New Mutants #26 is CGC’s Featured Comic of the Month for June

Posted on 5/31/2019

This book features the origin and first appearance of Legion, the mutant son of Professor Charles Xavier.

New Mutants #26 can still be found in high grade for a modest price. Several CGC 9.8 graded books have been sold at Heritage Auctions.
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Name of comic: New Mutants #26

Comic publisher: Marvel Comics

Date: April 1985

Variants: Canadian Edition

What makes it special? This book features the origin and first appearance of Legion (David Haller). He is the mutant son of Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller. Legion takes the role of an antihero who has a severe mental illness that includes a form of multiple personality disorder. Each of his alternate personas controls one of his many mutant powers.

Why is it interesting now? “Legion” was developed into a television series for FX and based on the character from Marvel Comics. The show is returning to FX on June 24th for its third and final season.

Did you know? Legion’s power levels are considered to be virtually unmatched among mutants. X-Men comics reveal that mutant powers could be “tiered” into various levels, and Legion’s powers were classified at the top Omega rank. The true limits of Legion’s powers have yet to be fully explored.

Total graded by CGC: As of May 22, CGC has graded 1,016 copies (including 9 of the Canadian Edition). Around 12 percent have been certified with Signature Series labels.

CGC median grade: The median grade is Near Mint 9.6.

CGC highest graded: 339 copies share top honors with a grade of Near Mint/Mint 9.8.

Sales highlights: High grade copies of this book are still available for a modest price. Several CGC 9.8 graded books have been sold at Heritage Auctions.

CGC Comics Registry Champion: A complete New Mutants set called “New Mutants Revival” ranks #1 in the New Mutants (Complete) category. The high grade set includes all Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (First appearance of the New Mutants) cover variants, annuals, and other associated books. Explore this and other collections in the CGC Comics Registry.

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