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Coolest New Mutants cover of all time?

Patricio Oliver has outdone himself with his Covered blog submission of New Mutants #90.

(Click through to see the original)

This title is very near and dear to my heart so it takes something special to impress me.

This interpretation manages to be super stylish, unique and even a little bit funny. It layers on a new humorous characteristic this book sorely lacked after Rob Liefeld came on board especially considering his cartoonish pencils.

READ ALSO: Good-bye New Mutants, it was fun while it lasted

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Good-bye New Mutants, it was fun while it lasted

This graphic created for Comics Alliance by Irene Y. Lee perfectly captures why I’m giving up the last mutant book I was half-heartedly reading, New Mutants.

How many titles is that a month? Who can afford to follow this saga? X-fans must be dropping a mint.

New Mutants was the first series I ever collected. It had its ups and downs with classic stories like the Claremont/Sienkiewicz, which hold up to this day, and some less impressive tales like Bird Brain and the Animates.

READ ALSO: Coolest New Mutants cover concept of all time?

Recently relaunched with writing team of DnA (Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning) at the helm, there are some completely serviceable stories in the first couple of years it’s been around. Unfortunately for casual X-book readers, the title suffers from cross-over overload. And if you only care about characters from the original lineup, forget it. They’re now scattered across the X-verse and it’s your best guess where a pivotal moment might pop up between characters, like Sam Guthrie and Dani Moonstar finally officially hooking up – which apparently happened in a one-shot, no less.

It’s no wonder Magik looks so angry (in this sweet pin-up by one of my fav artists, Farel Dalrymple).

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Phil Noto does New Mutants the right way

Continuing the Phil Noto love.

As I was doing a bit of research for my previous post about The Infinite Horizon, I came across Noto’s Tumblr page and discovered this sweet piece of art. (I hope he doesn’t take exception to my publishing it here.)

Back in 1984, I didn’t really dig Bill Sienkiewicz’s work on New Mutants. But c’mon, I was barely in Grade 6, cut me some slack please.

Today, it’s the only run of classic New Mutants I’ve re-read in its entirety. (My apologies to every other talented artist who’s worked on the book.)

Noto’s work honours Sienkiewicz while modernizing the look. Impressive, yes?

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Pull list comic reviews: New Mutants, Young Liars, Power Girl, Astro City, Umbrella Academy, and more

Here’s what I picked up in the past two weeks at my local retailer, Comics N More.

New Mutants #1 (Zeb Wells, Diogenes Neves): One part nostalgia, one part creative curiosity has me picking up this issue. I’m hoping they do something decent with the title. The Claremont/Sienkiewicz run on the original series had a profound impact on me and remains one of my favourite of the comics I purchased back in the 80s.

Young Liars #15 (David Lapham): Lapham’s mind trip that is, sadly, canceled as of issue #18. This is the title I most look forward too each month.

House of Mystery #13:  Despite some of the negative reviews I read about this series, it continues to deliver.

Terror Inc. Apocalypse Soon (David Lapham, Koi Turnball, Scott Hanna): The original limited series was gloriously grotesque. Here’s hoping for good things with the follow-up.

Astro City The Dark Age Book Three #1 (Kurt Busiek, Brent E. Anderson): I recently finished reading the entire series (which I picked up on eBay for a great price). The Dark Age has been up and down for me so far, but I’m sticking it through to see how it wraps up.

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas (Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba) #6: I believe this is the last issue of the second mini-series. The first volume was quirky and a lot of fun. I’ve been saving up the run of volume 2 with the intent to read them all at once.

The Unwritten #1 (Mike Carey, Peter Gross): I enjoyed Carey’s Crossing Midnight, but haven’t had the chance to read any of their stint on Lucifer.

Run! (Matthew Sturges, Freddi Williams II): I’ll be honest – I picked this up because I was curious to read how Sturges would write a superhero book, the cover looked cool and I really like the series title. I’ve not read a single comic connected to the DC Crisis event, so I’m hoping I can follow along.

Power Girl (Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner): I saw a few pages of this posted on some message board or blog and was immediately taken. I’m hoping for something fun like Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave. There are also too few women artists in comics, so I’m often tempted to check out their work.

So this is a lot of books for two weeks, far more than I normally pick up.

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