Due to COVID, there were not many comic related movies released this year. In fact, there were hardly any movies released.
One movie that came out in September 2020 was The New Mutants. This was a former 20th Century Fox movie that was filmed in 2016 and would be delayed for reshoots and schedule conflicts until 2020.
Can a movie that has been postponed so much be as good as the New Mutants comic stories?
Much like you, I did not go to the theater to see New Mutants. I knew that it would come and go out of the theater without much fanfare due to the current COVID epidemic.
I always buy the Blu-ray superhero movies, good or bad. I like to keep a record of these things to see how bad things were and how great they would become. Based on the previews and reviews, I didn’t have high hopes for the New Mutants movie.
Listen to the podcast and I will go over a brief history of the original New Mutants group that Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod created. I then compare the movie to its comic counterpart and how faithfully (if at all) it is translated. I end the podcast with spoilers and my feelings about the movie.
Most of the podcast is spoiler free and I do warn you where I reveal all the secrets.
Marvel will be relaunching their Universe once again this October and they have given everyone a sneak peek at the new titles and creative teams.
Jon and I go through the free previews guide and discuss what we know of the new writer and artist on each book and then if we plan on either buying it, testing it out for a few issues or skipping the book altogether or has we call it: Buy, Try or Deny!
I noticed that some books were missing this time around like Punisher, Black Widow, Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Also, some writers are gone like Rick Remender and Jonathan Hickman, who has written the Avengers these last few years and the architect of the new Secret Wars series. These changes don’t bode well with me.
I hope our wisdom and witty banter helps you make an informed decision on if you want to spend your hard earned dollars on any of these new books.
As always, we appreciate your feedback – What do you have to say about the new books? Any ones that are a definite buy? Any ones to avoid like the plague?
This podcast runs a little long but it is worth it. Enjoy.