X-Men: Gold #19

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Lan Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 12
5.9Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

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THE NEGATIVE ZONE WAR Part 4
•  The X-Men fight a god. (No, really.)
•  Can the X-Men defeat a god with the fate of an entire world hanging in the balance?
•  What are the X-Men willing to sacrifice to save a planet?
Rated T+

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Dan Foley Jan 7, 2018

    Another good, but not great issue that ends the arc on a decent note. The way they beat the God was pretty cool, but Logan beating Kologoth was kinda anti-climactic, they fought him like three times already, Logan could have done that ages ago. Once again a classic feeling X-Men story that isn't bad, or good because it doesn't take that many chances. The ending looks like it's setting up them marooned on another planet in the negative zone, but I hope it's not for a full arc because I really think it's time for them to head back to Earth. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 4, 2018

    It's extremely rare to see the heroes dispatch not one, but two villains so easily within the span of a single issue. But rather than make the heroes look strong, it makes the bad guys look weak by comparison. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 6, 2018

    Even though this is easily the weakest installment of this arc, I'm more than willing to stay in the Negative Zone for as long as possible. This isn't an awful issue, just not up to par with the preceding bunch. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Jan 3, 2018

    The visuals are without a doubt the saving grace of issue 19 of X-Men Gold, but they can only do so much for such bland writing. They try to have memorable moments, whether they're of romance or mutants kicking ass, but I feel that no one will find any of them to be successful in staying in their minds after putting the book down and searching for something that will give them what they're really looking for. This isn't a bad issue, just an aggressively mediocre one. If you're looking for your X-Men fix, I would check out one of the other twenty books being released. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jan 13, 2018

    The change of artist and colorist is not at all jarring here as the team of Lashley and Prianto hand over to Bernard and Sotomayor who perform admirably mid-arc to keep things smooth. The colors are a little brighter but it doesn't distract from the story at all and are in fact its saving grace, which is a shame as, though the plot is a solid one, the pacing and dialogue suffered compared to last issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 3, 2018

    How uninteresting could this story be? And the plot moved at such a slow pace.

  • 8.0
    the green death Jan 4, 2018

    I'm in the minority but I quite enjoyed this issue. Kitty taking down Sythian (sp?) was inventive and made sense and I enjoy seeing villains dispatched by thinking rather than just punching. Only issue I have is that Guggenheim really keeps the secondary X-Men in the background and I'd be happier if they weren't around if he's not going to invest them with strong personalities.

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Jan 4, 2018

    This is really just a bore, isn't it?

  • 4.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 11, 2018

    OML snikts Space Lizard Hitler to death in an anticlimactic blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment and Kitty beats his kaiju god with a scheme that absolutely fails to be tense and suspenseful. Marc Guggenheim demonstrates his talent for cramming a promising story that might float a decent three-issue arc into one epically unsatisfying issue. This comic is a masterclass in how not to build tension. The art by Diego Bernard and JP Mayer is good in itself; it has a bright, cartoony, Mark Bagley-ish feel to it. The only problem is that it clashes intensely with every one of this title's previous looks, especially Ken Lashley's gritty, shadow-soaked work from #18. The most interesting thing about this issue is that, based on his goofy hat, Kologoth's more

  • 2.0
    Jon Comics Jan 14, 2018

    Unbelieveably mediocre. This book has been terrible from the start, but the “villains” Kologoth and Scythe bring it to a new low. A paper thin story that would have been bad for a Hannah Barbera cartoon of the 70s. This book is hopeless. I hear it will be rebooted soon. Can’t wait.

  • 9.0
    So Marvelous Jun 11, 2018

  • 7.0
    jmprados Mar 19, 2018

  • 6.5
    iPodwithnomusic May 27, 2018

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Jun 28, 2018

  • 5.5
    CesarCastanha Jan 3, 2018

  • 5.0
    Clay3232 Jul 29, 2018

  • 3.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Mar 28, 2018

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