New Mutants Lethal Legion #1

Writer: Charlie Jane Anders Artist: Enid Balam Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 15
7.3Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

THE NEW, NEW MUTANTS - WITH ALL THE CLASSIC THRILLS! Best-selling, multiple-award-winning, generally bedazzling writer Charlie Jane Anders launches a fresh take on the beloved team, with rising star Enid Bal?m behind the illustrious pencils! The Shadow King. U-Men. Demon Bear. Themselves. The New Mutants have faced some of the most cunning minds in the Marvel Universe - and survived. But when someone starts building a new Lethal Legion, will Krakoa's youngest class finally be outmatched? Featuring fan-favorites like Wolfsbane and Karma alongside explosive newcomers like Escapade, this is a series you can't miss! Everything leads to the Fall o more

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 8, 2023

    New Mutants: Lethal Legion #1 is an insightful delight and a strong start to your new favorite X-Men series. It offers insights into characters, offers a clever take on Krakoa, and supplies plenty of visually appealing art. New Mutants: Lethal Legion is filled with characters that are complex and interesting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Mar 8, 2023

    A heartwarming start to a promising adventure for new and old generations of New Mutants, bringing queerness front and center with adorable and relatable characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 14, 2023

    This launch is a lot of fun, and sets the stage for an engaging and entertaining adventure to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 11, 2023

    New Mutants: Lethal Legion #1 failed to grab my attention but showed potential for the remaining miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 8, 2023

    The issue's dialog is often pedantic, oscillating between speaking in inspirational memes and baldly verbalizing the themes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    KittyNone Mar 8, 2023

    This was so much fun! As the solicit explicitly warns, this isn't a New Mutants comic about the mutants that were new 40 years ago, and anybody looking for that is doomed to disappointment. But as a comic about the younger mutants, it's a delight, all youthful exuberance and bad teenage choices. Scout is a particularly wonderful choice for this vibe, and the whole thing is funny as hell. I squirted coffee through my nose at Nefaria's advertisement, and I love the implied reflection between "old C-list supervillain who thinks this is going to go better than it will" and "young naive superheroes who think this is going to go better than it will". I also really like the exploration of Morgan's skepticism of Krakoa. Hickman's intent for Krakoa more

  • 8.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 18, 2024

    This is a good comic, but I'd call it provisionally good. It can be a blast to read--so long as you meet the creators halfway. I did and I had a blast.

    There are half a dozen valid reasons not to reach out that way. One of them is dumb ("I want more of the 'real' New Mutants!"), but still valid.

    And then there's the *evil* reason to dislike this book. You know the one.

    If you don't like this book, that's fine. Without that reader reach-out, this might be an "average" comic, or a "meh" comic, or at worst, a "mediocre" comic.

    But this isn't a red-dot bad comic, and if you claim it is, it's probably because of the evil reason. Don't take the coward's route of pretending that the other reasons offende more

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 9, 2023

    You know, so often when I look at reader reception for comics and... most media, I find myself at a loss for the people who seem to play dumb in order to criticize said comics or media more harshly. Is it really worth it? If the thing in question is bad, you should be able to criticize it while fully cognizant of all the context. It's so frustrating to see time and time again in the comics community. Anyway, this comic is solid. I'm sure my little rant had nothing to do with the reception to this comic lol.

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  • 7.5

    Charlie Jane Anders writes a pretty good story, Escapade really grew on me as a character. The concept is cool, taking down a bunch of x-men villains who weren't big players during Krakoa era.
    Wish the previous artists came back for this one because Balam's art is rough.

  • 2.5
    Out of Gluck Mar 9, 2023

    So the actual New Mutants were replaced by z-listers who are borrowing their name for a title. Feels like a bait and switch, not cool. Mirage was on the cover, that was enough for me to buy. I think she got a panel.

  • 2.0
    Logan X Mar 25, 2023

    Another post-Hickman disaster.

  • 2.0
    Colleen St. Lucie Mar 8, 2023

    +1 point for the art.

  • 1.0
    thecimmerian Mar 8, 2023

    This was abysmal. I struggled to get through this book and must have stopped at least five times. The art is so-so and the writing is asinine. "Social intelligence is just as important as pure rationality"? Just announcing "That's the front door" out loud when the doorbell rings. Of course it's the front door! And this terrible habit of making all the villains stupid and hokey is getting old. The lethal legion recruitment poster is meant to be funny but only shows that not even d list villains would show up to this. Also, This Book Is Boring! They sit around most of the time talking out their feelings. Just terrible.

  • 10
    AllWallace Mar 10, 2023

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Mar 9, 2023

  • 8.0
    Captain Krakoa Mar 8, 2023

  • 7.5
    Magik Mar 8, 2023

  • 6.0
    Drasek83 Mar 25, 2023

  • 2.0
    Halodystroyer44 Apr 25, 2023

  • 2.0
    Benjearlene Mar 16, 2023

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