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Review: X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War

Kitty Pryde has left Colossus at the altar and the X-Men are shaken in the aftermath. X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War focuses on the days after the wedding and loss from various characters’ perspectives.

X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War features issues #31-36 and Annual #1 from Marc Guggenheim, Leah Williams, Monty Nero, Pere Perez, Michele Bandini, Simone Buonfantino, Giovanni valletta, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Alitha E. Martinez, Craig Yeung, Jay David Ramos, Matt Milla, Erick Arciniega, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and Michael Garland.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on December 11! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: X-Men: Gold #36

X-Men: Gold #36

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Pere Perez (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• A special look into a day in the life of the headmistress of the Xavier Institute…

Preview: X-Men: Gold #35

X-Men: Gold #35

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• The X-Men versus the undead!
• Goddess versus god!
• And Storm’s final battle?

Preview: X-Men: Gold #34

X-Men: Gold #34

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Michele Bandini (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 22, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Storm must battle a mysterious figure from her past!
• But with the true nature of Stormcaster revealed, can Storm trust her powers anymore?

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Absolute Sandman, X-Men Gold #30 top reorders for last week of June – This isn’t too surprising.

The Beat – A New Exhibit of Particularly Rare Animation Art at the Cartoon Art Museum – This sounds pretty cool.

iO9 – A Live-Action Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Is Really Happening – This could be interesting…

 

Reviews

The Beat – Red Hook Vol. 1 New Brooklyn

ICv2 – Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Vol. 1 TP

Review: X-Men: Gold #30

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today for the ultimate union! After a lifetime of will-they-or-won’t-they, new boyfriends and ex-girlfriends, Kitty and Colossus are finally walking down the aisle together…

I remember the wedding of Cyclops and Jean Grey and how much of a big deal that was. There was big news articles and QVC even had segments dedicated (I admit, I bought an autographed copy from it). It created spin-off mini-series and adventures from there. There was a magical element about it. Whether it’s the times or not wanting to repeat everything, Marvel has given us the antithesis to the positive and a comic that’s predictable in many ways.

Written by Marc Guggenheim, X-Men: Gold #30 is a rather down of a comic telegraphing what’s to come with some truly cringe inducing dialogue (thought bubbles really). The issue isn’t too shocking, especially if you’ve been reading up to this point as we’ve seen doubt peppered throughout previous issues in the lead up. But, beyond the rather predictable first twist, it’s the writing that’s bigger issue of this comic. Colossus just spouts off Russian sayings as if to remind us, he’s Russian, a speech pattern we haven’t seen in some time. We’re reminded that Kitty is Jewish with the inclusion of a Rabbi, though disregard for other details of a “Jewish” wedding (and the extent could be the inclusion of a Rabbi). The end result is a soapy mess of a drama that has more in common with daytime soap operas than it does with comics.

It’s not all bad though. How Kitty rejects Peter is actually interesting and feels unique. It’s a nice touch that feels right and the part of the twist that works. The fact the two of them can talk and resolve things so quickly though is an example of what doesn’t work. While yes, it’s a comic and there’s a limited amount of time, to so quickly find resolution with a lack of real emotion is disappointing and just odd.

What X-Men: Gold #30 really lacks is the heart of it all. It feels stiff and done in a room to figure out how to get to the next steps, that being the spin-off series Mr. & Mrs. X. Even with who does get married, there’s just a lack of excitement and caring. It’s all rather eye rolling and in the end the issue and event would have been better served to ignore the fake out and instead just have the wedding that happened. Instead of spending time to set something up and not deliver, it could have been used to explore the relationships, both good and bad, within this family. Drama was added where it wasn’t needed.

The art by David Marquez and colorist Matthew Wilson is decent. While there’s some issues with Peter not looking quite like himself, there’s some great designs of the characters as they get dressed up for the occasion. There’s actually designs and looks I’d love to see in the real world. It looks good.

While the issue has its moments, there’s just an emotional void that’s present and a lack of connecting with emotions that ultimately sink the issue. It’s hard to read and not eye roll to the point of headache. While a marriage is fine, the drama this direction has brought was set up and then quickly deflated to the point of no pay off. We’ve seen an X wedding before and it actually was exciting and felt like an event, this feels like a cheap knock off of the original.

Story: Marc Guggenheim Art: David Marquez
Color: Matthew Wilson Lettering: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 4.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 4.0 Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Discover Kitty Pryde’s First Romance in X-Men Gold Annual #2!

This summer, Kitty Pryde will make the biggest romantic leap of her life – but what about Kitty’s first romantic adventure? Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer Seanan McGuire and celebrated artist Marco Failla are bringing you the Kitty before Colossus in X-Men Gold Annual #2!

Why has Kitty kept this early days story to herself until now? Find out in X-Men Gold Annual #2, coming to comic shops this August 1st featuring a cover by Djibril Morissette-Phan!

Preview: X-Men: Gold #27

X-Men: Gold #27

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Geraldo Borges, David Marquez (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

PREPARE FOR THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY!
• LYDIA NANCE, the anti-mutant lobbyist, and 0101, the most advanced Sentinel on the planet, have found each other.
• Their goal?
• Kill the X-Men – starting with COLOSSUS.

Preview: X-Men: Gold #26

X-Men: Gold #26

(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Michele Bandini, David Marquez (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 18, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• It all begins here! But WHO is tying the knot? And can I bring a plus-one?
• Also: The X-MEN in their final confrontation with an old foe, a fight that ends up costing RACHEL everything.
• Plus… The evil alliance you never expected.

Review: X-Men Gold Vol. 0 : Homecoming

It’s Tuesday which means it’s new comic book day at book stores. This week we’ve got the X-Men!

X-Men Gold Vol. 0 : Homecoming collects X-Men (1991) #70-79, X-Men/Dr. Doom Annual 1998, and Material from X-Men Unlimited (1993) #18 by Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Jorge Gonzales, Bill Rosemann, Carlos Pacheco, Jeff Johnson, German Garcia, Mat Broome, Aaron Lopresti, and Martin Egeland.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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