There were five X-books out last week: X-Men #7, X-Force #8, Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1, X-Men/Fantastic Four #2, and New Mutants #8. In addition to that, I missed New Mutants #7 from the prior week, so I'll be recapping that too. Let's find out what happened in last week's X-books…
Sworn to sell comics for Marvel executives who feared and hated the fact that Fox owned their movie rights, The Uncanny X-Men suffered great indignities, but thanks to a corporate merger and a line-wide relaunch, the X-Men can finally get back to doing what they do best: being objectively the best franchise in all of comics.
NEW MUTANTS #8 DX
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Marco Failla (CA) Rod Reis
Deep in Shi'Ar space, the NEW MUTANTS have found themselves dead in the middle of an intergalactic power struggle. They're probably equipped to handle that, right? And back on Earth, the young mutants of Krakoa look forward to the future…whatever it may hold.
In Shops: Feb 26, 2020
What happened in New Mutants #8?
The issue starts with Maxime and Manon telling Sebastian Shaw about what happened with the cartel at Beak and Angel's farm. Then we see a mutant child attacked by some kind of beast in the Amazon rainforest, but the kid is saved by someone who killed the beast with arrows. The next day, Magma, Boom Boom, and Armor arrive at Nova Roma where they're greeted by Magma's dad. He tells them about the creatures attacking mutants in the jungle and blames it on Krakoa, as if it weren't for Krakoa, kids wouldn't be running for the gates and there would be no reason for monsters to hunt them. Sounds like victim-blaming to me.
So Magma, Boom Boom, and Armor head out into the jungle to go beast hunting. Boom Boom is complaining, but Magma tells her she needed this to get over her previous adventure. Monsters attack, and the New Mutants figure out they can kill them from the inside only, so they do. Meanwhile, in Costa Pardita, Sebastian Shaw meets with the head of the Bohem Cartel, but not to cut a deal. He's there to gloat that he cut a deal with a rival Cartel to sell illicit mutant drugs, and now the Bohem cartel will be wiped out. He tells them that mutants are not to be @#$%ed with.
The next day, back in Brazil, the New mutants fly a bunch of mutant kids back to Krakoa in their ship, while a blond woman mourns the death of the monsters and vows revenge.
Was it any good?
This was a nice little one-and-done issue. Nothing particularly important happened, but that's okay.
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