The Blot doesn’t blog about traditional statues or busts all that often, but every once in a while one catches my eye and I feel compelled to write about it. As a kid The Blot was a huge New Mutants fan and my favorite New Mutant was their leader and co-founder Sam Guthrie a.k.a. Cannonball! Named for his mutant ability to fly through the air like a jet engine on fire, The Blot would pretty much buy any Marvel comic book that featured Cannonball no matter how small of a cameo it might be.
I always hoped one day Sam would graduate into the big leagues and become a full fledged member of the X-Men. I especially loved those old New Mutant issues where the team would bust out their “adult” uniforms to fill in for the X-Men when the team would go missing. Sadly, by the time Cannonball finally became a member of the main X-Men team, I had pretty much given up reading X books. Well, Cannonball is now back with his friends as a member of the New Mutants, and this new mini bust by Bowen Designs immortalizes Sam’s look as leader of the X-Men’s junior team.
The Cannonball Marvel Comics Mini Bust by Bowen Designs stands 7” tall and was sculpted by Troy McDevitt. Each mini bust retails for $80 each and is currently available for purchase from specialty stores everywhere.