Now in one titanic tome: the entire chart-topping run of super-team Joss Whedon and John Cassaday! Winner of multiple prestigious Eisner Awards, Whedon and Cassaday's "Astonishing X-Men" was a smash hit with critics and fans alike from the very first issue - winning praise from dozens of top media outlets including "Entertainment Weekly", "Publishers Weekly", "TV Guide", and "New York Magazine", as well as racking up nearly every major comic-book industry award. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Whedon and Cassaday ("Captain America" and "Planetary") assembled a tight cast - Cyclops, the Beast, Wolverine, and Emma Frost, joined by returning fan-favorite Kitty Pryde - and set forth a groundbreaking pace, from the opening pages of a Sentinel attack to the unexpected return of a beloved X-Man. Then, building on early momentum, they ratcheted up the danger and drama with a shocking second year, creating a must-read book that can truly be called 'astonishing'. It collects "Astonishing X-Men" numbered 1-24, and "Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men" number 1.