First lot of ASTONISHING X-MEN: SECOND STAGE redesign notes are in. The cast for the first book, at least, is set. (I envision my run as four “books” of six issues each.) Also, I think I’ve settled on my Big Bad (for want of a better phrase, and since I’m taking over a Joss Whedon project here) for the first book, and also for the entire four-book arc. Because it builds and then it builds, see? I are much clever wrietr heee.