Marvel Revives 'New Mutants' Comic Ahead of Next Year's Movie

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'New Mutants: Dead Souls' sees the team back together (almost) to rediscover their origins.

With Fox’s The New Mutants set to arrive in theaters April 13, it was only a matter of time before Marvel relaunched the comic book incarnation of the property. On Friday, the company fulfilled expectations with the announcement of New Mutants: Dead Souls, a new six-issue series that revives the team … kind of.

Written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Adam Gorham, the series reunites a number of members of the team from earlier incarnations — as well as a character from entirely different series, X-Factor, oddly enough — to investigate the group’s origins anew. (Oddly enough, although Marvel announced the title as New Mutants: Dead Souls, the cover image released only shows a new logo reading The New Mutants.)

"To me, the New Mutants exemplify everything I love about a superhero team,” Rosenberg said in a statement from the publisher. “They are true underdogs, doubted and dismissed, but always ready to prove themselves. They're the weirdos, the outcasts, the leftovers and the misfits, but they are there for the people who need them.”

The new series, Rosenberg promised, will be “full of nods to the history of the team and hints about their future, and enough creepy moments, epic battles, offbeat humor, and dysfunctional family dynamics to make a book worthy of the title The New Mutants.”

New Mutants: Dead Souls launches in March.