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    Default New Mutants [03]: To The Grave (Review & Spoilers)

    We begin this issue with Armor and Glob discussing the mutant paradise that is Krakoa. This conversation carries over to a party happening at the Carousel, where Glob quickly abandons Armor to go dance with Pixie. Armor, however, wonders who isnít enjoying life on Krakoa.

    Armor visits Sage as they go through some names of who is and who isnít on Krakoa. Armor stops at Beak and Angel. Confused as to why they arenít on the island, Armor is determined to change their minds. Back in Akademos Habitat, Glob confesses that will all this free love happening on Krakoa, there might be a chance for him to pursue something with Pixie. Armor doesnít care and neither do I, so she figures out why the couple arenít on Krakoa and goes to visit the New Mutants, looking for Sunspot.

    Armor arrives to an empty nest or not as empty as she thought. She finds Goddess Boom-Boom digging around in Robertoís room for completely unknown reasons. Armor explains that sheís planning to visit Beak in Nebraska and needs some Krakoan medicine to bring with her. Bored out of her $%@!$&% mind, she says sheíll just do whatever she wants and will get it done in a few days.

    Two days later, Armor and Glob are packed with everything they need and are ready to head through the Gate before theyíre stopped by Maxime and Manon who desperately want to join them. They even recommend their usefulness in mind control, but Armor reprimands them that mutants need to make their own choice when it comes to joining Krakoa (ahem) and lets them join if they promise not to be shitty brats. They head up to Beakís home and reunite with him, Angel, and the kids. As they catch up, Beak and Angel let the kids play outside. Armorís Outreach team also say they know why they havenít joined.

    Beakís dad has been infected with a new disease called Munus Motricum Dementia (also called the ĎTaylor Ellisí disease or MMD). The disease results in a total body system shutdown where the patient eventually forgets how to walk or even breathe. 90% of those diagnosed have a mortality rate of 100% within a year. Anyway, Armor injects the medicine into the IV drip and Beakís father recovers and is healed of his worldly diseases thanks to the grace of Krakoa!

    A couple hours later, all the mutants are hanging out in the kitchen. Armor tells Beak and Angel that Mr Bohuskís functions should be completely relearned within a couple months, and after that, they can join Krakoa. Before the two could talk some more, Beak notices thereís an unknown party on their lawn...and they have the KIDS!!

    Armor and crew go outside to confront these human aggressors. The leader of the redneck crew says that they came by because they heard of the wonderful medicines that they donít have access to and they want some or else. Armor goes to incapacitate them, but gets hit by, um, uhhh a power-dampening missile. The leader steps up and once again demands negotiation, or the kids are sacrificial lambs. To be continued....


    Data Pages:

    1) Thereís one on the disease that Mr Bohusk has that goes in depth with how rare and deadly it is.

    2) This page is major world building for Krakoa and specifically, the Akademos Habitat. This page details the living spaces of the Sextant which is home to the different generations of X-students throughout the years. They are divvied up by Greek Houses that each belong to a different group.


    • DELTA House: Generation X
    • ZETA House: The New X-Men
    • BETA House: The Frost Academy
    • The Pod: The Five
    • Lifedeath: Communal
    • SIGMA House: The Jean Grey School
    • OMEGA House: [REDACTED]
    • ALPHA House: The New Mutants


    Review: Meh. I enjoyed this issue more than Fallen Angels but less than X-Force but still felt painfully boring. I donít know if it was because there was no emotional resonance when Armor and Beak and Angel reunited because they shouldnít even know each other or how weird Angel acted. I hoped Angel and her kids sans Titoís depowered status would be brought up but the kids have randomly been repowered so Iím guessing Angel is too. Iím more excited at how the Akademos Sextant developments will further be explored rather than this rescue. Boom-Boom was there so thatís a plus automatically.

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    I was caught by surprise the story had nothing to do with the New Mutants in space plot. The change in the art also gives the impresion it's not even the same book.

    So I guess this title will cover all those "younger generations" of X-Men? With unrelated story arcs focusing on each generation at time?

    The story was ok tho. I was really into it until those redneck-reavers showed up.

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    It was a bit boring for me too. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would have been (less Glob than expected thank God) but it was so plain. Angel Salvadore didn't sound like Angel Salvadore. I was hoping that the reasons for them not being on Krakoa would have been more compelling than "we're busy now". Angel is totally the kind of character that would tell Xavier to fuck off with his ideas, so I was expecting her to question Krakoa but no one did (I like the new status quo but some dissent is much needed).

    The Akademos habitat description was nice. I wonder who lives in the Omega house.
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    Oh and what is it with all the power dampening tech? I hope it gets explored because it's getting ridiculous. Mutants should start carrying weapons with them since their powers can be nullified so easily.

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    ďMehĒ and ďnot even the same bookĒ are great ways to describe this. It was ok which is a plunge in quality considering how good 1 & 2 were. Someone should let Brisson know Glob and the twins are dead weight. That he insists on carrying them around has me shaking my head.

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    Like the fact that this book turn out o be a combo of New Mutants and New X-Men.

    I do wonder about the habitats. As who are in the Jean Grey School habitat, who in the Frost Academy one and the New X-men one. As there are quite some who were part of all (Hellion, Dust, Mercury, Surge, Anole, Rockslide etcetera) or at least two.
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    sooo tired of humans having all of these ways to depower mutants. mutants should really be crippling every aggressive human they come across.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master of Sound View Post
    Like the fact that this book turn out o be a combo of New Mutants and New X-Men.

    I do wonder about the habitats. As who are in the Jean Grey School habitat, who in the Frost Academy one and the New X-men one. As there are quite some who were part of all (Hellion, Dust, Mercury, Surge, Anole, Rockslide etcetera) or at least two.
    I wonder where the Cuckoos would choose to live since they were part of so many school formations. Morrison, New X-Men, featured in Generation Hope and part of the New Xavier Academy and later went back to the Jean Grey school. Plus they're seemingly pretty big on the island since they were sent to greet UN Ambassadors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Watkins View Post
    sooo tired of humans having all of these ways to depower mutants. mutants should really be crippling every aggressive human they come across.
    It’s pretty lazy and eliminates the primary source of spectacle. Unless it’s Storm in leather and a Mohawk, no powers is no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Quiet Councilor View Post
    It’s pretty lazy and eliminates the primary source of spectacle. Unless it’s Storm in leather and a Mohawk, no powers is no good.
    I wonder if it's going to be a plot. There's an issue of X-Force about Forge and bio-weapons, maybe they'll be a response to this dampening tech.

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    How the hell does a power dampening missile explode and effect Hisako THROUGH her armor.
    If it can go through her armor, the explosion should have killed her.
    If her armor can repel the explosions, the effect of the missile shouldn't have effected her at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladeofdarkness View Post
    How the hell does a power dampening missile explode and effect Hisako THROUGH her armor.
    If it can go through her armor, the explosion should have killed her.
    If her armor can repel the explosions, the effect of the missile shouldn't have effected her at all.
    I assumed like an EMP kind of thing. Light still goes through her armor, one can assume most electromagnetic energy would too.

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    So I've always wondered why humans DIDN'T have more power dampening technology BUT DoX is giving us a shit ton.

    How exactly does a missle explosion power dampen mutants?

    Once it explodes it releases nano tech thats power dampening?

    Too much power dampeninig.

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    I can believe that some super scientists have things that block mutant powers.

    But some rednecks with an anti-mutant missile? Are they sold at Walmart or something?

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    It was ok-ish until the power-dampening missile thing. Seems lime everyone have power dampening things now

    We have two telepaths and they couldn't disarm the terrorists?

    Armor even interact a lot with Beak/angel? this felt a bit forced

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