New Mutants: Dead Souls #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Adam Gorham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 30
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The New Mutants are launching themselves headfirst into some of the creepiest corners of the Marvel Universe, going on the missions no one else will. But does the team know what they are really hunting for? And what are they willing to do to get it? The enigmatic MAGIK will lead her team of WOLFSBANE, RICTOR, BOOM-BOOM and STRONG GUY and bring them face-to-face with paranormal threats that they may not be prepared for, and that might just tear them apart! Rising-star writer Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) teams up with future superstars Adam Gorham and Michael Garland (ROCKET) to br more

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Mar 16, 2018

    With New Mutants: Dead Souls, Matthew Rosenberg and Adam Gorham are taking these characters into a realm just as creepy and dark as next year's film looks to be. And if we're very, very lucky, this first miniseries might be just the start of something lasting and new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Mar 15, 2018

    I don't know why Karma thinks her company needs mutant protection from the supernatural, but we should all be glad that she does. It strikes me that for all the times big businesses in the Marvel Universe hire on squads of mutants to protect their assets and project their brand, it usually causes them more trouble than the team is worth. Let's hope that Xi'an has better luck than most. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 14, 2018

    Great start to this limited series. Establishes character and conflict (both internal and external) well and has an engaging story that made me curious for whatever's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason Dincauze Mar 15, 2018

    While the creation of this comic was obviously informed by the now-delayed Fox New Mutants film, which has been billed as a superhero horror film, its done an outstanding job of carving out a unique place in the Marvel universe and publishing line. While it certainly has room to improve and grow, its definitely off to a strong start that should be pleasing to both long term and new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Tyler Ouellette Mar 28, 2018

    This is actually the ragtag combo I have been wanting for years. As the admin for the New Mutants fan page, I watch fans wage endless debates over which era was better. The original troupe or post-Inferno. For me, I love the New Mutants and that means, I love them all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Mar 14, 2018

    Like I said, my knowledge when it comes to the New Mutants is just about nonexistent, so maybe I’m putting my foot in my mouth here, but I think newcomers and fans alike will have a good time jumping into Dead Souls. All around, the art lends itself really well to a solid script that makes for a good pace and threads that you want to follow, while also giving newcomers like myself a good idea of what this team is like. So veteran or not, I’ll say that this is worth checking out, especially for the sliver of diversity that it adds to the list of genres in your Marvel pull. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Mar 14, 2018

    The New Mutants: Dead Souls #1 is an entertaining start to a quirky mutant series, although it is not as much a break from the status quo as I had hoped. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 14, 2018

    There's a lot of potential in the groundwork laid here for what could be a fun and engrossing mutant monster hunt. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Mar 15, 2018

    A fun mutant diversion that comes with no strings attached. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Mar 14, 2018

    While it suffers from a rushed plot and a lack of characterization, NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #1 is a striking new addition to the X-MEN Mythos. With fantastic action sequences and brilliant art, this is a fun read for fans new and old. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 15, 2018

    It is probably going to take me one more issue to decide if I am going to stay with New Mutants: Dead Souls for the entire six-issue run. I liked the concept and most of the characters, but I am not completely sold yet. The information dump at the end threw me off a little bit and I am not completely sure where the story is going. I liked the majority of this issue, but it was not without its flaws either. Like I said earlier, it is an odd team on an odd adventure, but for me, that is part of its charm. It does have me looking forward to the next issue, so that's something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 17, 2018

    The opening issue of this new X-mini-series is entertaining, but also perfunctory. The creative team doesn't really do anything new or unique with the premise of slapping together a new X-Squad and having them banter and fight bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Roger Palmer Mar 18, 2018

    Coming into the New Mutants as a complete novice, this issue has done a good job in keeping my interest in the characters to keep reading the rest of the series. While this is the first part of a miniseries, it feels like a standalone issue, which is a great for new readers like me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 14, 2018

    I have more faith in the creative team than what they've shown us here, because it feels like the pieces are mostly here, they're just one or two more details away from coming together as a compelling whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Mar 14, 2018

    I appreciated Adam Gorham's art and how natural the series feel overall, but the comic is a little loose artistically. Lots of the lines and edges are rounded off and there are tons of strange angles which were difficult for me to look at. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 14, 2018

    New Mutants: Dead Souls #1 is fine. Its not great. Its not bad. It frustrates at times, and some of the dialogue is outright bad. Other times, its fun and even threatens to become distinct from other middling Marvel output. Its better than X-Men Blue and Astonishing, but its not as good as Red or the better issues of Gold. I can recommend it to someone dying for New Mutants content, but I wouldnt call it a must-buy for anyone else. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 19, 2018

    Not really successful in using it's characters or setting the scary tone that it probably wants to create. Read Full Review

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