But. To my disappointment, my Irredeemable Definitive HC had a big tear along the top of the HC slip cover. So I'm going to have to send it back and order it again. It's a pain in the arse because now it's going to take a while before I get a nice undamaged one.
I finally got round to watching those Astonishing X-Men motion comics. They were really good. The characters were written really well, which is to be expected from such a groundbreaking run. I'd heard lots about it before and it's nice to finally experience it first hand. I can see why it was so popular. Joss Whedon knew these characters well.
Colossus' reveal was particularly brilliant.
I thought the alien antagonist (I forget his name) was a bit too strong in #2 and I sort of struggled to believe how he could job such powerful X-Men members so easily. I also thought Wolverine and Emma Frost were depicted much weaker than they should have. Emma's psychic ability should have been able to do half the fighting!
It was a good X-Men story. It didn't feel too "kiddy" either. However: Has Joss Whedon ever met a British person before? We do not say "bloody" all the time. In fact we rarely say it. It's a word older gentlemen and women are more likely to say. And in Buffy every British character featured were posh as fuck, occasionally snobby and extremely geeky. Like they're all born with a golden spoon up their arse. Joss Whedon's perception of the British is stuck 50-80 years in the past. It's terrible.
Overall, I had a good time watching it. Thanks a lot.