Joss Whedon has been handed the reins of a new X-Men comic title – Astonishing X-Men. Issue #1 came out last month, and was a top seller. IGN’s Comics in Context column has a detailed article and review.
It was first X-book I’ve bought in years, and I’m keeping my eye out for some concise background information on the last few years of X-Men continuity. But the first issue, at least, is fairly accessible if you only have the movies to go on.
Issue #2 will be in comic stores on Wednesday.