- The team supreme on the loose again...
- -- Magik
Appearing in "To the Ends of the Earth"Edit
- New Mutants
- Karma (Shan Coy Manh) The Shadow King (Possessed by The Shadow King)
- General Ngoc Coy (Photo)
- Viper (Photo)
- The Gladiators
- Unnamed bodyguards and mercenaries of Karma
- Madripoor police & citizens
- A stewardess
- Fido, and other unnamed demons
In the Past:
- Pharaoh's guards
- Ashake - (First appearance)
In the Future (Earth-8510):
- New Mutants (Earth-8510)
- Rolf - (Only Appearance), (Death)
- Kyri - (Only Appearance), (Death)
- a UTA plane
Synopsis for "To the Ends of the Earth"Edit
Sunspot relives the horrible events that led to Karma’s seeming death, blaming himself for her change. He and the other New Mutants travel to Madripoor, following Karma to find out what made her change. The team attacks but find themselves overwhelmed by Karma’s power; only Magik and Mirage escape to Limbo. When they return, they find that Karma framed them for the murder of her guards. Mirage orders Magik to teleport to Cairo, Egypt, where Karma has her other hideout. Inadvertently, they shift into the far past, where they run into and are helped by an ancestor of Storm’s. Teleporting again, they end up in the near future, where they find that their teammates have turned as evil as Karma. Dejected, they finally teleport to the right time, getting into a heated argument, until they are joined by the still-free Warlock and Storm, whom Warlock has brought to help.
- Karma seemingly died off-panel between New Mutants #6-#7 after being contacted by an evil, unidentified force, although Charles Xavier even then suspected that things were not quite as they seemed.
- Roberto’s girlfriend, Juliana, died saving Roberto’s life in Marvel Graphic Novel #4.
- Illyana and Dani had to save the others from the Hellions in New Mutants #17.
- After the loss of her powers, Storm took a sabbatical from the X-Men and travelled through Africa (Uncanny X-Men #193-#198), before ending up in Cairo.
- This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.
- The story refers to Roberto’s meeting with the Beyonder having an averse effect on him; however he wasn’t among the mutants who actually met him in Secret Wars II #1 or New Mutants #30.
- Arriving in Madripoor, Doug calls it “Earth’s Mos Eisley” and a “modern day Tortuga”. Mos Eisley was the spaceport in the original Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) where Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi met Han Solo and Chewbacca. Preparing Luke for what he would see in the Tatooine spaceport, Kenobi told Luke “You’ll not find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.” In contrast to this comparison, Doug’s recount of Tortuga is quite real. Tortuga is an island in the West Indies off northern Haiti and was a refuge for pirates in the 17th century.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- The New Mutants at Wikipedia
- The New Mutants at Marvel Subscriptions
- The New Mutants series index at Comicbookdb.com
- The New Mutants series index at Uncanny X-Men.net
- The New Mutants series index at the Grand Comics Database Project
- The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators - accessed on 02/03/2010
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
- ↑ This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:
- New Mutants Classic TPB #4 - 7th story
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