Astonishing Whedon & Cassaday Win Eisners

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The 2006 Eisner Awards was a big night for the Astonishing X-Men and creative team Joss Whedon and John Cassaday.  The title took home the 2006 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series while John Cassaday won the award for Best Penciller/Inker for his work on Astonishing X-Men.

This marks the third consecutive year Cassaday has won the Best Penciller/Inker award cementing his place as one of, if not the, best in the business.

Click to enlargeMarvel congratulates the entire team behind Astonishing X-Men including Whedon, Cassaday, Laura Martin, Chris Eliopoulos, Mike Marts, and the rest of the crew that make Astonishing X-Men a must-read book for comic book fans.

Catch the Eisner Award winning team in action in Astonishing X-Men #16 as “Torn” reaches its boiling point.  The entire X-Men team has been ripped apart and destroyed by the Hellfire Club, save for one member.  Hellfire had their shot, now it's Kitty Pryde’s turn.

Plus, the identity behind Perfection is revealed and we finally learn which X-Man is destined to destroy Breakworld.  If you have been enjoying Astonishing X-Men, you had best buckle up because you haven’t seen anything yet as things gear up for the final UNSTOPPABLE arc, starting in November. This is the finale two years in the making...it'll be so huge that the last issue will be GIANT SIZED!

Check out these preview pages from Astonishing X-Men #16 as Ord breaks loose!


Written by JOSS WHEDON
Pencils & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
FOC – 8/3, On Sale – 8/23/2006

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