X-Men Gold #34
Writer: Marc Guggenheim
Artist: Michele Bandini
“Godwar” is off to a great start, and part 2 successfully builds off of the interesting back-story of Storm and her village.
Marc Guggenheim continues to write each character adequately. Storm shines in this issue as she tries to understand the circumstances that surround her and her former home. The previous issue didn’t give the best introduction to the arc’s antagonist, but the character is fleshed out much more impressively this time around. Outside of Storm’s arc, there isn’t much character development.
Fortunately, the rest of the team’s adventures are still interesting with well-orchestrated action sequences. Kitty’s short battle is fun to read through, and Storm’s first encounter with Uvou is riveting. Through the action, we learn about Storm and her resolve and watch as she is beaten down. The writing and art together ensure that this is a successful comic.
“Godwar” could possibly go down as Guggenheim’s best arc in the series. It’s character driven, and the action is simply exciting. It’s a shame that this fun arc had to come so late in the series’ run, but better late than never. Fans of X-Men (or Storm) should absolutely pick this arc up, regardless of if they have been keeping up with the series.
X-Men Gold #34
Fans of X-Men (or Storm) should absolutely pick this arc up, regardless of if they have been keeping up with the series.