X-Men: Gold Annual #2

Writer: Seanan McGurie Artist: Marco Failla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Your favorite X-Man KITTY PRYDE just made the biggest decision of her tumultuous romantic life, but what set her on that course? Before Peter, Peter, or...Peter, there was Kitty's FIRST kiss! Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer Seanan McGuire (InCryptid, October Daye, Wayward Children series) and artist Marco Failla (MS. MARVEL, ALL-NEW WOLVERINE, Harley Quinn) reveal the secrets of young Kitty's summer at Camp Maplebrook in a story with more teen mutant angst and camp hijinks than can be contained in a regular-sized issue! Kitty's kept this tale to herself for years - be the first to find out why!
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  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Aug 8, 2018

    Storm must battle a mysterious figure from her past! But with the true nature of Stormcaster revealed, can Storm trust her powers any more? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 2, 2018

    X-Men: Gold Annual #2 is a low-action comic choosing to show a formative event in Kitty Prydes youth where she faced some of the cruelty and judgement a mutant can face. Not all hatred takes the shape of physical violence and attempts on a persons life or safety; sometimes its subtler but no less evil. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 1, 2018

    McGuire's story strips down the character to her basest parts to discover what it is at her core that really defines her and Failla's artwork does a great job of depicting the character and her campmates as being at that transitionary early teenage. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 1, 2018

    A good issue that hits the hallmarks of what makes X-Men comics so heartfelt. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Aug 2, 2018

    X-Men Gold Annual #2 is a delightful read that emphasizes the things that we love about X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    nickogle Aug 2, 2018

    Well it certainly is a step above the quality of the other X-Men comics. All in all, this is a fun prequel to the modern X-Men comics that honestly isn' much else. It's one sided and has really just the layer you see at surface level to it. I liked the characterization of Kitty in this issue, which is good, because I quite frankly don't like her characterization in the main series. This issue ends on something of a "What's the point?" note, but I can't deny I did enjoy some of the elements the writer included in the issue. Unfortunately the script suffers from one of those scenarios where an adult tries to write the dialogue of a kid and it comes out ending up like very unnatural and unrealistic dialogue. I didn't like the art at first, but more

  • 9.0
    TrooperHuge Aug 3, 2018

  • 8.5
    Gortam Aug 2, 2018

  • 8.5
    CesarCastanha Aug 2, 2018

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 2, 2018

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Aug 8, 2018

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