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: 15
5.9Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

•  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
    On Comics Ground - 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

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