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Many moons ago (Good Lord, has it really been over 3 years???), I posted some pages from "New Mutants Forever", which was Chris Claremont's return to the X-Men's original cadet team.

It was, as I said at the time, a very mixed bag, with too many of Claremont's tired plot tropes (mind control, body horror, enforced (but enjoyable) release from moral boundaries etc) and not enough of the redeeming features he usually employed (cameraderie, loyalty), though there were moments here and there...

I now conclude that post with some pages from issues 4 and 5, and in particular the last pages of the last issue (The earlier pages are basically to support those). Be warned there is some Nazi imagery under the cut, if such things cause you problems you may wish to avoid this.

Greater love hath no man... )
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There's not been a lot of attention for the New Mutants here lately, either the current run, or the "New Mutants Forever", and it's maybe time to do something about that.

Now, for those not familiar with the concept of  "a curates egg" it dates back to an old Punch cartoon in 1895, where a parson is seen having breakfast whilst visiting his bishop, and the bishop notes, "I'm afraid you've got a bad egg, Mr Jones.", to which the very nervous curate replies, desperate not to seem ungrateful or rude, "Oh, no, my Lord, I assure you that parts of it are excellent!"

Now a bad egg is, of course, bad all through, so the original meaning was something which may appear to have good and bad bits, but overall is spoiled, and nowadays generally means something which is a mixed bag of good and bad...

And why do I mention this when starting a review of the first three issues of New Mutants Forever.. Go on... guess!

First one of the good parts... an Art Adams Warlock cover from issue 2!



A LOT of images under the cut (Around 7 pages from issues 1, 2 and 3, and 2 pages of a preview of 4)

Following a different path down memory lane... )


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