X-Lapsed, Episode 28 – New Mutants #3 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Twenty-Eight


New Mutants (vol.4) #3 (February, 2020)
“To the Grave”
Writer – Ed Brisson
Art – Flaviano
Colors – Carlos Lopez
Letters – VC’s Travis Lanham
Design – Tom Muller
Head of X – Hickman
Edits – Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: December 11, 2019

And now for something completely different!

While our main cast are still in spaaaaaaace, we’re given a weird little story with some of Xorn’s Special Class, Armor, and a whole bunch of Mutant-hating hillbillies.  Never have I ever been so disappointed not to see Deathbird!

Also: The concept of a cure-all in comics, a bit of my babbling about my academic career, and a whole lot more

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One thought on “X-Lapsed, Episode 28 – New Mutants #3 (2020)

  • October 4, 2020 at 1:21 pm
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    I will never understand why the two storylines in New Mutants were not released as two separate series. They really are unrelated. In itself it's not the worst X-story but I wanted to see more of the team from issues 1&2.

    Interesting to hear your reaction to the villains. They really do come across as generic anti-mutants. As I recall the next issue tries to make them more important and kind of explains why they have the power dampening weapons but I remember remaining underwhelmed.

    In relation to your reaction to my DC origin story, you're wrong, Millennium was the perfect jumping on point. You stated that nothing really happens in the story, this allows them to show off who and what makes up the DC Universe of the time. There is also a fantastic article by assistant editor Mark Waid in issue 2 in which he talks about the history of DC crossovers. This was perfect for a newcomer as I was instantly brought up to date in an era when internet research would have been impossible.

    Of course, when I met Steve Englehart at a comic convention and asked him to sign my first DC Comic he apologised for it being impenetrable. So the writer of the comic is on your side.

    I covered Millennium in my first episode of my podcast Should I Love This Comic? It's a little difficult to listen to as it's my first attempt but I would recommend your listeners at least look up the gallery page at my website shouldilovethis.blogspot.com where I shared that article.

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