New Mutants #12

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Ibraim Roberson, Brian Reber Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 14, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

SECOND COMING, CHAPTER THREE Fall of a New Mutant?! The X-Men are hot on the trail of Cable and Hope and meet Bastion’s forces head-on, in the form of Bastion’s capo William Stryker and his Purifier army. Stryker’s forces score one casualty early, but who wins the battle? At the same time the New Mutants are hitting Bastion’s second-in-command, Cameron Hodge. But going up against Hodge and 100 of his soldiers is way out of their league and one of them won’t walk away from it. Rated T

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Apr 16, 2010

    The character writing really leaves a lot to decide, but the pacing in this actionpacked issue really impressed me. I went in not caring much about the New Mutants, but I left the issue being very excited about the next chapter in Second Coming. Even with this issues faults, its hard to ask for much more than that! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Apr 13, 2010

    Final Thoughts: Overall, this was a very compelling issue. While not as spectacular as the previous "Second Coming" chapter, it was still a worthwhile tale and served its purpose of propelling the story further. My only gripe is that I would have expected Cypher, Sunspot, Magma and Dani to play a larger part in this issue. Still, a definite must buy for anyone who is curious about the New Mutants and "Second Coming." Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Tyler Parker Apr 14, 2010

    One quick note of caution is that we are only 3 issues into a pretty long crossover. There is plenty of room left to go wrong - the remaining chapters of the event could fail to deliver on the promise of the first three installments, and the series might never reach a rewarding climax. This is still no reason to avoid giving the book a chance. Even if you aren't an X-fan, you shouldn't necessarily be running away from this series. It's offering some good thrills and, more importantly, it has paced itself well, leaving room for a potentially golden pay-off as the story closes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis Apr 13, 2010

    The art this issue is handled by Ibraim Roberson. He is effective in pencilling essentially an elongated battle issue, and has particular success in his representations of Cannonball (who has never looked better in my opinion) and Magik during her attempt to rescue Hope. The colours, handled by Brian Reber, are great too with light effects of several characters powers popping from the page brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 17, 2010

    The third installment is a good issue. It fails to introduce the main cast for this book but provides a very good action packed issue. I still question where this is all going and hope we aren't going to read fourteen issues where Cable and Hope are in a car driving away, but so far, so good. This is a good issue to pick up as a classic super hero comic book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 19, 2010

    Although it's true that there's nothing going massively wrong here (and to be fair, more interesting things happen in this comic than in the last chapter of "Second Coming") it's still a bit hard to see where it's all going. At the moment, the majority of X-Men are running around having fights that don't resolve, and the forward momentum seems to be dwindling. It can just about get away with it on a weekly pace, but let's hope something big happens soon. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 16, 2010

    I am not the target audience here, and I dont have the prerequisite understandings that would make this crossover work. Its a Written For The Trade issue However, if I were to give the book a rating based solely on what happens in these pages, how I feel about the plot, the use of the main characters, and the overall? New Mutants #12 gets a confused and irritated 1 out of 5 stars overall. In the spirit of not being a total jerk about it, though, I vow to revisit this title AFTER Second Coming to give the adventures of Cannonball and company a fair shake Read Full Review

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