So, Friday my new tablet came in the mail and I’ve read quite a few things off of the Marvel Unlimited app while I was testing it out. Among the things that I read were X-Men Gold #1-6, and X-Men Prime #1. Those issues have a collected volume out titled X-Men: Gold, Vol. 1: Back to the Basics by Marc Guggenheim, Ardian Syaf , Jay Leisten , Craig Yeung , Frank Martin , Andrew Crossley , R.B. Silva , Adriano Di Benedetto , Cory Petit ….
Wow! This was actually quite readable. I won’t say much about the previous X-Men run, because well, I haven’t read it. My previous attempts to get back into reading any of the X-Men books did not go well. Maybe it’s because they presented a team line up with characters I was familiar with at least. Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, and a version of Wolverine… those are the core members of the X-Men I grew up with and remember. Now that I found a jumping back on board point I may try again to go and read some of the gaps I’ve missed.
Issues #1-3 have the story Back to the Basics, that introduces Lydia Nance, Heritage Initiative Director [Who wants to deport the Mutants.]; and the newest incarnation of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
The next three issues, #4-6, are a story titled Techno Superior, which brings in Gambit, and the granddaughter of Bolivar Trask [Inventor of the Sentinels], when he steals some nanites for her.
One of the things I really liked about this is that they are actually presented as a team that goes out and fights super villains for once. On the stupid side of things the school is now in the middle of Central Park. I will probably be confused as to why they decided to put it there for quite some time.
I would have done a few art samples but I haven’t figured out how to do it on my new tablet yet so maybe next time.