X-Men Gold #3 Review

After a somewhat uneventful second issue, Guggenheim and Co. Return with Issue #3 of X-Men Gold, bringing a very formulaic and nostalgia riding conclusion.X-Men Gold #3 Continues with the back to basics approach as the writers promised before the series began, and although the nostalgic art and story tropes are somewhat enjoyable, Guggenheim and Syaf fail to provide readers with interest in the villains or the story. The conflict between the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and the X-Men is so brief, with the action hardly being showcased at all furthering the point that it does not even matter. Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 4.28.25 PM.pngThose hoping for interesting character interactions and dynamics between this new core team of X-Men will be disappointed, unless you are a Kitty Pryde fan. This issue is a Kitty Pryde issue more than anything, with the issue showing her leading the team, and is probably the most positive point of the issue. The only problem with this is that because the issue gives such a large focus on Kitty, the team and its respective members are put into the background. Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 4.36.49 PM.pngThe art for this issue, while very nice looking, isn’t exactly the best, or even as good as it was in the previous two issues. A good example would be when the X-Jet crashes into a side of a building, it is poorly drawn and hardly shows any details, and looks more like just a Jet in a black background. Overall, the whole issue had so much more potential. Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 4.39.51 PM.pngX-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. Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 4.40.10 PM.png

Grade: 6/10

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