Jeffries cameo in New Mutants #4

nmv34coverNew Mutants #4
Oct 2009

The re- re-launch of the New Mutants, now with most all the original members, ends its opening story arc with this issue.  The New Mutants conclude their struggle with Legion (a.k.a. David Haller, son of Professor X), who is likely the most powerful mutant ever.  Mister Jeffries appears as a regular member of the X-Men Science Team, having joined up in Uncanny X-Men #505.

As the issue winds down, the X-Men finally arrive to perform damage control in the Colorado town where the New Mutants have been battling Legion and to tend to the wounded team.  The entirety of Jeffries’ appearance is a single panel cameo as he places a brain wave dampening helmet on the recently captured David Haller.

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The helmet must also be a hair dampener, as it fits right over his crazy vertical hairdo without a single stray strand.   Subsequent panels show Dani Moonstar and Cannonball wearing high-tech braces on their limbs, but it’s not clear if those are technomorphed contraptions made by Jeffries on the spot or just nifty casts.  Jeffries isn’t identified by name, but neither is Colossus, the A-lister who you can barely even see in the previous panel, so don’t feel bad.

This issue has two variant covers:

nmv34coverbenjaminvariant New Mutants #4 – Ryan Benjamin variant
nmv34cover70thanniversaryvariant New Mutants #4 – 70th Anniversary Frame variant
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