Entry 080 – Domino

Name: Neena Thurman Code Names: Domino First Appearance: New Mutants #98 (Feb ‘91) Though it is a bit more complicated than that Powers: Luck Teams Affiliation: X-Force, X-Men, Six Pack, Merc$ for Money About There is a beauty in coincidence. Domino Harvey was the daughter of Academy Award winning actor Laurence Harvey and, if she wanted, she […]

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Entry 079 – Toad

Name: Mortimer Toynbee Code Names: Toad First Appearance: X-Men #4 (March ‘64) Powers: Jumps good, long tongue, weird spit, experiences lightning the same way everything else does Teams Affiliation: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, The Misfits, The Hellfire Academy About My son is eighteen months old and is really into Disney’s 2017 remake of Beauty and the Beast. […]

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Entry 078 – Skin

Art by Chris Bachalo, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Buccellato Name: Angelo Espinosa Code Names: Skin First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #317 (Oct ‘94) Powers: Six feet of extra skin Teams Affiliation: Generation X About One of the things the original Generation X, as well as the recent relaunch, got right was that not every mutant fits in. Not everyone […]

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Losers, Leftovers, and Little Players

When I started this website (well it was a Tumblr at the time) I made the overarching goal of talking about every mutant ever. The problem is, there isn’t a ton to most mutants. Sure I can sometimes squeeze blood from a stone and write 1200 words about Negasonic Teenage Warhead but there are a […]

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Entry 077 – Dust

Art by Frank Quitely Name: Sooraya Qadir Code Names: Dust First Appearance: New X-Men  #133 (Dec ‘02) Powers: Turns into living sand Teams Affiliation: X-Men, Hellions About On Friday May 26th, 2017 on a train in Portland, two teenage girls, one of whom was wearing a hijab, were accosted by a man yelling at them to “go back […]

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Entry 076 – Shatterstar

Art by Jusko Name: Gaveedra Seven Code Names: Shatterstar First Appearance: New Mutants #99 (March ’91) Powers: Enhanced physical features, limited teleportation Teams Affiliation: New Mutants, X-Force, X-Factor About Yesterday it was announced that Rob Liefeld would be the inaugural inductee into the Wizard World Hall of Legends. If you know anything about Wizard Magazine, it makes […]

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Entry 075 – Doop

Art by Mike and Laura Allred Name: Doop Code Names: Doop First Appearance: X-Force #116 (July ’01) Powers: Is there anything he can’t do? Teams Affiliation: X-Force, X-Statix, X-Men About Comics are weird. No, weird isn’t a descriptive enough word. Some comics are gritty, straightforward, planted firmly in reality. Some are epic tales of gods, monsters, swords and […]

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Entry 074 – Layla Miller

Art by Pablo Raimondi and Brian Reber Name: Layla Miller Code Names: Butterfly First Appearance: House of M #4 (Sept ’05) Powers: Knowing stuff, reanimation while taking away the subjects soul Teams Affiliation: X-Factor About There is a special breed of kid. The kind that spent their free time with their nose in a book. The kind that […]

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Entry 073 – Adam-X the X-Treme

Art by “Calamity” Jon Morris Name: Adam Neramani Code Names: X-Treme First Appearance: X-Force Annual #22 (Oct ’93) Powers: Sets blood on fire Teams Affiliation: X-Force kinda About When ratings on The Itchy & Scratchy Show began to decline, executives decided to retool the show with a new character for a new generation, Poochie. He had killer […]

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Entry 072 – Iceman

Art by Chris Bachalo Name: Robert Drake Code Names: Iceman First Appearance: X-Men #1 (Oct ’63) Powers: Ice manipulation Teams Affiliation: X-Men, Champions, Defenders, X-Factor About My first draft of this article had a pretentious quote from Watchmen (the Pagliacci joke) because I wanted to talk about how much Iceman avoided his real internal problems by being a clown. […]

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