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X-Men: Gold #35 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men: Gold #35 Review: A Perfectly Average Comic

Storm is swarmed by Uovu and the villagers whom he’s resurrected. Ororo is forced to fight off her birth parents and all those under Uovu’s thrall. Meanwhile, the X-Men fight the X-Cutioner halfway around the world. Stormcaster finds them and opens a portal to Storm and Uovu, providing Ororo with reinforcements. But, is it enough? […]

Extermination #2 cover by Mark Brooks

Extermination #2 Review: Waiting for the Plot to Show Up

We see young Cable take another prisoner at a grocery store, and Jean Grey tries to comfort Cyclops about the deaths of Bloodstorm and Cable. The X-Men convene on what to do about Ahab’s return and the missing young Iceman. Kitty thinks it’s best to split the remaining young original X-Men up to make it […]

X-Men: Gold #33 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men: Gold #33 Review: Going Nowhere Slowly

Ainet, the adopted mother of the X-Man Storm, is on the run from a new religion rising in her village. This new religion worships an entity called Uovu. Her life seems to be at an end, and Ainet lets out a prayer. This prayer returns the hammer, Stormcaster, to Ororo Munroe. Now, a representative from […]

X-Men: Gold #32 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men Gold #32 Review: The Tragedy of the Phoenix

Rachel Summers, aka Prestige and formerly known as the Phoenix, has been driven into a frenzy by Mesmero. She has already downed Colossus and Kitty Pryde, and Magik and Storm follow soon after. Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Iceman, and Pyro are the only ones left to calm Rachel down, but, after Prestige so easily incapacitated the other […]

X-Men: Gold #31 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men Gold #31 Review: I Too Have Read ‘Days of Future Past’

Rachel Summers and Nightcrawler have their morning ruined when Mesmero arrives and manipulates former’s mind. Meanwhile, Kitty Pryde and Colossus are still reeling from their cancelled wedding when we suddenly jump to a future where mutants are on the edge of extinction thanks to the Sentinels. That time jump happens just as abruptly in the […]

X-Men: Golld #30 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men: Gold #30 Review – The Wedding Issue

The big day is here. The X-Men have gathered at the site of the old Xavier Institute for Higher Learning for the wedding of Kitty Pryde, formerly known as Shadowcat, and Colossus, aka Piotr Rasputin. Illyana Rasputin, aka Magik, is Kitty’s maid of honor, and Nightcrawler, aka Kurt Wagner, is Piotr’s best man. All there […]

X-Men: Gold #29 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men: Gold #29 Review: A Fun and Flowing Action Issue

The X-Men are finally closing in on Alpha and Colossus, but the Sentinel is about to fire off his mutant-killing weapon. Kitty Pryde is phasing through the facility until she can find Alpha and Piotr while the rest of the team keeps Alpha’s duplicates busy. She finally catches up to Alpha and Colossus, but it’s […]

X-Men Red Annual #1 cover by Travis Charest

X-Men Red Annual #1 Review: The New Old Jean Grey

We go back to the moments right after Jean Grey was resurrected, and we see what her life was like immediately after the impromptu revival. She bonds with the X-Men, learns of their triumphs and losses, and she seeks out the extended family she’s never met. X-Men Red Annual #1 does for the series what […]

X-Men Gold #28 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men Gold #28 Review: Light on Story Progression, Heavy on Charisma

The X-Men close in on Nance as Alpha makes off with Colossus. The X-Men take Nance, but that still leaves Alpha capable of committing mutant genocide. Our heroes must seek help in chasing down Alpha and saving Colossus. It’s clear that this story has been stretched out to hold out until X-Men Gold #30, but, […]

X-Men: Gold #27 cover by Phil Noto

X-Men Gold #27 Review: The Wrong Kind of Wedding Planning

Colossus has been taken by Alpha and Nance. Iceman, Pyro, and Nightcrawler warn the rest of the team of the threat to Piotr Rasputin’s life. The X-Men assemble to track down Colossus with the help of Rachel Summers. The grand plan? Nance and Alpha plan to use the Legacy Virus still in Piotr’s blood to […]

X-Men: Gold #25 cover by Ryan Stegman and Edgar Delgado

X-Men Gold #25 Review: X-Men Unite in Fun One-Off Issue

The god-beast Scythian Algurus returns to wreak havoc upon Paris. Captain Britain and Meggan respond immediately. Iceman’s X-Men team arrives not long afterwards. However, the main Gold team is still in prison and can’t join the fight, but that problem may resolve itself sooner than later. X-Men: Gold #25 presents a pleasingly straightforward story which […]

X-Men Blue #15 Review: Change The Channel

Mojo is no longer simply playing with the X-Men. It is now all-out war against the mutant team. He does this while attempting to assimilate our world into the Mojoverse. The X-Men know they can’t let Mojo stall them forever, so they split into two teams. One continues the fight against the forces of Mojo, […]

X-Men: Blue #14 cover by Arthur Adams and Peter Steigerwald

X-Men: Blue #14 Review: That Mojo Magic

Mojo’s magical mystery tour continues as news stations struggle to cut through his global broadcast. Inside his arenas, more and more X-Men are being picked off as one team fights the recreations of the Avengers and the other battles amalgams of their worst threats. Magneto, Polaris, and Danger finally enter the fray, but Mojo already […]

X-Men Gold

X-Men Gold #7 Review: A Very ’90s Feel, And Great Tie-In Comic

X-Men Gold #7 is the comic series’ first Secret Empire tie-in. Thankfully, it avoids all the troubling and perhaps negative aspects of the event it’s tied to by locking itself in the New York/Manhattan location that is of course in the event trapped in the Darkforce Dimension. As a result, they are able to tell […]


Review: Jean Grey #2 – So Many Guest-Star Superheroes

Here we are with second issue of the first-ever solo title for one of the founding X-Men, Jean Grey. I was very intrigued by this idea from the get-go. It always seemed odd that she never really had a chance to strike out on her own in the past, though most of the X-Men have […]