Just finished reading the Astonishing X-Men Omnibus written by Joss Whedon. I was skeptical and had no expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. Some of it, I found, was much better than the rest, particularly the beginning. Overall, this is the first run of X-Men I've read since Claremont left the book when I was still a teenager and I lament that there is no more of this story to read after this.