X-Men: Gold #8

X-Men: Gold #8

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Ken Lashley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 13
7.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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•  The Xavier Institute is on lockdown.
•  But the X-Men haven't succeeded in keeping danger out.
•  Instead, they've just locked themselves inside with it.
•  Can the X-Men stop the all-new X-CUTIONER before he claims any more of their number?
Rated T+

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jul 25, 2017

    Kitty Pryde takes up her sword again in X-MEN GOLD #8, rushing into battle against the new X-Cutioner. With an intense focus on her battle and the imposing stakes, this issue is a must-read for any X-Fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jul 24, 2017

    Right now Guggenheim is steering the Gold team into successful waters"I don't see this changing anytime soon. This continues to be one of the best titles to come out of the line-wide re-launch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 23, 2017

    X-Men Gold is a book for throwback fans and new fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Tyler Wing Jul 22, 2017

    This is likely the weakest and inconsequential Secret Empire tie-in throughout the entire line of titles affiliated with the story. Executioner 2.0 is likely a one hit wonder. I do hope you're a Kitty Pryde fan because she's also the main feature of issue #9. At some point, another supposed "main character" needs to get some attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Zeitgeist Aug 6, 2017

    Good stuff! I really liked the fight in the house. Nice art!

  • 8.0
    Granfalloon Jul 19, 2017

    Nice issue, though I was a little disappointed that they rounded it up so quickly. I'd hoped it was building to something bigger. Still, some nice work in these last two issues. I'll keep reading.

  • 7.5
    RustonLF Jul 27, 2017

    After the last issue was such a great thriller piece, I was a little let down by this issue. The interesting mystery behind the new X-Cutioner seemed to be phased out into a typical crazy man. There is still a grieving father here, but not one who is still rational. There is a bit of a mystery still in how a villain like him can get his hands on the tech he has, but it was glossed over so quickly it did not have impact. There is a brief moment about responsibility that has been played out in many titles at this point. It works but has less emotional impact at this point. Kitty still shines in her character development as a leader, but others get less care in favor of action. While this is said to be a Secret Empire tie-in, there is very little here to add to the event. The one thing that is consistent in the title is the action. The art really pulls those moments together. While what is here is very solid and good work, there is nothing in this setting it high above to make this a must read. You will be satisfied reading this, but don't expect to be blown away.

  • 6.5
    ModestMoonMan Aug 4, 2017

    Decent issue. I like Kitty Pryde as a leader, but her sudden ability of super-human strength seemed to come out of nowhere. As with the previous issue, I think a better job could have been done with humanizing the X-Cutioner and his background as a character. Again, while X-Men Gold has been a good series, it doesn't seem to be going anywhere plot-wise at this time. And with Charles Soule's great Astonishing X-Men series arriving on the scene, Gold doesn't seem to be the go-to X-Men series anymore. That's a shame.

  • 8.5
    Totoro79 Jul 19, 2017

  • 8.5
    Busterhasviews Jul 20, 2017

  • 8.5
    JVV Jul 22, 2017

  • 8.5
    JAC8285 Jul 22, 2017

  • 8.0
    Vanguard Jul 20, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jul 22, 2017

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jul 25, 2017

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jul 24, 2017

  • 5.0
    Billyndo Jul 24, 2017

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