Part of the 'ResurrXion' event
Part of the 'Back to the Basics' story arc

X-Men Gold Vol 2 1
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Quote1 You've never exactly trusted us, and I know things are different after our war with the Inhumans. I know that. And I know that to the extent that you ever trusted us, we have a long way to go to rebuild that trust. But we're starting today. Quote2
-- Kitty Pryde

Appearing in "Back to the Basics: Part 1"Edit

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Solicit SynopsisEdit

FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES! Xavier’s dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they’re on a mission to be Earth’s finest heroes, even when that means defending those who hate and fear them. Brought to you by an all-star creative team of Marc Guggenheim (X-MEN, S.H.I.E.L.D., television’s Arrow) and Ardian Syaf (BATGIRL, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, BRIGHTEST DAY), a new beginning for the strangest heroes of all starts here!

Katherine Pryde (Earth-616) from X-Men Gold Vol 2 1 002

212 to the right of Kitty Pryde

Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616) from X-Men Gold Vol 2 1 002

"QS5:51" on Colossus' shirt

  • Certain panels in the original edition of this issue contained subliminal imagery referencing a conservative Islamic political movement against the Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. These references consist of the appearance of a storefront with the number 212, used to denote a mass protest that occurred on December 2, 2016; Colossus wearing a t-shirt which read "QS5:51," a reference to the Quranic verse 5:51 mostly used to oppose Purnama; and two New Yorkers wearing the number 51 on their clothes, another reference to 5:51.[1] This imagery was inserted into the panels by penciler Ardian Syaf on his own. In response to the discovery of these references, Marvel released a statement in which Syaf's actions were condemned and it was assured the imagery was going to be removed from subsequent printings, digital versions, and trade paperbacks.[2] Syaf's contract with Marvel was subsequently terminated as a result of these events.[3]
  • Davis' Hip-Hop Variant was based on the cover of Grandmaster Flash's third album, They Said It Couldn't Be Done.

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  1. Johnson, Rich (8 April 2017). Marvel Artist Adrian Syaf Hid Anti-Christian And Jewish Messages In This Week's X-Men Comic. Bleeding Cool. Retrieved on 8 April 2017.
  2. Lovett, Jamie (8 April 2017). Marvel Releases Statement On Controversial X-Men Gold Art. Retrieved on 8 April 2017.
  3. Ching, Albert (11 April 2017). Marvel Terminates X-Men Gold Artist's Contract Following Controversy. CBR. Retrieved on 11 April 2017.

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