New Mutants #8 Review
Sooo…while we don’t have Glob in this issue (Yay!)…we still have to endure Brisson’s blah take on Hisako (Boo!)…
The issue starts with Manon and Maxime meeting up with Shaw and giving him details on something… (Probably their f-up in Nebraska…)
Meanwhile Boom-Boom and Armor are with Magma to Nova Roma (I’m going to be honest- I HATE this storyline. I hate the whole premise of ’Nova Roma’ SO much, and was thankful for X-Men Evolution for just ignoring it and making Amara only from Brazil…between the painful use of ‘blackface’ in its comic introduction, to writers trying REALLY hard to make it Marvel’s 'Themyscira’, and everything else tied to it- I just wish it would go away. The ONLY interesting part of ’Nova Roma’ was its connection to Selene…and Marvel then blotched that up- so yeah, I have NO EXCITEMENT for this issue…)
Magma’s father called her because they found a mutant running from some random mutant eating creature…(Kind of a right of passage for mutants, any more…)
Amara, Hisako, and Tabitha go to look for the mutants friends who were also chased.
Tabitha is just about to leave, when Amara admits she brought them here after the incident in Nebraska with Beak’s family, to remind them about doing good deeds (Apparently Magma thinks their slacking in charity and heroics…).
They suddenly run into a ’Tremors’ like creature, (I’d probably give the book more points if Kevin Beacon popped up 😂…) and Armor gets a ’boss’ moment (I mean, she WAS trained my Logan…).
They find the creatures ATE the kids friends, (OR WERE they TURNED into the creatures…??!) and take the samples back to Beast.
Shaw meanwhile goes to Costa Perdita and talks about what happened in Nebraska/the gang wanting Krakoan medicine.
Shaw gives it to a competing cartel in the area…
Armor, Boom Boom, and Magma gets the remaining mutants to Krakoa; while an ’Arwen’ look-a-like scientist is PISSED her creatures got butchered…
This issue…was hard to get through.
As followers know-I’m not a Brisson fan after his treatment of Anole last year…so him completely taking over the rest of this book is…a huge bummer.
As I also talked about- as much as I love Claremont… I REALLY dislike the premise of ’Nova Roma’…
The creatures are basically ’Predator X’/'Warwolves’/etc…but blander.
There’s just not a lot to ’grab you’ in this issue…
With Hickman’s departure-I’m probably dropping this book after this arc.
Obviously the cartel is going to get revenge and Beak is going to find out what REALLY HAPPENED to his family…