Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Epic Beards of Review: The New Mutants #33 (Comic-a-Day #6)
The New Mutants #33, NOV 85, (w) Chris Claremont (a) Steve Leialoha
How, exactly, is Karma still in charge of these New Mutants? They've got connections to the rest of the X-Men, and though Karma was once one of their own, if she's causing this much trouble, wouldn't you think they'd take her out?
As luck (or storyline) would have it, there are three or four of their numbers left to fend off psychic attacks. I'm enjoying seeing Karma's use of her powers: as a couple dances cheek to cheek, Karma inserts one of the New Mutants between them and riles things up. She likes who she is.
Mirage and Magik make their attack at Karma's bar, unable to rescue all their friends. Allegiances change like the wind, fitting because Storm is in the picture helping out. Back and forth between Limbo again, Magik brings Warlock with her--only Warlock doesn't like what he finds.
The Warlock parts are the best par of these few issues, art included. Warlock's speech is finely tuned to an aware machine of sorts; however, I'm still unable to pin down what he is exactly. Warlock turning into a vehicle is all fine and good, but the way the word forms "TRAITOR" as his face? Classic.
Why would he have any reason to say this, hovering in Limbo? Guess you'll have to stay tuned.