Monday, March 12, 2012
I was a big fan of New Mutants during its first few years. First of all, it was just cool to have a spin-off book from Uncanny X-Men... which seems like a crazy thing to say today given the gigantic amount of X-related comic books out there! At the time though, it was a very new thing and a cool way to expand the world set forth in the original title. Wolfsbane was having teenage werewolf angst decades before those Twilight kids became all the rage! Those early Supergirl stories also focused just as much on teen drama as they did with superheroic activity. The tales would often be more about getting asked to the dance than defeating the villain of the month. Still, I always checked them out, if only to enjoy the great artwork. Jim Mooney could draw some pretty girls!