Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Epic Beards of Review: The New Mutants #35 (Comic-a-Day #14)
The New Mutants #35, JAN 86 (w) Chris Claremont (a) Mary Wilshire and Bill Sienkiewicz
As per Charles Xavier's wishes in X-Men #200, Magneto is calling the shots now. This is really your typical "fish out of water" storyline, Magneto sitting the kids down to have a little chat about how things are going to be. The he proceeds to kick their butts in the Danger Room.
After having it handed to them, The New Mutants retire to dinner where they argue over Magneto and their need for training. Since they're mutants, they think it's perfectly acceptable to let Mirage walk home, in the dark, by herself. For the record, it should be more than okay, but a couple of frat guys don't think so.
During an attempted rape, Mirage is saved by Brightwind, the winged steed she brought back from Asgard. Making it home safe enough, Magneto takes matters into his own hands because he "swore I would care for them as my own flesh and blood." The New Mutants are pretty cranky he's doing the job that's supposed to be up to them.
Will there be any chance The New Mutants be "attracted" to their new teacher?