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X-MEN GOLD #7 Thoughts

 •  Filed under Comics, Reviews

If you’ve been looking for a chance to check out new X-Men titles, X-MEN GOLD #7 is a great chance to dip in and check out what’s going on with the X-Men’s Gold team.

If you don’t know the difference, the X-Men are currently split into Blue and Gold teams. The Blue team is the original X-Men transported from the past into our day, and the Gold team is more or less the classic 80s/90s X-Men team, now led by Kitty Pride.

Issue #7 is both a great stand-alone book and a SECRET EMPIRE tie-in. SECRET EMPIRE provides the context for the story – the city is trapped in Baron Mordo’s Darkforce bubble (see recent issues of DOCTOR STRANGE) – and now the city and the X-Mansion are under siege.

The story is well told. There is a lot going on with a lot of characters used across a handful of plot points. The book doesn’t feel crowded, though, and somehow still packs in a lot of action. You’ll feel like you’ve gotten your money’s worth when you’re done.

The art, as always, is fantastic. You can checkout a few pages from X-MEN GOLD #7 over on Previews World.

X-MEN GOLD #7 is written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Ken Lashley.

Comics as a way of life

 •  Filed under Comics, Comic Shop, Writing

I've got big news! I'm opening a comic shop in my wife's store Mix it Up! at Lake Martin.

I'm planning to start small. We're located in a small town, and I'm just beginning to learn about the business of selling comics. The plan is to steadily build up stock based on what customers tell me they want. I'll also be able to order most anything people ask for. Our selection of new comics will grow as we learn what customers want, too.

I'm excited for the opportunity to do this. Doing something with comics has been a life-long dream of mine. I'm even planning to focus on my comics writing a little more as part of this. I have an idea going that I'll likely try to produce myself when I find an artist who likes the idea.

So it's all comics for me now, both on this site and all the social sites I'm using. I've still got my day job as a programmer, but I probably won't focus on that much online, except as it impacts the comics work.

All of that to say -- comics is a way of life now. And I'm excited about this new journey and sharing it with everyone online.