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in: Comics, 1986, 1986, November Copper-Age, New Mutants Vol 1, Jim Shooter/Editor-in-Chief, Barry Windsor-Smith/Cover Artist, Chris Claremont/Writer, Jackson Guice/Penciler, Kyle Baker/Inker, Glynis Oliver-Wein/Colourist, Tom Orzechowski/Letterer, L. Lois Buhalis/Letterer, Ann Nocenti/Editor, Katherine Pryde (Earth-616)/Quotes, New Mutants (Earth-616)/Appearances, Samuel Guthrie (Earth-616)/Appearances, Danielle Moonstar (Earth-616)/Appearances, Roberto da Costa (Earth-616)/Appearances, Illyana Rasputina (Earth-616)/Appearances, Amara Aquilla (Earth-616)/Appearances, Rahne Sinclair (Earth-616)/Appearances, Douglas Ramsey (Earth-616)/Appearances, Warlock (Technarch) (Earth-616)/Appearances, X-Men (Earth-616)/Appearances, Max Eisenhardt (Earth-616)/Appearances, Katherine Pryde (Earth-616)/Appearances, Larry Bodine (Earth-616)/Appearances, Brightwind (Earth-616)/Appearances, Sentinels Mk V (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, Westchester County/Appearances, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters/Appearances, Danger Room/Appearances, Salem Center/Appearances

New Mutants Vol 1 45


New Mutants Vol 1 45

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Quote1 If we're to learn anything from Larry's death, it should be this... You want to know who I am? I'm Katherine Pryde. That's the only thing that matters. The rest are just labels. Quote2
-- Shadowcat

Appearing in "We Were Only Foolin'"Edit

Featured Character(s):

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Analie Hogarth, principle of Salem Center High School
  • Murray, Shirley, Simone, Roger, Diana, Peter and other Salem Center teenagers
  • Jim and Mary Bodine, Larry's parents


Synopsis for "We Were Only Foolin'"Edit

The New Mutants go to a dance at the Salem Center High School. Larry Bodine sees Dani leave on Brightwind, and reveals to the reader he too is a mutant. Bodine, a victim of verbal bullying, is threatened that they'll call X-Factor on him as a prank by the 'popular' crowd. Larry goes off with the New Mutants back to Xavier's for a bit, but wears out his welcome by telling the new joke going around school, which is about mutants. He goes home alone to sulk. Rahne, however, trusting her instinct, follows him home and sees his light sculpture, and rushes off to tell the New Mutants. Just then, the bullies call Larry's home, and tell him they called X-Factor. Afraid of X-Factor, he commits suicide. The next morning at breakfast, Rahne is about to let everyone know he's a mutant when Magneto interrupts to let them know he committed suicide. Dani and the others talk Rahne out of killing the people who caused Larry's death. Shadowcat gives a speech at an assembly at Salem Center High School to urge people to be careful how they label others.

  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[2]

  • No trivia.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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