Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ian Sampson covers New Mutants 63

Original cover by Carl Potts; Marvel 1988. Ian Sampson's website is here.


  1. Is that Kitty and Lockheed? Wow.. I can't even remember a cover like that.

  2. Kitty's looking rather Ripley-ish in the original.

  3. Kitty Pryde was a good guess, but that is actually Kitty's best friend Illyana Rasputin (Magik) on the front cover of NEW MUTANTS #63. Inside, Illyana and little dragon Lockheed are the stars of a flashback story filling in a background detail of NEW MUTANTS #21 (explaining from whence came Illyana's strange spacesuit). Check out Brent Eric Anderson's depiction in Marvel's graphic novel X-MEN: GOD LOVES, MAN KILLS. NM63's front-cover Illyana looks very much like the early 80's Illyana.