X-Men: Gold Annual #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim, Leah Williams Artist: Alitha Martinez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
7.1Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

+ Pull List

•  A brand-new Braddock bundle of joy!
•  The return of a D'Bari hero!            
•  Kitty's Shadowcat costume!
•  'Nuff said!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Dan Foley Feb 11, 2018

    A fantastic standalone issue that with an Excalibur reunion and a on the street fan perspective of the X-Men. Both will be highly enjoyable to any X-Men fans. The annual covers a surprising reveal for Meggan and Brian! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 10, 2018

    X-Men: Gold Annual #1 still gives me some hope for the current run of X-Men comics. Its still flawed, and I by no means think this is some kind of turning point. However, it is quite enjoyable as a standalone story, and the team does a very good job of turning in an emotional and upbeat tale. I recommend this one. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jan 14, 2018

    The back up story with Storm was equally heart-warming, very well scripted by Nero and the blind adoration of the girl, though maybe a little overly saccharine sweet, IS the way any child would idolise their hero and given the negative assertion from all around her (even her own aunt) it was nice to see a child who's innocent opinion could not be swayed by their supposed betters. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 11, 2018

    This is far from an essential issue, but it's still a noticeable step above the current X-Men: Gold arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 13, 2018

    So, not a bad annual - but not as special as it should be. But it is nice to see Excalibur back in action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Jan 14, 2018

    This issue includes two single stories, both of which have a nice upbeat story and leave on a good note, though the second story felt a little over the top. And while it's a bigger issue, it comes in at a higher price and with some great stories going on within the X-Men books, this might have been better as a introduction to get new fans into the Xmen. It's a nice upbeat book but I was disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 10, 2018

    Inconsistent tone and lukewarm overall quality make the main story a match (not in a good way) for the relentless mediocrity of the current X-Men: Gold run. A bouncing baby Braddock and a sweet B story don't do nearly enough to counterbalance the problematic script or to excuse the huge page-two spoiler. So my jokey suggestion from earlier becomes quite serious: Wait on this one until after Gold #22 comes out - or just skip it entirely. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - RobF Feb 1, 2018

    In my opinion this is largely for completists only. It's a fine issue but it really has no lasting impression. You'll read it, smile, put it down and never think of it again, which is not necessarily a bad thing. If your looking for some depth this comic is not for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Jan 12, 2018

    Good, easy, nostalgic read. Nothing earthmoving.

  • 8.5
    RustonLF Jan 11, 2018

    For anyone that loved the Alan Davis Excalibur, this is a nice reunion issue. You get a good look at where everyone is now with a few mentions of what the team was like in the past. It also had a very satisfying ending that fit in well with the tone of the old Excalibur. The art might not have been Alan Davis, but it did a good job. For anyone looking for an X-Men: Gold story you get a small tale that reflects fans of the X-Men in a Storm obsessed girl looking to meet her while she is in New York. It is short and inconsequential so probably not worth it for the price of the book. I would leave this one to the Excalibur fans as that makes up the majority of the issue.

  • 8.0
    SloboSOY Jan 11, 2018

    Damn I mise Excalibur ... Where is Cerise, Feron & Kylun ? ... Why Colossus who was in the team for a time isn't invited with kitty ?
    I was very surprise by Magie, but I really like her. I hope marvel will not dare erasing .. Because she rule.
    A very nice story for that part but less interested by the Stormhammer part.
    The other story about storm fan is nice ... But forgettable. That make me remember Tom Strong 1 ^^

    Cover - Love excalibur 2/2
    Writing - A really good story about friend, less good for the bad guy and the story not that interesting. 2/3
    Arts - The art is great for both story. I just have a question about Brian. Did he not loose a eyes at one point. I remember him in US.Avengers looking like more

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Jan 17, 2018

    This wasn't too bad, the first story was better than the second. The second had some bad dialogue: "Stormazing".

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 27, 2018

    An Excalibur reunion introduces Kitty, Kurt, and Rachel to Brian and Meggan's new baby. There's an arbitrary twist and an arbitrary baddie who needs a facile, not-too-violent foiling. It's decent material, but the story gets told with thoroughly disappointing effort in both words and pictures. The B-story about a young superfan meeting Storm after a rough day of hero-chasing is a bit stronger but still well short of good. Besides the internal disappointments, this Annual was also mystifyingly published six weeks before a fairly huge relationship development in the main title, which it spoils to no good effect.

  • 5.0
    I-Zick Jan 19, 2018

    This issues was so corny and cheesey. Not a fan of this issue at all.

  • 8.5
    Steve C Jan 11, 2018

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 17, 2018

  • 8.0
    Sherman The Wonder Dog Jan 13, 2018

  • 7.5
    Tex8285 Jan 16, 2018

  • 6.5
    CesarCastanha Jan 10, 2018

  • 6.0
    iPodwithnomusic Apr 11, 2018

  • 4.0
    jmprados May 1, 2018

  • 2.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Apr 2, 2018

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