Friday, May 16, 2014

New Mutants (1982-1991), (2009 - 2012)

Brief Overview
The New Mutants is a group of mutant superheroes starring in three series with the same name. The first series was created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod in 1983. It ended in 1991 as it was relaunched as X-Force. The second series was launched in 2003 featuring a new group of teenage mutants with the original New Mutants serving as mentors and was relaunched in 2004 as New X-Men: Academy X. The third series was launched in May 2009 reuniting members of the original team. This series is cancelled with #50 on October 2012. 

New Mutants

The third New Mutant series was launch in May 2009 reuniting most of the original team. It was written by Zeb Wells and pencilled by Diogenes Neves. Wells would go on to write the series until #21 (2011) with different pencillers. Mike Carey wrote the series from #22 - #24 (2011) as part of the Age of X crossover before the writing pair of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning took over. The title ended with #50.

Third Series

Base of Operations
Greymalkin Industries, San Francisco
Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters

The New Mutants (X-Men team)'s first task was to bring in the son of Professor X, Legion, who was suffering from multiple personality disorder. [New Mutants #1 - #5] Selene sent an undead army of mutants to attack the mutant island of Utopia, including Cypher, a former New Mutant who died years ago and the New Mutants' former rivals Hellions. With the help of the returning Warlock, Cypher was released from Selene's thrall and resurrected. [New Mutants #6 - #8] The forces of Project: Purgatory set events into motion [NM #9] while Cyclops revealed to Emma Frost that he intend the New Mutants team to be an avenue to groom the next leader, it is not necessarily Cannonball. Dani Moonstar helped the Norse goddess of death Hela as her Valkyrie during the Norman Osborn's siege on Asgard in Broxton. [NM #10] When the child messiah returned from the future, Bastion and his Human Council initiated their attack on the mutants. The New Mutants team was involved in raiding the base of Cameron Hodge and his anti-mutant Right organization before returning to Utopia to fend off an assault from Nimrod sentinels from the future sent by Bastion. [NM #12 - #14] 

With Bastion defeated, the New Mutants find themselves dealing with Project: Purgatory. Members of Project: Purgatory kidnapped Pixie for the bloodstone in her soul dagger. Illyana teleported the New Mutants into Limbo to rescue Pixie where they fought mutants raised by Project: Purgatory. These mutants were infants used in the opening of the gateway to Limbo during Inferno many years ago. Most of the New Mutants members were captured by Project Purgatory's General Ulysses. General Ulysses managed to extract the bloodstone and summon the Elder Gods. The X-Men gather to help the New Mutants. It was eventually revealed that this is all Illyana's plan to lure the Elder Gods out to destroy them. She succeeded but lost the trust of the X-Men. Project Purgatory's Face became Karma's ward. [NM #15 - #21] The New Mutants was next involved in the Age of X. more.. [NM #22 - #24]


Cannonball (Samuel Guthrie), team leader

Mirage (Dani Moonstar)

Karma (Xi'an Coy Mahn)

Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa)

Magma (Amara Aquilla)

Magik (Illyana Rasputin)


Cypher (Douglas Ramsey)

The New Mutants survived Limbo fighting the ex-Inferno babies and went through the alternate reality Age of X. Having lost the X-Men's trust following her ploy to destroy the Elder Gods in Limbo, Illyana was placed on arrest. Karma volunteered to leave the team to take care of one of the ex-Inferno babies called Face whom she rescued while in Limbo. Cannonball removed himself from the roster to recuperate from the fallout from events in Limbo and the Age of X. As a result, Dani Moonster was placed in charge of the team with the mission to clean up any loose ends the X-Men have on hand. The team's first mission saw them rescue X-Man from the Sugar Man. [NM #25 - #28] The team then accidentally traveled to Mephisto's Hell in an attempt to rescue Dani Moonstar. Magma made a pact with Mephisto for the team to be transported to Hela's Hel to rescue Dani. [NM #29 - #32]


Mirage (Dani Moonstar), leader

Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa)

Magma (Amara Aquilla)


Cypher (Douglas Ramsey)

X-Man (Nate Grey)

Following the schism between Cyclops and Wolverine, the X-Men and students split into two camps. The New Mutants team remained under Cyclops while former members Cannonball and Karma joined Wolverine at the Jean Grey School. The team moved into an apartment in San Francisco with leader Dani Moonstar feeling that they could benefit from more contact with the "real" world. Their first mission is to find the missing mutant Blink. They found Blink and helped her deal with the band Diskhord, under the influence of an extra-terrestrial which intended the band to create enough chaos energy to call for help to escape. [NM #33 - #36]

Magma then went for a date with Mephisto, realizing the pact she made with him. [NM #37]. The New Mutants next traveled to Paradise Island, home of the Ani-Mates, to investigate Doug's nightmare vision. All of them except Warlock were infected by a virus plague and they battled a newly reanimated Ani-Mator. Doug and Warlock were able to defeat the Ani-Mator and cure the other New Mutants and the Ani-Mates of the virus. [NM #38 - #40] Blink visited the team and teleported them to the island nation of Madripoor to  relax. [NM #41].    

The team became embroiled in a spell cast by Sigurd, which created a new reality in which the Norse gods forgot about their identities and live their lives as normal human. A long time ago, Sigurd and his troops were involved with the Norse All-Father Bor's Valkyrie, who placed a curse on them, turning them into the Disir. Since then, the Disir hungered for the flesh of dead gods, but were unable to satisfy their hunger due to the protection accorded to dead gods in Hela's realm. Sigurd's spell was reversed. New Mutants and Norse gods manage to make Bor end his curse and the Disir reverted into Valkyrie serving under Hela.
[Exiled #1, Journey into Mystery #637 - #638, New Mutants #43 - #43]


Mirage (Dani Moonstar), leader

Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa)

Magma (Amara Aquilla)


Cypher (Douglas Ramsey)

X-Man (Nate Grey)

Blink (Clarice Ferguson)

The team soon received a warning from Dr Strange and the Defenders regarding an impending reality-changing event. They encounter future versions of Cannonball and Karma. They come from a reality in which the New Mutants are armed with Warlock-like Transmode-tech and Cypher controlled everyone on the planet. While trying to undo that reality, the two were discovered by the future Cypher and forced to attack the team. The New Mutants managed to stop them and sent Cypher back where he came from. [NM #44 - #46] They soon discovered that reality is wrong. They seek out Dr Strange, who is a drunk in this reality. Back at the Jean Grey School, Face attempted to kill Cypher but accidentally killed Karma instead. Tormented by guilt, Cypher attempted to kill himself to prevent his transformation into his darker self. However, he was saved by the Hellions, reanimated by Warlock tech, who are eager to see Cypher fulfill his future. The New Mutants arrive to protect their friend but Cypher transformed into the monster he was trying to destroy. The present Cypher's plan eventually worked as he buried an idea in his mind, so that the future Cypher sent the Hellions to rescue the present self. With the dead Hellions present, Dani's Valkyrie powers manifested and she was able to free Cypher from his future self. [NM #47 - NM#49]

The New Mutants invited the X-Men, Asgardians and other friends to a party. However, the party was crashed by Tyro, Warlock's ward, who was controlled by his father. The heroes fought and free Tyro.
[NM #50]


Mirage (Dani Moonstar), leader

Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa)

Magma (Amara Aquilla)


Cypher (Douglas Ramsey)

X-Man (Nate Grey)

Cannonball (Samuel Guthrie)

Blink (Clarice Ferguson)

Karma (Xi'an Coy Mahn)

Character Profiles

Danielle 'Dani' Moonstar
Mirage, Moonstar, Psyche
Psionic ability to create three-dimensional images from concepts within the minds of himself and others, formerly
Dani Moonstar was depowered during M-Day
Gained Valkyrie powers temporarily from Hela which enabled her to go head-to-head with Ares, the God of War
Group Affiliations
X-Men, New Mutants, formerly Young X-Men, Inititative, Xavier Institute staff, Mutant Liberation Front, SHIELD, X-Force
Dani is a Cheyenne. When her powers manifested, she saw a vision of her parents' death at the hands of a Demonic Bear. Shortly after, her parents disappeared and she was taken in by her grandfather. The Hellfire Club attempted to capture Dani and her grandfather died in the process. However, her grandfather had already contacted his friend Charles Xavier, who came to take her into the group that would become the New Mutants. She eventually became co-leader of the New Mutants with Cannonball. Shortly after, she was attacked by the Demon Bear but her teammate Magik was able to use her powers to return the Bear back into its original forms of Dani's parents. When the New Mutants found themselves in Asgard, home of the Norse gods, Dani rescued the winged mount, Brightwind and became the Valkyrie, chooser of the slain, as a result. Her powers fluctuated over several missions.

The New Mutants returned to Asgard to aid the Norse gods against Hela, goddess of death, after which she chose to remain when the rest of the team returned to Earth. Later, She returned to Earth in an undercover role in the mutant terrorist team, Mutant Liberation Front and subsequently rejoined some of her former teammates in the paramilitary X-Force, leaving the team when ex-spy Pete Wisdom came in as mentor. She served a brief period as X-Man and became staff member of the Xavier Institute, mentoring the New Mutants student squad.

She was de-powered following M-Day and was forced to leave by headmaster Emma Frost. She returned to rejoin her former teammates in the New Mutants X-Men squad even without her powers. When the director of H.A.M.M.E.R. Norman Osborn sent the Avengers to attack the X-Men in their new island home of Utopia, Dani visited Hela seeking for her Valkyrie powers to be returned to her. Hela agreed and Dani managed to use her temporary powers to defeat the Greek God of War Ares, a member of Osborn's Avengers. Since then, Hela has called on Dani twice to aid her, granting her temporary powers on both occasions. When Cannonball took a leave of absence, Dani became leader of the team.  

Magma (Amara Juliana Olivia Aquilla)
Able to assume fiery form; can control movement of tectonic plates to cause seismic upheaval or call forth molten rock from the Earth's core, immune to heat and flame
Group Affiliations
X-Men, New Mutants, formerly The 198, Xavier Institute school staff, XSE, X-Corporation LA, New Hellions
Notable Relatives
Selene (Grandmother)
Magma comes from the city of Nova Roma in the Amazon Rainforests, a colony of the Roman Republic founded shortly after the death of Julius Caesar in 44BC. The city was ruled until then by the immortal mutant Selene. Amara is the daughter of Lucius Antonius Aquilla, a senator. Caught in a power struggle between her father and Selene, also her grandmother, Amara encountered the New Mutants disguised as a Brazilian Indian. Amara discovered her powers when Selene threw her into a lava pool as a human sacrifice. After the battle with Selene, her father urged her to leave Nova Roma with the New Mutants.

The New Mutants went on to encounter the rival Hellions from Emma Frost's Massachusetts Academy and Magma began to develop feelings for Hellion's Empath. Later, Magma left the New Mutants to join the Hellions. She returned to Nova Roma with Empath, where she was captured by the High Evolutionary but was rescued by the New Mutants.

It was later revealed that Nova Roma was created by Selene using mind control on British citizens to recreate Rome and that Amara's name is actually Allison Crestmere. With that identify, she briefly surfaced as a member of the New Hellions.

Much later, she was crucified by the anti-mutant Church of Humanity on the lawn of the Xavier Institute. She was saved a infusion of blood from the X-Man Archangel, which has healing qualities. However, she went into coma before she was revived by students Elixir and Hellion, against the wishes of Professor X who believed a forced revival will be traumatic to her mind. Allison accidentally destroyed the infirmary and fled.

Allison found her way to X-Corporation LA under former New Mutants teammate Sunspot. She revealed that when she was healed by Elixir, the Allison's identity was removed and that Allison Crestmere is actually the deception. She joined Storm's team for a mission before returning to the Xavier Institute as mentor to the Paragons student squad. She was also a member of Storm's Xtreme Sanctions Executive.

On M-Day, Magma and her boyfriend were in a volcano. When most of the mutants in the world lost their powers, her boyfriend was one of them and he fell into the lava, losing his life. Magma went mad and made the volcano erupt before attacking a nearby town. She was brought in by Empath back to the Xavier Institute.

She joined her former teammates to reform New Mutants. Sunspot expressed his attraction for her but she has yet to reciprocate.     

Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa)
Able to absorb solar energy and metabolize it into physical strength, convert it into thrust to enable flight, or rechannel it as heat or infrared radiation
Group Affiliations
New Mutants, formerly Young X-Men, Hellfire Club, X-Corporation LA, Mutant Liberation Front, X-Force, Fallen Angels
Roberto, an Afro-Brazilian, was born in Rio De Janeiro. His father Emmanuel was a millionaire. Roberto grew up to be a star soccer player in school. Shortly before his fourteenth birthday, he was in a game when racist members of the opponent assaulted him. Roberto initiated a fight on the field when his powers manifested. Everyone fled except for his girlfriend Juliana Sandoval. He became the target of the Hellfire Club. The Club's mercenaries kidnapped Juliana to lure Roberto, who was then defeated. He was rescued by Psyche (Dani Moonstar) and Karma, but Juliana sacrificed herself by jumping in front of a bullet meant for Roberto. The Club was eventually defeated and Roberto joined other new mutants to form the New Mutants team.

Roberto became a long-time member of the team until it was reformed into the paramilitary X-Force by the time-traveling mutant Cable. In this period of time, his father joined the Hellfire Club and eventually died. After leaving the team, he went under the tutelage of Gideon of the Externals, a old business partner of his father. Gideon ended up experimenting on Roberto, which granted him new powers such as flight and the ability to fire solar blasts. He became lost into the space-time continuum after interfering with the teleportation powers of Locust.

During this time, a villain known as Reignfire emerged, taking over the mutant terrorist group Mutant Liberation Front. During a fight, he revealed his face which was that of Roberto's. For a while, Reignfire was believed to be Sunspot. It was later revealed that Reignfire was a protoplasmic cellular construct based on Roberto when it received a cell sample from him. Reignfire died shortly after.

Sunspot returned and joined X-Force, which was then separated from Cable. Later, he was approached to take over his father's place in the Hellfire Club. Selene promised to resurrect Juliana if he agreed. Sunspot became Black Rook of the Club and Selene planted Juliana's amnesiac soul into a girl who had just died.

Sunspot next became head of X-Corporation LA, joining Storm's X-Men team for a mission. Later, Sunspot was invited by long-time Hellfire Club Black King Sebastian Shaw to take over him as Black King while he took over the Lord Imperial position. Following a battle between Shaw and Donald Pierce, Sunspot was engineered by X-Man Sage to become Lord Imperial instead. Sage stayed at his side to make sure he was not corrupted by the power. Following M-Day and the depowering of most of the mutant population, Sunspot was asked to help in the shutting down of all the X-Corporation offices.

Sunspot left the Hellfire Club to return to the X-Men where the New Mutants team was reformed. He expressed his feelings for fellow teammate Magma but was not reciprocated.

Cypher (Douglas "Doug" Aaron Ramsey)
Current Status
Killed by the Ani-mator
in New Mutants #60 (1987)
Resurrected by Selene using the Techno-Organic virus
Group Affiliations
X-Men, New Mutants
Doug was a good friend of X-Man Kitty Pryde, sharing an interest in video games, computers and computer technology. Professor X suspected that he possessed a passive mutant power but did not invite him to attend his school. When the alien Warlock arrived on Earth, the New Mutants brought in Doug to communicate with him. Doug joined the New Mutants as Cypher, becoming good friends with Warlock. Cypher was briefly attracted to X-Man Psylocke but formed a relationship with fellow New Mutants member Wolfsbane. The team went on a mission to rescue Bird Brain's fellow Ani-Men from the Ani-Mator. During the fight, the Ani-Mator aimed a shot at Wolfsbane. Cypher threw himself into the path of the bullet and he died. Later, Warlock was killed by the anti-mutant Cameron Hodge and his ashes were scattered upon Doug's grave. Warlock was subsequently resurrected by the Phalanx with the memories of Doug. This new entity Douglock believed himself to be based on the genetic and mental engrams of both Warlock and Doug but he later discovered that he is in fact Warlock.

Cypher was resurrected by the Transmode Virus used by Selene as part of her undead army. Cypher was sent along with others to capture the New Mutant Magma. He found Magma and beat her up before the rest of the team drove him off. Warlock, who had returned from his adventures, reversed Cypher's programming. Now alive, Cypher returned to the New Mutants team.    

Body structure that resembles machinery; ability to shape change into any solid or liquid form
Group Affiliations
X-Men, New Mutants
Warlock is a member of the alien Technarchy, a race which survived by infecting living creatures with the techno-organic transmode virus, before draining their life energy. Warlock possesses a compassion that is missing from others of his race and thus is regarded as a mutant. He escaped from his father, the Magnus, the Technarch's leader and arrived on Earth. He met the New Mutants and Cypher, who became good friends with him. Cypher later died in a mission. Warlock was kidnapped along with several other mutants to  the mutant island Genosha, where he was killed by the anti-mutant Cameron Hodge. Warlock's ashes were scattered over the grave of Cypher. Warlock was later resurrected by the Phalanx as Douglock, possessing Doug's memories. For a time, Douglock believed himself to be based on the genetic and mental engrams of both Warlock and Doug but he later discovered that he is in fact Warlock. He went on his own adventures, eventually traveling to outer space where he took in a young charge, Tyro. Both of them aided the cosmic adventurer Nova against a Phalanx invasion. Warlock returned to Earth just in time to meet Cypher, resurrected by Selene's transmode virus. Warlock managed to remove the malicious programming of the technoorganic-based transmode virus. Both Warlock and Cypher returned to the New Mutants. 

X-Man (Nate Grey)
Omega-level powers: Telepathy, telekinesis, psychometry, precognition, cross-dimension travel formerly
Powers reduced to residual telekinesis
Group Affiliations
New Mutants, formerly Mannites Rescue X-Men, Outcasts
Known Relatives
AoA Scott Summers (Cyclops, genetic father), AoA Jean Grey (genetic mother)
X-Man was created in the Age of Apocalypse reality by Sinister using the genetic material of Prelate Cyclops and Jean Grey. Sinister hoped to use him as a weapon against the despot Apocalypse in the future. Nate was released by Cyclops, who was secretly helping Sinister's prisoners to escape. Nate found his way to Forge and his group of outcasts. However, Sinister soon infiltrated this group, killing Forge and some of his outcasts before revealing himself to Nate. Nate injured Sinister before traveling to Apocalypse's base to fight the despot. In the ensuing melee, Nate fought Horseman Holocaust and impaled him with a M'Krann crystal shard which brought them to the real reality.

Nate Grey had many adventures in the real world, including joining the Mannites Rescue X-Men alongside Cyclops and Jean Grey of this reality. Nate later became shaman to the mutant tribe, sacrificing himself to save the world.

Believed to be dead, X-Man resurfaced much later in a small town, causing its residents to dreamwalk and chant his name repeatedly. The director of peace-keeping agency HAMMER Norman Osborn sent in his team of X-Men to investigate the disturbances, bringing in X-Man under captivity. Nate took over control of Norman Osborn but his ploy was stopped by Osborn's X-Men. Osborn had X-Man strapped into the Omega Machine so that he can use his powers to open portals into other realities. Following the fall of Osborn and HAMMER, Nate Grey was captured by Sugar Man. Learning of Nate Grey's return, Cyclops tasked Dani Moonstar's team of X-Men (New Mutants) to locate Nate and bring him in. The New Mutants managed to capture Sugar Man and free Nate Grey, whose powers were burnt out and reduced to residual telekinesis.

Blink (Clarice Ferguson)
Clarice was one of the young mutants captured by the alien Phalanx. Clarice was unable to control her powers and the use of her teleportation powers would shred the object or person instead. While in captivity, she used her powers to attack her Phalanx guard Harvest. However, she was caught up in her own teleportation field and apparently died in the process. With her sacrifice, the other captives were able to escape and eventually became Generation X.

Clarice was actually not dead but stranded in another dimension, suffering in agony. She was rescued at the spot where she had fought Harvest by Selene, who was gathering her Inner Circle consisting of mutants with death-related powers. Selene convinced Clarice to join the Inner Circle by telling her that Emma Frost was to be blamed for not attempting to rescue her. Selene launched an attack on the X-Men's Utopia island and Clarice fought several X-Men. As Selene started to absorb souls around her, Clarice teleported most of the mutants Selene resurrected to Genosha so that she can continue to absorb more souls to attain godhood. After X-Force defeated Selene in Genosha, Blink escaped.

Blink was located in Eastern Europe by a team of X-Men and Dr. Strange attempt to resurrect Selene. Emma convinced Blink that Selene lied to her and Dr. Strange purged Selene's corruptive influence from her. Feeling remorseful, Blink teleported away. She joined the New Mutants on a mission to stop the destructive Diskhord band. She rejoined the team on other missions subsequently.


Blasts created from face
Face is one of the babies kidnapped by demons to open the gate from Limbo to Earth during Inferno. After the demonic invasion is ended, the babies ended up with Project: Purgatory which raised them and trained them in their powers. Project: Purgatory attacked the New Mutants. The New Mutant Karma made contact with Face using her powers, creating a bond and Face helped her. After Project: Purgatory was defeated, Face joined Utopia and was placed under the care of Karma. When Karma followed Wolverine following the schism, Face followed suit, settling in the Jean Grey School.

Former Members

Cannonball (Samuel "Sam" Guthrie)
Able to generate and release thermochemical energy; protective blast field, flight
Group Affiliations
X-Men, New Mutants, formerly Xtreme Sanctions Executive, Xtreme X-Men, Mutant Liberation Front, X-Corporation, X-Force, New Mutants, Hellions, Hellfire Club
Known Relatives
Thomas Zebulon Guthrie (father, deceased), Lucinda Guthrie (mother), (in order of seniority) Elisabeth Guthrie (sister), Paige Guthrie (Husk, sister), Joshua “Jay” Guthrie (Icarus, brother, deceased), Melody Guthrie (Aero, sister), Joelle Guthrie (sister), Lewis Guthrie (brother), Cissie Guthrie (sister), Jebediah Guthrie (brother), one more unnamed sister, Lucas Bartholemew Guthrie (uncle)
Cannonball's father died in the coal mines in Kentucky when he was young. As a result, he followed in his father's footsteps to work in the coal mines to support his family. He is the oldest of 10 siblings in the family, of which 5 later display mutant powers. He was misled into joining the Hellfire Club and fought against Professor X's new recruits but he learnt the errors of his ways and joined the new recruits to become part of the New Mutants. He became co-leader with Dani Moonstar. While in the New Mutants, he met and romanced the intergalactic thief Lila Cheney for a period of time.

Eventually, the mutant from the future Cable took charge of the New Mutants and reorganized it into the paramilitary X-Force. Cable groomed Cannonball, believing him to be a External, a type of mutants who are virtually immortal. Cannonball became leader of the X-Force when Cable was not around.
He accepted the invitation to become an X-Man and his greatest moment came when he defeated Gladiator, the leader of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.He subsequently rejoined X-Force. When X-Force dissolved, he joined X-Corporation Paris for a short while before joining Storm's X-Men team.

Sam joined a newly formed but short-lived X-Force to deal with the threat of Skornn and went in search with Siryn for Cable when the latter was killed by Skornn. He rejoined the X-Men after the mission.
He became the leader of the New Mutants X-Men squad but after suffering from traumatic events when during a mission in Limbo and in the Age of X reality, he left New Mutants to recuperate. Following the schism, he left Utopia to join Wolverine's teaching staff.

Karma (Xi'an "Shan" Coy Manh)
Psionic mind possession, allowing her to control multiple individuals simultaneously
Group Affiliations
X-Men, New Mutants, Formerly Xavier Institute school staff
Notable Relatives
Leong (brother), Nga (sister)
Xi'an came from Vietnam. Her father was a Colonel in the South Vietnamese army. During the fall of Saigon, her father was shot and killed. Xi'an escaped on a small, cramped boat along with her mother and younger brother and sister, Leong and Nga. The boat was boarded by Thai pirates and Xi'an and her mother were raped. Her mother died afterwards. Arriving in New York City, she took in with Father Bowen, who was running a program to help Vietnamese refugees. However, her siblings were kidnapped by her uncle General Ngoc Coy and she used her powers to control Spider Man to rescue them. However, she was stopped by the Fantastic Four. The heroes agreed to help Karma retrieve her siblings. Xi'an faced her older brother Tran, who was working with their uncle. She was forced to kill him. 

Xi'an was referred by Reed Richards to Professor X and she became the first of the New Mutants as Karma, becoming the first leader due to her older age. However, after a mission, she was believed dead. She was actually taken as a host by the malevolent psychic entity, Shadow King. The New Mutants eventually liberated Xi'an. When her siblings went missing, she left the team again to search for her them. After finding her siblings, she became a librarian at the University of Chicago where she met Kitty Pryde, developing an unrequited love for her. 

Karma returned to the Institute to join former teammate Dani Moonstar as part of the teaching staff. She later joined the X-Men and later rejoined her former New Mutants teammates as part of the New Mutants X-Men squad. She lost her left leg while fighting the anti-human Right organization and received a prosthetic leg. In a mission to the otherworldly Limbo, she befriended an opponent Face. Upon returning, she left the New Mutants to take care of Face.

Magik (Illyana Nikolaevna Rasputin)
PowersTeleportation of self and others through time and space via teleportation discs; trained sorceress; owns the Soulsword, which grants various powers
Group Affiliations
X-Men, New Mutants
Notable Relatives
Colossus (Piotr Rapustin, brother)
Illyana was born in Ust-Ordynski Collective farm near Lake Baikal, Siberia. When she was six years old, she was kidnapped to America by the villain Arcade because of her ties to the X-Man Colossus. The X-Men managed to defeat Arcade and rescue their kins and friends. Later, Illyana was trapped in Limbo for seven years during which she was an apprentice to Belasco. Eventually, Illyana created the Soulsword and used it to defeat Belasco, taking over Limbo as ruler. She returned to Earth but only mere moments have passed in the real world since her capture.

As a teenager, she formed a strong friendship with X-Man Kitty Pryde and also joined the New Mutants. Illyana's demonic nature eventually took over her and the demons pressed her become the full and true lord of Limbo. Her efforts to escape provided the demon N'astirh the opportunity to open a colossal teleportation disc through which a demonic invasion started. Magik fought and defeated the demon Sym and in the process, the seven year old Illyana who had not been corrupted by Belasco emerged in place of the teenage Illyana.

Illyana was sent back to Russia to live with her parents until they were murdered by the Russian government. Illyana returned to live in the Xavier Institute. Shortly after, she contracted and lost her life to the mutant-killing Legacy Virus (in Uncanny X-Men #303 (1993)).

Much later, the teenaged version of Illyana was recreated as Darkchylde by Belasco from the remaining essence and memories of her found in Limbo. Not satisfied, he banished her to the outer parts of Limbo. Belasco went in search of the real Illyana, pulling the students of Xavier Institute into Limbo. Darkchylde discovered a group of students in Limbo. She stole a portion of Pixie's soul hoping to create a bloodstone and a new soulsword. However, the spell was interrupted by Anole and a soul dagger was created instead. When Rockslide thwarted her attempt to complete the spell, her human memories with the X-Men returned. Illyana revealed that Pixie was now capable of using magic and taught her a teleportation spell. The students teleported into Belasco's castle where they defeated him and rescued the other students.

Illyana's Darkchylde personality took hold and she desired to create several more bloodstones to gain godlike powers. She attacked several demons in search of her Bloodstone amulet, which was actually in the hands of Belasco's daughter Witchfire. Back in San Francisco, Pixie discovered that Illyana's soulsword was hidden inside Nightcrawler and Illyana appeared to reclaim her soulsword. When she returned, she discovered that Witchfire had taken over Limbo. Illyana was defeated by Witchfire. A group of X-Men made their way to Limbo where they rescued Illyana and defeated Witchfire, ending her plot to release the Elder Gods. She teleported the X-Men back to Earth, where Cyclops persuaded her to stay.

However, she risked the X-Men and New Mutants' lives in a plot to destroy the Elder Gods and was thereafter imprisoned by the X-Men. Following the schism, she was released and she joined Cyclops' Extinction Team.

Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)
Able to shape change into various lupine states; in lupine form. has enhanced senses and speed, claws and fangs
Group Affiliations
X-Factor, formerly X-Force, Xavier Institute staff, Excalibur, New Mutants
Rahne was raised as an orphan by an abusive Scottish pastor Reverend Craig who beat religion into her from an early age. When her mutant powers manifested, Reverend Craig led an angry mob intending to burn her at the stakes. Rahne was rescued and adopted by Moira MacTaggart. When Moira confronted Craig, she learnt that Craig was actually the biological father and the mother had been a prostitute. Moira sent Rahne to the Xavier's Institute where she joined the New Mutants. She formed a strong friendship with Dani Moonstar and discovered that she can establish a psychic link with Dani when she is in her wolf-form. She also developed a crush for Cannonball for a period of time. While the New Mutants went to Asgard, she formed an attraction to wolf-prince Hrimhari. Rahne eventually formed a relationship with teammate Cypher. However, while on a mission, Cypher was killed when he took a bullet meant for Rahne. After the New Mutants took in new members, Rahne formed a short-lived relationship with Rictor.

 Rahne was kidnapped to the mutant island Genosha where she was experimented on and thus became mentally bonded to X-Man Havok. Following the defeat of the malevolent psychic entity Shadow King, Rahne joined the government-sponsored X-Factor along with Havok. The mental bond to Havok was eventually removed. Shortly after, she returned to Moira MacTaggert's base on Muir Island and joined the Britain-based Excalibur. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of teammates Captain Britain and Meggan. Excalibur was disbanded shortly after. Rahne and former teammate Douglock stayed behind at Muir Island to assist Moira in her search for a cure to the Legacy Virus. Muir Island came under the attack of Mystique's Brotherhood. Rahne was shot was a neutralizer which removed her powers while Moira was killed in an explosion.

Rahne eventually made her way to the Xavier's Institute where she became a teaching assistant. She also a part-time employee at Jamie Madrox's XXX Investigations. Rahne developed a relationship with student Elixir. A passionate encounter led to Elixir's healing powers restoring Rahne's powers. Rahne accidentally injured Elixir but he was able to use his powers to heal himself. Rahne ended the relationship after knowing student Wallflower was interested in Elixir. When Rahne's relationship with Elixir was exposed by student Wither, who was attracted to Wallflower, Rahne left the school. Rahne began working full-time at Madrox's  X-Factor Investigations. She formed a relationship with Rictor which ended when she left X-Factor to join the strike force X-Force following the events of Messiah Complex. Rahne was kidnapped by the anti-mutants religious group Purifiers where she found out that Reverend Craig had joined the group. She was rescued by X-Force while in a drugged state. When she woke up, she attacked the X-Man Archangel and ripped out his wings, delivering them back to Craig. X-Force attacks the Purifiers and Rahne accidentally devoured Craig. Rahne retained no knowledge of having did that.

While recuperating at X-Force's base, she was found by the wolf-prince Hrimhari. After having sex, they were attacked by a trio of Frost Giants. They managed to defeat the Giants, but Wolfsbane fainted. Later, when Wolfsbane became unconscious, Hrimhari brought her to the mutant island Utopia where Dr. Nemesis revealed that Wolfsbane is pregnant. Hrimhari made a pact with the Asgardian goddess of the underworld Hela, where he gave his soul in exchange for a comatose Elixir to be revived. Elixir used his powers to heal Wolfsbane. Wolfsbane also gained enhanced strength and senses from the baby so that she can survive the baby's birth.

Rahne returned to X-Factor where she lied to Rictor that he was the father of the baby. The deception was eventually discovered. When Rahne was about to give birth, she attracted a number of canine and feline gods and demons who wanted the baby. While captured by the god Agamemnon, Rahne gave birth to her baby via her mouth. The baby assaulted Agamemnon with rage and bloodlust which prompted Rahne to denounce her baby. The baby was adopted by Jack Russells. Back at X-Factor, Rahne fell into depression, believing the baby to be punishment for her sins while in X-Force.    

Bird Brain
Group Affiliations
Formerly Ani-Mates, New Mutants
Bird Brain was one of the Ani-Mates created by the Ani-Mator. He escaped and befriended the New Mutants and eventually brought them to rescue his fellow Ani-Mates. Bird Brain stayed with the Ani-Mates after they were freed from the Ani-Mator's tyranny.

TitleMaterial collectedPublication dateISBN
New Mutants: Return of LegionNew Mutants, vol. 3 #1–5December 20090785139923
New Mutants: NecroshaNew Mutants, vol. 3 #6–11May 20100785139935
X-NecroshaNew X-Men #32; X-Force vol. 3 #11, #21–25; New Mutants vol. 3 #6–8; X-Men: Legacy #231–234; X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha One-ShotX Necrosha: The Gathering; material from X-Force vol. 3 Annual #1December 2010078514675X
X-Men: Second ComingSecond Coming: PrepareSecond Coming #1–2; Uncanny X-Men #523–525; New Mutants, vol. 3 #12–14; X-Men Legacy#235–237; X-Force vol. 3 #26–28September 20100785146784
New Mutants: Fall of the New MutantsNew Mutants, vol. 3 #15–21March 20110785145834
X-Men: Age of XAge of X: AlphaX-Men Legacy #245–247; New Mutants, vol. 3 #22–24; Age of X: Universe #1–2July 2011078515289X
New Mutants: Unfinished BusinessNew Mutants, vol. 3 #25–28October 20110785152309
Fear Itself: Wolverine/New MutantsFear Itself: Wolverine #1–3; New Mutants, vol. 3 #29–32April 20120785152309
New Mutants: A Date with the DevilNew Mutants, vol. 3 #33–37April 20120785152323
Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants: ExiledNew Mutants, vol. 3 #42-43, Exiled #1, Journey Into Mystery #637-638September 20120785165408
New Mutants: De-AnimatorNew Mutants, vol. 3 #38-41November 20120785161608
New Mutants: Fight the FutureNew Mutants, vol. 3 #44-50December 20120785161619

First Series


(1982) The New Mutants (Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Karma, Sunspot, Wolfsbane) was formed by Professor X while he was under the control of the alien Brood. The members were meant to act as hosts of the Brood but this ploy was stopped by the X-Men.

The team later took in other members (Magik, Magma, Cypher, Warlock). When Professor X was suffering from fatalistic injuries, he asked a reformed Magneto to take over as mentor of the New Mutants. Magneto reluctantly agreed after which Professor X was brought to the Shi'ar Imperium for treatment.

The New Mutants fought menaces like Donald Pierce and his Reavers, the Hellfire Club and Emma Frost's Hellions. The team also travelled to Asgard, home of the Gods of Norse mythology.

4 wards of X-Factor/X-Terminators (original X-Men) were later added to the team. They are Rictor, Rusty Collins, Skids, Boom Boom (Tabitha Smith).

(1990) Cable eventually became mentor of the team. Several longtime members left the team and the team added several new members: Domino (impersonated by Copycat), Shatterstar, Warpath, Feral. In New Mutants #100 (1991), the team reorganised into the paramilitary X-Force.

(2003, New Mutants vol. 2, New X-Men: Academy X) Dani Moonstar, Karma, Wolfsbane and Magma joined the Xavier Institute staff at a time when the Institute opened it doors.

(2008, Young X-Men) The cyborg Donald Pierce posed as Cyclops and tricked a Young X-Men team to attack former New Mutants Cannonball, Sunspot, Dani Moonstar and Magma. However, the ploy was eventually discovered. Moonstar and Sunspot became mentors to the Young X-Men.

(2009) The New Mutants squad was formed by Cyclops as an avenue for finding the next leader of the X-Men.

Original Team
(Started in Marvel Graphic Novel #4)

Professor X (Charles Xavier), mentor
[Made Magneto headmaster in Uncanny X-Men #200 (1985)]

Karma (Xi'an Coy Mahn)
[Seemingly deceased in New Mutants #6 (1982);
Returned in New Mutants #34 (1985);
Left the team in New Mutants #54 (1987) to search for her missing siblings]

Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)
[Left in New Mutants in Xtinction Agenda after she became a mutate]

Psyche (Dani Moonstar)
[Active as Mirage in New Mutants #19 (1984);
Active as Moonstar in X-Force vol. 1 #27]

Cannonball (Sam Guthrie)

Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa)
[Left in New Mutants #99 (1991) to inherit his deceased father's corporate]


Sprite (Kitty Pryde), temporary recruit
[Joined in Uncanny X-Men #167-#168 (1983)]

Magma (Amara Aquilla)
[Joined in New Mutants #13 (1984);
Left in New Mutants #57 (1987) to join Hellions]

Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
[Joined in New Mutants #14 (1984);
Left in New Mutants #77 (1989) after she de-aged back to a child.]

[Joined in New Mutants #21 (1984);
Killed in New Mutants #90 (1990) during Xtinction Agenda]

Cypher (Doug Ramsey)
[Joined in New Mutants #21 (1984);
Killed in New Mutants #60 (1988) by Ani-Mator]

Magneto, took over as mentor
[Joined in Uncanny X-Men #200 (1985);
Left in New Mutants #75 (1989) after the team walked out on him]

Bird Brain
[Temporary recruit New Mutants #57 (1987) - #61 (1988)]

X-Terminators Recruits
[All 4 members joined in New Mutants #77 (1989)]

Rusty Collins
[Left in New Mutants #87 (1990) to join MLF]

Skids (Sally Bevins)
[Left in New Mutants #87 (1990) to join MLF]

Rictor (Julio Richter)
[Left in New Mutants #98 (1991) to find Wolfsbane in Genosha]

Boom Boom (Tabitha Smith)

New Recruits

Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers)
[Took over as mentor;
Joined in New Mutants #89 (1990)]

Copycat (Vanessa Carlysee), impersonated Domino
[Joined in New Mutants #98 (1991)]

Warpath (James Proudstar)
[Joined in New Mutants #99 (1991)]

Shatterstar (Gaveedra Seven)
[Joined in New Mutants #100 (1991)]

Feral (Maria Callasantos)
[Joined in New Mutants #100 (1991)]

X-Man (Nate Grey)
[Joined in New Mutants vol. 3 #27 (2011)]

TitleMaterial collectedPublication dateISBN
New Mutants Classic, Volume 1The New Mutants #1–7; Marvel Graphic Novel #4; Uncanny X-Men#167May 20060785121943
New Mutants Classic, Volume 2The New Mutants #8–17January 20070785121951
New Mutants Classic, Volume 3The New Mutants #18–25, Annual #1May 20080785131191
New Mutants Classic, Volume 4The New Mutants #26–34March 20090785137283
New Mutants Classic, Volume 5The New Mutants #35–40; New Mutants Special EditionUncanny X-Men Annual #9March 20100785144609
New Mutants Classic, Volume 6The New Mutants #41-47; New Mutants Annual #2Uncanny X-Men Annual #10August 20110785155449
New Mutants: The Demon Bear SagaThe New Mutants #18–21December 19900871356732
X-Men: Mutant MassacreThe New Mutants #46; Uncanny X-Men #210–213; X-Factor #9–11;Thor #373–374; Power Pack #27October 20010785102248
New Mutants ForeverThe New Mutants #53-54; New Mutants Forever #1-5February 20119780785147473
X-Men: Fall of the MutantsThe New Mutants #59–61; Uncanny X-Men #225–227; X-Factor #24–26February 20020785108254
X-Men: Fall of the Mutants OmnibusNew Mutants (1983) #55-61;Uncanny X-Men #220-227; X-Factor(1986) #19-26; Captain America(1968) #339; Daredevil(1964) #252;Fantastic Four (1961) #312;Incredible Hulk (1968) #340; Power Pack (1984) #35May 2011978-0-7851-5822-6
X-Men: InfernoThe New Mutants #71–73; Uncanny X-Men #239–243; X-Factor #36–39December 19960785102221
Cable and the New MutantsThe New Mutants #87–91, #93–94, and the last page of #86May 19950871359375
Cable Classic, Volume 1The New Mutants #87; Cable: Blood and Metal #1–2; Cable #1–4March 2008078513123X
X-Men: X-Tinction AgendaThe New Mutants #95–97; Uncanny X-Men #270–272; X-Factor #60–62November 19910871359227
Deadpool Classic, Volume 1The New Mutants #98; Deadpool("The Circle Chase") #1–4;Deadpool, vol. 2 ("Sins of the Past") #1–4; Deadpool, vol. 3 #1May 20080785131248
X-Force: ShatterstarThe New Mutants #99–100; X-Force: Shatterstar #1–4August 20050785116338
X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned WithThe New Mutants #98-100, X-Force#1-4, Spider-Man #16January 2011978-0785149842

Brief Chronology

Marvel Graphic Novel #4
(Formation of New Mutants: Wolfsbane, Karma, Psyche, Sunspot, Cannonball. The team fights the cyborg Donald Pierce.)

New Mutants #1
(Danger Room session)

NM #2
(While the New Mutants are out in town, the Sentinels attack.)

NM #3
(Vs Brood)

NM #4
(The New Mutants help their teacher Stevie Hunter to find the one responsible for making prank calls, who is actually one of her student, Peter Brislow)

NM #5 - 6
(Vs Viper and Silver Samurai, Appearance by Team America. Karma apparently died during the mission)

NM #7
(Vs Axe, Apperance by Sunspot's family)

NM #8 - 12
(The team ends up in the city of Nova Roma where they get caught up in politics before facing off Selene, Magma joins the team)

NM #13
(Class stories, Appearance by Katherine Pryde)

Magik - Storm and Illyana #1 - 4
(Magik recounts her time in Limbo spent as apprentice to Belasco.)

NM #14
(Vs Sym, Magik joins the team)

NM #15 - 17
(Vs White Queen and Hellions)

NM #18-20
(Vs Demon Bear, Appearance by Tom Corsi, Sharon Friedlander, Psyche's parents)

NM #21
(Slumber party, Warlock and Cypher join the team)

NM Annual #1
(The New Mutants attend Lila Cheney's concert and get dragged into her plot to steal and auction Earth. Lila and Cannonball become an item.)

NM #22 - 25
(Wolfsbane and Sunspot get into trouble with Cloak and Dagger's powers; Appearance by Rogue and Colossus; Selene and Emmanuel da Costa join the Hellfire Club Inner Circle)

NM #26 - 28
(Psyche, Wolfsbane, Cypher and Warlock join Professor X, Moira MacTaggart and Gabrielle Haller for a mission inside Legion's psyche.)

NM #29-31
(Sunspot and Magma joins the Gladiators; Shadowcat, Lila Cheney and later Rachel Summers and Dazzler join Cannonball and Magik to free them; Shadow King-possessed Karma appears)

NM #32 - 34
(With the help of Storm, the team liberates Karma from being possessed by the Shadow King.)

NM Special Edition 1/Uncanny X-Men Annual #9
(Adventures in Asgard! Desiring Storm as his bride, the God of Mischief Loki has Storm, along with the New Mutants with her, brought to Asgard. Cannonball helps the dwarfs. Sunspot goes into the favour of the Asgardian women and Warriors Three, Dani finds the winged horse and becomes a Valkyrie, Karma finds herself in a desert where she helped another boy out, Magma turns into a faery, Cypher becomes a slave before being found by Warlock, Wolfsbane finds the wolf prince Hrimhari while Illyana gets captured by the Enchantress. They all come together to free Illyana. Later, together with the X-Men turn the tables on Loki.)

NM #35
(Magneto takes over as mentor.)

NM #36 - 37
(The team fights the Beyonder, who proceeds on to kill everyone of them. The team is revived later in Secret War #9.)

NM #38 - 40
(Magneto allows most of the New Mutants join the Emma Frost's Hellions due to their spiritual coma state following their death and resurrection at the hands of the Beyonder. Upon knowing that the Hellion Empath manipulated his feelings, Magneto seeks to retrieve the New Mutants, and fight the Avengers in the process. Both Magneto and Emma Frost work together to help the New Mutants restore their minds after which they leave the Hellions.)

NM #41
(Dani Moonstar is back at home. When her former friend meets an accident, she tries to fight off death but fails.)

NM #42
(Cannonball goes back home where he deals with his unhappy brother Josh; His girlfriend Lila Cheney meets his mother.)

NM #43
(The New Mutants teach the Hellion Empath a lesson.)

NM #44
(Vs Legion)

NM Annual #2
(Mojo kidnaps Elizabeth Braddock and uses her to recruit some of the New Mutants and other kids. They are freed by the rest of the New Mutants.)

NM #45
(The team meets a closet mutant Larry Bodine, who later commits suicide for fear that the mutant-hunting X-Factor will come after him. Appearance by Katherine Pryde)

NM #46 - 47
(Mutant Massacre tie-in, Vs Magus, Travelled back in time to Scotland)

NM #48
(With Magik's teleportation going haywire, Sunspot, Karma, Wolfsbane and Magma arrives in a future where Sentinels have eliminated most of the super beings. They aid the future Cannonball and Mirage to retrieve a kidnapped Lila Cheney.)

NM #49
(Cannonball, Mirage, Cypher and Warlock arrive in a future in which the mutants have won a war and established themselves as the dominant species. They act to aid the humans but were captured by the ARBS, the mutant polic force. They were brought before the leaders, the future Sunspot and Magma.)

NM #50
(The team fights Magus with the help of Professor X and the Starjammers and manage to defeat him.)

NM #51
(The New Mutants help in repairing the Starjammers ship. When the Shi'ar attack, Professor X make Magik teleport the New Mutants back to Earth. Meanwhile, Storm and Magneto join the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club as the White King.)

NM #52
(The New Mutants vs Marauders in Danger Room training session)

NM Annual 2
(Warlock vs Impossible Man, as the New Mutants try to limit the damage.)

NM #53 - 54 (Last issue of Claremont's run)
(Cypher seemingly turns into a techno-organic being and infects the rest of the New Mutants but that turns out to be a dream. Magneto brings the team to a gala in the Hellfire Club where they get into an argument with the Hellions. They agree to a contest to find out the ones who tricked a Hellfire Club Inner Circle aspirant with a fake statue of the Black Queen Selene. The Hellions beat the New Mutants to the perpetrators: Viper and the Silver Samurai. During the gala, Magma discovers that Selene may be her ancestor.)

NM #55
(The team attends Lila Cheney's party. Aliens who want Lila to help them steal an item rough up Lila's boyfriend, Cannonball. The New Mutants deal with them.)

NM #56-58
(The New Mutants beat the Hellions to retrieve Bird-Brain, who was incarcerated for scientific studies and accidentally freed by Cannonball. Magma leaves the New Mutants for the Hellions. The New Mutants study for their midterms with Bird-Brain in their midst. When Bird-Brain attempts to return to his home, the team follows.)

NM #59-61
(Fall of the Mutants crossover. The New Mutants fight the Ani-Mator, who is responsible for the creation of Bird-Brain and other Ani-Men. Ani-Mator's boss, Cameron Hodge of the anti-mutant Right arrives to inspect his work. A fight ensues and Cypher is killed. Hodge leaves but his plane is brought down by a monster into the sea. Magik sends the Ani-Mator into limbo. Brain-Brain stays with his fellow Ani-Men while the New Mutants return home to discover X-Factor revealing themselves to be Xavier's first batch of X-Men and the X-Men apparently dying in Dallas.)

NM #62
(Magma and Empath travel to her homeland of Nova Roma.)

NM #63
(Magik recalls her adventure around the time she met Warlock for the first time (NM #21) when she acquired a space-suit after returning from limbo.)

NM #64
(Cypher's funeral. Warlock attempts to revive him but is persuaded out of it.)

NM #65 - 66
(Magik goes after Forge, whom she believes caused the death of the X-Men and her brother Colossus. The New Mutants follow her to try to get her out of trouble. They fight Freedom Force and a Mystique-disguised Forge. Destiny shows the New Mutants that Magik is destined to start a demonic invasion of Earth. Magik finds the real Forge and fights with him but releases him in the end.)

NM Annual #4
(The New Mutants rescue a kidnapped Magma. In the process, Dani Moonstar's powers changed such that the illusions she created can take on real form. Only one illusion can exist at any one time and takes the form of a necklace of her spirit lance by default.)

NM #67 - 70
(The New Mutants seek to rescue Lila Cheney, who was kidnapped into space by Spyder. Gosamyr, who had escaped Spyder and travelled with his kidnap crew to Earth, joins the New Mutants. Unknown to the team except Warlock, Gosamyr is intensifying the emotions of the New Mutants throughout the journey. Once they catch up with Spyder, they get captured. Escaping with the help of Gosamyr, they go after Spyder but not before he had Gosamyr's family emerge from their cocoons before their time, creating a destructive threat. Lila seemingly sacrifices herself to teleport Gosamyr's family into the sun to end the threat. Magik teleports the team via Limbo to escape but they come face to face with the Limbo usurper Sym.)

X-Terminators #1-4
(The demon N'astirh hatches a plan to create a pentagram with 13 mutant babies to create a portal for the demons of Limbo to invade New York. His minions capture Leech and Artie by accident, prompting Whiz Kid and the X-Factor kids - Boom-Boom, Rictor, Rusty and Skids to come together to find them. Whiz Kid is captured to help N'astirh create a machine to process his spells. The X-Terminators manage to rescue Leech and Artie, and later the babies in the pentagram. At the same time, Whiz Kid manages to destroy the machine and N'astirh.)

NM #71 - 73
(Inferno tie-in. The New Mutants fight Sym and manage to escape. Magik comes into contact with the demon N'astirh, who used to save Magik from Sym back when she was an apprentice of Belasco. Magik is tricked to open a portal which the hordes of Limbo enter New York. The New Mutants and X-Terminators work to disrupt a large pentagram over New York. Magik turns into the Darkchylde, goaded by by both Sym and N'astirh. The New Mutants see Magneto and the Hellfire Club seemingly making an agreement with N'astirh. With the arrival of her brother, Colossus, Magik manages to focus and cast a spell to suck all the demons back into Limbo. In doing so, the teenage Magik ceases to exist and Illyana Rasputin returns as a seven year old child.)

NM #74
(The X-Terminators lead the New Mutants back to X-Factor's headquarters, Ship. Ship rejects Gosamyr, who has been with the New Mutants, with the knowledge of the danger of her alien species. Apparently, she makes others fight and kill to possess her. Ship provides Gosamyr with a starship which will bring her to a place where she can be taught to control what she is.)

NM #75
(The New Mutants return to the Mansion to find it destroyed. Magneto and the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club arrives. Magneto imprisoned the New Mutants in a ball of metal. When Sebastian Shaw rejects Magneto's eligibility as White King, they fought. Magneto outlines his plans for mutants as soldiers in the upcoming war for dominance amongst the mutant factions. Magneto defeats Shaw and the latter leaves the Hellfire Club. Magneto becomes the Grey King. He releases the New Mutants, who reject him as their teacher.)

NM #76
(The X-Terminators unknowingly found an Atlantean horn which they blow to summon a sea monster accidentally. The New Mutants and Namor arrive to help.)

NM #77 - 85 (excluding NM #81)
(The X-Terminators join the New Mutants. They send Illyana Rasputin home. Dani gets possessed by an unknown entity and the team seek out Dr. Strange for help. The possessed Dani starts to create flames but her astral form manages to use her powers to put herself on ice. The team brings her back to Ship but is attacked by a Freedom Force intent on capturing Rusty Collins. After a fight, Rusty and Skids volunteer to be captured while the rest of the team gets Dani back to Ship. However, Ship flies off to space and the possessed Dani breaks free. Dr. Strange sends the team and Dani into Asgard. As Dani flies away after hurting Wolfsbane, the team accidentally comes into contact with the dwarfs, who capture them. Eitri, leader of the dwarfs whom Cannonball had helped in a previous trip to Asgard, releases them and tells them that the Valkyries have been stealing the best dwarven weaponsmiths instead of their usual tasks of taking souls of slain warriors. The Valkyries arrive to capture the dwarfs and the New Mutants. The later manage to escape and the team finds the wolf prince Hrimhari. When the mistress of the Valkyries, Hel begins to move her fortress away from Asgard, the New Mutants attempt to flee into Asgard but only Boom Boom, Warlock and Hrimhari get through. The three of them travel to Asgard to find the All-father Odin but he is currently in Odinsleep. They are captured but the children of Volstagg of the Warriors Three point them to where they can find help. In the meantime, the New Mutants are helped by one of the Valkyries, Mist. However, when Cannonball sees Eitri being forced to forged a weapon for Hel, he leads the New Mutants to help and the team gets caught. On Earth, Freedom Force manages to capture Rusty Collins and Skids. Boom Boom, Warlock and Hrimhari get caught by a frost giant, an ally of Hel, but are rescued by the giant Tiwaz. Eitri completes the Deathsword for Hel, which would enable her to kill Odin in his sleep and give her control over the Odin power. The New Mutants and Mist release the imprisoned Einherjar, Odin's warrior and steal the Deathsword. However, Hel manages to defeat the Einherjar and retrieve the Deathsword. The New Mutants escape and infiltrates Hel's army, seeking to stop Dani. Volstagg's children manage to find Balder the Brave with the sorceress Karnilla in her kingdom of Nornheim. Karnilla manages to restore her people, who had been turned to stone, helped on from afar by Tiwaz. At the same time, Warlock, Boom Boom and Hrimhari manages to rescue the Warriors Three from Queen Ula and her hive trolls. Hrimhari manages to persuade Queen Ula that Hel, rather than Asgard, has been responsible for kidnapping members of the hive trolls. Balder, the Warriors Three and the two armies gather together in front of Asgard. Just then, Hel leads her army to attack. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Rusty Collins chances upon an attempt by Vulture to escape from prison. He tries to stop Vulture but is pulled along. After Vulture manages to shake him off, he frees Skids to continue the pursuit. Rusty intends to prevent Vulture from freeing Nitro, who is currently under trial in a containment canister and whose explosive powers would be a great danger to innocents near the courthouse. The fight continues in Asgard. The New Mutants go after Dani. Eitri frees the Einhenjar and arrives at the battle, seeking to destroy the Deathsword. Beside Odin, the New Mutants fight Dani. Eitri arrives and in the ensuing fight, tells Cannonball of the flaw in the Deathsword. Cannonball manages to exploit that flaw as he goes between Dani's strike and Odin. When the Deathsword is destroyed, Hel's hold on her army is severed and they turn on Hel, who then escapes.)

NM #81
(While Magma and Empath are in Nova Roma, Magma recounts the time when she met one of the gods she worshipped, Hercules.)

NM #86
(Vulture confronts the Tinkerer regarding his pirated wings design. He brings Tinkerer along to rescue Nitro. After he manages to release Nitro, Rusty Collins and Skids arrives. Skids manage to contain Nitro's explosion. Freedom Force arrives at the scene and bring Rusty and Skids in. Six mysterious figures attack a research facility and the Mutant Liberation Front demands that Rusty and Skids are freed or they will start destroying human property.)

NM Summer Special - A Mutant in Megapolis

NM #87 - 91
(The Mutant Liberation Front attacks a second research station and demands the release of Rusty and Skids. Unknown to them, a certain Cable is following them. They return to their leader Stryfe, who asks them to break Rusty and Skids out. Meanwhile, the New Mutants travels back to Earth from Asgard. Cable fails to stop the MLF's mission and gets caught. He rejects Freedom Force's offer to join them and engineers an escape. The New Mutants reunite with X-Factor. Moira MacTaggart, who seems different from her usual self, demands that Wolfsbane return to Scotland. Freedom Force chases after Cable. Cannonball, Sunspot and Boom Boom shop for a parting gift for Wolfsbane after which they encounter Cable fighting Freedom Force and assist him. Meanwhile, Moira arrives early to pick Wolfsbane up but Rictor and Warlock manage to delay their departure long enough for the rest of the New Mutants and Cable to arrive. Cable persuades Moira, whom he seems to know, to let Wolfsbane stay to help him in a mission. Cable leads the New Mutants to the destroyed Xavier's Institute where they create new uniforms and train in the Danger Room. Rictor seems to know Cable and believes that Cable took his father away from him. He breaks down in the Danger Room and later enters the Morlocks Tunnel, intend on dealing with Masque. Instead, he encounters Sabretooth and Caliban. Cable leads the New Mutants into the tunnels. They save Rictor while Sabretooth and Caliban fights, looked on by Masque and the Morlocks. Caliban wins the fight and the New Mutants depart the Tunnels.)

NM #92
(Wolfsbane recalls to Cable a time when the New Mutants followed Cannonball to Kentucky to visit his family. They went to a carnival. However, it turned out to be controlled by skrull slavers. They stopped the threat and the skrulls escaped.)

NM #93 - 94
(The New Mutants travel to the Asian principality of Madripoor where they meet Sunfire. Sunfire's pursuit of a drug threatening Japan led to the city just as Cable traced the MLF to the same place. Cannonball, Boom Boom, Warlock and Sunfire contacted Stryfe and the MLF while doing aerial surveillance. They are caught. Meanwhile, Cable contacted Wolverine and fought him. The New Mutants stop the fight and together with Wolverine find Stryfe's hideout. After a fight, the hideout is destroyed when the weapon cache in it caught fire and exploded.)

NM #95
(Xtinction Agenda tie-in. Boom Boom, Rictor, Wolfsbane, Warlock and Storm are brought to Genosha as prisoners and they meet Cameron Hodge, the mastermind of the kidnap. They are put in a cell but manage to escape with the help of Warlock. However, Warlock is captured by Hodge, who proceeds to kill him. Wolfsbane arrives just in time to watch the execution and is caught by Hodge.)

NM #96
(Xtinction Agenda tie-in. On the run, Rictor and Boom Boom meet Jubilee. Other teams make their move. Cable's team soon meets Wolfsbane, who had been altered into a mutate.)

NM #97
(The X-teams are gathered before Cameron Hodge. They manage to turn around to fight and pursue him. Storm finds a way to reverse the mutate process, restoring Wolfsbane among others.)

NM #98 - 99
(Gideon has a workout. Over at the Xavier Institute, Cable and Cannonball have their own workout. Emmanuel da Costa is killed by someone working under Gideon. Deadpool, claiming to be hired by Tolliver. attempts to kill Cable but is eventually stopped by Domino. As Cable ponders over new recruits, Rictor leaves with the intention of joining Wolfsbane in Madripoor. Gideon arrives and tells his old friend Sunspot that his father is dead. Feral of the Morlock escapes Masque. Cable extends an invitation to Warpath to join him. Gideon persuades Sunspot to take control of his father's business empire. Warpath arrives in Camp Verde to see it destroyed, seemingly by the Hellfire Club. After Sunspot leaves, Warpath turns up and agrees to join Cable. Feral and Shatterstar appear at the Institute soon after. The Imperial Protectorate follows Shatterstar from the otherwordly dimension Mojoverse. The team deals with the Imperials only to have Masque turn up demanding the return of Feral. Cable deals with Masque and he leaves.The team prepares and leave the Xavier Institute. After a debrief with the MLF, Stryfe travels to his office where he removes his helmet.. to reveal the face of Cable?)

NM Truth or Death #1-3 (1997)
(While in a training session in the Danger Room, Magik encounters a mysterious person who later reveal himself to be her eldest brother Mikhail. On a dare, Magik teleports the team to the future where they meet their future self. Mikhail appears after Magik learns that she will die to the Legacy Virus and offers to cure her. The future Mutants attempt to stop Mikhail but Karma turns on them, with her own experiences with her siblings haunting her. The future Mutants eventually escape as the younger Cypher discovers that Mikhail has in fact made Magik vulnerable to the Legacy Virus. They turn on Mikhail and he escapes. The younger Mutants return to their own timeline with their memories of these events erased.)
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