In which Louise Simonson’s New Mutants run gets off to a rough start; drugs are not a reliable way to impress your space girlfriend; Magma gets a character arc; Tarot’s powers are kind of iffy; it’ll take more than a few illegal fish to stop Magik; and Bird Brain thoroughly fails to live up to his potential.
Sunspot’s brushes with villainy
The de-aging of the New Mutants
New Mutants #55-58
A memorable dress
A cautionary tale
The New Mutants as a Saturday morning cartoon
Bird Boy / Bird Brain
A romantic dilemma
Several alternative foci for Tarot’s powers
Redemption and humanization of villains in X-books
The best and worst of Bret Blevins
Non-comics writers we’d like to see write X-books
Other teen time travelers we’d add to All-New X-Men
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