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In another lifetime, Kittyhawk led the New Mutants

Letters of Note, a blog that posts letters related to history and pop culture, shares a letter from John Byrne to Chris Claremont on the creation of Kitty Pryde. In the letter, which is now owned by Jonathan Mueller, Byrne provides not only an illustration but powers, potential codenames (including Sprite and Ariel, both of which were eventually used, and Kittyhawk, which wasn’t) and the suggestion that she be on a second team of “X-Men in training.”

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Are you saying that Kitty Pride was the first (major) main stream character Byrne created for Marvel?

Are you saying that he was saying that Kitty Pride was the first (major) main stream character Byrne created for Marvel?

Sean T. Collins

November 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Byrne had some awesome handwriting.

Who is the black kid from F.F. 203?

He was a really powerful mutant who could bring his thoughts to life, sort of like Franklin Richards. He only appeared in a couple of comics, FF 203 and an Iron Man annual, where he was taken into custody by Project Pegasus and X-Factor tried to rescue him. His dark side manifested itself as a little evil frog, which fought X-Factor and Iron Man … the kid took out the frog, but ended up dying, and the issue ended with the frog sitting on his grave vowing revenge. It’s been a really long time since I read it, but I remember that last panel pretty well.

So….in other words, he croaked.

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