Amazing New Mutants Redesigns By Daniel Govar

New Mutants; New Threads

Every now & then, an artist will draw comic book characters for the fun of it, or for commission. The results are often imaginative, fun & inspirational. This is one of those times.

I've been honest about my dislike of the 'new' New Mutants title for some time now. In fact, it's got so bad that for the first time ever I've stopped buying the New Mutants; my former all-time favourite comic book. But when I stumbled across these redesigns on Project: Rooftop, (where the super heroes catwalk is far above the city streets) I was blown away... and a little crushed. In my opinion, these are just so fresh and beautiful that it's criminal we can't have this level of quality in the actual New Mutants title.

Daniel Govar

Daniel Govar was the writer and artist of Azure from the now-defunct Zudacomics. You can find more about him & his talent at Daniel Govar's own website. And hopefully we'll see his talent in more comics in future!

As much as I love these redesigns, it's doubtful that there'll be any more. That said, even though Cypher & Karma didn't get their own solo profile, you can still find them in the group picture! It was the group picture that caught my eye, as it was reminiscent of action, energy & originality in the classic Bill Sienkiewicz New Mutants pin-ups.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Cannonball
Magik / Darkchylde
Magma
Mirage
Sunspot
Warlock
Wolfsbane
New Mutants
36 Comments
36 Comments
Posted by Hot_Karl

Cannonball looks legit. I'd wear that during a night out on the town.

Posted by sora_thekey

*Drools* These. Are. Amazing!

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Posted by ReVamp

@VinceNotVance said:

Cannonball looks legit. I'd wear that during a night out on the town.

@sora_thekey said:

*Drools* These. Are. Amazing!

This sh*t is sooooooooooo awesome. Itws truly amazing. Cannonball, Magik... everyone looks awesome. Something seems off about Sunspot, but he looks awesome too.

Posted by sora_thekey

@ReVamp: Yeah Sunspot doesn't ... match. Still awesome!

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Warlock looks creepy

Posted by xerox_kitty

@ReVamp said:

This sh*t is sooooooooooo awesome. Itws truly amazing. Cannonball, Magik... everyone looks awesome. Something seems off about Sunspot, but he looks awesome too.

It's probably the disco white trousers. I think he raided Eddie Gordo's wardrobe & then stole a Wrestler's prize belt ;)

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Posted by ReVamp

@xerox_kitty: I swear I was thinking the same thing about the wrestler.

To be honest its just that the pants don't match him as a character, it looks like he was stuck in the era that Angel was in during "Divided we stand" or something. Something about his Torso is also off.

Posted by Gambit1024

Yes.

Posted by Renchamp

I love Mirage. The pose makes her seem very, very ominous.

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Posted by Omega Ray Jay

lol good stuff

Posted by Daveyo520

He is a great artist.

Posted by The Myth

These are awsome!!!!

Posted by jordama

badass

Posted by CATPANEXE

You have wonderful taste in art and an equally wonderful eye for it. I look fore ward to these Blogs and thank you for them.

I was dreaming of this art in a project done under Dynamite, whom has handled a few Marvel properties before. I think Marvel would be hesitant

to publish this as such because it might make a few of their other titles look terrible by comparison as well to over shadow their " architects " ?

I'd thought this part of the reason why they never grab up people like Livio Ramondelli for example. Luckily companies like IDW are a bit more visionary

and less influenced by a political infrastructure and grab people like him up, I would love to see Govar over there, or with someone like Top Cow, as his work

certainly compliments their designs well. Either way I'll keep on eye on where this one goes.

Posted by Whisper_

@VinceNotVance said:

Cannonball looks legit. I'd wear that during a night out on the town.

I'd laugh and point. And then take pictures to blackmail you.

Posted by ApatheticAvenger

Awesome.

Posted by fesak
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Posted by sora_thekey

This is pretty cool:

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Posted by Chesapeake

Awesome pics. I do not know who is writing the story about the rockstar guys vs New Mutatnts. It seems so bad.

Posted by tenebyss

Mr. Govar certainly has an interesting style. Warlock looks the coolest

Posted by xerox_kitty

@sora_thekey: Yeah, I thought that was a nice tough :)

@Chesapeake: Oh, I've been avoiding it all. I gave New Mutants a last chance, and it failed me so badly. I bought to the end of Fear Itself, but gave up reading before the end of that 'arc' it was just so bad. So when I see such talent & passion in pictures such as these, it makes me even more sad & depressed for the current state of my old favourite team.

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Posted by TheGoldenOne
@Omega Ray Jay said:

 good stuff

Posted by PrinceIMC

The only thing I don't like is Sunspot's wrestler belt.

Posted by xerox_kitty

@PrinceIMC said:

The only thing I don't like is Sunspot's wrestler belt.

Aww, Bobby needs a bit of bling to show off his millions to all the chicas he's saving ;)

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Posted by papad1992

Great artwork... Who's the chick in the green with the sword? Is that Karma?

Posted by xerox_kitty

@papad1992: Yep. And you can just about see Cypher inside Warlock.

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Posted by papad1992

@xerox_kitty said:

@papad1992: Yep. And you can just about see Cypher inside Warlock.

Cool... The way Warlock and Cypher are designed it reminds me of the 90s movie Star Kid!!

Also I'm in love with Wolfsbanes design!!

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

Awesome!!

Posted by bdanko

frickin' beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Demonturtle

Those are really good! I like the Cannonball one the best then the team pic. I hope Govar does some more art soon!

Posted by Ms. Omega

Love them all :)

Posted by DP812

Very nice!

Posted by Sammie

All of these are pretty great, I think Wolfsbane, Cannonball and Warlock in paticular really stand out

Posted by damekkodark

Canonball and magma looks good)

Posted by X35

I wish there was some of past members............Rusty <3

Posted by kid Apollo

Warlocke and Moonstar are my favourites