First Look At X-MEN: GOLD #1 The 50th Anniversary Special

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xMarvel has released the first look at the gigantic X-Men 50th anniversary special, X-Men: Gold. The oversized issue features brand new stories from legendary writer Chris Claremont as well as the first new X-Men story from Stan Lee in years. Joining the legendary writers are iconic artists like Bob McLeod and Walt Simonson. The press release with the rundown of the all-star line-up follows.

You may remember last month I ran a two part interview with Chris Claremont about all things X-Men. He said of the story he was writing in the anniversary special “It’s 20 pages and Bob McLeod is doing a brilliant job with the art. Thus far I’ve only seen the pencils, but he’s doing the inks so it should look absolutely gorgeous. Tom Orzechowski is lettering it. So in effect we’re getting a classic creative team back together again. It takes place in continuity between issues #173 and #174 so we’re right at the aftermath of the abortive wedding of Wolverine and Mariko Yashida and about to leap full force into the resurrection of Dark Phoenix. Because I have absolutely no awareness of or interest in promoting any sort of film, the fact that the adversaries are Sentinels is purely coincidental. [Laughs] And if you believe that etc. etc.” You can read the two parts of that interview here and here. What do you think about the preview pages?

This November, celebrate the milestone anniversary of the Children of the Atom as the X-Men turn 50 years old! Marvel is proud to present your first look at X-Men: Gold #1, featuring all-new stories by legendary creators from the 50 years of rich X-Men history!

Through Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde and the rest of the X-Men, the creators of these merry mutants taught us that it’s not only okay to be different, but that difference is to be celebrated! To honor the characters and the creators we wanted to do something special… hence X-MEN:GOLD!

X-Men: Gold #1 features an all-new, feature length story by the legendary Chris Claremont and classic X-Artist Bob McLeod! Experience an untold, in-continuity story of the X-Men featuring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, and Rogue! But that’s not all! X-Men: Gold #1 is also jam-packed with stories from all-star creators from the storied history of Marvel’s Mutants – including the first new X-Men story from Stan Lee in years! Stan is joined by Louise Simonson and Walt Simonson to bring you an exciting new tale of the original X-Men! Also featuring new stories set throughout the history of the X-Men from all-star X-Creators Len Wein, Jorge Molina, Fabian Nicieza, Salvador Larroca, Roy Thomas and Pat Olliffe!”

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