New Mutants #14

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 44
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8.0User Rating

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On the edge of Krakoan society, the NEW MUTANTS are loose in the Wild Hunt! Going big, blowing things up, and combining powers to see who gets crowned king of the mountain. But something lurks in the trees -- something old... and HUNGRY... and its favorite prey is young mutants...
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  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Dec 16, 2020

    Rod Reis proves yet again he's one of the best artists in the industry, and he provides so much life to the characters. Ayala's writing is fast-paced and it's clear that they not only understand the characters, but they belong on this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 16, 2020

    New Mutants #14 is a strong debut for Ayala on the book. They give the team a new purpose, one they are perfectly suited for, and the choice to bring in the Shadow King is very nice. Something came to him in his youth and brought him into the Astral Plane could it be someone from Arrako? Who is the mystery man that haunts Karma? These are great questions that Ayala's script asks. Reis's art is good throughout. His action scenes look good but aren't extremely dynamic. Nevertheless, his character acting is top-notch. New Mutants #14 is a great fresh start for the team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Dec 18, 2020

    While New Mutants #14 doesn't offer a complete restart of the series, it still presents a new, yet familiar, purpose for this team of mutants. Vita Ayala and Rod Reis craft an issue that shows off mutant powers in some dynamic ways that will hopefully get even more creative as the story progresses. For those fans that are looking for a traditional X-Men experience to anchor the journey Jonathan Hickman has put the franchise on, Ayala and Reis offer an exciting refuge. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Dec 16, 2020

    The sheer volume of fan favourites alone made up for the use of the name Scout and Rahnes re-emerging pack power. And the action packed training sequence was topped only by the tease of what Shadow King is up to. This is definitely keeping me on the edge of my seat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 18, 2020

    A new creative team guides the team to the future! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Dec 16, 2020

    This issue is a strong start for Ayala and Reis and a great jumping-on point for anyone enjoying this era of X-Men that isn't already aboard the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 16, 2020

    The potential is there. I can see it scratching at the surface and Ayala has some great pieces to work with within this week's NEW MUTANTS tale. However, there was a huge focus on tons of little mutants that meant very little to me. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Dec 16, 2020

    Along with the incoming Ayala, ongoing artist Rod Reis returns for this weeks issue, and its more than welcome. His Sienkiewicz-esque style has been a huge part of the books appeal since it began last year, and the issues without him have really suffered from his absence. His work here is especially fitting since this issue also features the return of the Shadow King, who notably appeared in the original New Mutants run drawn by the aforementioned Bill Sienkiewicz, which makes for a full-circle revelation. I hope Reis remains the regular artist moving forward, because his art is just too gorgeous and expressive to miss out on (his Warlock is spot-on and presents exactly the kind of weirdness you want for the character). Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 21, 2020

    Vita Ayala and Rod Reis kick off their run on New Mutants with a strong opening issue. They show a clear understanding of the voices and powers of this rather large cast of mutants. The unique dynamic that different cast members share is well worked into the story in New Mutants #14. Adding in Shadow King to the story does creates interest in what will happen in this series in the immediate future along with the long-term sub-plots introduced in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Dec 17, 2020

    Ayala and Reis are shaping up to be a good comic book duo. I'm a big fan of Rob Reis' ability to produce these watercolor-like images in addition to the super clean and defined panels you see here and there. New Mutants #14 is great setup for the adventures that are in store for these youngins. This comic also lays the groundwork for the impending traitorous ways of some mutants in the mists. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Dec 23, 2020

    Let us be honest, there have been several significant changes, to what was originally promised for Krakoa. The reasoning behind why some of those promises don't make any sense. The changes are apparently a major source of stress, so the Quite Council found it best to give them something to do, like training. Read Full Review

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