Sunday, June 27, 2010
New Mutants #14 - Marvel
Finally, I get to read the next chapter here. The problem is . . it doesn't move the story along very much. They only have 3 chapters to go, so . . they have to be wrapping things up pretty soon. But, we do have a few important events that happen this issue. First of all . . we don't actually see the New Mutants. Not as a group . . per se. We just see some of the individual members as they interact with the other X-Men who are trying to stay alive. Since they've all been targeted for extinction, I don't think team status really matters right now. Plus, since the future Nimrods are coming through the portal at a rate of 5 every 5 minutes . . they have a lot more to worry about than necessarily who they'll be fighting along side of. There's a couple of neat developments though. Charles has gone to Legion to ask for his help. The Nimrods adapt to whatever mutant power is thrown at them, so . . it's pretty tough to kill them the same way twice. However, with Legion's involvement in the fight, he can kill one, switch personalities, and then turn and kill another. It's actually a good thing he shows up when he does because Peter is trying to hold them off on the bridge, but they gang up on him and crack his armor shell like an egg. I don't recall that's ever been done, so who knows what kind of effect that's going to have on him. Also Hope has decided that she's not going to sit back and let other people die for her. So she'll be fighting along side of Rogue. Magneto also decides that he can't lie on his back and watch another race get exterminated. So he'll be getting into the fight. And in the future, X-Force has been taking down Nimrods, trying to get to their base, but they also face 2 gigantic Master-molds. One appears operational, but the other doesn't. However, when they decide to attack, the first seems to come to life. They definitely have their work cut out for them here. Zeb Wells wrote this story. With Ibraim Roberson, Lan Medina and Nathan Fox doing the art. Overall, I thought it was a pretty cool issue. Like I said, we did get some insights. We just didn't get a lot, or any, resolution. But there's still 3 chapters to go. A lot can happen between now and then.