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Shadowcat

Post by Somebody » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:53 pm

Something I was discussing with Fury earlier on - when was Kitty Pryde last called Shadowcat in earnest as her codename in a present-day comic? Neither of us could remember exactly, but it was definitely before 2004, the start of the Joss Whedon run on Astonishing X-Men. Was it as far back as 2000, with Claremont's abortive second X-Men/Uncanny X-Men run?

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Post by Col_Fury » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:11 pm

I think it might have been. By the time Mekanix came out she was retired from super-heroing and not going by "Shadowcat," but of course she came back in Astonishing X-Men. I'd have to look through a pile of comics, but I don't recall anyone calling her Shadowcat since then (the recap pages might still call her Shadowcat, though).

Oddly, even when she was going by Shadowcat her series' weren't called that:

Kitty Pryde & Wolverine (1984 -1985) (becomes Shadowcat in this series)
Pryde & Wisdom (1997) (still with Excalibur & going by Shadowcat)
Kitty Pryde, Agent of Shield (1997 - 1998) (still with Excalibur & going by Shadowcat)
X-Men: Kitty Pryde - Shadow & Flame (2005) (after her return to the X-Men in Astonishing)

When Wolverine & the X-Men started, there was a chart of the school's staff in the back. Was she called Shadowcat there?
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Post by Somebody » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:31 pm

Col_Fury wrote:Oddly, even when she was going by Shadowcat her series' weren't called that:
Well, she changes her codename in the course of KP&W, "Pryde and Wisdom" is an obvious pun, "Kitty Pryde, Agent of SHIELD" is a play on "Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD" and similar names, and Shadow & Flame was after the codename was dropped.
Col_Fury wrote:When Wolverine & the X-Men started, there was a chart of the school's staff in the back. Was she called Shadowcat there?
Nope. She and "Rachel Grey" are the only two on the whole page, staff OR student, not to be IDed by codename.

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Re: Shadowcat

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:49 pm

hmn.
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Re: Shadowcat

Post by JephYork » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:30 am

I had this discussion with Shadowcat fan Mike O'Sullivan when I was wrapping up the Wolverine Index. Here are his comments:
Okay -- started with Excalibur #125 and flipped through everything until the end of X-Treme X-Men. After X-Men #100 (when she left the team), she's regularly referred to by editorial as Shadowcat but in-story it's mostly Kitty. She's Shadowcat on the title page of XX #46.

After Astonishing X-Men #1, Shadowcat is really rare. In that issue, Emma Frost even mocks the name: "the nonthreatening Shadowcat." after that I'm really not finding it. but I'm only doing a cursory look. Seems like Astonishing #1 is the marking point where it really stopped being used. Only sporadically used by editorial here and there, but not really by Kitty herself.
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Ugh. Not to complicate, but she's called Shadowcat in that X-Women one-shot.

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Re: Shadowcat

Post by Jason Doty » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:32 pm

Ogun refers to Kitty as the Shadow Cat in Death of Wolverine #3

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