X-Men Gold #1

by Ryan.L on April 05, 2017

Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: Ardian Syaf
Colorist: Frank Martin
Publisher: Marvel Comics

ResurreXion is finally upon us. The war with the Inhumans is over, the X-Men have moved the school to Central Park, and it' time to get back to the basics. X-Men Gold lead us into the new direction for the merry mutants and I could not be happier with that direction. Marvel promised and they are delivering on all fronts.

This issue we get to see the first team of X-Men and their new beginning after the needless war with the Inhumans. We get to see them just be what they are supposed to be, heroes. Also with Kitty leading they address the many onlookers and innocent lives they just saved, but even good deeds don't go unpunished. It seems that the X-Men's image needs some work as many still hate and fear them. The X-Men blow off some steam with a game of baseball, and some danger room training. 

We haven't seen them kick back with a game of Baseball in a long time. This has always been a thing in the x-books and its nice to see that happening again. Overall it's great to see that after reading this issue it really does feel like the X-Men are back. This issue was so much fun and the team they have put together has such great dynamics between the characters. Even some of the small things like seeing Rachael Grey with Rockslide and Amour in the danger room had me so happy and excited. 

There are so many moments in this issue that just made me happy and nostalgic. Even some moments that weren't as strong as they could have been like a conversation between Nightcrawler and Storm, but that didn't matter. I was still so happy that everyone was written in character and I felt like I now have my family back.

The only negative thing I could say about this book, and it's actually not that bad is the artwork. Most pages are great and look amazing, but there are some panels every so often where some of the faces look a little weird and wonky. I do love the overall look and design for this book but in the first issue there are some questionable moments in detail so it has me wondering if the shipping twice monthly may strain the quality of the art.

At the end of the day X-Men Gold is just that GOLD. It's everything we have been asking of Marvel and a great start to a new day for our mutants. Long time X-Men fans can breath a sigh of relief that things are getting better, and the road to ResurreXion is taking us back to a time where the X-Men were great, but in a fresh new way with all new stories. Don't miss out on this amazing book because the adventure is just beginning.


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