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Whatever happened to X-Man? Cyclops needs to know and he’s enlisted the New Mutants to locate and capture Nate Grey – by any means necessary! But after being manipulated at the hands of Norman Osborn, just what has become of the unstoppable X-Man…and how far will he go to stay unfound?

Story by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Leandro Fernandez
Colors by Andres Mossa
Cover by Marko Djurdjevic, Arthur Adams, Peter Steigerwald & Jorge Molina

Price: $3.99
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comicBOOKchris05/12/11NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.1
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  1. NAAAAAAAATE! NAAAAAAAAATE! NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Abnett and Lanning. Yes.

  3. Soooo excited.  I haven’t read anything with Nate since the end of his title and am happy to see him again… and in a DnA book no less.

  4. Oh man!

    I have no interest in this title but…NAAAAAAAAAAATE! Hopefully this is the start of getting Mr. Grey reestablished as a power player in the Marvel world. 

  5. I hope this is good. Wells did such a great job with the book. Nothing DnA have done outside of Marvel cosmic has interested me.

  6. I haven’t picked up an issue of New Mutants since 1989 (yep, at the beginning of the Nicieza/Liefeld run) but DnA have me pre-ordering this book. Fingers crossed that Abnett & Lanning can make me care for these characters like they did with the cosmic & street level ones.

  7. I am now pulling this series only because of DNA. It’s too bad Leonard Kirk isn’t doing the art.

  8. Yeah I’ll miss Kirk, but soon we will get Lafuente and I’m stoked fro that!

  9. Only picked this up during Age of X and they bring back Nate Grey. Fuck Marvel making me buy more books!

  10. Seriously. Nate Grey. Hells. Yeah!

  11. Wow… this was quite awesome. I’ve really liked DNA’s non-cosmic stuff (Heroes for Hire, Thor and Iron Man Mini) but haven’t loved it like I love their best Cosmic level stories.

    But this issue was reeeeally badass superhero comics 

  12. I thought this was pretty weak as a first issue or “new direction”.  I haven’t been reading New Mutants or any core X-Men plots recently.  This issue felt weighed down from the baggage of previous stories that I’m only vaguely familiar with.  I’d prefer they jump right into the new plot rather than spend an issue cleaning up prior threads.  Uncanny X-Force was a textbook example of how to launch a new X-Men comic that is exciting and accessible but also builds on what came before.  This is quite the opposite and left me largely uninterested.  The art was also spotty.  Some panels looked good, some did not.

    I do like these characters, I like Nate Gray, I enjoyed the Dark X-Men mini and I typically enjoy DnA.  So this will probably get another shot.

  13. I thought it was an excellend the first issue; after about 5 pages I as worried that not having been reading this title would leave me lost, but after that I think the new direction took over and it was easy to get into.

  14. I’m giving it a shot.  I loved the first couple years of X-Man (which was admittedly all I read before getting out of comics for a while).  I’m not really familiar with “shaman” Nate, but hopefully that won’t hinder my enjoyment here. 

    I’ve been wondering when he would show up, after being unceremoniously disposed of in Dark X-Men.  I’m so glad they didn’t forget about him after Dark Reign was over.

    I used to read a lot of X-Force too, but haven’t tried the current New Mutants stuff yet.  I was wondering about Sunspot…does he fly and shoot energy blasts anymore or does he just get strong now? 

  15. I’ve never been a New Mutants fan, but I did enjoy this as I love DnA.  Don’t know if I’ll keep picking it up but it’s something I’m going to be giving a lot of thought to before making my final decision!

  16. Didn’t even read my other books before making this my POTW. Nate Grey awesomeness aside, I love this new direction.

  17. This was really fun. Not knowing the history of the team I didn’t get as much out of it as I could have but I’ll keep giving the issues a shot.

  18. Not a fan of the art. The storyweaving was impressive though. Defnitely still weighted down in previous continuity, but since I read the first 24 issues I don’t really have a problem with that.

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