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New Mutants #23

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Based on 3 critic ratings.

FALL OF THE SHADOW CHILDREN! No more New Mutants. Now there are only shadows—and the beast that’s stalking them through infinity. Amahl Farouk executes his master plan—but is he the one in control?

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Kindle Edition
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24 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    You Don't Read Comics

    New Mutants #23 is a revelation. Its such a fantastic comic from start to finish. It feels weighty in the best possible way. Everything about it is incredible. It feels like Ayala and Reis have leveled up with this one. Its that good, and it needs to be seen to be believed.
  • 92

    Comic Watch

    The exciting events that unfolded this issue and insightful dialogue really made me feel in no uncertain terms this is one of the best X-books in terms of well balanced plot, characterisation and dramatic artistic interpretation. To be drawn into a psychotropic reality such as this is no easy task. And to do it in such an individual and imaginative way is never an easy feat to pull off.
  • 80

    New Mutants #23 sees both generations of young mutants joining forces to confront the Shadow King. Vita Ayala approaches the conflict with nuance as the newer mutants attempt to distinguish the Shadow King and its host, Amahl Farouk. Ayala's dialog is at times too practiced, the kind of thoughtful back and forth and makes sense in a safe space, but that drains some of the tension out what should be a life-or-death situation. Luckily, Rod Reis amps up the Bill Sienkiewicz inspiration to new levels of surreality, which proves more the enough to carry the narrative to a satisfying, cathartic conclusion.

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