New Mutants #25

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 18, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 31
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The big two-five is here - and it's the perfect jumping-on point for fans new and old! Illyana Rasputin is the Sorcerer Supreme and the rightful queen of Limbo... but she's been awfully busy on Krakoa. Someone's got their eye on the throne - and Magik isn't the only queen
in mutantdom. Vita Ayala and Rod Reis rekindle an old flame for a whole new generation of Magik lovers!


  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 25, 2022

    New Mutants #25 is yet another stellar issue of one of the X-Men line's standout books. Ayala's writing is never anything short of brilliant; they're one of the best working right now, and this issue gives another example of why. It's action-packed and dripping with character, with events and an ending that makes readers beg for more. The art fits the script wonderfully. Reis is in rare form on this issue, and Duursema and Redmond nail the flashback. This issue is yet another triumph from a book that has been full of them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 18, 2022

    New Mutants #25 is a triumphant return for the series and an excellent jumping on point for newcomers. Anyone craving a good Magik or Madelyne Pryor story will find it here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jamie Lovett May 18, 2022

    With Ayala adding their best Chris Claremont pastiche narration to the mix, it's a total commitment to the concept that few would dare but is pitch-perfect from this team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles May 16, 2022

    The StoryNew Mutants #25 kicks off with Magik, Wolfsbane, and Dani Moonstar having a sparring session thats more Fight Club than Karate Kid, with no strikes being held back.  Despite the brutal fighting, its easy to see the close bond the three characters have.  This is a nice moment between the characters, who have all been around forever, and I could have easily enjoyed it if the whole issue consisted of them just fighting and chatting. But Madelyne Pryor soon appears (in an outfit that makes Red Sonjas costume look like a burqa) and soon all of them are off to Limbo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lia Williamson May 16, 2022

    Rod Reis' art is gorgeous as always, and there are truly few better duos at Marvel Comics than that of Vita Ayala and Rod Reis. Ayala takes Illyana's character in such a new direction that it's the most interesting thing to happen to her since the Krakoa era started. This story is just getting started, and I for one can't wait to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley May 18, 2022

    All in all this issue delivered some prime melodrama and characterisation, with enough to keep me guessing as to what will be the outcome and yet still not know who to root for. Read Full Review

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