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New Mutants Classic, Vol. 3 (New Mutants, Volume I #18–25)

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The New Mutants face a demon menace and befriend an alien misfit! A rock concert pulls them into the orbit of a multi-galaxy music star, then the team, with Cloak and Dagger, is drawn into a deadly exchange program - of super-powers!
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 23rd 2008 by Marvel (first published April 9th 2008)
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Rick
Feb 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
For the first 17 issues (and a graphic novel) this series was a good, solid and reliable read every month. There certainly was nothing wrong with the series, but there also wasn't anything that made it stand out. And then came Bill Sienkiewicz and things were never the same. I first discovered this guy while he was working on Moon Knight with Doug Moench, which just kept getting better and better with every issue. I hadn't been particularly fond of the Moench/Sienkiewicz run on the Fantastic Fou ...more
James
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The best volume yet in the New Mutants run, and that's largely due to the awesome, experimental art by Bill Sienkiewicz. Heavy inks and thickly scrawled lines intensify everything from the "Demon Bear" stalking these young mutants to Warlock, the alien shapeshifter who's just landed from the stars. Sienkiewcz's art here is rightfully lauded as classic, and it's definitely worth checking out the collection on its merits alone.

The storylines are pretty solid too, although the sequencing is a bit f
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Carl Walker
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sienkiewicz! That's really all you gotta say. Maybe it's just me but I like the mix of "traditional" comics writing and more "out there" comics art, sometimes more than a fully "out there" combination, I guess.

Be warned that by this point in the run of New Mutants, Clarmeont is starting to interweave plots between here and parent title Uncanny X-Men, so you will notice that occasional threads come out of nowhere, or don't really go anywhere. There's also a ton of reference to the Cloak and Dagge
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Stephen
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely enjoyed everything about this collection, even though it is now over 30 years old.

This book collects The New Mutants issues #18-25 and Annual #1.

Here in #18 we start the Bill Sienkiewicz era as illustrator for The New Mutants. His experimental, bold approach was jarring and over the top, but that is what made it so special. He only stuck around through issue #31, but this collection is all his.

Story-wise, this collection sets the New Mutants up as real players in the Marvel Univers
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Andrew
Feb 15, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: yes-i-m-a-geek
This includes the Demon Bear Saga, Warlock's arrival (both of which I have already reviewed), and wraps up the Cloak and Dagger story from a Marvel Teamup comic that I have never read. The problem with the latter story is it is more about Cloak and Dagger than it is about the New Mutants. Also, it feels like Marvel stepped in and told Sienkiewicz to calm down a tad on the paneling. The images are still dynamic, but I don't feel he explores the boundaries of comic book paneling like he did in the ...more
Christopher Rush
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
As with others, I read this in its individual issues, not the collection. This is an important turning point for the direction of The New Mutants with the artist addition of Bill Sienkiewicz - though his sharp edges are not for everyone, they bring a distinct visual component to the distinct stories Chris Claremont is trying to tell with this different series. It's a bit of a coming of age for the series, as the artwork starts to match the ideas and the characters are finally starting to grow up ...more
Alex
May 26, 2013 rated it liked it
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The first three issues in this collection were so good my jaw literally dropped to the floor and I got really excited. Take a flagging series, add an experimental, ingenious artist like Sienkiewicz and watch pure magic come forth. It's not quite surrealism but the story of Danielle pursuing the spirit bear that killed her parents goes places I've not really seen in an X-Men comic and Sienkiewicz art, free flowing, colourful, abstract was perfect for this story.

Alas, perfect as it was for me the
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LemontreeLime
This volume collects the art that Bill Sienkiewicz did while doing a run of Marvel Comics's New Mutants series. These issues will ALWAYS be dear to my heart, because it was the first really experimental art I was ever really exposed to. They came out in 1984/5, and I was 12yrs old, and I had never seen anything like it. In the time honored tradition of children forced to eat something nutritious, I immediately hated it. But here's the thing, I kept going back to it and looking at it again. He di ...more
Matthew
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Claremont is relatively restrained here. The characters really pop. There's some essentialism in the Native stuff, for sure, and I'd like gobs more Dani, but we get some really solid work with Illyana Rasputin and OH MY GOLLY THE ART. Sienkiewicz is at the top of his game -- on par with his much later Daredevil work -- and beyond the experimental aspect of the art, he manages to give the over-explanations of Claremont a real teenaged gravity. This volume has aged better, panel-by-panel, than Cla ...more
Scott Robins
Oct 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
I had to give this one 4 stars - Bill Sienkiewicz's artwork here is just amazing and Claremont's writing is at its peak especially with Magik succumbing to her dark sorcery. The Demon Bear storyline is fantastic - the Cloak & Dagger one is not bad. Also introduced Lila Cheney, the interdimensional teleporting rock star. Her seduction of Cannonball is just pure Claremont depravity.
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Chris Claremont is a writer of American comic books, best known for his 16-year (1975-1991) stint on Uncanny X-Men, during which the series became one of the comic book industry's most successful properties.

Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Hors
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