bobby dacosta

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.


The New Mutants have a bit of a run-in with Steve Rogers while searching for Nate Grey in New Mutants #26

Bobby: I guess. But Nate Grey’s like freaky powerful and stuff. The dude’s scary. Do we really want to mess with him?
Dani: He’s one of us. That’s all that matters.
Doug: I’ve found something.
Amara: A clue, Doug?
Doug: Like a clue. Only bigger.

– From New Mutants v3, #26 by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, art by Leandro Fernandez

Oh, Steve, are you really trying to come over all intimidating on my kids? Really?? You realize they almost all used to work for Cable right?


Trying to get to Hel to help Dani, who’s been called there on Valkyrie business, the New Mutants accidentally end up in Hell-with-two-ells instead. Mephisto is willing to help them out…for a price.

Mephisto: Here’s my offer. I’ll let you go. I’ll even transport you all directly to Hel – One “L” Hel.
Amara: In return for?
Mephisto: A date. With you. One single date. No strings.
Bobby: Don’t say anything, Amara–
Nate: Do not say yes!
Warlock: Self/friend, there will be another way to–
Doug: Are you kidding?!
Amara: Okay. Yes. Deal.
Mephisto: Wonderful. I’ll call you.

– From New Mutants v3 #30 by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, art by David Lafuente


The New X-Men kids don’t take kindly to Illyana Rasputing coming to Utopia. Understandable, considering their history with her, but you don’t threaten Sam’s teammates in front of him, no matter how long it’s been since they’ve been on a team together.

Sam: Is there a problem here, kids?
Victor: There is if you’re protecting the succubus!
Sam: She’s got more right to be here than any one of you.
Victor: Who says?
Sam: I do.
Victor: This isn’t a school anymore, Guthrie. You can stop walking around like you’re an “upperclassman.”
Bobby: Sam’s not an “upperclassman,” Santo. He’s a graduate. Like me.
Sam: I don’t have to show you what that means, do I, Victor?
Bobby: Believe me, you wanna answer “no” on this one.

– From New Mutants v3 #1 by Zeb Wells, art by Diogenes Neves


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

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

Dani: Still, we got hit hard. Shan lost her leg. Illyana’s in limbo and we’ve lost Sam to the rescue mission. I know Cable has a reason for returning now… I just hope he’s considered the cost.
Bobby: Ha. Take it from someone who worked “with” Cable in the past… Whatever his reason for coming back now, how it effects his fellow X-Men is the furthest thing from his mind.

– From New Mutants v3 #13 by Zeb Wells, art by Ibraim Roberson with Lan Medina

Dani: So I think Shan’s been shot, right? But then I turn and see this smiley in front of me, calmly taking off his armor. And he’s like, “Dani, It’s me! Put this on!” Then Shan must have jumped, because he’s just sitting there staring at me, like, “what’s going on?” So I just level him in the face with a roundhouse… he didn’t even see it coming!
Bobby: Dani battered someone’s face? Whoa, everyone, be quiet… I don’t think I heard that right!
Sam: At least it wasn’t me this time.

– From New Mutants v3, #15 by Zeb Wells, art by Leonard Kirk

I love Xi'an’s facepalm in that bottom left panel.

Dani: What’s with these costumes? Is that Warlock tech? Guys, it’s not me, is it? They do look older, right?
Nate: Not sure. I don’t know them as well as you.
Dani: I’m serious, Nate. Like ten years older at least.
Doug: So…future versions?
Bobby: See, Doug, you say something like that and I’m already liking it less. Time travel stuff freaks me the hell out.
Amara: I thought Asgard stuff freaked you out?
Bobby: Fine, they both do, but time travel’s worse.

– From New Mutants v3 #45 by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, art by Leandro Fernandez

And yet, Bobby, you’re on the team with the part-time Valkyrie and the guy from another dimension who is that dimension’s version of your team’s time-traveling ex-mentor. Life choices, man. Life choices.

Amara: Has she said where she’s been? I mean, from what I heard it was a lot of work to get her back to earth, then she just took off… Is it too much to ask where she’s been and why she came back?
Sam: She says Shan and Dani are in trouble. She says she needs our help to find them.
Amara: Do we believe her?
Bobby: Hank’s machines say she’s telling the truth.
Amara: What do you think, Sam?
Sam: I don’t. If you, Illyana – any of the “New Mutants” ask for help… I don’t need to think about it.
Bobby: I haven’t seen that look in your eye for a long time, Sam. Are we doing this?
Sam: You in?
Bobby: Are you kidding me? If I have to stay here and pretend I’m a teacher for one more day I’m going to off myself.
Sam: Amara?
Amara: What? Oh… Oh, yeah. Of course.

– From New Mutants v3 #1 by Zeb Wells, art by Diogenes Neves


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


Dani: Explain.
Clarice: The band manufactures natural disasters. Basically industrial quantities of bad luck, that’s what generates the chaos energy. It’s been blizzards, flashfloods, the twister in Stroud–
Amara: I know what it is.
Bobby: Amara?
Amara: Earthquake. An earthquake, Bobby. This time they’re shifting tectonics.
Dani: Are you sure?
Amara: I can feel it. It’s going to be huge. They’re going to split the lakeshore open. Sink half of Chicago, drown the rest.
Dani: Can you stop it? Block it?
Amara: Dani, the scale…it’s way beyond my levels of manipulation…
Bobby: Yeah, that’s nonsense.
Amara: You don’t believe me?
Bobby: I don’t believe a word you say. You said you don’t love me, and you’d rather date the Devil than me, and I couldn’t live if I thought that was the truth. You can do this.
Amara: You are such an idiot, DaCosta.

– From New Mutants v3 #36 by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, art by David Lopez