Type: Mystic extradimensional realm
Usual means of access: Teleportation or presumably vibrational attunement
Dominant Life Form: Demon Bear
Significant Inhabitants: Demon Bear
First Appearance: New Mutants I#19 (September, 1984)
(X-Force I#99 (fb) - BTS) - From its home in the Badlands dimension,
the Demon Bear entity acted as a gateway between the Badlands and Earth.
(New Mutants I#19) - After the Demon Bear entity
gravely wounded the New Mutant Mirage, the other New Mutants engaged
the Demon Bear in battle when it returned to keep surgeons from saving
Mirage's life. During the battle, the Demon Bear cast a teleportation
spell that transported the New Mutants into the Badlands, the Demon
Bear's home realm, where the New Mutants saw the Demon Bear in all its
glory with its captives, police officer Tom Corsi and nurse Sharon
(New Mutants I#20) - Inside the Badlands realm, the New Mutants noticed the Demon Bear viewing Mirage from a mystic globe above its head surrounded by its prisoners. Before the New Mutants could attack, the Demon Bear transformed Sharon Friedlander and Tom Corsi into Native American forms and forced them to attack the New Mutants. As the Demon Bear swiped at the New Mutants, it briefly ripped a hole in space-time that was witnessed by Earth surgeon Bill. As the New Mutants continued to fight the Demon Bear to no avail, the Badlands realm expanded and with it grew the Demon Bear's power. Eventually, the New Mutants teamed together and defeated the Demon Bear, and with its defeat, they were returned to Earth.
(X-Force I#99) - When the Demon Bear appeared on
Earth again and terrorized San Francisco's Market Street, the mutants
of X-Force (many members of which had formerly fought the Demon Bear as
the New Mutants) battled the Demon Bear. During the fight, the Demon
Bear swallowed Danielle Moonstar (formerly Mirage) and Arcadia Deville,
transporting them to the Badlands realm. Inside the caves of the
Badlands, Moonstar and Deville noticed their psychic connection seemed
to be growing and Moonstar began picking up memories from Deville. The
two were soon plagued with psychic manifestations of things they loved,
in Moonstar's case, her winged horse Brightwind, and its Deville's
case, her childhood doll Mary Weather. Mary Weather revealed that this
seemingly new Demon Bear was actually a nightmare that was made flesh
by Arcadia Deville's reality-warping powers and that the longer
Moonstar and Deville remained trapped in the Badlands, the harder it
would be to unmake the new Demon Bear.
(X-Force I#100 (fb)) - Combining their powers,
Danielle Moonstar and Arcadia Deville absorbed the power stolen from
them to create the Demon Bear, dematerializing the Bear and effectively
returning them to Earth.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz.
Profile by Proto-Man.
The Badlands have no known connection to:
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New Mutants I#20, p2-3, splash page (Badlands, main image)
X-Force I#99, p13, pan1 (Moonstar & Arcadia DeVille in the Badlands' caves)
New Mutants I#19 (September, 1984) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (art), Ann Nocenti (editor)
New Mutants I#20 (October, 1984) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (art), Ann Nocenti (editor)
X-Force I#99 (February, 2000) - John Francis Moore (writer), Jim Cheung (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Jason Liebig (editor)
X-Force I#100 (March, 2000) - John Francis Moore (writer), Jim Cheung, Chris Renaud (pencils), Mark Morales, John Czop, Scott Koblish, Rich Perrotta (inks), Jason Liebic (editor)
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Last Updated: 10/28/15
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