X-Men: Odd Men Out #1

Writer: Roger Stern, Michael Higgins Artist: Dave Cockrum Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 30, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 5, 2008

    The second tale begins with the Mad Thinker uncovering a hidden lab in service of his vendetta against the Fantastic Four, but the android he revives quickly shunts him aside and proceeds on a mission to catalog the powers of a group of New Mutants ice-skating in Central Park. Reflecting on the diverse fates of many of these youngsters (and on Xaviers admission in the first story that he assembled them initially under the influence of a Brood parasite, looking for new hosts), its hard to believe there was once a fun moment when Skids, Boom Boom, Sunspot, Cannonball, Rictor et al. played even semi-congenially together. As the robot absorbs their abilities, his attitude and looks have a distinctly Apokoliptian flair, but its nothing the teens register, as they feel theyve driven him off. The comedy mixed in with the action marks this even more than the first story as a remnant of a bygone era. Seeing Cockrum colored by modern techniques of light and shade is the principal reward of t Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 30, 2008

    As for the second story, it will only really appeal to fans of the original New Mutants. The story is pretty bland, but it does show readers how much superior the New Mutants' team dynamic is to certain other junior squads. *cough* Young X-Men *cough* The story is old-fashioned in every regard, but not without its merits. The same applies to the whole issue, really. As lackluster as the writing is in spots, it's nice that Marvel gave Cockrum a proper send off. If only more classic creators were afforded the same privilege. Read Full Review

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