Important Comics, Part 2 - New Mutants #18
I bought this issue as part of a big stack of comics from a quarter box at a comic book show in Goldsboro NC. I read it in the back seat of the car while my family drove to Western Sizzlin’ for lunch. I didn’t know what to expect from the comic, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it during lunch… not even while attacking the salad bar, which in the 80s was a very important part of the Western Sizzlin experience. It was unlike any comic I had read before. It took these super heroes that I loved and threw them into some very dark, surreal territory. This was a horror comic, through and through, and it has haunted me ever since I first read it.
I struggle to believe that anyone who had such a strong response to The Demon Bear Saga would then go on to write Dani so half-assedly.