Think all mutants wear spandex? Or have flashy codenames? Or are immersed in the struggle between human and mutant? Think again! MUTIES is a six-issue series that explores a very different side of a classic Marvel concept, and can be loosely described as The Uncanny X-Men meets The Twilight Zone. Each globe-spanning, self-contained story focuses on a different mutant and his place in the world — whether or not he's directly involved in the ideological struggle that will inevitably determine the future of mankind. These are the ones who have fallen between the cracks. Meet a thirteen-year-old boy genius who is taunted and tormented by his peers. But what is the secret that makes Jared different from anything mutant fans have ever encountered before?
This is the story of Jared, a boy who is both mentally and physically bullied by both peers and his father. One of his few friends is Kate, a pretty and popular girl with whom Jared is in love. Although Jared is the main focus of the story, he is not the mutant. He is, however, highly intelligent, and dreams of running away with Kate. Unfortunately, his dreams come crashing down.