment of Emma Frost's apparent betrayal of the X-Men and the reintroduction of the Hellfire Club.

It's all-out action and intrigue as the X-Men face-off against the Hellfire Club (or do they?) in a war of mental tit for tat.  Why is Emma betraying the X-Men?  Why does Cyclops loose control of his optic blasts?  And how does Shadowcat manage to free the X-men only to have them face a far ore dangerous foe?

All these, and other, questions are answered as Astonishing X-Men: Torn rushes toward its climatic conclusion.  It's 'X'citing, un'X'pected and 'X'actly what you would expect from Whedon and Cassady.