5 Comic Books You Need To Read Before Seeing The New Mutants

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The New Mutants is finally coming to theaters and to get ready here are five comic books that you should read! Get to know The New Mutants.

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The New Mutants is FINALLY coming out after years of waiting. We recently got a full trailer, and it has me HYPED. The New Mutants is one of my favorite comic book series, so I am here to help you figure out just what books you should read before seeing this movie in April. 

There are multiple versions of this team, as there are with most Marvel team-ups, so I had to dig through my favorites careful so that you would get to know the characters that will be in the movie the best. And of course because we caught a glimpse of the Demon Bear in the latest trailer, I needed to find a storyline that tells explains that as well.

Get to know all the members of the New Mutants.

5 The New Mutants Comic Books You Should Read

Because I am such an avid comic book reader, I am often asked for suggestions to read before a new movie comes out. The New Mutants was always one of my favorite team-ups in Marvel, so I am thrilled that they are coming to the big screen. This line up doesn’t include all of my favorite characters, but it includes most of them.

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New Mutants Epic Collection: The Demon Bear Saga

Don’t call them X-babies anymore! Visionary artist Bill Sienkiewicz transforms the New Mutants, and the young heroes’ lives will never be the same! New recruits Magma and Magik find their footing at the school — but when the team tries to rescue Kitty Pryde from Emma Frost, will they all end up as members of rival mutant team the Hellions?

Then, the Demon Bear that haunts Dani Moonstar bares its teeth! Will the New Mutants survive the Bear’s ferocious attack — and if so, can they make a new friend in the alien called Warlock? Plus: A cosmic caper introduces intergalactic rock star Lila Cheney! When Sunspot and Wolfsbane are in danger, only Cloak and Dagger can help! Professor X’s son, Legion, makes his mind-bending debut! And an old friend/foe makes a shocking return!

Collects New Mutants (1983) #13-31 and Annual #1.
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New Mutants: Renewal

Meet the future of the X-Men! Karma. Wolfsbane. Sunspot. Cannonball. Moonstar. They’re teenagers, thrown together by the X-gene that makes them different. Follow the adventures of these young mutants from Karma’s first meeting with Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four to their early days at the Xavier School!

The New Mutants’ on-the-job training begins in earnest with battles against Sentinels, the Silver Samurai, Viper and the Hellfire Club; a team-up with Spidey and Cloak and Dagger — and the team gets a taste of life as X-Men in a disturbing encounter with the Brood! Plus: Meet fiery new recruit Magma, and discover how Colossus’s sister, Illyana, became the demon sorceress known as Magik!

Collects Marvel Graphic Novel #4, New Mutants (1983) #1-12, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #167, Marvel Team-Up Annual #6, Magik (1983) #1-4 and material from Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100.
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New Mutants by Zeb Wells: The Complete Collection

Cannonball, Dani Moonstar, Karma, Sunspot, Magma and Magik have put the band back together – just don’t call them the New Mutants! They might not get to be old mutants either, when one of the most powerful threats they have ever faced returns – Legion!

Speaking of comebacks, the dead just won’t stay dead as the shocking events of Necrosha hit home…and Doug Ramsey and Warlock return to the fold! The team’s past returns to haunt them as they are dragged into the hellish dimension of Limbo, but will the secret they uncover there lead to the fall of the New Mutants once and for all?

COLLECTING: NEW MUTANTS (2009) 1-11, 15-21; MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: NEW MUTANTS; MATERIAL FROM X-NECROSHA 1
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New Mutants by Abnett & Lanning

New Mutants by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Vol. 1

Their powers are in their DNA – so who better to write them than Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning! And the New Mutants have a new agenda. Cyclops is sick of unfi nished business coming back to haunt the X-Men, so he’s tasking the New Mutants’ squad to finish it. Their first mission: Find Nate “X-Man” Grey!

But when mutantkind is torn apart by Schism, Cannonball, Sunspot, Magma, Cypher, Warlock, Karma and Dani Moonstar must all make life-defining choices. Who stays, and who leaves? Meanwhile, Blink is back, and mayhem and destruction follow wherever she goes! As Dani seeks to bring Blink out of exile, Mephisto lurks in the background – and with her soul in the balance, will Amara go on a date with the devil?

COLLECTING: NEW MUTANTS (2009) 25-37, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (2011) 632
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New Mutants by Abnett & Lanning

New Mutants by Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Vol. 2

The team returns to the scene of Cypher’s death, only to confront an evil reanimated into a terrifying new form of horror. On an island consumed by a super-virus, the New Mutants fall one by one… Then, the worlds of mutantkind and gods collide when a forgotten hero returns! But will the truth behind this hero’s exile consume Loki and the New Mutants?

But wait, there’s more! Undead cannibals on the loose! San Francisco turned inside out by forbidden magic! And what do Doctor Strange and the Defenders want with the New Mutants? Plus, Cannonball and Karma return – but why are they suddenly years older? And what’s up with the Warlock tech they’re wearing? Abnett and Lanning’s electrifying NEW MUTANTS run concludes with a bang!

COLLECTING: NEW MUTANTS (2009) 38-50, EXILED 1, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (2011) 637-638
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About The New Mutants

20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

New Mutants hits theaters April 3rd, 2020!

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