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The New Mutants (vol. 1) #45 (Nov. 1986):
“We Were Only Foolin’ ”
by Chris Claremont, Jackson Guice, Kyle Baker

The New Mutants (vol. 1) #45

Title: “We Were Only Foolin’”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1986

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Chris Claremont
Art by: Jackson Guice, Kyle Baker


33 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Kitty Pryde Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
S.H.I.E.L.D.; X-Men...  Marvel 3,128
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(only on cover)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(only on cover)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(only on cover)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(only on cover)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(only on cover)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 8,371
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy)
(only on cover)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Phoenix Marvel Girl (Jean Grey)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
(only on cover)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,122
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
X-Men; Brotherhood of Mutants Marvel 3,526
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
The Avengers; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Vision Vision
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: M synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,393
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 952
Photon Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
(only on cover)
hero
  The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 256
Ant-Man Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
(only on cover)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S repentant
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 120
Luke Cage Power Man (Luke Cage)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Puck Puck (Eugene Judd)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I religious
Alpha Flight; Beta Flight Marvel 209
Marvel Girl Phoenix (Rachel Grey)
(only on cover)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian (born); future
self: founder of Askani
religion
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 358

Cover of New Mutants #45
Detail from cover of New Mutants #45
Cover Date: November 1986
Publisher: Marvel

Story 1:
We Were Only Foolin'
Pages: 24

Credits (as printed)
Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciler: Jackson Guice
Inker: Kyle Baker
Letterers: Buhalis and Orzechowski [L. Lois Buhalis and Tom Orzechowski]
Colorist: Glynis Oliver
Editor: Ann Nocenti
Editor in Chief: Jim Shooter

Created by: Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod

Cover
Cover Price: 75¢
Cover Artist(s): Barry Windsor-Smith

Cover Blurb(s): [none]
Featured on Cover: Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
Shown in Corner Box: Cannonball, Magma, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)
Cover Note: Cover features portrait of Illyana Rasputin (Magik), surrounded by a thick border filled with major Marvel superhero characters. This border appeared on all regular Marvel comics published this month, in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of Marvel Comics. The characters shown in this border are (from top left through top right): Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Doctor Strange, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Captain America, the Wasp (Janet van Dyne), Ant-Man (Hank Pym), Puck (Eugene Judd), Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde), Rogue, Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Nightcrawler, Iceman, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Angel, Beast (Hank McCoy), Daredevil, the Scarlet Witch, the Vision, Hawkeye, Power Man (Luke Cage), the Thing, She-Hulk, Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Human Torch, Thor.

Letter column: no
Cover box: New Mutants #45
Cover artist signature, New Mutants #45

Index to New Mutants #45
Cannonball (Sam Guthrie): 1, 3, 10-12, 16, 22-24
Mirage (Danielle Moonstar): 1, 4-6, 16-17, 22-24
Sunspot (Roberto DaCosta): 1-2, 4, 8, 16-18
Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair): 1, 11-12, 15-16, 20-22
Magik (Illyana Rasputin): 1, 3, 8, 11-12, 16-18
Magma (Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla): 1, 3, 11-12, 16-18
Cypher (Doug Ramsey): 1, 4-5, 11, 16-17
Warlock: 1, 4-5, 11, 16-18
alcohol: 14
Asgard: 6
Bodine, Jim (Larry's father): 20
Bodine, Larry: 6-15, 16-17, 19-24
Bodine, Mary (Larry's mother): 20
Bogart, Humphrey (actor): 5
Bowery Boys: 5
Brightwind: 5-6
Cagney, James (actor): 5
Challenger (space shuttle): 19
Cheney, Lila: 3
Cheyenne: 1, 6
Colorado: 6
Danger Room: 17-18
demons: 18
Diana (a local girl, student at SCH): 22
drugs: 7
Freud: 12
Graymalkin Lane (a.k.a. Graymalkin Lane): 11
Harry's Hideaway/Hideout: 10
Hogarth, Analie (principal of Salem Center High): 1, 5, 7-9, 16
homosexual: 24
Jews: 24 ("Hebe")
Limbo: 1, 18
Lockheed (Kitty's dragon): 3
MacTaggart, Moira: 21
Magneto: 1, 5, 7-8, 16, 19, 23-24
Mozart: 24
Murray (student at SCH): 3
Native Americans: 6
Nightengale, Florence: 12
Nova Roma: 3
Peter (student at SCH): 22
Professor Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters: 1, 3, 7, 16, 24
Pryde, Kitty (Ariel; Shadowcat): 1, 3-4, 7-13, 15-16, 19-20, 22-24
Rick (student at SCH): 9
Roger (student at SCH): 22
Route 126: 11
Salem Center: 1, 7, 21
Salem Center High School: 1-10, 23-24
Salem Center Mall: 21-22
Scarlet Letter: 24
Scotland/Scots: 21
Sentinels: 17-18
Shirley (student at SCH): 9
Simone (student at SCH): 22
sorceress/sorcery/witch: 18
space shuttle: 14-15, 19
Valkyrie: 6, 17
X-Factor: 6, 9-10, 12-13, 15, 20
X-Men: 1, 23

The cover of this issue features a special border that was used on most every Marvel comic published this month, a border commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Marvel Comics. The border is the same on every comic and features numerous Marvel super-heroes, none of which have anything to do with the internal story (except Kitty Pryde). The border features the following characters, starting from the top left, down to the bottom up to the top right: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), the Hulk (Bruce Banner), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Namor the Sub-Mariner, Captain America (Steve Rogers), The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Puck (Eugene Judd), Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde), Rogue, Wolverine (Logan), Colossus (Piotr Rasputin), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Cyclops (Scott Summers), Angel (Warren Worthington III), the Beast (Hank McCoy), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), the Vision, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Power Man (Luke Cage), the Thing (Ben Grimm), She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Thor.