SDCC 2012: 'Astonishing X-Men' Motion Comics Coming to Blu in November

Shout! Factory is releasing all four animated story arcs from the Whedon/Cassady run to Blu on November 13th. Details after the jump.

Marvel Knights Animation and Shout! Factory have teamed up to bring AXM to Blu-ray this winter in a two-disc set. Previously released in three separate DVD releases, this will collect the final arc, "Unstoppable," which whisks the X-Men off to Breakworld to save the Earth from certain annihilation.

On the other hand, if you've already picked up the other three DVD releases, you can grab "Unstoppable" separately on DVD November 13th for SRP 14.97.

The Astonishing X-Men Blu-Ray Collection will retail for SRP $34.99, and as of this writing, Shout! Factory is holding the special features list close to their vests. In the meantime, you can find the synopses for each of the releases below:


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.


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.


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!


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!

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