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New Mutants Classic, Vol. 5 (New Mutants, Volume I #35–40)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  152 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Mutantkind's best class takes a road trip via the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard and medieval magical madness, with evil god Loki to guide them to all the wrong places! Then, it's back to class under a new schoolmaster: the master of magnetism, Magneto! The ex-terrorist has turned teacher to atone for his crimes, but even if the New Mutants and the guest-starring X-Men trust him ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 31st 2010 by Marvel (first published 2010)
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Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Here I go...more 1980's Marvel comics!

This one collects New Mutants Special Edition #1, Uncanny X-Men Annual#9, and The New Mutants #35-40.

Oh boy! This was fun and exciting! Lots of high impact story and major action. So, why only 4 stars?? Secret Wars II caused a major disruption that knocked a whole star off for me.

What is in the book? Transitions, changes, and growth.

First, the Mutants end up in Asgard due to Loki's meddling. This story arc causes deep personal changes to the characters and
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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All new material to me. Never read this deep into the New Mutants back in the 80's. A bit too much of the Secret Wars 2 crossover for my taste. Especially as I've never read Secret Wars 2. Or if I did I've forgotten it.

Aside from the x-over material. It's a stronger collection than the one before it and I've already begun Vol. 6 which I'm enjoying more than this one! Filling in my X-Men knowledge holes and having a good time with it.
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Despite the crossover issues for Secret War II and some clunky and dated writing from Claremont this was a decent volume. It dealt with the trauma that the team went through while dealing with the Beyonder and the doubts of them and Magneto with his new role.
Oct 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
This volume sees the New Mutants in transition--they're whisked up to Asgard, resisting Magneto as their new headmaster and dealing with the trauma of being killed and resurrected by the godlike Beyonder. Throughout it all writer Chris Claremont does a good job of maintaining the group's diverse personalities, and that's what gives the collection its interest. Sunspot has a different perspective than Cannonball, Rahne from Dani Moonstar, and their varied reactions to all this craziness give the ...more
This collection has two very different "story arcs." The first, with artistic work by Arthur Adams, features the team and their adventures in legendary Asgard; while the second deals with Magneto taking over the school, at the behest of Charles Xavier, and the battle with the omnipotent Beyonder and the aftermath of the New Mutants defeat. Most of these issues represent author Chris Claremont at the height of his tenure on the X-Men books, and the art is wonderful, but the storyline dealing with ...more
Nov 24, 2015 rated it liked it
This set of issues starts with the Asgardian War, which I reviewed in a different collection. The New Mutants issues are bookended by a pair of issues (35 & 40) about Magneto's leadership of the team. The middle ones are Secret Wars II tie-ins involving the Beyonder. The Magneto issues are great, especially issue 40 which an all time great Magneto story with one of the most well-written fight scenes I've read. The Beyonder issues are confusing and also a snore, especially issue 38. The art i ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
The two-part Asgard story is impressive for both its innovation and the effects that it still has on the characters (the New Mutants that is) decades later. In many ways, as game changing as the original New Mutants Graphic Novel [7+/10]. The arc that fills the rest of the volume is also quite good. We get a very interesting portrait of a changed Magneto, the shocking death of the New Mutants, then the graying of the White Queen, presaging her entry to the X-Men many years later. Much of this is ...more
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Two-thirds of this book is really good. It contains yet another reprint of the X-Men/New Mutants Asgard adventure, which is an excellent example of Chris Claremont's ability to tell a fun, wild story with a multitude of characters, yet still allow each one to have a moment or more. It also contains my favorite version of Magneto, the reformed villain trying to make amends by taking over for Prof. X. On the other hand, the biggest downside of the book is the tie-in's to Secret Wars II. Those stor ...more
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pre-2011
With Sienkewicz gone and some of the worst, most depressing stories ever written (everyone's dead!), the book really dipped in quality as it struggled to refine its identity, sans its visual one. I considered dropping the book, but stuck with it due to habit. Not a good volume.
Awesome. «If I should die» has become one of my favourite stories ever. My only problem is that we are missing some of the secret wars issues, which makes the story difficult to follow.
Jun 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Adventures in Asgard,Magneto as headmaster and The White Queen. Still as fun as I remember but just okay.
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x-men
NM Special Edition #1 4 stars
Uncanny X-Men Annual #9 4 stars
#35 4 stars
#36-39 3 stars
#40 4 stars
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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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