Thursday, December 29, 2016

"The End" Week: New Mutants #50!


I've been doing these "The End" posts long enough that I pretty much have to pick up any last issues I can when I find them. But I may have let this one drop in price a couple times before throwing down for it: from 2012, New Mutants #50, "House Party" Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Felix Ruiz and Klebs.

This was the third volume of New Mutants, and was a return to more of the original roster: Dani Moonstar, Sunspot, Magma, Cypher, and Warlock; with new additions X-Man and Blink; and old members like Cannonball and Karma guesting here as the team throws a party. Not all of the team is ready to party, though: they had just returned from an alternate future where Cypher had gone bad, and while it had been reset, he was still weirded out about it.

Wolverine and Dr. Strange are among the party guests, and Wolvie tells Moonstar that she's doing all right with the team. Which is then attacked by Tyro, a Warlock-style techno-organic, who has fallen back under the control of his "Siredam." Before the earth can be converted to techno-organic, Cypher is able to use the knowledge from the alternate future to stop Siredam, and the team is able to get back to their party.

The New Mutants have been around since 1982...and honestly, I've never cared for them. At all. Ever. The last page of this issue mentions Cannonball and Sunspot were on their way to Hickman's New Avengers, and...meh.

3 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Even though he has what has to have one of the lamest and most combat-useless powers around, I guess an evil version of him could potentially be bad news. Idk. Sounds like DnA were recycling turning a lame hero into a very evil villain, a la Element Lad during their Legion run.

Now explain why you created a tag that says the NM are this suicide squad for this century;)

googum said...

I actually had to think about that...There was a stretch there where New Mutants, young X-Men, whatever, just seemed to be dropping like flies. Like a step above the usual Morlocks and no-names that killed off in X-crossovers.

Dale Bagwell said...

Ok, now put like that you have a point, ha ha.