Review – New Mutants: Dead Souls #3 (Marvel Comics)

Crash Landing in New Mutants: Dead Souls #3

Everyone’s favorite miscreant mutants are at it again (well maybe not everybody). The New Mutants are on another paranormal adventure in New Mutants: Dead Souls #3. This time our team is high in the sky with a very limited amount of time to stop a plane from crashing to the ground. Can our heroes save the day or do the passengers even want them to? Plus what secrets does Warlock have hiding in his cabin in the woods?


Man, I have been really enjoying this New Mutants series. The idea of having them investigate paranormal cases like a mutant X-Files team is fantastic. From battling frost giants in issue #2 to the un-dead in #1, it has been a lot of fun. Being a six issue mini-series Matthew Rosenberg eventual had to get to the “main” plot as to why this group is going on these missions. New Mutants: Dead Souls #3 brings forth our main protagonist and its nefarious plot. 

The New Mutants: Dead Souls #3 Cover Art: Ryan Stegman
The New Mutants: Dead Souls #3 Cover Art: Ryan Stegman

Look, I know there has to be some kind of ongoing story or major issue for these characters and the story to make sense. But I could just read these characters going on these weird adventures all the time. Rosenberg does a great job with them. The interactions between the group are wonderful. New Mutants: Dead Souls #3 is a delightful read. Rosenberg balances the comedic and serious tone very well while not letting either one take over the series. The conflict brought up between team members in this issue helps elevate the drama as well. The history between all these characters runs pretty deep.


Adam Gorham continues on art duties in New Mutants: Dead Souls #3. I am still not a big fan of the way he draws faces.  They just look very “off” and not fitting to the characters at times. The images also feel a little “static”. That being said I do like most of Gorham’s work on this series. He has some good set pieces and he catches the atmosphere of the series very well. I like Gorham’s ink lines.  He seems to flow from a very tight to a little looser style seamlessly.

Michael Garland brings some lighter colors in the Mix with New Mutants: Dead Souls #3. With this whole issue taking place in the daytime (mostly) we get a little light shown on the characters. The past two issues mainly took place in darker terrains.   So it was nice to have Garland play around with some brighter coloring work.  It uplifts the tone of this issue.


New Mutants: Dead Souls #3 is another solid entry into this mini-series. We are officially halfway through and we have been introduced to our main “bad guy” of this series. Our heroes have had a tough time getting along and after the events of this mission, they may never come back together again.  That is if they survive. Look, I am not going to tell you this is the greatest comic book ever, but I look forward to reading it every time it comes out. It has a fun story that balances comedy, drama, and action well. I love the paranormal aspect and the team interactions.  This all comes together to make New Mutants: Dead Souls one of my favorite books.

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Brent Jackson

Brent is happily married and an avid comic book consumer who loves nothing more than the smell of comics in the morning and diving through a long box of back issues. By day he is a nutritionist and has also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. He is probably not the coolest person you have ever met. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @brentjackson30