New Mutants #8

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Marco Failla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 40
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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Deep in Shi'Ar space, the NEW MUTANTS have found themselves dead in the middle of an intergalactic power struggle. They're probably equipped to handle that, right? And back on Earth, the young mutants of Krakoa look forward to the future...whatever it may hold.
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  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 26, 2020

    New Mutants #8 is a great single issue. Brisson shows that he hasn't forgotten how to write a compelling single-issue story that is both new reader-friendly and a treat for returning readers. More comics need to be like this. He fits so much into this issue. The art Marco Failla does a great job with his script. There need to be more comics like this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 26, 2020

    Overall this issue brings in a fresh new story that is so exciting and fun. I really want a lot more of Magma, Armor and Boom-Boom. I highly recommend this one, Brisson has really delivered something exciting here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 26, 2020

    Through the conclusion of New Mutants #8, we are far from done with our stories on Earth. Even if you want more of the other team, there is no denying what is gained from experiencing what others go through who are still out there fighting the good fight for mutants who still need liberation from the human world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Feb 27, 2020

    This issue reflects some massive parallels to the original New Mutants 8. That issue in 1983 was the first appearance of Amara, took place in the Amazon and features Sebastian Shaw plotting to gain control of mineral deposits in Rio. The parallels between that issue and this one enrich the larger story-telling history and reward long-time readers. At the same time the story is completely accessible for newer readers and those drawn in by the larger Krakoan storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - besottedgeek Feb 26, 2020

    NEW MUTANTS #8 is a step up for the Ed Brisson side of the story. We get some great Sebastian Shaw moments, mutants using their powers, and a far more interesting setting than Nebraska. It may not be amazing, but it is improving. The cliffhanger wont wow you, but hopefully Brisson can take the momentum from this issue moving forward nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Mar 30, 2020

    A decent sidestep, with some interesting dynamics. Welcome back Magma, dont leave us again. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Feb 28, 2020

    We had an alright time but we sure could use something 'new' in "New Mutants". Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Feb 27, 2020

    Even with those complaints, it's hard to argue that this is aparticularly bad issue. The action is well-executed and Marco Failla'sanimated style fits well with the feel of the story. I can't say enoughgood things about Carlos Lopez's color work either; Lopez makes theaction pop and lends the appropriate tone to a Sebastian Shaw scenewhich gives that character some more nuance after his straight-upvillainous actions in Marauders. Coming to this issue for a fascinating story will leave you disappointed, but it's at least prettyto look at and carries the status quo of Brisson's New Mutantswork so far. I just hope he picks things up here soon before "passable"becomes the norm for a title that deserves much more than that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 26, 2020

    It's a fine issue, but one that you may forget about soon after reading. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 29, 2020

    A lot of the personalized energy and character disappears in this fairly generic issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Ryan Pagella Feb 26, 2020

    This is a filler issue at best. Nothing important seems to happen in the issue, and the characters seem kind of like they don't want to be hanging out with each other. It's disappointing to see them return to a staple location from New Mutants and have it be lackluster, and spotlighting a villain who likely last two seconds. Read Full Review

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