Universe and introduced a new team of diverse young mutants, only beginning to understand and control their abilities. As Bob recalls, “the original X-Men had grown up and we wanted to return to the origin of teenagers exploring and coming to grips with their powers.” The team of gifted youngsters was designed to be more multicultural and international.
“The cover that almost never happened; I penciled it going into my wedding and inked it over my honeymoon. I may have had some help from my wife. We knew then that we were creating something special but it was more than a year later before we knew how big The New Mutants was.” – Bob McLeod
Bob McLeod, born in Florida in 1951 is a Hall of Fame comic art legend who is best known for co-creating Marvel Comics’ The New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont. Bob’s illustrious credentials also include work on The Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman and The New Titans, Star Wars and Spider-Man.