New Mutants #6

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Flaviano Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 39
6.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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A simple visit to check in on old friends in the human world has gone wrong - dangerously wrong. With innocent lives on the line, Armor and the other young mutants have their hands tied... but escaping without collateral damage looks increasingly impossible.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Feb 5, 2020

    In one issue, Ed Brisson and Flaviano introduce us to a full range of conflicts and ends with multiple tragedies. This series feels like classic X-Men. While using the premise and larger conflicts Hickman established, it still fits perfectly with the proud tradition established by Chris Claremont. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jan 29, 2020

    Overall, by the end of New Mutants #6, it was hard to argue with the reason we got back to this story so soon. It was a story worth telling for the way that it gives the mutants closer to the ground a reality-check as to the world that is still cruel. Some things just don't change, and it was a message well received. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Feb 2, 2020

    Consequences abound with some interesting questions raised. Not only the thorny issue of the mutant memory, but also the unforgiving perception of the wider world. Welcome back to the X-Men Beak....oh you know the rest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 29, 2020

    New Mutants #6 throws a lot of interesting little tidbits for attentive readers. Brisson knows what he's doing, and there's a lot of shy little hints in this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Jan 30, 2020

    More than anything, where Brisson's New Mutants story succeedsthe best in hammering home the necessity for a place like Krakoa. Thethemes of the X-Men have often been most potent when told with theyounger generation. Despite the flaws in this issue, it's veryeffective in hitting those points in an effective, engaging and weightymanner. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Jan 31, 2020

    Brisson's doing a decent job here with the characters' voices, minus Armor, but the plot is a little by-the-numbers. Flaviano and Lopez are in fine form here, however, as they elevate New Mutants #6 to new heights. Glob looks every bit like a soft monster, as he should, and the kids are creepy, yet tender. They're working within such limited space on the farm, but really make a meal out of it. The art team makes it worth the price of admission. Also Glob Herman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 1, 2020

    A tonal shift between comedic mutant adventure and brutal executions leaves this story feeling underbaked. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 29, 2020

    I wanted to like this side quest Brisson and Flaviono put us on, but it's a bit too clunky in its execution and plotting to satisfy in a real way. The characters all go through hardship, but at the cost of glossing over plot holes to get there. There's a promise of sorts this will all come back to bite the characters, but it's so toothless I doubt many will care anyway. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 31, 2020

    Though writer Ed Brisson mines some fun character moments out of the aloof Boom-Boom, the resolution of the plot is far darker that it needed to be, with a button at the end that adds another grim layer to the plot that I'm not sure is precisely necessary here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 30, 2020

    Overall this issue just falls flat as it tries to conclude Armor’s team’s story. There is nothing really engaging or exciting about it. While the other team in the ‘New Mutants’ series has been great, this teams story is definitely one I would skip. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jamie Lovett Jan 29, 2020

    Compared to how engaging and interesting Sunspot's team is in the other New Mutants, Armor's group falls flat, failing to give readers a reason to care about what's going on. And Flaviano's artwork, while beautiful in its own right, still feels ill-suited to this grittier tale. Read Full Review

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