New Mutants #1
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New Mutants #1

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Diogene Neves Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 6, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
7.4Critic Rating
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They’re back together again! Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Karma, Sunspot, Magma and Magik have been gathered once more, but can they stand against one of the most powerful X-Villains of all time? Legion is back, and the villain that thrust us into the Age of Apocalypse is scarier than ever. But what does he want with the New Mutants? Zeb Wells (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and Diogenes Neves (X-MEN: WORLDS APART) bring your favorite teen heroes into adulthood. Don’t miss it! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux May 10, 2009

    Alex Ross cover art for New Mutants #1 (one of four covers) even recalls Bill Sienkiewiczs distinctive cover art for the original series back in the mid-80s. This time, Im happily satisfied so far with the New Mutants. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 6, 2018

    New Mutants: Dead Souls #6 is a thoughtful, beautifully-wrought character study coupled to a flash-bang plot and seasoned with cursing and the promise of nudity. Along with X-Men Red, Astonishing X-Men, and Extermination, it is one of the best books that Marvel has produced this year. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski May 7, 2009

    Nostalgia trips aside, it was a well-paced 34-page story that had all the key ingredients of a good first issue. A bit of set-up, a dash of action and a couple scoops of intrigue to leave a nice aftertaste in your mouth. And yeah, it was 34 pages, so you actually get something for that extra buck! Zeb Wells and Diogenes Neves have given me back a little piece of my childhood and taken a book that I had little to no interest in and made me very interested. Very interested indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 19, 2011

    This incarnation of the New Mutants really feels like it harkens back to the book of old with the characters just aged a bit and more in the mindset to take on the duties that have without problem. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 6, 2009

    I gotta be straight with you here: I liked this book. Zeb Wells obviously knows the character history of the New Mutants as well as I do, and penciller Diogenes Neves has a pleasant vaguely retro-style throughout that I enjoyed. (He even nailed the now-customary superhero team "Bad Ass Power Walk" sequence...) Maybe my history with the New Mutants is showing, or maybe I'm biased towards Marvel (inside joke, sorry) but New Mutants #1 really pleased me in a surprising way. It's good to see the characters fall into familiar old interactions, the way old friends do, and seeing Cannonball finally comfortable in his own skin made me kind of proud. I remember him as the gangly, awkward, square-headed kid, but he's now an experienced member of the X-Men, and an impressive leader as well. Illyana's time-twisting powers have given us some tantalizing hints of something brewing, and I'm even interested to see where Dani Moonstar fits on the team now that she has no mutant powers to Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 13, 2009

    Praise aside, It's hard to tell whether the title is supposed to be aimed at nostalgists or a new audience. The last page reveal brings back an X-villain familiar to readers of the original "New Mutants," but that anyone who started reading X-Men titles within, say, the last 15 years, could easily have no clue about. There's no denying, however, that this is an X-Men comic for X-Men readers and by the climax it has already assumed a lot about its readership, so maybe, in this case, they can get away with it. A pleasingly strong opening for a concept that could've been so much worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel May 6, 2009

    It's debatable if a New Mutants revival is the right way to go in the current climate of the Marvel Universe, but Zeb Wells makes a great case for the title's existence with issue #1. I came in skeptical, but I finished the book reminded why I used to love these characters in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comix 411 - David Torres May 8, 2009

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  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim May 13, 2009

    The verdict on the return of Legion will have to wait for a future issue. We did not see enough of his character in this issue to make a determination. Wells needs to find a reason for this team to exist on its' own. From what I saw here, it is an okay story that needs more thought behind it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Steven Brown May 4, 2009

    New Mutants is off to an adequate start. Hopefully, the cast dynamics will become more interesting once the rest of the team come into play. While I’m a fan of the old series from the ‘80s, I’m not sold yet on the idea of this newer series yet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb May 5, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

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