Pointless racism & Rehashing is the name of the game

X-men Gold #2


Witten By:Marc Guggenheim

Penciled By: Ardian Syaf

Inked By: Jay Leisten

Colored By: Frank Martin

The return of the children of the atom, has not really gone too well. They have to face new radical racists, they have to pay the expenseive bills it costs to live in central park, and now there’s a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants with one of their own amoung their ranks? This can’t be good. So let’s see if this team of X-men can rise above their struggles once again to come out on top and make this a good read.

This issue picks up where the last ended. The X-men are facing off against a new team calling itself the brotherhood. Oddly enough, along with having Magma, once a member of the New Mutants, this team has people dressed as Pyro and Avalanche and the comic goes out of their way to joke about how theyre supposed to be dead and these must be copycats. Nightcrawler and Logan discover Mesmero, another supposedly dead mutant, on top of a building in the distance. Mesmero captures Logan, forces Nightcrawler to teleport constantly until he passes out from exhaustion in a far off country, and he along with the new Brotherhood escape capture from the X-men and S.H.I.E.L.D. now led by Captain America, Steve Rogers.

The rest of the issue consists of the Xavier Institute watching the new rascist activist, Lydia Nance, trying to push for the deportation of all mutants…lovely. Political alagories in a series that has already faced every form of diversity in existence. The comic also includes what I to call a “Wolverine Moment” that is just so dumb that it makes the villains seem pointless. Much like this comic.

X-men Gold #2 is rehash poorly exacuted, and it knows it. It points out that half the Brotherhood should be dead, and its rehashing this blatent mutant racism. It almost feels as if Marvel thought we would be okay with this rehash because it meant we’d shut up about how poorly the X-men have been treated.

The art is okay. Like literally it’s just okay. There’s nothing over the top. There’s allot of lazy points, and with the knowledge of Ardian Syaf being kicked off the title due to controversy and previous X-men artists are being brought on, hopefully soon the art will be one good thing about this book.

Rehash Gold #2 is the definition of Meh. you feel like you got X-menish things out of it, but nothing felt intrguing nothing inivative. It’s the kind of thing that makes people leave mainstreem comics. They see nothing but the same thing, but to this degree of rehash is almost shameless. If you’re an X-men fan you’ll enjoy it, but it’s not the kind of thing a casual person would enjoy.

Rating: 5.5/10

James Portis

James Portis

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Founder of Shoot The Breeze Comics. Co-Host of the comic book news podcast Panel To Panel. Long time comic book, video game, and anime nerd.
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Founder of Shoot The Breeze Comics. Co-Host of the comic book news podcast Panel To Panel. Long time comic book, video game, and anime nerd.

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