New Mutants #33

Writer: Charlie Jane Anders Artist: Alberto Alburquerque, Ro Stein, Ted Brandt Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 13
4.3Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

The U-Men have the New Mutants surrounded! Will the mutant youngsters gather the strength and courage to fight the good fight and power their way through a seemingly unstoppable force? Or give into their fears and insecurities? And Sublime has his sights set on Escapade, determined to procure her powers by any means possible. With the clock close to running out before Morgan's foretold doom, the pressure is on Shela to save her best friend while avoiding Sublime's clutches. Find out the fate of these young heroes in Charlie Jane Anders and Alberto Alburquerque's explosive conclusion to this three-issue arc!
Rated T+

  • 7.3
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Dec 30, 2022

    New Mutants #33 is an emotional, impactful, but also clumsy and abrupt ending, to a run that should have continued and made its trans and queer characters a main part of X-Comics. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jamie Lovett Dec 28, 2022

    The story's intent is admirable, and there's at least one good gag, plus the comic-strip style interludes which, while awkwardly placed, are sincerely sweet. However, the execution lacks the polish and depth needed for the story to leave a lasting impression. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 8, 2023

    New Mutants #33 sees the book go out with not a bang, but a whimper. Its just a disappointing, badly written comic. The story was never better than okay in the previous issues, but Anderss writing in this one falls off a cliff. The art is better than its been, and the lettering is nice, but if this is the quality of the upcoming series, theres not much reason to stay with this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Jan 30, 2023

    This is a very cute finale to a weird arc in New Mutants. I don't know why Marvel decided this was the best place for this story to be told. Especially since they're continuing it in a separate miniseries. Representation is important, and I think the characters here, both Shela and Cerebella are used to great effect in both humanizing trans people, and their struggle. I think it was very clever to link the two, and I think that link is overlooked in both the critic and user reviews. The optimist in me wants to think that the reception to this arc would've been better if it weren't part of the New Mutants title. The pessimist in me knows that this would be hated no matter what.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 2, 2023

    I like the conclusion of this arc--in a big-picture, broad-strokes kind of way. I still find the characters appealing and I like the premise of the plot.

    But particularly here in the final issue, I have to admit that the storytelling doesn't hold up in detail, line-by-line and panel-by-panel. There are a lot of wonky drawings and a lot of questionable connections.

    It's an admirably ambitious finale, one I'm glad to have read, but the nuts and bolts could use a lot of work.

  • 2.5
    Out of Gluck Feb 15, 2023

    Loses even more points for having nothing to do with the New Mutants team. Try letting the characters stand on their own feet with a title that doesn't automatically sell.

    And somehow this merits 5 more issues? Poor Dani, Illyana, etc.

  • 2.0
    Dylan1978 Jan 8, 2023

    This is what happens when representation matters more than actual storytelling. A three issue run that spent most of it's time beating you over the head over why these characters should matter so much while not delivering a fleshed out story. It feels rushed, there are some odd transitions between panels that hurts the flow of the book and the writing at times feels like something from a nineties after school special. There's no meat on these bones so to speak which makes this a utterly disposable and forgettable end to this series. No matter how much you want to be inclusive and progressive it absolutely can't overshadow poor comics. And in the end that hurts representation more than it helps.

  • 2.0
    Colleen St. Lucie Dec 28, 2022

    Truly abysmal. This is what you call cratering.

  • 1.5
    thecimmerian Dec 28, 2022

    Dialogue is cringe worthy and the whole book just feels too amateurish. Art is not great either.

  • 1.0
    Logan X Feb 26, 2023

    First Marauders now New Mutants.

    They are dropping like flies.


  • 10
    KittyNone Dec 29, 2022

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Dec 28, 2022

  • 7.5
    wesshamu Jan 1, 2023

  • 5.0
    srypher Dec 30, 2022

  • 4.0
    TaiwanMarvel Jan 15, 2023

  • 3.0
    ChrisClaremontForever Feb 27, 2023

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