Aero (Melody Guthrie)

The Religious Affiliation of
Melody Guthrie

Religion: Baptist CBR Scale: S

Name: Aero

Alter Ego: Melody Guthrie

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The New Mutants (vol. 1) #42 (Aug. 1986): "New Song For Old"

Creators: Chris Claremont, Jackson Guice, Terry Austin

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 6

Studied at: Xavier Institute

Gender: female

Uncanny X-Men #444 was apparently an important re-introduction of this character, appearing not simply as the younger sister of Sam Guthrie (Cannonball), but as a mutant student at the Xavier Institute in her own right.

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From: "The Beast is an Episcopalian", posted 1 February 2006 on the blog website (; viewed 10 May 2006):

Posted by: Michael at February 3, 2006 10:07 AM

...Seeing as how the Guthries are from my hometown (Cumberland is less than five miles from where I grew up), it is right and true that they are protrayed as a Baptist familiy. Baptists are what people in my reigion understand - from their theology to their day-to-day practices.

From: "Where are all the Christian super heroes?" forum discussion, started 14 May 2007 on the Uber Christians website (; viewed 2 August 2007):

05-14-2007, 05:32 PM

...Where are all the Christian super heroes? ...

Texas Lynn
05-15-2007, 01:25 AM

I was thinking of Nightcrawler... Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) was raised Calvinist... The Guthries (Sam, etc.) are Baptists...

This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The New Mutants (vol. 1) #42 (Aug. 1986): "New Song For Old"
New X-Men (vol. 2) #20 (Jan. 2006): "Childhood's End: Part 1 of 4"

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