New Mutants #12 Review: Glob Deep

Writers: Ed Brisson / Artist: Marco Failla / Marvel Comics

If you would’ve told me that Magik doesn’t slide up into the DOX website office and slice-n-dice her way through those fear mongering monsters, and instead Glob would be the one unleashing holy hell upon those very fine journalists, I would’ve called you a bold-faced liar. Let’s get one thing right; Glob gets his moment in the bar-spitting sun this issue!

Magik Hatches A Magical Plan

After her St. Patty’s Day level, early bar link up with Trinary, Magik is in possession of the key to DOX destruction. Or so I thought. With Glob and Mirage as her tactical team, they pull up to Columbus, Ohio looking like they’re about to massacre some paper pushers. The DOX office is at DEFCON 2, but they got them cameras rolling like they’re about to hit Worldstar with all the uploads.

In the end, I fell in love with the high road taken by Magik and the crew. Even mutants know how to take the Michelle Obama approach.

The Hunt Continues

This storyline of the vengeful monster mom continues in the shadows, but I’m just not buying the fear or hype. She’s admittedly been on a rampage since Boom Boom, Magma and Armor delivered the fade on her bloodthirsty creatures out in the Amazon, but am I supposed to believe she’s going to do much of anything against the New Mutants and backup? Nah. Kill all the Nova Roma residents you want, but they dont hold a candle to the citizens of Krakoa.

Survival of the Fittest

There’s a war goin on outside, no one is safe from
You could run but you can’t hide forever
From these human streets, that we done took
You walkin witcha head down scared to look
You stupid, cause ain’t no such things as halfway mutants

I really haven’t cared for Glob one bit on Krakoa, but he dam near made me shed a tear with the tender-hearted realness he spit to Magik for PAGES. For a boy’s powers to manifest and transform you into the most overt Gamma level mutant, it had to be crushing for someone who grew up with a father like his. Brisson really put the work in to tug on these heartstrings.

I enjoyed the balance of mutant and human locations in issue #12 of New Mutants. Failla has been my favorite New Mutant artist of this run and he shines again with Glob as the unexpected MVP. Ed Brisson has been delivering an at times ambitious book, but certainly one that does the New Mutants justice. Which is a lot more than we can say for the movie that should’ve come out years ago.

7 Clandestine Operations out of 10

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