1st printing. Collects Astonishing X-Men (2004- 3rd Series) #25-30 and Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes (2008) #1-2. Written by WARREN ELLIS. Art by SIMONE BIANCHI, ALAN DAVIS, CLAYTON CRAIN, KAARE ANDREWS and ADI GRANOV. Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI. The superstar team of Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi take the X-Men to the "Second Stage." The X-Men are back to business -- with a new look, a new base of operations, and a mystery to solve that will take them into previously uncharted territory and test them to their core. It all starts on a spaceship hovering 300 hundred feet above the twisted wreckage of Chaparanga Beach. Its sole inhabitant: the mysterious Subject X. Five minutes - just five minutes is all he needs, all he's asking for. Can the X-Men afford to give it to him? Plus, artists Adi Granov, Alan Davis, Clayton Crain and Kaare Andrews join Ellis as they delve into the real consequences of this mysterious object in GHOST BOXES.