Official Press Release
Thinking outside the box, TV Guide has included Marvel's ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1: GIFTED TPB in their gift guide for TV lovers. Citing the legions of Buffy fans, TV Guide lists Astonishing X-Men as a showcase of the sharp writing that's become synonymous with Joss Whedon.
Said Marvel's Director of Marketing John Dokes, "We're thrilled that TV Guide has selected this book for their Holiday pick, and it once again highlights the relationship of A-List Hollywood talent and Marvel Comics. Combining that talent with superstars like artist John Cassaday has proven to be a winning combination."
"These are the most phenomenal orders for trade paperbacks we've ever had." said Marvel's Sales and Marketing Manager David Gabriel. "We'd like to thank retailers and the fans for their incredibly strong support of this title, clearly they love this book…also special thanks to trade editors Jeff Youngquist, Jennifer Grunwald, Mark Beazley and everyone in our Manufacturing department for making this trade available for the Holiday's on December 15th!
Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's Astonishing X-Men has been at the top of the sales charts since it launched in May…and Wizard Magazine has just announced it as their 2004 Book of the Year. The second story arc, "Dangerous", starts with issue number 7, on sale December 22nd!