Magma (June 28, 1983) – This Day In Comics

Magma (June 28, 1983) - This Day In Comics - New Mutants #8
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Magma (June 28, 1983) – This Day In Comics – New Mutants #8

Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla hails from Nova Roma (New Rome), a colony of the Roman Republic reportedly founded shortly after the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The colony is hidden in the Amazon Rainforests of modern Brazil and was ruled until recently by the immortal witch Selene. Amara is the daughter of Lucius Antonius Aquilla. He was presumably a member of the historical gens Antonia which claimed descent from Anton, son of Hercules.

Caught up in a deadly power struggle between Selene and her father, she disguises herself as an indigenous Brazilian, and is captured by the New Mutants, who soon discover her true ethnicity. Her powers manifest after she is abducted by Selene, who throws her into a lava pool. Amara is defeated by Selene, but later rescued by the New Mutants and adopts the name ‘Magma’ as her heroic identity. At her father’s urging, she leaves Nova Roma, in the company of the New Mutants, to be taught by Charles Xavier.

She debuted in New Mutants #8 (June 28, 1983).

Magma (June 28, 1983) - This Day In Comics - New Mutants #8
Magma June 28 1983 This Day In Comics New Mutants 8

Powers & Abilities
Magma is a mutant with the power to control Earth’s mantle.

She can transform her body into living lava, glowing like a flowing volcano. Her surface temperature becomes so high she can melt bullets fired at her. She can project bursts of molten lava or melt the ground to dig tunnels.

She received a martial education in a tribe of Amazons. She also learned to survive in the Amazonian jungle.