Wednesday, August 23, 2017

X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics | Comics

Long before Professor Xavier started training his mutant students, X-Men were always feared by humans unlike other heroes from teams like The Avengers or Fantastic Four. With their recent war with The Inhumans, that phobia has returned again to cause mass hysteria. Forming a new team with Colossus, Nightcrawler, Old Man Logan, Rachel Grey as Prestige and Storm, Kitty Pryde leads X-Men as their current leader to stop an attack from Terrax the Tamer. Rachel was hoping for an Avenger or Champion member to show up but Logan asks for their leader's instruction.

It took all of their effort just to defeat Terrax and considerable amount of property damage. Upon defeating him with some solid team-work, Kitty talks to civilians present at scene about earning their trust back again and develop a positive image for their race but no one is ready to listen to them. Back at home, On top of that, they received an invoice from New York's City Register for a lease on Central Park, where Xavier Institute is currently situated. Ororo and Kurt argue about whether situation has improved for them or not, while Rachel practices in Danger Room alongside Armor and Rockslide.

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X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics | Comics

Piotr was asking Katya if she is up for having dinner together but she points out how noting is as simple as that between them. Their little talk is suddenly interrupted when the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants attacks the city and they had to run. At United Nations building, X-Men confronts newest Brotherhood members Avalanche, Cleevus, Magma, Masque and Pyro. Logan is badly burnt by former ally Magma, as they tried to talk her out and then quickly taken away by Kurt to safety, where they both stumbled onto one of their old enemies; mutant hypnotist Mesmero.

He sends Kurt away using his regained power and took Logan to his secret hideout. Rest of the team was defeated by remaining X-Men members but all Brotherhood members fled to avoid arrest. Director Lydia Nance of Heritage Initiative was already commenting about a Human/Mutant race war on public media and then mayor of New York gets kidnapped by the Brotherhood. There is a large hidden agenda at play that X-Men later discovers and takes care of. Meanwhile, a mercenary is hunting down mutants in New York City with a deeply-rooted personal vendetta.

Elsewhere, mutant thief and occasional X-Men member Gambit took a job to steal a secret nanotech from a secret lab for an anonymous buyer. Upon learning Olivia Trask has hired him and it was a swarm of self-replicating nanites, he chooses not to deliver. Which eventually caused a stir among two parties and accidentally the nanites became a self-aware Sentinel by merging itself with nearby available computer systems. It quickly overpowers Gambit, then upgraded itself by evolving and engaged all other heroes to create a city-wide havoc.

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Into A Golden Future!

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Here is your link to buy “X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics" from Marvel Comics on Amazon.

X-Men Gold – Back To The Basics

Following "Death of X" and "Inhumans Vs. X-Men" event, world has started to hate and fear mutants once again like all those years ago. To keep Xavier's dream alive, Kitty Pryde forms X-Men Gold team to lead mutant heroes towards modern threats. Collecting issues #01-06 of X-Men Gold second ongoing monthly series from Marvel Comics, this storyline is conceived by writer Marc Guggenheim (Blade – Sins of the Father, Blade – Undead Again), who was assisted by artists Ardian Syaf (Batman & Superman – Siege, Flashpoint – Emperor Aquaman) and R. B. Silva (Nova – After Burn, Spider-Man & The X-Men).

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Mutant Ex Machina!

For first story arc of the series, "Back To The Basics" contains quite a lot of actions and final issue features cameo appearances of Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Deadpool, Human Torch, Ms. Marvel, Nova, Rogue, Squirrel Girl and Totally Awesome Hulk from teams like Champions and Uncanny Avengers, all fighting against a brand-new Sentinel threat that Gambit mistakenly unleashed. For many who do not know, a controversial move by Indonesian artist Ardian Syaf to include hidden political and religious messages in first issue led Marvel to fire him in disciplinary action.
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