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What Did That New Mutant Just Say?!

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What Did That New Mutant Just Say?!

In Comic Book Easter Eggs, I share with you comic book related “easter eggs.” An easter egg is a joke/visual gag/in-joke that a comic book creator (typically the artist) has hidden in the pages of the comic for readers to find (just like an easter egg). They range from the not-so-obscure to the really obscure. So come check ’em all out and enjoy!

Reader Mickey G. wrote in to suggest an amusing collection of easter eggs from a 2010 issue of “New Mutants”. I had mentioned this when it happened in Comic Book Legends Revealed, but I guess I might as well feature it here, as well!

In “New Mutants” #17 (by Zeb Wells and Leonard Kirk), Cannonball’s branch of the X-Men consisting of former members of the New Mutants (Cyclops let him pick his own team of X-Men and he chose his old teammates) were called into Limbo by their teammate, Magik.

During the issue, there are a bunch of demons working with Magik and they are speaking a demonic language that Cypher (the New Mutant member who can translate any language) translated a couple of times. Robert Plass of Alpha Flight Collector managed to use the translations to form a translation guide.

Using said guide, he came up with some translations of the non-translated stuff and they’re pretty surprising (and hilarious). Check them out…

nm17a

“See that guy’s balls?” “Yeah…they were weird.”

nm17b

“Hey, dick-breath.”

nm17c

“Pork Chop!”

nm17d

“F**k nuts!”

Hey, they ARE demons, after all, it’s natural that their dialogue might be a bit…colorful!

Thanks to Mickey G. for suggesting I feature this one. Thanks to Robert for the translations!

If anyone else has a suggestion for a future Comic Book Easter Eggs, drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com!

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