The New Mutants Comic Book Price Guide

New Mutants Comic Values

New Mutants Key Issue Comic Book Values

Not quite X-Men but not your average adolescents, the New Mutants are a group of teenagers with amazing mutant abilities.

Still coming to terms with their powers, and learning how to hone them for the betterment of the world, the team lives and attends school at the Xavier Institute.

So far, there have been three volumes, with several issues from Volume 1 becoming among the most valuable comics of the modern age.

We break out the key issues below. Click any image for values, or have yours appraised by Sell My Comic Books. It's a FREE service.

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It's almost 100 percent certain that a NM movie will be released in 2018.

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Marvel Graphic Novel #4: Origin and First Appearance of the New Mutants (Original Line-up: Cannonball, Psyche, Sunspot and Wolfsbane)

Marvel Graphic Novel #4: First Appearance

Record sale: $850

Minimum value: $5

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The new team was conceived as a spin-off of Uncanny X-Men, written by Chris Claremont.

While not thrilled about making an X-Men spin-off, Chris conceded and their first appearance can be found in Marvel Graphic Novel #4.

MGN #4 features the first appearances of Psyche, Karma, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, and Cannonball.

This team is considered the original line-up, and they continue to hold special meaning for those who grew up reading the series.

From a collector’s perspective, Marvel Graphic Novel #4 is moderately valuable and one of the best issues to invest in. It is pretty scarce in top condition due to its black cover, which shows shelf wear easily.

NM #25 - #26 (Marvel, 1985): First Appearance of Legion / David Haller

New Mutants #25: First Cameo Appearance of Legion. Click for valuesNM #25: First Cameo Appearance of Legion. Click for values

NM #25: First Cameo Appearance of Legion

Record sale: $150

Minimum value: $1

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NM #26: First Full Appearance of Legion

Record sale: $200

Minimum value: $1

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Who would have guessed that humble Professor Xavier had a secret love child?

Going by the name Legion (real name David Haller), this mutant has the ability to absorb personalities and powers of anyone near him.

However, this results in Legion having multiple personalities, making him mentally unstable.

Legion has a cameo in NM #25 and a full appearance in #26. The Mutants and Professor Xavier attempt to help Legion, but his powers are just too much to handle.

New Mutants Annual #2 (Marvel, 1986): First US Appearance of Psylocke

Annual #2 (Marvel, 1986): First US Appearance of Psylocke

Record sale: $350

Minimum value: $5

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There’s a special caveat that should be noted about NM Annual #2, the first appearance of Psylocke.

Psylocke is the brainwashed and mutated version of Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock, who made her first appearance in Captain Britain #8 (1976).

Because she had been around for so long in Marvel’s UK imprint, New Mutants Annual #2 is often called the first US appearance of Psylocke.

New Mutants Annual #2 isn’t as valuable as you might think, especially since Psylocke has become one of X-Men’s most popular characters.

Captain Britain #8: First True Betsy Braddock/Psykocke

Captain Britain #8 (Marvel UK, 1976): First true Appearance of Psylocke

Record sale: $1,700

Minimum value: $15

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NM #86: First Rob Liefeld Issue; First Cameo Appearance of Cable

New Mutants #86: First Cameo Appearance of Cable; First Rob Leifeld Art

Record sale: $130

Minimum value: $1

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New Mutants #87: First Full Cable Appearance

New Mutants #87: First Appearance of Cable

Record sale: $2,000 (CGC 9.9);
$550 (CGC 9.8)

Minimum value: $25

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New Mutants #87 Second Printing: Gold Cover, Blacked Out BarcodeSecond Printing: Gold Cover, Blacked Out Barcode

New Mutants #87 Second Printing

Record sale: $80 (CGC 9.8)

Minimum value: $1

This issue is largely ignored by collectors and struggles to sell in any shape

The Mutants are battling the shadowy Mutant Liberation Front, led by the equally shadowy Stryfe. To help out, Cable, a mutant from the future, has joined the team.

Making a cameo appearance in NM #86, Cable’s first full appearance is in New Mutants #87. Cable has since become one of the most popular Marvel characters of all time.

NM #86 also mark’s Rob Liefeld’s first artwork for the title. He would later go on to write the series, as well as the spin-off series, X-Force.

NM #86 is slightly more valuable than average issues in the run, but NM #87 can be worth over $500 in Near Mint (CGC 9.8) condition.

Be aware: two printings of #87 exist. The first print is identified by the red background, while the second printing has a gold background, and is almost worthless.

New Mutants #98 (Marvel, 1991): First Appearance of Deadpool, Gideon and Domino (Copycat)

NM #98: First Appearance of Deadpool

Record sale: $11,700 (CGC 9.9); $1,250 (CGC 9.8)

Minimum value: $40

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Back in 1991, no one knew that Deadpool would become Marvel’s most popular Modern Age character. If they had, everyone would have bought multiple copies of NM #98!

In this comic book debut, Deadpool (Wade Wilson) is hired by Genesis (Cable’s son) to kill Cable.

The first appearance of Deadpool in NM 98 became an overnight success. Almost immediately, fans wanted more of this mysterious mercenary, and NM #98 has now become one of the most valuable Modern Age comics.

NM #100: Last Issue of Volume 1; First Appearance of X-Force

First Appearance of X-Force; Last Issue of Series

Record sale: $275 (CGC 9.9); $100 (CGC 9.8)

Minimum value: $1

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The final issue of the series ironically came just after it had spawned the most popular character. The Mutants were relaunched as X-Force; the first appearance of the new team was in issue #100, which was reprinted twice.

Second printings have gold lettering on a white cover, while third printings have silver lettering on a white cover.

While they are considered scarcer than the first printing, neither is valuable.

New Mutants #100 Second Printing; gold lettering, white background

#100 Second Printing

Record sale: $90

Minimum value: $1

New Mutants #100 Third Printing; silver lettering, white background

#100 Third Printing

Record sale: $90

Minimum value: $1

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