‘X-Men: Gold’: New stories from Claremont, Lee, more for mutants’ 50th

Oct. 18, 2013 | 1:02 p.m.

The celebration of the X-Men’s 50th anniversary continues next month as Marvel releases “X-Men: Gold,” a comic featuring stories from prominent creators in the mutants’ history.

The 64-page “X-Men: Gold” No. 1 centers on a feature-length, in-continuity story by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, spotlighting Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Colossus, Wolverine, Cyclops and Nightcrawler.

The one-shot also includes a new X-Men story from series co-creator Stan Lee and Louise and Walt Simonson (“X-Factor”), as well as stories from Len Wein, Jorge Molina, Fabian Nicieza, Salvador Larroca, Roy Thomas and Pat Olliffe — all creators who have helped guide X-comics throughout their first 50 years. Thomas had two well-regarded stints on “X-Men” in the ‘60s before its years-long break in original stories, and Nicieza was a major player in ‘90s X-comics. Wein wrote “Giant-Size X-Men” No. 1, which revived the franchise with a new team in 1975 and led directly into Claremont’s 17-year “Uncanny” run.

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Marvel released a first look at the book, including the cover by Olivier Coipel (“House of M”) and a variant cover by John Cassaday (“Astonishing X-Men”). Preview “X-Men: Gold” in the gallery above.

The first issue is slated for a Nov. 13 print and digital release. For more X-Men 50th anniversary coverage, click here.

– Noelene Clark and Blake Hennon | @LATHeroComplex


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One Response to ‘X-Men: Gold’: New stories from Claremont, Lee, more for mutants’ 50th

  1. Byrne's A Dick But says:

    Wait… No John Byrne?
    How can you truly celebrate the X-Men legacy without the man who help make them the superstars they are today?

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