That image is rather interesting, as it sounds like Kitty was meant to be one of the founders of the New Mutants.
I wonder why that changed.
I want a Lockheed: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. mini (by Joss Whedon & Paul Smith) and Kitty joining the Starjammers asap.
Of course, she appeared just as the X-Men were heading into what are arguably their two most important storyline ever, and certainly the most important fo the Claremont/Byrne era: Dark Phoenix and Days of Future Past. Other than Kitty, I don't think there was any place for additional new students in those stories, and Byrne left shortly after DoFP.
A few years later, Claremont and Bob McLeod created the New Mutants, but by that point, Kitty was an integral part of the X-Men. There were even a couple of stories written to highlight this very point, including the classic "Professor Xavier is a Jerk" issue.
Personally, I'm glad Kitty remained in the X-Man.
Last edited by Babylon23; 10-27-2008 at 07:23 PM.
Some more art.
Kitty by Brent Anderson:
More from John Byrne:
Paul Smith inked by Arthur Adams:
A little something for fellow Kitty fans....coming in June (but already solicited via pre-order)... a Kotobukiya Kitty Pryde bust (other X-Men available as well....Cyclops, Havok, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Wolverine already solicited as well, more I'm sure to come).
Nice to see a Kitty piece without Lockheed for a change (as much as I love the little purple dragon, some variety is nice!), and calling back on such an important part of her history (even if she looks a bit old for when the actual Ogun mask escapades took place). I'm so happy, I've already ordered two! :D
(Thanks to Statue Forum's Kotobukiya Kitty Pryde Bust Thread for the pics.....some of the better detail/thread-sized/angle-variety ones I've seen to date)
Last edited by Psycwave; 01-09-2009 at 09:00 PM.
At the expense of nitpicking, why are her eyes green? I always thought they were hazel.
Still, a very cool looking bust.
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