X-MEN GOLD Brings Back Classic Villain Team

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The ResurrXion begins.

X-Men Gold #1 is here. It will make you feel nostalgic and excited for the future of the mutants. Marc Guggenheim’s prose takes inspiration from history while moving the Children of the Atom forward.

X-Men: Gold #1 courtesy Marvel

Kitty Pryde is down to Earth again after hanging with the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Pryde of the X-Men is now leading the team in the aftermath of a war with the Inhumans.

A super villain team crashes into the final page that will leave you with burning questions.

No spoilers here. Guggenheim already revealed a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants would strike but the mystery is who are the members of this squad? Some of them look very familiar including a hero turned rogue?

Before we continue breaking down the history and future Brotherhood here’s a SPOILER ALERT!

If you have not read X-Men Gold #1 stop reading now and get to the comic book shop.

Seriously.

OK.

Here it comes.

 

When the United Nations is under attack, the X-Men answer the call. The Xavier Institute is now located in Central Park so it’s a short trip. Kitty’s team sees five ready to fight. A woman made of fiery lava proclaims they are the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Magma? A hero turns evil. Guggenheim confirms this is the former New Mutant. Amara Aquilla (also used the name Alison Crestmere) was a New Mutant created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod with the ability to transform into a living lava state plus generate and control lava. She can control fire and the ground. Amara fought with the X-Men. If this is Magma, why did she turn evil and appears to be following in the infamous steps of Magneto and Mystique as leader of this sinister squad?

Avalance and Pyro are in this fearsome five but is this Avalanche (Dominikos Patrokis) and Pyro (St. John Allerdyce)? The writer said these villains are part of the team but how? Avalanche and Pyro were members of Mystique’s version but both are dead.

The hooded figure is Masque, a member of the Morlocks with the ability to shapeshift a victim’s appearance.

The final member if a reptilian monster with fangs, claws and a tail like a dragon.  Guggheim told Marvel.com this character’s name is Cleevus.

Who is the leader? It’s not Magnma.

The leader will be Mesmero Guggenheim told Marvel.com. Mesmero is a green skinned mutant with massive hypnotic mind control powers who debuted way back in the original X-Men #49. Mesmero once turned the X-Men into performers in his traveling circus.

The Brotherhood began way back in X-Men #4 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. There have been more than a dozen versions but the most infamous are:

Magneto’s first team was Blob, Toad, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

Mystique’s team: Destiny, Pyro, Avalanche, Blob. This is the squad that almost caused the Days of Future Past reality. Rogue later joined the team before leaving to become an X-Man.

Who’s who in this latest incarnation? Magma may not be the only former X-Man on this team.

X-Men Gold #2 arrives in two weeks.

By Editor