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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published March 1983
Cover Price 0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages 36
Editing Louise Jones (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Cover Details

Characters Professor X; Psyche; Cannonball; Karma; Sunspot; Wolfsbane
Genre superhero
Pencils Bob McLeod
Inks Bob McLeod
Reprinted in Nuovi Mutanti, I (Play Press, 1989 series) #1; in New Mutants Classic (Marvel, 2006 Series) #1 [recolored]

23 page New Mutants story "Initiation!"

Characters Professor X; Cannonball [Sam Guthrie]; Karma [Xi'an Coy Manh] (origin); Psyche [Danielle Moonstar]; Sunspot [Roberto DaCosta]; Wolfsbane [Rahne Sinclair]; Henry Peter Gyrich (villain); Stevie Hunter; Moira MacTaggert; Illyana Rasputin; Gabrielle Haller (introduction)
Synopsis The New Mutants get acclimated to their new home, new talents, new friends, and new teachers, unaware that they are being watched; Moira learns that Professor X has a son; and Psyche is attacked in the Danger Room by an unknown assailant.
Genre superhero
Script Chris Claremont
Pencils Bob McLeod
Inks Mike Gustovich
Colors Glynis Wein
Letters Tom Orzechowski
Notes Second appearance of the New Mutants (after Marvel Graphic Novel #4). Occurs while the X-Men are in outer space, and Professor X is hosting a Brood embryo (see Uncanny X-Men #162-167). Prof. X's son, Legion, first appears in issue #26. Part 1 of 3.
Reprinted in Nuovi Mutanti, I (Play Press, 1989 series) #1