Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Epic Beards of Review: The New Mutants #34 (Comic-a-Day #7)

The New Mutants #34, DEC 85, (w) Chris Claremont (a) Steve Leialoha

Magik quite deftly handles the ticking time bomb that is Warlock. By placing herself under the will of the techno-organic hero, knowing full well he would not take her life. "Whew." she says.

Karma's got it in her head (and in everyone else's) that by psychically lobotomizing The New Mutants and Storm she'll stall any chance of them defying her once and for all. Magik magiks she and Warlock back a few years to Storm's first meeting with Professor X and we finally get a glimpse as to what the heck is really going on here. You didn't think a good guy could be so bad, could you?

There's a satisfying conclusion here, definitely doable and within the realms of comic book possibility.

Could, however, Leialoha possibly get on top of his penciling game? Things are moving in a positive manner, but if he'd just spend as much time as he had on pages 1 and 9 and 10?

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