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The New Mutants, Issues 18-31

Created by cmiles on 10/5/2011. Updated by Wordpresss Import on 4/18/2022.

I read a few comics in the mids 1980s/early 1990s - and while I can recall a number of titles, characters and plots The New Mutants (Volume 1) - issues 18-31 - are really the only ones that I continue to think about and come back to. These issues feature Chris Claremont as writer and Bill Sienkiewicz as artist. The stories in these issues are good - Demon Bear, Legion... - but, for me, the combination of story and art is unforgettable. I think these covers are a quick glimpse at why these issues made impression on me: New Mutants Vol 1 20 | Marvel Database | Fandom, New Mutants Vol 1 28 | Marvel Database | Fandom, New Mutants Vol 1 31 | Marvel Database | Fandom.

The visual style of these issues was something new to me when I first read them and it still strikes me as interesting and amazingly expressive. My reaction to these comics reminds me of my reaction to Infinite Jest - a new and unique experience but something I immediately connected to and understood.

Rating: 5 of 5 First Read Date: Mid 1980s


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