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Exclusive Cover Reveal for New Mutants Lethal Legion #1 Has Trans Hero

Exclusive Cover Reveal for New Mutants Lethal Legion #1 Has Trans Hero

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Trans superhero Escapade is joining Marvel's New Mutants, and we have the exclusive solicit!

Trans mutant and Marvel fan-favorite character Escapade is joining a new X-Men team!

Escapade, real name Shela Sexton, was introduced in Marvel Voices: Pride #1 earlier this year, and now she's coming back in the new series New Mutants Lethal Legion, written by Charlie Jane Anders!

With art by Enid Balam and a cover by Javi Fernandez, the issue features the new, New Mutants - with all the classic thrills.

"Best-selling, multiple-award-winning, generally bedazzling writer Charlie Jane Anders launches a fresh take on the beloved team, with rising star Enid Balam behind the illustrious pencils!" the official solicit reads. "The Shadow King. U-Men. Demon Bear. Themselves. The New Mutants have faced some of the most cunning minds in the Marvel Universe - and survived. But when someone starts building a new Lethal Legion, will Krakoa's youngest class finally be outmatched? Featuring fan-favorites like Wolfsbane and Karma alongside explosive newcomers like Escapade, this is a series you can't miss! Everything leads to the Fall of X - don't sleep on the start."

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Anders told us she was excited to write something with a lighter tone.

"I had so much fun writing a few issues of New Mutants, I didn't want to get off this ride," she said. "So I was overjoyed when Marvel asked me to do a whole New Mutants miniseries of my very own, where I can stretch out and explore these characters in more depth. After the dark, scary storyline in 'The Sublime Saga,' I was eager to change gears and so something funnier and lighter, and it's been a total blast getting to play around in the Marvel Universe."

Not only will Escapade be coming back, but so will her fellow trans mutant bff Morgan Red, and the genetically engineered flying turtle, Hibbert.

"I've really loved getting to explore the classic New Mutants themes around coming of age, dealing with trauma and making plenty of mistakes along the way," Anders said. "And of course, I'm overjoyed to write more story for Escapade, Morgan and Hibbert, and show how they continue to find their place in a world of mutants and monsters."

New Mutants Lethal Legion #1 (of 5) launches in March 2023. Add it to your pull list today!

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