X-Men: Gold #1

X-Men: Gold #1

Writer: Fabian Nicieza, Len Wein, Roy Thomas, Louise Simonson, Stan Lee, Chris Claremont Artist: Salvador Larroca, Jorge Molina, Pat Olliffe, Bob Wiacek, Bob Mcleod, Walter Simonson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
6.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

• It's the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men, ring it in with some of the greatest creators to ever work on the X-Men!
•  CHRIS CLAREMONT is joined by classic X-Artist BOB MCLEOD to bring you an untold story of the X-Men starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Rogue!
•  Also jam-packed with all-star creators from X-Men past including STAN LEE, WALTER SIMONSON, LOUISE SIMONSON AND FABIAN NICIEZA!

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Nov 14, 2013

    Marvel has been on such a roll lately with their X-Men stories, Battle of the Atom, Amazing X-Men and now Gold. Every single page of this issue is a work of art, fan or not you will enjoy it. If there's anything you read this week makes sure it's X-Men Gold, you will not be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Nov 17, 2013

    All in all, if you are a long term 'X-Men' reader (or have picked up all of the trades known to mankind), this is an issue you want to pickup. If you've only been following the X-Men since the late 90"s this probably won't have quite the nostalgia feeling for you. It was a fun read and brought back memories of quite a few key moments and feelings from the X-Men's history. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Nov 16, 2013

    As the untold story of the X-Men starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde and Rogue, this was a great treat for X-Men fans. Again as the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men, this is a fun way to remember the glory days of the X-Men. X-Men Gold is a book you should want to pick up if you want a sense of nostalgia, or maybe you read it to help keep that hope alive that the X-Men of now will soon come together and forget their conflicts of interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Nov 14, 2013

    X-Men: Gold has some major flaws (even by anthology standards), but the better moments are strong and plentiful enough to satisfy any X-Men fan. Here's to fifty more, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flip Geeks - Nicolo Parungo Nov 28, 2013

    X-men: Gold is a solid one shot, but I'm not sure if it does the X-men's golden anniversary justice. It's not offensive, but it's not outstanding either and the need to be familiar with the X-men's rather confusing continuity is a bit of a turnoff. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 13, 2013

    With every story tying into a very specific point in X-Men continuity, this is very much a comic where hardcore readers will find more enjoyment than newbies. Unfortunately, there really isn't enough worthwhile content to justify the $5.99 cover price even for readers familiar with the franchise's long, complex history. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 15, 2013

    I lost touch with the X franchise some years ago-an inevitability, really, as with rare exceptions (Si Spurrier's X-Men:Legacy is probably the best recent example), getting the most out of Marvel's mutants involves something resembling full immersion, and not one segment of this comic would entice you to do that. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Nov 14, 2013

    The X-Men (and their 50 year anniversary) deserve better than "X-Men: Gold" #1, and so do the longtime fans. If you really want to go back and celebrate 50 years of X-Men, take a long lovely afternoon thumbing through long boxes and re-live the greatness, as there is none to be found inside "X-Men: Gold" #1. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 14, 2013

    This anthology seeks to honor the X-Men's legacy but nostalgia-seekers would be better served digging into dusty longboxes than plunking down for this clunker. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Master Destructo Feb 28, 2014

    The Lee/Simonson and Claremont throwback stories were kind of neat. I particularly enjoyed the classic Stan Lee dialogue and other 60's era X-Men tropes. The other stories were fine. Frankly, I wish I had not purchased this ($5.99 cover price!) The last 15 pages were reprinted excerpts from Amazing X-Men #1 and All-New X-men #18, issues that were literally on the shelves at the same time as X-men: Gold. All-in-all this is pretty non-essential. I wish they had done something better to celebrate the X-Men's 50th. Something truly noteworthy and impactful. Oh well. Maybe X-Men: Diamond #1 will be better. I should still be around for that.

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Nov 16, 2013

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Nov 22, 2013

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