For the most part, I stay out of the conversation of the price of comic books and whether they’re getting too high but I’ve just got to say ASTONISHING X-MEN: GHOST BOXES #1 is a rip off for $3.99. The said issue features two stories that make up just a bit more than half of the page count. Then the other half is filled with the scripts.
Back in the day, these stories would have been backups in the regular series.
Both stories are just alternate reality versions of events in Astonishing X-Men #26 and #27, giving a different spin but there’s no way that this book was worth $3.99. I’ll be flipping through #2 at the shop next month but, if it’s anything like this issue was, it’ll end up back on the shelf.
The stories themselves were fun little pieces that may or may not really tie into what’s going on in the main Astonishing X-Men series.