New Mutants #7 Review
The issue jumps back to the original New Mutants, right after the ship blows up- Magik rescues Chamber and Mondo, while the other NM are being tortured after being taken captive after Roberto helped Deathbird escape.
Deathbird comes back to rescue them, along with Illyana.
After the recap (And GotG style jokes….), we cut back to Xandra waiting for their return.
While dealing with Sega, a lethal ball of gas working for the death commandos (Yeah…add whatever fart joke you would like…); they discover a trap has been set for them.
Deathbird tries to assassinate said traitor and Guardian stops her.
A fight breaks out before Oracle is revealed to indeed be a traitor, with a plan to put Guardian on the throne. Xandra deals with this by having Oracle be forced to serve her and Deathbird. (Totally NOT going to backfire/give Oracle more chances to assassinate people…)
Roberto again has a heart to heart with Sam and decides to stay in space.
Honestly…for as much build up as we got-this ending was disappointing.
The assassination plot was easily fixed and the rest of the issue was a rather by the numbers plot.
Honestly- where NM started pretty strong, the constant shift in casts and trying to wrap things up quickly is really making this book suffer.
I’m back to my viewpoint from earlier- that honestly just doing a straight New Mutants book with the original cast instead of pushing ’Glob and Co’ would have been a better choice…
Hopefully we will see some NXM pop us and well written…otherwise I may find myself dropping this book.
Please god let the NXM be in the next issue…and NOT written by Brisson….