New Mutants #13

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 53
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Diligence. Discipline. A sword of the self.
Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 14, 2020

    New Mutants #13 is almost like a pause button on X Of Swords. It focuses on the characters and how they're reacting to the overarching plot, making it an especially good crossover issue. Character gets left out of these kinds of things a lot, and Brisson does a superb job in this issue, making this issue about Cypher and his struggles. Rod Reis' art is excellent, especially the way he uses color. All in all, this is a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Oct 10, 2020

    Ed Brisson ends his tenure as the writer of New Mutants by leaving it in better shape than when he started, in my opinion. He's crafted a story in this issue of the X of Swords event that could swing the tides in the favor of the mutants or it could be the lynchpin that causes it to crash and burn. I hope that Vita Ayala is up to the task of writing New Mutants because he's got some big shoes to fill!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Oct 16, 2020

    While Marco Failla has been my favorite artist to draw some of these New Mutants books, Rod Reis does a great job on these pages as he prepares to take over full time duties. Ed Brisson has had a wonderful run so it's tough to come to terms with this being his last issue, but hopefully Vita Ayala comes through to inject some black girl magic into the veins of the young heroes. New Mutants #13 aka the 7th X of Swords book does the ongoing series a favor instead of the frequent disservice that tie-ins often do to the comics they invade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 14, 2020

    While other chapters in this event have focused on major players like Storm this issue does the necessary work to remind us of a lesser-known character like Cypher matters in many ways more than other characters in the event. New Mutants #13 does the work to establish Cypher's unique situation as well as the sword he'll carry to battle. He also offers a different perspective in this battle as he isn't a highly trained and seasoned warrior, but a good dude who doesn't want to let his people down. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Oct 14, 2020

    New Mutants #13 (Brisson & Reis) is a calmer story in a, so far quest driven, event that provides beautiful art and touching character moments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Oct 14, 2020

    "X of Swords" continues to be stellar throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 21, 2020

    I enjoy these slower moments quite a bit. While I don't think the art or the coloring was as vibrant as previous issues in the arc, the writing was quite phenomenal. This is an issue you can probably skip in the scheme of the event but I have found this to be the most enjoyable so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 14, 2020

    Overall this was an alright chapter to the event. Getting to have one focused on Cypher was great, even if it had some missed opportunities. Read Full Review

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