M. Alpha

We Are the Mutants focuses on the history and analysis of Cold War-era popular and outsider culture, with a strong emphasis on speculative (sci-fi, fantasy, horror), genre, pulp, cult, occult, subculture, and anti-establishment media. We cover everything from underground comics and post-apocalyptic fictions to ufology tropes and space disco.

Although our area of concentration is the late 1960s through the early 1980s, any compelling artifact produced between V-E Day and the fall of the Berlin Wall is fair game. We will also explore contemporary material on occasion, especially works that creatively subvert the status quo.

The title of the magazine is taken from graffiti seen at the University of California at Berkeley in the late 1960s or early ’70s: “The bomb has already dropped, and we are the mutants.”


Please send all letters, inquiries, suggestions, and requests to watm@wearethemutants.com.



K.E. Roberts

Senior Editor

Richard McKenna

Senior Editor

Michael Grasso