The latest New Mutants Epic Collection captures the beginning of a new era for Marvel Comics, mutants, and artist’s rights and compensation.
New Mutants: The End of the Beginning Epic Collection contains the last few issues of The New Mutants (#95-100) which saw Rob Liefeld take over the reins of New Mutants and transform the Cable-led group into X-Force. X-Force #1 went on to sell 5 million copies in 1991, becoming the second highest selling issue of all time (behind future Image Comics partner Jim Lee’s X-Men #1 in the same year, which amassed 8.2 million copies sold).
The collection also includes the highly-prized debut of Deadpool, the nine part “X-Tinction Agenda” (in The New Mutants #95-97, The Uncanny X-Men #270-272, X-Factor #60-62, and the four part summer annual cross-over “Kings of Pain” in The New Mutants Annual #7, The New Warriors Annual #1, The Uncanny X-Men Annual #15 and X-Factor Annual #6.
In addition to Liefeld and Lee, The End of the Beginning also contains work by Louise Simonson,Fabian Nicieza, Judy Bogdanove, Chris Claremont, Kirk Jarvinen, Jerry DeCaire, Steven Butler, Joe Rubinstein, Guang Yap, Dan Panosian, Art Thibert, Scott Williams, Jon Bogdanove, Al Milgrom, John Caponigro, Mark Bagley, Jeff Albrecht, Terry Shoemaker, Tom Raney, and Hilary Barta.
The Epic Collection (currently in stores) contains 504 pages and a suggested retail price of $44.99.
Check out Liefeld’s cover below (which originally appeared on the cover of The New Mutants #99, which was also a homage to John Byrne’s cover for Uncanny X-Men #138) and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your vintage comic news and reviews.