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New Mutants #30

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of X-Men’s youthful misfits!

Throughout the past forty years, New Mutants has remained a timeless yet contemporary voice for the marginalized youth who must grow up in a harsh, cruel world.

In this supersized issue, Vita Ayala, Rod Reis and more craft a mosaic love letter dedicated to the mutant youngsters who have become the beacon and hope of a new generation of X-Men.

Commemorating classic and new characters alike, this collection of shorts celebrates four decades’ worth of the joys and tribulations of being young, brave and gifted in the world of X.

The issue will also feature a fourth-wall-breaking Deadpool short by special guest writer Alyssa Wong.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
47 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 91


    New Mutants # 30 is a testimony to timeless friendship in spite of trials. From their awkward and uncomfortable beginnings this group has accomplished what few teams have. Willing to step up and take the reins yet still respect their elders. Powers that could place them on any other team but choosing to remain at home and humble.

  • 90


    This is a must-read anniversary issue. It’s bittersweet to see the team leave, but what a send-off.

  • 85


    New Mutants #30 is a story brimming with love for each character and the team’s rich history as a whole.

  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    New Mutants #30 is a good comic for fans of the team. Sadly, Ayala is leaving, but they go on a high note. It’s a fun comic, and anyone who loves the team should give it a read.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    In the words of editor Sarah Brunstead Even in an era of X-Men that is famously and belovedly soapy, these core relationships stood out; no other book was doing it that way. Great insights all and also every word struck a chord to all of us that have been through their journey with them all these years as well as those who came aboard more recently. In my humble opinion it is true that in the recent age of Krakoa this book has had more heart and depth, with or without the superhero battles than many of the others. And this issue proved it.

  • 80

    New Mutants #30 pulls triple duty as Vita Ayala’s sendoff issue, a 40th-anniversary anthology, and, for some reason, a teaser setting the stage for Marvel’s upcoming Deadpool series. It succeeds on all fronts. Ayala crafts a series of stories that draw on various eras of New Mutants’ history. By weaving in themes of intersectionality and mental health that defined their run, Ayala makes this standalone issue feel like an appropriate endcap to the two years of stories that precede it and makes those themes feel like they’ve always defined what the New Mutants and should be about. The Deadpool story at the end, by Alyssa Wong and Geoff Shaw doesn’t fit the theme, despite featuring the New Mutants, but does manage to make a case for checking out that Deadpool series, which is the point. It’s a nice package and a solid ending for an era of New Mutants.

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