Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lost Larry

Larry Bodine. One of my favorite one-issue characters, like Valerie from V for Vendetta. Larry was persecuted, albeit unknowingly, for being "different." He was secretly a mutant with the power to make light sculptures. Some bullies' threats (actually a bad practical joke) made him fear for his safety, leading him to commit suicide. He appeared in New Mutants # 45, released in 1986. Brilliant story. It spoke to me when I was in my early teens, and is even more moving now.

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