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X-Men Gold, Vol. 1: Back to the Basics

(X-Men Gold (Collected Editions) #1)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  906 ratings  ·  129 reviews
In the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-Men are at a crossroads - where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Man has the answer to that question! Now, Xavier's dream comes full circle as Kitty Pryde returns to lead the team into a golden future! Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Rachel Grey and Old Man Logan will renew their mission to protect a world that ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by Marvel (first published August 23rd 2017)
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Sean Gibson
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Conceptually, this is exactly the approach I would adopt if Marvel handed me the reins to the X-Men (still waiting for that call, incidentallyapparently, DOCTOR, DOCTOR wasnt enough to convince the editorial Powers that Be that Im their next superstar; Im sure itll happen any day now, thoughfeel free to pester C.B. Cebulski and Joe Quesada on Twitter to make that happen, please and thank you). Its very much in the Claremontian/Byrnian moldcharacter-driven stories highlighted by quiet moments in ...more
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
As the title says it's back to basics for the X-Men. We've got 6 X-Men from their golden era of the 70's and 80's (or as close as they can get with the original Wolverine still dead). They are just straight up heroes with the classic mutant hate still happening. Putting Kitty in charge of the X-Men was a genius move. I love how she takes charge in the book. This is where the X-Men need to be, as part of the heroes of the larger Marvel universe, not off in there own X-universe where they do their ...more
Paul E. Morph
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the back-to-basics approach and it's great to see Kitty Pryde (my favourite X-Man) leading the team.

Things I didn't like so much were the inclusion of Old Man Logan on the team (just bring the One True Logan back already) and that some of the 'science' in the book was seriously stretching my suspension of disbelief... even for a superhero comic.

Overall, not a bad start, and I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes.
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, x-men
Finally, a decent volume, but not without its faults. I think it's fair to say that the book is divided by two parts, on the first part the old and new X-Men are facing a legit threat, with an interesting villain at the helm, all wrapped up with cool illustrations... then on the second part, we get a different artist, with a more sketchy style, and the story becomes unnecessarily confusing with random characters popping up everywhere, ending up a bit of a mess.

It had its moments, which I won't
James DeSantis
Nov 16, 2017 rated it liked it
I'd put it at a 3.5. I really thought this was better than recent runs I read of X-men.

I'll be honest, I am not a HUGE X-Men fan. I enjoy them. They're cool. I love the "idea" of them more than the product. Saying that, I'll always enjoy a good story with my favorite mutants. This one is more about the team working together and it just feels like a fun little adventure. More like a TV episode of the X-Men. Kitty is running the X-men and right off the bat I'm happy. I love her. She's a natural
Chris Lemmerman
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The partner book to X-Men Blue, X-Men Gold is your Uncanny X-Men title nowadays. This features all of your favourite heavy hitters - Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Storm, Old Man Logan, Nightcrawler, and Rachel Grey (now superheroing as Prestige) in two quick-and-clean three issue stories.

First the X-Men fight a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, who seem to have more of a role to play later in the series, and then some new nanotech Sentinels (co-starring Gambit!). There's not a lot
GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
Growing up, my X-Men were the Claremont X-men.

For so long now I feel like the X titles have been pretty lackluster. Sure, there are some blips of greatness scattered in there, but for the most part I feel like our Mutants have been chasing the glory days. Don't get me wrong...I'm a pretty big Mutant fan...They're my Marvel Jam...I just feel like they've gotten really convoluted and hard to manage in the past 7-8 years.

This one, however, was fun. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maybe I should've saved all of my raves that went towards X-Men: Blue, Vol. 1 and used them for the even better X-Men: Gold, Vol. 1. Gold was X-cellent! X-citing! Am I getting X-tremely annoying with this schtick? Should I just belt out 'When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again' like Elvis? Is anyone still reading???

But really, I was sold when I learned Kitty Pryde - who, along with Kamala Khan, are my favorite Marvel ladies - was leading the team into the thick of it. The nostalgic icing on this
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good! So The X-Men are back, I know its been hit or missed for some people, but for me its great! So the X-men have been split into different teams now, this one includes: Rachel(Cyclops and Jeans Daughter), Kitty Pryde, Old Man Logan, Storm, Colossus and Nightcrawler. If I had to compare this to Blue I would say the main difference is the tone and themes; this series is more serious and talks a lot about serious issues at least in the first arc where as the second arc its a bit lighter. But ...more
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I have taken a look at a few of the (seemingly endless) X-books out right now, and if you want a book that is most like the classic X-Men stories, This is probably the book you are looking for. We've got racial hatred for mutants, sentinels, The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, a human who is leading a crusade against mutant-kind, etc.

It's not perfect, but it is a good start.
Alex Sarll
Ive read far worse comics indeed, far worse X-Men comics but if you wanted to make the case for the utter creative bankruptcy of corporate superhero product, this would be a suitable exhibit. To recap: for reasons of corporate synergy, Marvel made a determined yet doomed effort to sideline mutants in favour of Inhumans. That project is now over, a decision which Im guessing was made around the same time they saw the SFX of Medusas hair in the Inhumans' TV series. So the story where Earths ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
A solid X-Men book. It's a fun read, though there's nothing really exceptional here. The first storyline does show some promise going forward.
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Its alot of fun to read actually. It has 80's X-Men vibe on it with its own twist.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, x-whatever

Compared to his "Blue" flag title,  "Gold" is a gem. But this is all relative, you know.
Titled "Back to the basics", this is exactly what this volume is: Basic. Generic. Totally unoriginal but somehow comfortable.
Not bad, no. But not good either. Like your average Big Mac. It feeds you up but doesn't particularly leaves you with a feeling of bliss.

So our team is facing 2 kinds of threats in one volume. A new "Brotherhood of evil mutants" (rings a bell?) and a Sentinel-friendly
Jessica Woods
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An original X-Men story with the team being led by Kitty Pryde. Mind control, nanobytes, and hating on mutants all make a big comeback in this storyline full of action. The art is splendid and the color exceptional for a pleasing visual experience. The only issue I had was the story up until now squares look more like a picture book than a graphic novel. Otherwise, X-Men Gold really was gold.
Michael Hicks
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought, comics
This was a damn good start to yet another X-Men relaunch, and sister title to Cullen Bunns X-Men Blue. Its got a classic feel to it as the Gold team, led by Kitty Pryde, squares off against an anti-mutant bigot and new nanotech sentinel. Good scripting and, for the first three issues, excellent art from Ardian Syaf. Its a shame he turned out to be anti-Semite and hid anti-Semitic and anti-Christian Easter Eggs in his work (on a comic book with a long history of tackling issues of prejudice and ...more
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow! This was actually quite readable. I wont say much about the previous X-Men run, because well, I havent read it. My previous attempts to get back into reading any of the X-Men books did not go well. Maybe its because they presented a team line up with characters I was familiar with at least. Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, and a version of Wolverine those are the core members of the X-Men I grew up with and remember. Now that I found a jumping back on board point I may try again ...more
Robert Kirwan
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
6 issues of X-Men goodness!!

Really is back to basics!! Just a fun romp with some drama and FANTASTIC enemies. Issue 6 in particular was gorgeous as all of New York and other teams were strewn all over the pages!!

Definitely X-Men goodness and it would be a great place to start!!

Not to mention it has my fave Kitty Pryde in it
Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Pretty simple and straight forward. A very easy read. Kitty runs the xmen..villains turn up..solid fight scenes. Not the best xmen story but not the worst.
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Thoroughly lackluster, from the story to the terrible artwork...
Nov 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comic-books
A poorly written awkward mess. This does not feel like a Marvel comic book.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
loved this one, story and art.
Zack! Empire
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel-comics
This is a really cool Team line up, with some great art, but I'm a little over the whole "starting over again" storyline. For real, I'll bet the X-Men Have done this every 15 months or so for the last 5 or 6 years. The well has run dry.
Jesse A
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Pretty solidly entertaining X book.
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
I should have thrown this up when I finished this, but hey mistakes get made when reading the digital floppies.

I've read a little bit of Guggenheim's work in the past, and it was enough for me to give an X-Men title a multi-issue try for the first time in years. There are just some intellectual properties that I've been put off on for various reasons, and this was one of them.

Guggenheim hit many of the right buttons for me. Yes, he admits he is trying for some of the old Claremont feel. He is
John Ferrigno
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I would really rate this 3.5 if I could. It has a lot of things I liked. the lineup of the team is great, Kitty, my favorite X-man, is the star, and I like the back to basics approach, bringing the team back to their classic roots. There are also some things I didn't like. The story got wrapped up too quickly without enough explanation. The art took a nosedive halfway through (I know the switch wasn't planned, and I am not getting into that controversy.) But all in all, the seeds were planted ...more
Mar 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comic-trades
guggenheim is a b*tch we know he hates established female characters since his arrow days therefore of course he would sideline and push storm to the back. storm has lead the x-men for years but suddenly that doesnt matter because uwu kitty has to lead.
i aint got anything against kitty at the moment but we know old ass dudes are only obsessed with her because she has always been the girl next door of the xmen. therefore they keep writing her in romances with their self insert straight dudes
C. Varn

While focusing on a team built around Excalibur and late 80s/early 90s X-men make a lot of sense in X-men Gold, one feels like maybe the narrative weight of last two decades of X-men comics is weakening any version of the House of X properties. I do like Kitty Pryde as a focus and the re-imagining of Rachel Summers, the book seems to struggle to find its identity and narrative thrust.
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kitty Pryde brings in a group of X-Men to work on mutant rights. You know the drill. That said, this one, featuring two three part stories, has them meeting a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and a very advanced Sentinel, but the real villain is a wealthy, popular woman spreading anti-mutant racism in ways that are very familiar to anyone who follows current events. Since the X-Men have always been an anti-racism allegory, updating the tactics is a nice touch.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: x-men-verse
Rachel Grey is now called Prestige!
Kitty assumes leadership of the X-Men and wants them to be more like heroes for all... a new Brotherhood of Mutants and Sentinels beg to differ.
Prestige... seriously?
The series does have a nice feel and has a fair few Claremont like sub-plotting, but the art is quite poor at times, as are many of the characterisations. Old Man Logan is a gem everywhere at the moment :).
6 out of 12.
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