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Drawing Crazy Patterns – CLAREMONTISM: Cannonball Explaining That He Is Near Invulnerable When He is “Blastin'”

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In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics). Here is an archive of all the patterns we’ve spotlighted so far.

Today I will spotlight Cannonball’s propensity for explaining how his powers allow him near-invulnerability…

Enjoy!

The New Mutants debuted in Marvel Graphic Novel #4 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod and even early on, he was nearly there in how to describe his situation…


In New Mutants #1, he describes himself…


In New Mutants #2, he expresses himself in nearly the classic fashion…


He continues in New Mutants #3…


New Mutants #4…


and New Mutants #5….


New Mutants #6 is the first issue he doesn’t actually talk about how he can’t be hurt/is invulnerable while he is blasting. #7 goes right back into it, though…


Amusingly, in the famous New Mutants #21 (Warlock joins the team) with art by Bill Sienkiewicz, Sam does not only say it again…


but later he makes a point of telling Sunspot…


That just amused me greatly. Not only can he not stop talking about how invulnerable he is, he makes sure to let others know that they’r NOT invulnerable. Classic.

Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.