Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants: Exiled

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7.5 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Art: 8/10

Always liked the New Mutants ties to Asgard

So-so story

Comic Info

Comic Name: Exiled/Journey Into Mystery (Volume 4)/New Mutants (Volume 3)

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Writer:  Kieron Gillen/Dan Abnett/Andy Lanning

Artist:  Carmine Di Giandomenico

# of Issues: 5

Release Date: 2012

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Journey Into Mystery (4) #637

Reprints Exiled #1, Journey Into Mystery (4) #637-638, and New Mutants (3) #42-43 (July 2012).  The Disir hunger.  When the New Mutants accidentally force Sigurd to play his hand, the Disir are headed to San Francisco and the whole city could pay.  Fortunately, Sigurd has an escape plan that he procured from Loki years ago…unfortunately, it means that the Asgardians sucked into a fantasy where they are humans living in San Francisco.  The spell is unstable and the Disir still hunger…and only the New Mutants and Loki could stop them!

Written by Kieron Gillen, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning, Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants:  Exiled is a Marvel Comics superhero comic book collection.  Following Journey Into Mystery Volume 3:  The Terrorism Myth and New Mutants:  De-Animator, the crossover event series features art by Carmine Di Giandomenico.  Issues in this collections were also collected as part of New Mutants by Abnett & Lanning:  The Complete Collection—Volume 2, Loki:  Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen Omnibus, and Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen:  The Complete Collection—Volume 2.

My first comic book collection was X-Men:  The Asgardian Wars.  It reawakened my interest in comic books and also expanded my understanding of the Marvel Universe.  I have always liked when the New Mutants (and the X-Men) revisited their ties to Asgard…and Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants:  Exiled has deep ties for both.

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New Mutants (3) #43

Though the series is technically a crossover, it largely feels like a New Mutants story with Loki mixed in slightly.  The New Mutants are the ones who accidentally awaken the Disir by making Sigurd come out of hiding and they are ultimately the solution to the problem.  The New Mutants are the focus of the story but the story is a good blend in that the story the New Mutants have been inserted into has been building in Journey Into Mystery for a while.  The Disir and their hunger has been a continuing storyline in the Journey Into Mystery, and it is nice to see it have a resolution.

The only problem I do have with it is that once again the Asgardians are brainwashed into thinking they are humans.  This seems to be the go-to storyline for Thor stories from the beginning (with Donald Blake actually being Thor the whole time as it was later revealed).  This was the same plot of the Lost Gods and the start of the J. Michael Straczynski run.  I wish that Sigurd’s spell had taken some other form.

Both these runs of Journey Into Mystery and New Mutants have been rather interesting.  I have always enjoyed the fringe characters more than the primary characters and both titles fit into that category.  While the story isn’t a good jump-on into the series, it isn’t the hardest storyline to pick-up what is going on and fans of both will want to check it out.  Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants:  Exiled is followed by New Mutants:  Fight the Future and Journey Into Mystery:  The Manchester Gods.

Related Links:

Journey Into Mystery 1:  Fear Itself

Journey Into Mystery 2:  Fear Itself Fallout

Journey Into Mystery Featuring Sif 1:  Stronger Than Monsters

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