Cannonball (New Mutants) Character Profile

All this week, I’m going to be posting character profiles for all the New Mutants characters, starting with Cannonball!

Name: Sam Guthrie

Superhero Name: Cannonball

Created By: Chris Claremont

Cannonball by Rod Reis

Played By: Charlie Heaton

Powers: Able to fly at the speed of a jet while encased in an impenetrable force field.

Mini Bio: Sam grew up in Kentucky, and worked in a coal mine until his mutant powers manifested during a mine shaft collapse. Donald Pierce hired him to attack the New Mutants on behalf of the Hellfire Club, but, eventually, he joined his fellow mutant at Charles Xavier’s School For Gifted Children. He’s a leader of the New Mutants, and has also joined with the X-Men, the X-Force, and sometimes the Avengers, on missions.

First Comic Appearance: The New Mutants, published September 1982

Most Common Team Ups: The New Mutants, X-Force, X-Men

Comic Recommendations: New Mutants by Chris Claremont (his debut), New Mutants by Zeb Wells (a relaunch comic) and Second Coming (if you’re following the House Of M storyline)

And that’s the basics for Cannonball! Keep an eye out on the Sanctum for profiles on everyone else!

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