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Marvel announced Friday it is bringing back the New Mutants — a few of them, anyway — in a limited series starting in March, a month before a "New Mutants" feature film opens in theaters.

"New Mutants: Dead Souls" will run six issues and feature past New Mutants Magik, Wolfsbane, Boom Boom and Rictor, and former X-Factor member Strong Guy.

The series will be written by Matt Rosenberg, who will hitch his star to the X-wagon later this month with "Phoenix: Resurrection," and artist Adam Gorham, who's worked on the Guardians of the Galaxy solo title "Rocket."

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"To me, The New Mutants exemplify everything I love about a superhero team,” Rosenberg said in comments provided by Marvel. “They are true underdogs, doubted and dismissed, but always ready to prove themselves. They're the weirdos, the outcasts, the leftovers and the misfits, but they are there for the people who need them.”

According to a statement from Marvel, "New Mutants: Dead Souls" finds the five heroes attempting to solve paranormal mysteries like a mutant Scooby gang, assembled to do so by former teammate Karma, who may be hiding ulterior motives.

“We pack it full of nods to the history of the team and hints about their future, and enough creepy moments, epic battles, offbeat humor and dysfunctional family dynamics to make a book worthy of the title 'The New Mutants,'” Rosenberg said.

Fox's "The New Mutants" film debuts April 13 and features Charlie Heaton as Cannonball, Anya Taylor-Joy as Magik, Maisie Williams as Wolfsbane, Henry Zaga as Sunspot and Blu Hunt as Mirage. A trailer released in October portrays a horror film based on Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz's "Demon Bear Saga" story.

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