Everything That's Happened in 'New Mutants' So Far
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The Dawn of X couldn’t have come at a better time for the New Mutants. Immediately prior to last summer’s HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, several of the original team members were either maimed or dead! But Kraokoa has literally brought new life to the mutants of the world, even when they were previously deceased.
When last we saw them, the New Mutants were in a bit of a bind... But before the new issue arrives, Marvel.com is revisiting the first nine issues to tell you everything you need to know about the series!
One Book, Two Teams
The first issue officially brought Sunspot, Wolfsbane, and Chamber back to the land of the living, after their untimely deaths in UNCANNY X-MEN (2018) and WAR OF THE REALMS: UNCANNY X-MEN. To celebrate their new lease on life, Sunspot gathered most of the surviving original team, including Karma, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Cypher, and Magik for a joyride into outer space so they could convince Cannonball to return as well. They also invited two Generation X veterans, Mondo and Chamber, to join them.
Back on Earth, Armor took it upon herself to find mutants who hadn’t come to Krakoa yet. So she formed her own team of New Mutants including Glob Herman, Boom-Boom, Maxime, and Manon.
The Outer Space Caper
To reach Shi’ar space, Sunspot’s team traveled with the Stajammers...and they quickly annoyed their hosts in the first ish. Because they couldn’t resist investigating the Starjammers latest heist, the New Mutants were left holding the bag before they were promptly arrested. Issue #2 dealt with the team’s brief stint in space prison. Even Sunspot’s vast wealth couldn’t get them out of this mess. Fortunately, they have friends in high places...
Ever since AVENGERS (2012), Cannonball has been in a relationship with Izzy Kane, AKA Smasher of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. Now, Sam Guthrie and Izzy are married, with an adorable son named Josiah. Izzy is still a member of the Imperial Guard, and she got the New Mutants out of prison. She also tasked them with a new mission: escort Deathbird to the Shi’ar throneworld.
A New Empress
After her debut in MR. AND MRS. X (2018), Xandra Neramani has been named the new Majestrix of the Shi’ar. It was Gladiator’s desire to bring Deathbird back into the fold so that she could teach her niece how to rule the empire. Unfortunately, Deathbird’s enemies on the Imperial Guard had other ideas. In issue #5, they decided to set up an ambush to kill Deathbird and her New Mutants escorts.
Meanwhile, Sunspot displayed his out-of-control ego by romantically pursuing Deathbird. She didn’t immediately slay him, so perhaps he’s still got a chance.
So Much Trouble
Events came to a head in issue #7, when Deathbird and the New Mutants confronted the threat head-on. Xandra played a major role in resolving the situation. But for Sunspot, the stakes were far more personal; he found that Cannonball had no desire to move back to Earth. So Sunspot did the only sensible thing—he purchased a new home alongside Sam and Izzy, and decided to stay in space as well.
Sunspot also promised that he and Sam were going to get into “so much trouble.” That’s a vow that he won’t have any problem keeping!
Closer to Home
NEW MUTANTS #3-4, and #6 followed Armor’s team as they tried to convince Beak and his wife, Angel, to bring their family to Krakoa. Unfortunately, a deadly drug cartel took them hostage and attempted to extort them for Krakoa’s mutant drugs.
In the tragedy that followed, Maxime and Manon showed readers that they still have the ruthless streak that Ahab instilled in them during their debut in EXTERMINATION (2018). The twins used their memory-altering powers to turn their captors against each other. However, they also used their powers on Beak and Angel to make them forget the trauma of what happened.
Armor was infuriated by the twin’s actions, but she felt that telling Beak and Angel the truth would only hurt them again. But that’s a sin that will likely come back to haunt them all.
A Much Needed Win
The aftermath of the Beak and Angel incident demoralized Armor and her teammates. Fortunately, issue #8 reintroduced Magma to the team. She brought Boom-Boom and Armor to South America to take on mutant hinting quadrupeds. They saved lives, but in the process, they made a new enemy as well—a young woman who described herself as the mother of the mutant hunters found their bodies, and she vowed revenge for the deaths of her offspring.
Additionally, Sebastian Shaw personally dealt with the cartel that attempted to strong-arm Armor’s team.
For the first time since the series began, the space team and the Earth team came back together in NEW MUTANTS #9. The original team defended their counterparts’ actions, which had come under scrutiny from the Quiet Council. Meanwhile, Karma, Chamber, Magma, Boom-Boom, and Mirage went on an unauthorized mission to Carnelia to rescue a young mutant girl in trouble.
However, the young girl turned out to be far more than they could handle. The girl’s ability to rewrite reality around her quickly trapped the New Mutants. That forced the rest of the team on Krakoa to turn to a surprising mutant for help: Wildside, one of their former enemies in the Mutant Liberation Front.
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