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An All-Star Lineup Of Artists Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of New Mutants


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In 1982, X-Men visionary Chris Claremont and legendary comic book artist Bob McLeod expanded the mutant mythos with the first of many X-Men spinoff books: NEW MUTANTS. Introducing the next generation of mutantkind with hard-hitting, thrilling coming-of-age adventures, the series represented a profound shift for the franchise and is celebrated for its diverse and layered cast of characters and its influential, and at times experimental, storytelling. Over the last 40 years, NEW MUTANTS has continued to be a timeless yet contemporary voice for the marginalized youth who must grow up in a harsh, cruel world. This September, Marvel Comics is proud to honor the anniversary of this groundbreaking series with a supersized issue! Crafted by current series writer Vita Ayala, NEW MUTANTS #30 will be a mosaic love letter dedicated to the mutant youngsters who have become the beacon and hope of a new generation of X-Men. Commemorating classic and new characters alike, this collection of shorts featuring artwork by talents such as Alex Lins, Jason Loo, Emma Kubert, and more, celebrates four decades’ worth of the joys and tribulations of being young, brave and gifted in the world of X.

In honor of the book’s anniversary issue, McCleod has returned to his creation, showcasing the team’s original roster on a new variant cover.

“So many fans have come up to me at conventions and told me what a huge impact the New Mutants had on them in their teen years, and how relatable they were in all of their diversity. Native Americans, African Americans, Kentuckians, all finally seeing themselves represented in the comics. It's been very humbling,” McCleod said of the team’s impact. “Our New Mutants have gone through so many changes over the decades that I often didn't recognize them as the same characters we created. So I was very pleased to get the chance to come full circle and do a variant cover homage to their very first published appearance on the cover of AMAZING HEROES #16. I hope fans continue to enjoy them for another 40 years!

The issue will also feature a fourth-wall-breaking short by special guest writer Alyssa Wong, starring one of the most popular characters to debut in the series—Deadpool!

“What an honor to come aboard NEW MUTANTS for its 40th anniversary!” Wong said. “NEW MUTANTS is such a delight. It's gonna be a party--so of course, I'm bringing Deadpool.

Check out the cover below and stay tuned for more news, including story details and creative announcements, about this monumental NEW MUTANTS issue coming in September!

NEW MUTANTS #30
Written by VITA AYALA & ALYSSA WONG
Art by ALEX LINS, JASON LOO, EMMA KUBERT & MORE
Cover by RAFAEL DE LATORRE
Variant Cover by BOB MCLEOD
On Sale September

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On 6/8/2022 at 8:18 AM, Evan_H said:

I thought I had read that Bill passed away. The comic store I worked at, as a teen in 80s, had an owner that went nuts over each painted cover he did for the New Mutants every month.

As for as I know he's still alive

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On 6/8/2022 at 1:48 AM, leokearon said:

Strange that there is nothing from Claremont or Sienkiewicz

 

Nope, none whatsoever, just another classic, beloved franchise being handed over to modern day hack writers to be screwed up forevermore. Nothing new. Another typical case of abysmal writing bringing down great artwork.

Hey Vita, how'd that whole Children of the Atom thing go for you? No...., too soon? Ahhh, what say we just give you the New Mutants and try and fool the fans into reading it?

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Announced earlier this week, Marvel Comics will celebrate the 40th anniversary of NEW MUTANTS with a giant-sized issue! Crafted by current series writer Vita Ayala, NEW MUTANTS #30 will be a collection of stories commemorating classic and new characters alike and feature artwork by talents such as Alex Lins, Jason Loo, Emma Kubert, and more. In honor of the book’s milestone year, Rob Liefeld, one of the New Mutants’ most impactful creators, will return to the title with a new variant cover!

Coming on board during the final issues of the original run of NEW MUTANTS, Liefeld transformed the title with the introduction of breakout characters like Deadpool, Cable, and Domino and evolved the group of mutant teen super heroes into the mutant strike team X-FORCE. Liefeld’s new cover gives fans a rare look at the superstar artist’s take on iconic New Mutants characters who departed the team prior to Liefeld’s launch of X-FORCE.

Check out the cover below and stay tuned for more announcements about this extraordinary issue of NEW MUTANTS coming in September!

NEW MUTANTS #30
Written by VITA AYALA & ALYSSA WONG
Art by ALEX LINS, JASON LOO, EMMA KUBERT & MORE
Cover by RAFAEL DE LATORRE
Variant Cover by ROB LIEFELD
On Sale September

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