Marvel’s newest breakout stars are two transgender mutants: Shela Sexton, AKA Escapade, and Morgan Red. And this October, Escapade, Morgan Red, Shela’s person in the chair, and Hibbert, the BFF’s instantly lovable genetically engineered flying turtle, return in a three-issue guest arc from Charlie Jane Anders and artist Alberto Alburquerque, beginning with New Mutants #31. The arc will also feature comic strips drawn by Escapade’s co-creators, cartoonists Ro Stein and Ted Brandt!

At Stately Beat Manor, we covered Escapade and Morgan’s debut in our 2022 T4T review of Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1, and we are stoked to see these two cool weirdos once again. I mean, come on, how can you not love Morgan’s power to transchocolify? And then, there is Escapade, who can instantly switch powers, attributes, locations, or possessions with anyone standing within seven feet of her (and in the cover for New Mutants #31, it appears that she will be honing her abilities so that she can switch powers with… Hawkeye? The Winter Soldier? Wolfsbane? 

Together with Morgan, Escapade wanted to become a supervillain that helps people take back property that is rightly theirs from corrupt organizations and individuals. But will Shela and Morgan’s professional thievery continue now that they have been recruited by Emma Frost? This trans person, can’t wait to find out in New Mutants #31!

“I have been such a fan of everything Vita Ayala, Rod Reis et al. have been doing in New Mutants, so it was a total thrill to bring Escapade, Morgan, and Hibbert into their world,” Anders is quoted as saying in the press release. “The characters we introduced in Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1 took on a whole new life when they were hanging around with the New Mutants and the Lost Club, and I’ve been having unconscionable amounts of fun. And as a huge admirer of Alberto Alburquerque’s work on No One’s Rose and other comics, I was psyched to hear that he’d be bringing this tale to life. It’s going to be a wild ride!”

New Mutants #31

Read the full Marvel press release below:

Last month, Escapade made her grand debut in MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE #1 and captivated Marvel fans with her fascinating power set, uplifting backstory, and delightful supporting cast. And this bright new mutant hero’s journey is only just beginning! As promised, Escapade’s saga will continue this October in NEW MUTANTS #31!

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders returns to Escapade’s story in a three-issue guest arc of NEW MUTANTS alongside Alberto Alburquerque. The arc will also feature comic strips drawn by Escapade’s co-creators, cartoonists Ro Stein & Ted Brandt! Further incorporating Escapade into the world of the X-Men, Escapade will join the New Mutants to learn to control her one-of-a-kind “swap” abilities so she can prevent Destiny’s deadly prophecy from coming true…

Personally recruited by Emma Frost herself, Shela Sexton reluctantly joins her fellow mutants on Krakoa in the hope that the X-Men can prevent the death of her best friend. But is Emma telling her the whole truth? Can Shela adjust to life on the island? Will the New Mutants accept her? Or is this crash course in Krakoan headed for a deadly pileup?

Join Escapade and your favorite trans mutants in New Mutants #31 when the issue hits stands in October. For more information, visit