x men fairy tales

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Kurtty number 8 seductive kiss

Kitty Pryde: Instead of being allied with mice and the horses and lizards at her feet, feeding them and gaining their trust through sorrow and perseverance like most of the stories about orphaned girls in servitude, Kitty has other things in her life. She has the house to take care of after taking up a job offer from an actual, real live witch (blue skin, crimson hair, eyes like wicked fire by the name of Mystique when and if she was ever home) when it became obvious there was nowhere else to go in the kingdom unless she wanted to sell herself with flowers on the side. She has the woman’s son looking in on her work; polishing silver, cleaning out potion ingredients from a pit in the back woods that was filled with quite a great amount of questionable material, feeding and keeping an eye on the familiars that hold form much like the witch and her child, though much smaller and more catlike and always in need of entertainment and food. She has an ally in the son after a full year of small talk, her bent over the fireplace, constantly reminding her not to get too close, “You’ll get chilblains,” and “Please eat something; you’re likely to fall asleep out in the snow and ice if you don’t.” 

Kurt Wagner: There are always people in the kingdom in need of witches, despite the public outrage in their existence and Kurt had never been so glad when his mother hired Kitty and he had someone just around to keep him company in filling out orders and handling disgruntled drunks and angry old women. The invitations to the palace are a bit more few and far between; in the past he had always sent back words to decline going, stating he was just too busy to see to eager young maidens from afar and princes whose tastes left much to be desired. In the more present, his being brought a thick envelope by Kitty as she was on the way to nail down pieces of the roof that were starting to fall out gave him…something like a pause and curiosity in what it could do to make life more different; for good or ill. His asking Kitty to go, offering his hand-magic to change one of her old dresses into something to be much desired as starlight and springs fields full of flowers, shoes made of pure gold, a pair of silken gloves that felt like dreams; this did not end like he had assumed it would. She’d looked at the invitation, momentary stillness a very different sight from when she was attending to ashes being heaped out of the fire’s pit or taking a time to breathe on the old bed she’d been given… And followed this by smiling kind and wide at him, standing on tip-toe to press her mouth firm and sure to his own with a little breathless giggle following a sentence before she left to continue her duties, “That’s the nicest thing that anyone’s ever asked me, Kurt. But honestly you’re enough of a prince for anyone. I think I’ll stay right here, if it’s all the same.”

Kitty’s Fairy Tale is truly one of the very best single X-Men issues. You can quite literally feel the love Dave Cockrum had for these characters in every single panel. Damn, I wish he was still with us.

Uncanny X-Men #153, January 1982
Dave Cockrum, Josef Rubinstein,
and Chris Claremont


Marvel continues to reveal more manga variant titles include covers drawn by character designer Yūsuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: Fates, No More Heroes) who provides the variant for Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #4, Kia Asamiya (Martian Successor Nadesico, Silent Möbius) drew the cover for Civil War #3, and Sana Takeda (X-23, X-Men: Fairy Tales) created the cover for X-Men ’92 #3.


Recommended Issues Reading List

  • Uncanny X-Men #3-4, 8-9, 19, 24, 28, 30, 33-34, 38, 41, 45, 81, 83 109, 166-167-174, 184-187, 204, 297, 341, 343, 348-350, 359, 361, 368, 382, 385-386
  • Fatal Attractions
  • X-Treme X-Men #5-8, 16-19, 31, 40-42, 46
  • X-Treme X-Men Annual 2001
  • X-Treme X-Men: X-Pose #2
  • Rogue (1995) #1-4
  • Gambit (1995) #1-4
  • X-Men Annual 1997
  • Gambit (1999) #16
  • Rogue (2004) #1-6, 12
  • Gambit (2004) #3, 5, 8, 10
  • X-men Legacy #220-224
  • X-Men: The End Book 1 #2, 5
  • X-Men: The End Book 2 #1, 3-6
  • New X-Men #46 
  • Ultimate X-Men #50-53
  • Ultimate X-Men Annual #1
  • X-Men: Fairy Tales #3

Let me know if i missed anything :)

The comic in which Illyana fights Baba Yaga is one of my favorites, right up there with the one where X-Factor fights trolls. I guess I just like X-Men/fairy tale stuff. Weirdly, I just found X-Men: Fairy Tales kinda okay. 

I don’t think that that joke works, Doug. I mean, Warlock is techno-organic, so I’m not sure how much of him is iron. I just thought it was interesting that Baba Yaga included Warlock in her child-eating plans. I don’t know, I’m just overthinking stuff. Ignore me.


Because I have done no art this week (staring at computer for 3 days doesn’t count) I thought I’d start to post some old, old stuff because urm I deleted the journal it belonged to and folks keep re-posting it linked to my old name. 

This was for a Fairy Tales X-men Cherik thing on LJ I did in pencil. The story is of the Irish tale of the Fomorians, who were a powerful and dreadful supernatural race. In this case mutants. It’s war between two of the aspects of the triple goddess ‘ The Morrígan’. Raven (the crow) who is on the side of good and Emma (the crone) who is controlled and warped by the Shadow King (The third is Illyana  Rasputina whose soul sword the Shadow King desires. All told by the meeting and falling in love of their main allys, Ravens brother and assassin Charles, and Emmas wolf Erik.