Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men Comes to Blu-Ray This November

Coming November 13, 2012, the Astonishing X-Men 2-Disc Blu-ray Collection is the perfect gift for Marvel and X-Men fans. Coming from Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation the 2-Disc Blu-ray collection boasts all four Astonishing X-Men adventures from Joss Whedon and award-winning artist John Cassaday. That’s over 5 hours of engaging animation as well as all-new cover art by Cassaday. The release is priced at $34.99. Fans can pre-order this Blu-ray collection now at Amazon or ShoutFactory.com.

Additionally, Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable will be available separately on DVD on the same day and is priced at $14.97 SRP.

This collection contains:

ASTONISHING X-MEN:  GIFTED

Can the X-Men protect the world’s mutants against a powerful new alien menace and the “cure” that threatens to rid them of their unique abilities forever? This DVD features the first story arc of the ASTONISHING X-MEN 3-part series. Extensive bonus content includes: a conversation with Joe Quesada and Neal Adams, ASTONISHING X-MEN “Rise Up” music video, ASTONISHING X-MEN – GIFTED trailer, visual history of the characters, behind-the-scenes, Marvel Super Heroes™: What The — ?, artists gallery – John Cassaday, and additional trailers.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: DANGEROUS

In the second installment of the Astonishing X-Men arc, the tragic death of a student at the Xavier Institute reveals that a powerful enemy is working from inside the mansion to destroy the X-Men.  It’s an enemy who knows all their weaknesses and can predict their every move.  This new foe doesn’t want wealth, power or world domination – it only wants them dead.  As the X-Men fight for their lives, they learn they’ve been deceived by one of their own.  Even if they survive, the team will never be the same.

ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN

This third installment of the Astonishing X-Men story arc brings more action and adventure as Emma Frost’s erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a nonstop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move!

ASTONISHING X-MEN: UNSTOPPABLE

Strap yourselves in, folks! The final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth from its destruction at the hands of the Breakworld. And when it’s all over, nothing will ever be the same! No, really, we mean it! Whedon and Cassaday prove they are more than Astonishing: They are unstoppable!

Each episode combines panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations and sensational soundscapes.

As excitement builds for this Blu-ray collection, Shout! Factory and Marvel Knights Animation will announce in-depth bonus features and additional news in forthcoming months.