New Mutants #5

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Zachary Baldus Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 30, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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“The Calm” WARLOCK IS BACK! Everyone’s favorite alien is back on Earth, but why? Also, see the effects that UTOPIA had on Illyana and the rest of her crew and witness the most vicious fight ever to grace the pages of NEW MUTANTS. The combatants? Cannonball and Dani Moonstar. Rated T …$2.99

  • 8.1
    IGN - Bryan Joel Sep 30, 2009

    Next month brings the "Necrosha" crossover to these pages (notice Rogue subtly shoehorned into this issue?), and while issue #5 begins sowing the seeds of that storyline, it's a much more character-driven affair than this title has seen in its short time on the stands. Zeb Wells takes the downtime as an opportunity to create new dynamics within the team and strengthening the overall roster. The issue gains some big points with me for an unusual art style that separates it from its peers and gives it a unique appeal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 6, 2009

    Overall, there's little to complain about. Baldus' art may turn off those looking for a more traditional look alongside the more traditional superheroics, but every other element of the book lines up nicely. New Mutants does feel a bit retro, but it doesn't rely on that alone to carry the story -" and that's why it succeeds even though it shouldn't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Oct 2, 2009

    There’s just enough nostalgia to keep an old-school fan interested and enough story and character progression to keep them coming back for more. This book ties into the greater X-Universe with appearances from Cyclops and Rogue but also maintains its own unique identity. I suspect that the choice of an artist like Zachary Baldus was done to evoke memories of Bill Sienkiewicz and the unusual artwork he provided for New Mutants back in the day. Baldus is no Sienkiewicz, but the fact that he isn’t another Jim Lee wanna-be is much appreciated. Will his style work well in future issues? Only time will tell, but if writer Zeb Wells continues to bring this level of storytelling to the table, I’ll be here to find out. Read Full Review

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