Legendary creators Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz are reuniting for another shot at their classic collaboration, New Mutants, in September. New Mutants: War Children #1 is the latest in Marvel’s series of 80th-anniversary one-shots that honor legendary creators by bringing them back for one more story set in their classic runs, even though Marvel can’t be bothered to give these creators regular work for reasons no one has ever been able to explain. It’s particularly egregious with Claremont, who Marvel pays to remain exclusive to them while never letting him write anything more than a one-shot or backup story since the 2014 Nightcrawler series.
The one-shot will feature a “never before told story” set in the classic New Mutants era, featuring the team of Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot. Since Warlock joined the team in New Mutants #21 and Sienkiewicz’ last issue was #38, that puts this story set sometime in between those two.
Marvel media partner Newsarama had the EX-X-XCLUSIVE solicit reveal. Check it out, along with an amazing cover, below.
NEW MUTANTS: WAR CHILDREN #1
Writer: Chris Claremont
Art: Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover: Bill Sienkiewicz
STRONG AND FREE! Don’t miss this momentous event as legendary creators CHRIS CLAREMONT and BILL SIENKIEWICZ reunite with Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Cypher, Mirage, Karma, and Sunspot to share this never before told story of the New Mutants’ past! When Warlock experiences a nightmare, he begins going haywire, and it’s up to his friends to save him! But as Warlock grows more frenzied, they should be worrying about being able to save themselves…and doubly so when Magik’s inner demon, Darkchylde, threatens to break free! Also, a special guest appearance by none other than Kitty Pryde!