Thwip! Review – X-Men Gold #4

You know, Marc Guggenheim crafts a good story. It has enough logical consistencies and plot points that get you from A to B to C.

But I don’t feel excited about it.

I think that that is this perfectly competent and decent issue of comics’s major sin – it is kind of bland. I mean, Gambit is back! He is doing charming thievery! The Sentinels mutated!

Blah, blah, blah.

I know that the main idea is to kind of have the X-Men throw back to their most popular era (which I guess was the ’80s and early ’90s  but don’t hold me to that!) but it is kind of disappointing since it feels more of a retread rather than actual new comics. Sure nostalgia is the stuff that comics runs on these days, but it has to be done with just the right amount of spin to also make it feel new and fresh as well.

The art by R.B. Silva was fine, he (assuming the artist is a he) does a good job with trying to infuse action to the scene and make everything feel like the stakes are high and important, I just wish the story itself followed suit.

An average story with decent art, three Thwips!


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