X-Men: Gold #3

X-Men: Gold #3

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Ardian Syaf Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 31
6.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

+ Pull List

• The CLIMACTIC SHOWDOWN between the X-MEN and the new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS!
•  Who will be left standing after the world's mightiest mutants throw down?
•  And when the dust settles, not everything is as it seems...
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Justin Gilbert Alba May 3, 2017

    The X-Men discover who or what is behind the newly reformed Brotherhood of Evil Mutants as Kitty takes center stage as the X-Men's leader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good May 9, 2017

    This book is still strong and as the next arc begins the true test of how solid the creative team is will begin as the initial hype dies down and the real grind of an ongoing series starts to set in. Can Marvel keep the ball rolling? Or will this series lose steam and die; which appears to be a recurring problem for Marvel and their newer titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 5, 2017

    Things are getting really intense in this series, and the X-Men have an entirely new enemy at the end of this issue. It'll be interesting to see if they are able to prove themselves to the humans that essentially control mutants' fate. I don't know about you guys, but I'm already itching for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L May 3, 2017

    Many say that controversy can kill a books momentum and this issue proves that you can't take the X-Men down that easily. This is a must read series and I highly recommend picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Portis May 19, 2017

    X-men Gold #3 isn't bad by any means. I feel like Marc Guggenheim needed time to get into a stride of storytelling here. Which is fine but it did make the first few issues suffer greatly. Ive seen other titles flow into their first arcs at an amazing pace. This just is the definition of meh from the perspective of a long time X-men fan whos seen crazy starts like Wolverine and the X-men. Now that weve started to get somewhere, Ill stay on for the next arc and see what happens. Oh who am I kidding its X-men I have no choice but to read it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Branden Murray May 8, 2017

    X-Men: Goldis a book that I find to be telling just generic X-Men stories, with aboveaverage art, and not really having a solid storyline going forward I findmyself investing in or committing to purchase twice per month. Now that ouropening three part story is out of the way I hope we can get down to more seriousbusiness highlighting the strengths of the characters on our team movingforward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela May 3, 2017

    X-Men Gold #3, while sporting some beautiful (but not very intricate art) and an uninspired simmered down story, still has some strengths with the development of Kitty Pryde as a Leader and the statement made about the status quo of the mutants at the end of the issue provides impactful and relevant themes to todays society, and shows that there is still hope for X-Men Gold yet. Next issues 'Gambit' story arc should hopefully put this team in a better position than this issue did. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra May 3, 2017

    In every sense of the word, this opening arc of X-Men: Gold was a colossal misfire. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 4, 2017

    Hopefully, a new artist can help pick this one up, but for now, this book is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams May 10, 2017

    Marvel has the opportunity to tell compelling stories about difficult topics, with characters and teams who've addressed such topics, whose conceptual foundation was designed as a reaction to such rhetoric, but it requires honesty and thoughtfulness. Frankly, it's unlikely this creative team will ever be the ones willing to tell that story and do so honestly and it's in readers' best interests not to give them the opportunity to try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Tree Fingers May 3, 2017

    Ah, finally the strong issue Ive been waiting for. Love having Kitty as the leader, and this issue packed in some emotion and grit. Syaf draws great back muscles haha

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  • 9.0
    supercoolyeah May 7, 2017

    I love the last scene in this book. And the fact that they just drop her shows how serious these X-Men are. They are not Charles Xavier or Cyclops but a nice firm medium. The art of Syaf I really do enjoy it does fit the X-Men franchise pretty well. And Guggenheim made a firm statement by saying they are the X-Men and they are here to stay. Gold is correct adjective describing the series.

  • 8.0
    Granfalloon May 3, 2017

    Bit anti-climactic, perhaps, but I'm still on board and finding this book fun.

  • 6.5
    Spock's Brain May 10, 2017

    This is the conclusion to a first arc that was pretty much mutants-by-numbers storytelling, with average art and a lack of compelling opponents. It's not terrible, but it's not anything more than mediocre. The only really interesting scene is the final one. The line-up is strong, but I have questions about Marc Guggenheim's ability to make these characters stand out. I'm going to see if this improves when the new art team shakes out, but so far it's a distant second to "X-Men Blue" in terms of telling compelling mutant tales.

  • 9.0
    RustonLF May 4, 2017

    I absolutely loved Kitty Pryde in this issue so I would give it high ranks for that alone. Seeing her threaten a villain showed how different she could be from Professor X. There are some tense moments and fun little twist to the villains that would fit right in with the old team. I think this is a great starting arc for the X-Men.

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews May 6, 2017

    Loved it. This book is impressing me.

  • 8.5
    The Villain May 4, 2017

    X-Men gold delivers another pretty fun issue. Kitty Pryde continues to be the star of the show and her character remains tremendously likeable. The final scenes of this book reveal what could be a pretty interesting new conflict for the X-Men.

  • 8.0
    Sav May 8, 2017

    Despite this arcs lame first ish, #2 and #3 have been fast and strong. The X-Men are like an elite strike team. No bullshit emotions. The art isn't amazing, but it's good. I'm definitely happy with this series

  • 8.0
    kfc902 May 9, 2017

    Next first adventure no complaints.

  • 7.0
    Supes' soups May 7, 2017

    I have problems with the last scene during the exchange with Nance. It was essentially pointless other than the cool "We're the X-Men" and showing Kitty's leadership but here's why the scene ultimately falls apart, it didn't accomplish anything. They went in with accusations and not a lot of hard evidence or proof. And technically they did break in and knock out security guards while also physically threaten Nance with mutant powers. If that exchange was all caught on say a security camera, Nance could easily use that against the X-Men. When reading that panel where Prestige picks up Nance in midair, I thought she would've also probed her mind for proof she was behind the brotherhood of evil mutants. She didn't... All in all this was the X-Men book I was looking forward to and so far it's been a letdown smothered in extra thick controversy sauce. Also it's heavy in politics which is kinda why I've been steering clear of Marvel. Secret Empire is essentially a giant what if a fascist government took over the USA, a touchy subject given the time. Thank God for DC and having Batman and Flash solve the mystery of the button, Aquaman fight ancient sea monsters, and Superman figuring out who's responsible for evil alien cows.

  • 6.5
    Jack's Yattering May 13, 2017

    SCORE: 6.6

  • 6.0
    ModestMoonMan Aug 4, 2017

    I'm starting to lose interest in Gold. I would have never guessed that of the two, I'd be enjoying X-Men Blue more after 3 issues. It's not that Gold is bad. It's just very run-of-the-mill generic. I feel like Guggenheim has a good grasp on the various personalities of the team, but the story just isn't there yet.

  • 1.0
    Adam Anderson May 19, 2017

    X-Men Gold #3: The X-Men become MUTANT TERRORISTS!!! I could talk about all the standing and/or walking around of talking heads written by people who's biggest concern is the proper blend of non-GMO organic beans in their coffee. This is NOT how people behave when they are running into a battle with their LIVES at stake. Kitty (I use that term loosely, this isn't that Katherine Pryde I know and love, as I will make abundantly clear in a moment) refusing the help of X-Men who she has fought beside on alien worlds, going into a fight for her very life makes ZERO sense. Mesmero's powers DO NOT WORK THIS WAY. They never have. Very little in the comic makes sense. That the X-Men have been the flagship title of Marvel Comics for so many years and are now being written, edited and published by people who don't seem to care at all about the integrity of the characters and stories is truly heartbreaking to fans like myself who grew up loving these characters and their adventures. But at the end of the book when Guggenheim's pathetic stand in for 'Kitty Pryde' orders Rachel Summer (Prestige?!) to TORTURE a non-powered human is MUTANT BRUTALITY!!! THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! And 'Kitty's' big complaint is that her opponent is guilty of BIGOTRY. You IDIOTS!!! Lydia Nance orchestrated FELONIES!!! Kidnapping, assault, battery, attempted MURDER!!! Ooops! WATCH OUT!!! Your caffe latte is getting cold.

  • 9.0
    JAC8285 May 3, 2017

  • 9.0
    CesarCastanha May 6, 2017

  • 8.0
    Totoro79 May 3, 2017

  • 8.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly May 4, 2017

  • 8.0
    Super17 May 4, 2017

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 May 7, 2017

  • 7.5
    Dtkantek May 24, 2017

  • 7.0
    haniballecto May 6, 2017

  • 7.0
    DazeOfWar May 8, 2017

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely May 11, 2017

  • 7.0
    jmprados Jul 4, 2017

  • 6.5
    EDiakota May 3, 2017

  • 6.5
    FT Metler May 9, 2017

  • 6.5
    JVV May 16, 2017

  • 6.0
    MPLSrobit May 5, 2017

  • 5.0
    Billyndo May 3, 2017

  • 4.0
    Kreniigh May 10, 2017

  • 1.0
    Jon Comics May 4, 2017

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