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Darlan Cunha - Roberto “Bobby” DaCosta (Sunspot)

I updated Bobby’s fan cast because I finally found an actor who was afro-Brazilian and spoke English. Darlan Cunha was incredible in City Of Men and I think he’d do great as Sunspot (unfortunately finding pictures of him proved to be very difficult). My X-Men Fan Cast has been updated to reflect this change.


Meanwhile, at one end of time and space… in the city known as San Francisco…

Bobby: Yeah, that’s dead, really dead, Sam. That’s the deadest BBQ grill I’ve ever seen.
Sam: I thought this fusion lance I borrowed from Beast’s R&D might do the trick…I mean…I come from a big family, someone else always lit the grill.
Nate: You’ve just killed it, man. You’ve killed it dead.
Amara: How’s it going out here, masters of fire?
Sam: Amara, we–
Amara: Honestly, if you want something done right…do it yourself.
Bobby: Thanks for the…magmatic char-grilling mini-volcano.

– From New Mutants v3 #50 by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, art by Felix Ruiz, color by Val Staples w/ Jesus Aburto

Doug: I’m still feeling odd, guys. Am I the only one? It feels like something’s not right, like something’s off. I can’t put my finger on it. It’s like it’s right in front of me, but I can’t read it.
Dani: Couldn’t that just be shock from temporal shifting, Nate?
Nate: Absolutely. You shift enough alternates like me, you’ll wind up with a father who’s only ten years older than you are and a niece from an alternate future that may or may not exist. And I’ve met enough other me’s to last a lifetime.
Clarice: Yeah, Doug! Don’t let the fact that you might become a mad, universal dictator spoil a good time. That could happen to any of us. Carpe diem, my serious friend! Carpe diem! or, in this case, carpe margaritas!
Bobby: To a new start!
All: New start!

– From New Mutants v3 #47 by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, art by Felix Ruiz


This October – the old order changeth, and everything is new! Take a look inside NEW AVENGERS #1 – the new ongoing series from Al Ewing and Gerardo Sandoval! Bobby DaCosta a.k.a. Sunspot, now the leader of formerly evil super-science organization A.I.M. is about to change the world.

And that starts with the new Avengers Idea Mechanics: a scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes, operating outside the jurisdiction of any government. America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Sunspot, Squirrel Girl, Hawkeye, Wiccan, Hulkling, Songbird, Pod, Power Man & White Tiger might just be Earth’s last hope.

Written by AL EWING
Variant Cover by MICHAEL CHO
Hip-Hop Variant by ED PISKOR
Blank Variant Also Available
On-Sale 10/14/15



The kickoff to the All-New AVENGERS line begins here, with new stories of the ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS, SQUADRON SUPREME, A-FORCE, NEW AVENGERS, ULTIMATES and UNCANNY AVENGERS! Someone is carefully studying the movements of the Avengers and those in their orbit—but do they mean to harm, or help? Find out the first clues in this special launch issue!


EVERYTHING IS NEW. In the wake of SECRET WARS, the old order changeth - and Bobby DaCosta, Sunspot, is just the man to changeth it. Welcome to AVENGERS IDEA MECHANICS - a super-scientific global rescue squad of tomorrow’s heroes… today! America doesn’t want them! S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know what to do with them! But Earth might not survive without… the NEW AVENGERS!


Bobby [opening door]: YOU?!
Amara: S'okay, Bobby! Let him in! Go hand these around. I’ll deal with Mephisto.
Mephisto: I brought a bottle of claret. From the sea chest of the Marie Celeste. And a bunch of flaming blooms from the third circle. I really want things to work out between us, Amara.
Amara: I don’t think that’s going to be possible. I saw the real you. Your illusions of happiness don’t work on me anymore.
Mephisto: What if I don’t want it to be over?
Amara: Then I’ll have a word with my friends the Disir.
Mephisto: Ahh… Laters! [He disappears in a poof of flame]

– From New Mutants v3 #50 by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, art by Krebs, color by Val Staples w/ Jesus Aburto