• X-Men Wedding Special – Written by Chris Claremont, Marc Guggenheim & Kelly Thompson and illustrated by Todd Nauck, Greg Land & Marika Crestawedding

The X-Men Wedding Special is here, and you’re probably wondering what makes this special so special? Well . . . there’s no wedding in it. Some of you might have already known this, but I did not. The actual wedding will be taking place in the oversized issue 30. Until then it’s time to embrace the time-honored tradition of the bachelor/bachelorette party!  

Party Over Here!

I’m sure there’s more than a few X-Men fans out there that are happy to see these two crazy kids (Kitty Pryde and Colossus) finally tie the knot. Some of you may even be using the opening song for the third (sadly underrated) Aladdin film (that turtle island is soo ballin’). However, before anyone gets married they must have a night of booze-filled debauchery (except for me of course… my fiancee reads this), and the X-Men are no exception.

This book contains three short stories. The first one is written by the legendary Chris Claremont (Excalibur) and is basically of a recap of Kitty Prides life with the X-Men. The art by Todd Nauck (Young Justice) looks great. The layout was a little confusing, but it only took this experienced comic reader three times of reading out of order to finally get it.

The other two stories show us the bachelor and bachelorette parties. As most X-Men fans know, nothing is ever normal for this group of mutants and these parties are more proof of that. Both stories are fun and entertaining little romps. The bachelor party was my favorite story in the book. It was funny and had some sweet old fashion X-Men action. The bachelorette party is the most heartwarming of the stories, plus it has some good jokes and great cameos.

The Big Day Cometh

Issue 30 of X-Men Gold is coming soon, and what better way to prepare for the big wedding than to watch the bride and groom make drunken fools of themselves. If you’re an X-Men fan, grabbing this book is a no-brainer. If you’re not then just hold out for that other important comic wedding that’s coming up.