New Mutants #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brisson Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 93
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news... a mission that takes them into space alongside the Starjammers!
Rated T+  

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jason Jeffords Jr Nov 6, 2019

    NEW MUTANTS #1 embraces the feeling of the original series while exploring its characters in a new breathtaking light. If you can only check out one Dawn of X title, it should be NEW MUTANTS! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 6, 2019

    New Mutants #1 is such a fun book. Hickman and Brisson set the right tone immediately. Theres something hopeful and cheerful about this book that really impresses upon the reader. The characters are fun and play off each other well. Having them go on an adventure to Shiar space is a wonderful plot, allowing the book to branch out for their first story arc. Shiar stuff is still very much in the X-Men wheelhouse, but its just outside the box enough to work for this team, who have a very unorthodox feel to them. Rod Reis art is the icing on the cake. His characters are expressive, and his linework is simple yet detailed. If this first issue is any indication, this is going to be a great book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 6, 2019

    New Mutants #1 is just a blast, one in which high-concept sci-fi ideas take a backseat to the kinetic space adventure artwork and pithy one-liners. This is a comic you will read with a big smile on your face throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 6, 2019

    Rod Reis has a distinctly beautiful visual style and it is showcased best in the first few pages with Rahne and the rest of the mutants exploring the island. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Nov 9, 2019

    Two generations of X-Kids working in tandem at last? This is everything to me!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chrys Terlizzi Nov 13, 2019

    New Mutants #1 is so much fun to read. Between the quippy dialogue, sprawling adventure, and fantastic artwork, theres not a ton to criticize with this issue. Brisson and Hickman seem like they have a lot more story in them, as they set up quite a few different intriguing storylines, and Im totally on board to read more – especially if Rod Reis continues to draw it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 6, 2019

    And here I thought that Marauders was going to be the only fun book out of these Dawn of X books. New Mutants #1 is a welcomed surprise for what can come of these young mutants taking on the cosmic world. This may not be another mutant team fighting for the sake of Krakoa or helping to maintain their place on the totem-pole, but this issue proves that they don't have to be. The best takeaway is knowing that some of these books can stand on their own, and still take risks. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Nov 6, 2019

    Much like the other titles in the Dawn of X line, this is not the most new reader-friendly book on the stands. At least a rudimentary knowledge of the mutants new status quo is required to fully understand the issues opening scenes. The X-Men line in general is notorious for using caption boxes that provide character names and abilities, however, those are noticeably absent here. It may be beneficial to have a Marvel encyclopedia handy to know more about characters like Mondo, whose powers are only vaguely hinted at. Despite the lack of general accessibility, this is a highly entertaining first issue that should appeal to X-fans of any generation. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 6, 2019

    Overall, NEW MUTANTS fans will see the love Hickman, Brisson, Muller, and Reis have for these characters more so than this reviewer has noticed in any other relaunch title to date. This team appears to blend together beautifully making a fantastic story that new and old fans will thoroughly appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 11, 2019

    There's a lot of great stuff in here, including incredible art, some fun space adventure nonsense and an interesting cast of characters. Corsair's a real jerk, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Nov 6, 2019

    I don't know where this book is going but I know that I'm going along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 5, 2019

    This is a strong first issue that is clearly anchored to the joy of these characters and our joy in reading all about them. As a team book it excels, and it, like the rest of the Dawn of X books, firmly establishes its own identity very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 9, 2019

    Just for the lovely nostalgic buzz, this issue gets high marks. There's a slight markdown because, while they're a lighthearted bunch, they don't exactly behave as smart, experienced heroes here (and neither does their "friend" Corsair). But the art is lovely and the dialogue is crisp, so fans of the original series will probably enjoy this return to greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 7, 2019

    New Mutants #1 is a loving tribute to a classic franchise, but its mission statement is unclear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Nov 10, 2019

    Everything comes together for a really consistent first issue that establishes New Mutants as a must-read title for fans of the X-Men universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Nov 10, 2019

    Bottom Line: A promising ensemble comedy approach to the relaunch of the New Mutants. Just the accessible, lighthearted sort of superheroing the new direction of the X-franchise needs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 10, 2019

    New Mutants #1 is a rollicking good read, if you don't mind doing a little homework. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Nov 7, 2019

    I had some lofty expectations for this book and first issue of the title is anything to go by, it's well on its way to delivering Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Nov 8, 2019

    Something old, something new, this new chapter of the "New Mutants" saga is off to strange new start, with some much beloved characters in new roles and challenges. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 6, 2019

    Overall ‘New Mutants’ is quirky and fun and a good start to what will hopefully be a crazy adventure. For those that love classic ‘New Mutants’ you definitely need to pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 5, 2019

    Space road trips are quickly becoming their own subgenre in comic books, but New Mutants #1 breathes a compelling air of X-nostalgia into the "Dawn of X," thanks to its user-friendly characterizations, droll comedy, and fantastic artwork. While I’m not sure they can comfortably called “New” at this point, New Mutants #1 is a breezy reboot of a cult favorite X-title. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Nov 6, 2019

    New Mutants isn't a borderline masterpiece like some of the other titles, but it is still an enjoyable read. The few pitfalls that it suffers from do not prevent it from being better than most of the X-Men books over the last decade or so. For those who want an X-Men book that is character-focused, this is the way to go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 18, 2019

    New Mutants #1 was a great read. Brisson and Hickman deliver a wonderfully crafted story that captivates the reader's attention from the start. If you are a fan of character-driven comics then you should definitely give New Mutants #1 a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 9, 2019

    The plot and guest stars steal the spotlight from the main character, but it's an overall fun start to the comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Nov 6, 2019

    It's exciting to think that Hickman and Brisson want to dig into these characters. Moving them away from the rest of the X-Men forces the focus onto their unique roles and personalities. Let's just hope they have something more interesting to say about these characters going forward. Read Full Review

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