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in: Comics, 1984, 1984, December Copper-Age, New Mutants Vol 1, Jim Shooter/Editor-in-Chief, Bill Sienkiewicz/Cover Artist, Chris Claremont/Writer, Bill Sienkiewicz/Penciler, Bill Sienkiewicz/Inker, Glynis Oliver-Wein/Colourist, Tom Orzechowski/Letterer, Ann Nocenti/Editor, Friedrich von Roehm (Earth-616)/Quotes, New Mutants (Earth-616)/Appearances, Danielle Moonstar (Earth-616)/Appearances, Samuel Guthrie (Earth-616)/Appearances, Roberto da Costa (Earth-616)/Appearances, Rahne Sinclair (Earth-616)/Appearances, Amara Aquilla (Earth-616)/Appearances, Warlock (Technarch) (Earth-616)/Appearances, X-Men (Earth-616)/Appearances, Charles Xavier (Earth-616)/Appearances, Kurt Wagner (Earth-616)/Appearances, Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616)/Appearances, Moira Kinross (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hellfire Club (Earth-616)/Appearances, Selene Gallio (Earth-616)/Appearances, Friedrich von Roehm (Earth-616)/Appearances, Emmanuel da Costa (Earth-616)/Appearances, Sebastian Shaw (Earth-616)/Appearances, Tandy Bowen (Earth-616)/Appearances, Tyrone Johnson (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, Westchester County/Appearances, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters/Appearances, Danger Room/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, Hellfire Club Building (New York)/Appearances

New Mutants Vol 1 22


New Mutants Vol 1 22

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Quote1 By the sacred fire -- Selene!! Quote2
-- Friedrich von Roehm, upon realizing his goddess has returned.

Appearing in "The Shadow Within"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Unnamed workers for von Roehm
  • Unnamed Hellfire Club maids and a tailor
  • Rumblebun and several wilderness animals (In Rahne's fairy tale)
  • Silver Sorceress (In Rahne's fairy tale)
  • Black Baron (In Rahne's fairy tale)


Synopsis for "The Shadow Within"Edit

The New Mutants are training. Cannonball is getting instruction from Nightcrawler on acrobatics. Rahne is still scared of him. Colossus and Sunspot are sparring when Sunspot somehow injures Colossus. Professor X and Moira are examining Warlock. Elsewhere in New York, Selene appears and gets directed towards the Hellfire Club, and Emmanuel da Costa gets initiated into said club. Rahne writes a fairy tale, and she shows signs of possessing Dagger's powers by the end.

  • Sunspot's attitude and odd appearance, as well as Rahne's dream, are explained in New Mutants #23.
  • At the end of the issue are Xavier's "private journal" notes, featuring (click on image for full image):
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.


  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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