Forty years ago X-Men visionary Chris Claremont and legendary comic book artist Bob McLeod launched the first of many X-Men spinoff books, expanding the mutant mythos with the NEW MUTANTS.
This new series introduced the next generation of mutantkind with hard-hitting, thrilling coming-of-age adventures, representing 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 issues rafted 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. The issue will feature a collection of shorts featuring artwork by talents such as Alex Lins, Jason Loo, Emma Kubert, and more, celebrating 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 will also return to his creation, showcasing the team’s original roster on a new variant cover.
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In a press release from Marvel, New Mutants creator and artist, Bob McCleod said about the New Mutants:
“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. 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!
In the same press release Wong said:
“What an honor to come aboard NEW MUTANTS for its 40th anniversary! NEW MUTANTSis such a delight. It’s gonna be a party–so of course, I’m bringing Deadpool.”
Check out the standard cover Bob McCleod’s variant cover now:
Bob Mcleod variant cover:
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
Stay tuned for more news, including story details and creative announcements, about this monumental NEW MUTANTS issue coming in September!