A fairly powerful little story, that suffers a bit from being a extremely quick read. In fact, in spite of its unexpected revelation about the X-Men's method of dealing with a problem like this, I found this story to be a bit thin when it came to truly examining the ideas at play in this issue. I mean offering up a mutant who has a power so dangerous that its emergence lead to the death of hundreds of people is a great little idea, and while there is something to be said for the clear-cut solution the X-Men employ to this problem, I found myself a bit disappointed that Brian Michael Bendis went for the quick solution without taking a moment to dig a little deeper. Than again I suspect the whole point of this issue is that this is the type of problem that is so horrific that there really is only a single course of action one can take if one doesn't want the train to go completely off the rails, and Brian Michael Bendis does a pretty effective job of making the young teen into a real cha Read Full Review
I wasnt sure about Bendis run on this title after the first storyline and was ready to drop the book, but so far the New Mutants story is excellent. Old characters are being fleshed out and made more approachable and believable, while new characters are hitting the page running characterization-wise. Damn you Bendis! Now I have to keep reading. At least it doesnt cost very much and is solid on every front. Its very much worth my time and attention. Read Full Review
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