perletwo: psyche, mirage, moonstar, whatevs (danielle moonstar)
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Six and a third pages plus preview image from a 22 page story found in New Mutants v1 #18, "Death Hunt." This sums up all the reasons I loved Dani Moonstar back in the day, even though those same qualities lead to disaster in this 3-issue story.

Dani's been having psychic nightmares about the demon bear that killed her parents, and hiding it from the rest of the team.



So she works herself to exhaustion in the Danger Room fighting bears, and blows off Illyana's concerns after a sim.














That's Dani Moonstar: proud, strong, self-possessed, all qualities I was jonesing for when I was 14 and reading this back in the day, and all qualities that made her a fine team leader. At this stage in this story they're her undoing, however.

Rahne wakes screaming, thanks to her wolfy psychic link to Dani, and rousts the rest of the team to go find her.



Because she was wrong, almost dead wrong, about having to do it alone - it ended up taking two more issues, a jaunt to a spirit realm, and the combined efforts of the entire team of New Mutants to destroy the Demon Bear. Dani lived, and escaped paralysis thanks to the Morlocks' healer, and even got her parents back into the bargain; but a pair of innocent bystanders wound up with long-term unforeseen consequences from the battle. It was a painful lesson in hubris for Dani, but a life-changing one.

love the OPM comm header, guys!

Date: 2010-07-26 02:24 pm (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
Beautiful, edgy, engaging, dramatic art.

Date: 2010-07-26 07:54 pm (UTC)
sandoz_iscariot: A young man looks thoughtful, his chin resting on his hand. (New Mutants: Dani Moonstar)
From: [personal profile] sandoz_iscariot
God, this is so epic. Sienkiewicz at his best.

Date: 2010-07-26 11:02 pm (UTC)
julian: Picture of Julian Street. (Default)
From: [personal profile] julian
<3 <3 <3 Sienkiewicz NM. A lot.

This is what got me into X-Comics. Imagine my sadness when I realized it wasn't typical.

Date: 2010-07-27 06:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I've always thought bears were underutilized in fiction as big, scary things. They're usually going on the teddy bear model - cute and cuddly - but in reality, bears are BIG and SCARY and will RIP YOU APART if you mess with them. This may be an exaggeration of that, but it works well as a powerful illustration of it.

Date: 2010-07-27 04:02 pm (UTC)
kingrockwell: he's a sexy (Death of the Endless)
From: [personal profile] kingrockwell
I was sure I'd gotten this issue in a junk shop a few years ago, but can't locate right now.
i totally bought it for the sienkiewicz because goddamn

Date: 2010-07-27 09:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crabby_lioness
There's a reason why every other teen superhero book creators study the New Mutants.

Date: 2010-07-29 02:07 am (UTC)
ar_feiniel: (pietro)
From: [personal profile] ar_feiniel
That's one scary looking bear. Sienkiewicz's run on NM is probably my favorite comic art...ever.

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