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12 Facts About New Mutants
Since their inception, several New Mutants series have been published, either focusing on the continuing adventures of the original lineup, new groups of young mutants, or some combination of both.
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Individual characters have appeared in various film, television, and other media adaptations of the X-Men franchise, while most of the original lineup of the New Mutants was featured in the 2020 20th Century Studios horror film of the same name.
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New Mutants were teenaged students of Professor Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and wore matching uniforms, much like the original X-Men, who had since grown into adulthood.
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The New Mutants encountered a secret society called the Hellfire Club, and began a rivalry with their young apprentices, the Hellions.
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Fiercely overprotective of his students, particularly after the events of the "Mutant Massacre" and "Fall of the Mutants", he was increasingly used as an uptight foil for the adventurous New Mutants, setting rules that they would inevitably break in the interests of helping their friends.
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New Mutants just stood around and hid behind a tree during a fight.
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Second incarnation of the New Mutants debuted in 2003 with an ongoing series of the same name, written by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir.
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Whereas the original New Mutants series revolved around battles with world-threatening menaces, New Mutants volume 2 focused on the characters' personal relationships and struggles with controlling their powers.
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New Mutants does join them during the last issues of the series.
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New Mutants was relaunched in November 2019 as part of Dawn of X Written by Jonathan Hickman and Ed Brisson, and drawn by Rod Reis, the initial team comprised Chamber, Cypher, Karma, Magik, Mirage, Mondo, Sunspot and Wolfsbane.
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New Mutants has been reprinted in several trade paperbacks, some containing specific story arcs, and some collected as part of a larger crossover of the various X-titles.
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