Written by Zeb Wells
Art by Leonard Kirk
Colored by Guru EFX
Lettered by VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Art by Dave Wilkins
Cover Dated November 2010
Fall of the New Mutants Part Three of Five
Inside front cover ad is for ABC’s No Ordinary Family, that I really enjoyed, especially with the two Kitty Pryde references that they made!
It took me forever to find this link –
Lots of Google searches!
This will be my last New Mutants review, for a while. This storyline was the New Mutants portion of the fallout from Second Comings. At the end of that crossover, Magik was sent to Limbo – against her will and she barely escaped.
In order to relax, Cannonball took the team out to the desert to relax. General Ulysses and his squad have also finally come out of Limbo, after being in there for twenty six years. They were not alone, the babies from Inferno, now grown adults, are with them – and all of them have a special power of their own. This group, Project Purgatory, has captured Pixie.
Three Hours Ago. Dani and Sam are having some drinks. Sam is claiming that Lila Cheney, the rock goddess, was not a good kisser. Dani claims that maybe it was Sam that wasn’t the good kisser. Then we get the moment that was twenty seven years in the making! Dani and Sam make out!
Amara, as she is the worst, breaks up the kissing. Illyana’s soulsword goes wild and Illyana’s goat legs come out! Which is always a good time! Usually, for nobody but maybe for the readers as things always get exciting, once the goat legs come out. Illyana knows that Pixie has been captured.
Look how amazing that page is! Kirk outdid himself! The entire art team did!
Illyana starts talking like a character of old. There is no time to inform the X-Men. That is, until Warlock starts crying and Magik chooses to both – cut the lame characters and inform the X-Men, at the same time. Warlock had a bad influence on the demons of Limbo, a long time ago, and he really shouldn’t be there.
Sam, the idiot, tries to tell Magik that he is in charge. Not where they are going, which is awesome!
This storyline, has been what Wells has been leading up to, since the first issue.
Cannonball does not want to be in Limbo. Poor Cannonball, doesn’t he know that the New Mutants have three storylines that they MUST repeat! Limbo, David Haller and Asgard – with maybe a Hellions story in there, when they were not dead. Oh, and the Demon Bear. They have five stories that get recycled.
Sam huffs his way to Magik but demons stand between him and her, one does not speak harshly to the Queen, in her own domain.
Cannonball really continues to misread the situation. The demons of Limbo are Magik’s subordinates, not her friends.
Magma wants to skip the next silly dialogue exchanges and wants to know what the plan is. Magik explains that, soon, Pixie’s soulgem will be taken and the Bloodstone Amulet will be complete. Which I’m not sure in thirty years, has ever happened, but we have always been told that nothing good will ever come of it. Magik further explains that, on Earth, there is only one more hour to get prepared but in Limbo, they have weeks to prepare – for war!
We get implications that this storyline is when Magik left, from the first issue. Originally, Sam lead his team, straight to their deaths. Magik wants to keep them safe, and out of the action.
Magik doesn’t know where Pixie is, but her horde of demons can take them to someone who does know. Magik is hoping, that her being in Limbo, will bring out her enemies.
Project Purgatory. They know that Magik is in Limbo. The Inferno Babies are ready for a massive battle.
The New Mutants get to a village, it has taken them two weeks to get there so almost a full hour on Earth, must have passed.
I like how, up to this point, Magik and the demons have been speaking in a foreign tongue – but only now does Doug feel the need to decipher the language, out-loud. I’m sure Illyana would have told them, if they asked. Maybe, in those two weeks, Doug finally got a handle on the language.
The horde brings out Witchfire – the main villain of X-Infernus.
Witchfire gave the soldiers the bloodstone amulet, but not quite as willingly as Magik implies. Either way, her weakness has brought Limbo into chaos. More chaos. Witchfire offers the helpful advice, that if they follow the blood soaked roads, they will find the soldiers. Magik is tired of her, and tells her demons to make Witchfire suffer.
Project Purgatory. They have a plan to use Pixie’s gem to get access to the full power of her soul.
There is an ad for Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions, such a great game! I could have used more of the Spider-Man Noir levels.
Two Weeks Later, so four total. The team has made it to Project Purgatory’s base in Limbo, but the soldiers are not there. The soldiers have lost their access to Limbo, and are having to find a second way back. They went through a portal in the desert, and Magik knows where they must have done it, so they ride again.
Project Purgatory. General Ulysses is losing his mind, well, more of it. Just then, a doorway to Limbo opens.
There is an ad for New York Comic Con, 2010 by both Romita Legends. I love the Romitas BUT what the hell is going on there with Spider-Man? Both of his arms look like they are disconnected!
Look how battle worn the New Mutants look! And they haven’t even fought anyone yet, they have been merely surviving in Limbo for a month. Illyana is angry and wants Pixie back. Some of the soldiers are not thrilled that the white devil has come into their home.
The Inferno Babies get the first attack. The leader of the Inferno Babies tells, Toko, to get Illyana’s soulsword.
There is a house ad for Thor 615 by Matt Fraction and Pasqual Ferry.
Illyana’s swordsoul doesn’t even pass through Toko and she knocks the sword out of Magik’s hand, which gets her off her guard. The leader gets four hits later and Illyana is down.
Issue ends with the Inferno Babies about to turn their attention to the New Mutants.
There is a house ad for the Wolverine Goes to Hell storyline. Wolverine 1, X23 1 and Daken, Dark Wolverine 1 – are the new titles.
The back cover ad is for the Mazda 3, looks like they are still making 3s but they aslo had a 6, which I found with a simple Google search and I’m not sure if that means anything.
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