Created in the mid 1980's by artist Ron Lim and writer David Lawrence the series was first published by Eternity Comics calling it Ex-Mutants: Gods or Men #1 which was released in 1986. The series would than go on to be published by various companies such as Amazing Comics which published a special addition the same year. It would run a total of five issues in 1986 until it would be released by Pied Piper Comics in 1987 which made issues #6 through #8. Amazing Comics would however publish an all together different set from issues 6-7. Returning to Eternity Comics from issues 1-15 from 1988 to 1990. Later Malibu Comics would revamp the series and changed the characters however keeping it's theme which was from 1992 to 1994.
A lone scientist, the three-eyed Dr. Emmanuel Cugat, selects five mutants, one male and four females, to be genetically altered, resequencing their mutated DNA to restore them to humanity. Belushi, Erin, Angela, Vikki and Lorelei become perfect physical specimens. Dr. Cugat then sends them forth to inspire the shattered Earth. Many of the mutants have other ideas, particularly their arch nemesis, the monstrous Great Fred.