Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Mutants #15 - Marvel

I really liked this issue because the team is all back together. And . . unlike the issues of Second Coming, this issue focus' on this books characters. Instead of the entire spectrum of the X-Men. These characters are who I buy this book for . . it's who I want to see. Unfortunately, I don't know how long all of this is going to last. When the New Mutants went to limbo to find Illyana, the US Government, with some nudging from Bastion, I'm sure . . they sent a team of soldiers in after the mutants. They included General Ulysses and Doctor Noc. The problem is . . things in Limbo don't work the same as they do here. Including the passage of time. So, not only were these soldiers changed . . we don't know if they were given powers, or if they just picked up some magical influence along the way, but . . they were gone from Earth for 2 years, but to them they were in there for 20 years fighting and trying to survive. And the General especially seems to have a very big chip on his shoulder when it comes to Illyana. So, while the New Mutants are trying to recover from all the things that have happened to them over the previous few months, General Ulysses is forming a plan to get Illyana into his custody. Sam takes everyone away for a weekend get-away. They need to talk, and relax, and just be together. But we also see the General taking action. We think he's coming after Illyana, but really . . he's gone straight after Pixie. I guess he thought he's pick off the one that's by herself. But Illyana can tell that somethings wrong. She just doesn't know what it is . . yet. The issue ends with the General and his team capturing Pixie. He's got Pixie's blade. 'You're right . . it's not the soul sword. But . . it will do.' Like I said, it's good to see the whole team all back together, but . . I don't think they're going to be coming out of this one the same way they go in to it. I have a feeling that this is going to change the team irrevocably. Zeb Wells does a great job with the story on this one. I know they're bad guys, but . . I really like this group, Delta Black. They're some very interesting characters. Plus, really . . they're just reacting to everything that they experienced in Limbo . . for 20 years. Leonard Kirk does a great job with the art. And the amazing cover is by Dave Wilkins. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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