New Mutants #9

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Flaviano Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 38
7.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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With Krakoan confidence, the youth of mutantkind are ready to take on any challenge the world has to throw at them - but when reality itself betrays them, what hope is there for the NEW MUTANTS?
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  • 10
    AIPT - Ryan Pagella Mar 11, 2020

    I love anything Boom Boom related, but Ed Brisson takes her to a new level by allowing Boom Boom to evolve into a leadership role, all while retaining her renegade-like nature. The writing is fantastic, and the dialogue is in character. The art illustrated by Flaviano is beautiful and should be framed on my living room wall. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Mar 31, 2020

    Once again the story involves the kids going on a mercy mission to gather more stranded mutants, which is beginning to seem like their theme and I quite like it. Who better to look for those who are just coming into their powers amidst the fear of the outside world than those who are more relatable to them and relatively closer to them in age? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 11, 2020

    New Mutants #9 shifts tone a lot, but it never feels jarring to the reader. Brisson is great at this. He sets up a lot of stuff in this issue, from interpersonal problems within the team to Magik dismissing Cyclops, to Doug experimenting with Krakoa. There's so much going on in this one, but it doesn't feel overstuffed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 12, 2020

    Ed Brisson, Flaviano, and Carlos Lopez spin a typical team rescues a mutant whose powers are out of control from a society that hate and fears her story in New Mutants #9. But Flaviano and Lopez's art is so breathtaking, and Brisson creates almost effortless chemistry/dysfunction between his large ensemble cast that I didn't even notice that this is an X-story that has been told dozens of times before. Also, the ending creates even more opportunities for moral complexity and conflict between different mutant factions even though Krakoa is a “paradise”. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 14, 2020

    A new story kicks off with a strong focus on character, which I like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 11, 2020

    Overall this series continues to shine and be one of the best x-books out right now. If you are a fan of the younger mutants then this is a must read series. We are just starting a new story arc so this is a great issue to jump on-board with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 11, 2020

    Overall, New Mutants #9 was a good point in the story for this creative team to give these mutants their purpose. Saving mutants in need worldwide will always be a priority, but there should be teams like this who go the extra mile to be on top of that more than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Mar 12, 2020

    Brisson's previous arc saw him and artist Flaviano trying to fit their styles into a box that seemed ill-defined for them. Freed of those constraints, the two open up their world a bit and have a lot more freedom to express themselves as Dani, Karma, Boom-Boom, Chamber, and Magma head to the former Soviet state of Carnelia to investigate a mutant call for help. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 13, 2020

    Though this side-arc has yet to reach the wry heights of the Hickman-penned space comedy, New Mutants #9 gets back to the basics in a fun way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 11, 2020

    Ed Brisson writers some fun interactions here as Magik stand her ground when Cyclops gets condescending and the New Mutants insist clinging to their "better to beg forgiveness..." attitude. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - besottedgeek Mar 11, 2020

    NEW MUTANTS #9 gets the band back together, albeit briefly, and sets up the next arc, the cliched saving a kid who just got their powers. Ed Brisson also weaves in some side stories, but they are too vague and out of place to feel like much more than just filler. The art flip-flops from realistic to traditional, strange considering its just one team, and although both styles look fine, the result is at times jarring. Overall NEW MUTANTS #9 is a step backwards in what has been a fun little run as of late. Read Full Review

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