Really wished I voted for this list.
10. Gifted. Astonishing X-Men 1 – 6 Whedon / Cassaday’s opening arc, put Kitty back into the spotlight, also gave us back Colossus. You win some
9. God Loves, Man Kills. Marvel Graphic Novel 5 Amazing story, the Kitty haters use this to show how Kitty has a potty mouth, which gets old
8. Mekanix 1 – 6 Kitty goes to college. I will nevet forget looking through Previews, seeing the dumb title and moving on to the next page. Luckily, I was able to get the first issue and the rest of the series added to my pull box. Stuff like that doesn’t happen in this new modern age we are in with the Internet.
7. God Spare the Child. Uncanny X-Men 129 – 131 Kitty’s first appearance, along with Emma Frost, my favorite section of The Dark Phoenix Saga.
6. Kitty’s Fairy Tale. Uncanny X-Men 153 Kitty tells a young Illyana a bed time story. A pretty decent Nightcrawler mini out of this, and the concept for Bamfs and Lockheed too.
5. Unstoppable. Astonishing X-Men 19 – 24, Giant Size 1 So odd this made the list, as we lose Kitty for three years, but once she came back, I was able to reread this and enjoy it more. Kitty saves the entire world, single handily.
4. Professor X is a Jerk! Uncanny X-Men 168 So glad a Paul Smith issue made the list. Kitty fights and earns her place on the X-Men. Lockheed on Earth too
3. Kitty Pryde and Wolverine 1 – 6 The sequel to the original Wolverine miniseries, and Kitty becomes Shadowcat here. Such a defining character moment.
2. Days of Future Past. Uncanny X-Men 141 – 142 Kitty is so crucial to this storyline, that any adaptation without her has been terrible, hopefully the movie is better than the FOX episode.
1. Demon. Uncanny X-Men 143 Kitty gets her trial by fire here. When people count the times the mansion has been destroyed, one of those was due to Kitty trying to survive one Christmas Eve.
Pretty cool that Bryne / Austin’s final three issues made the list, back to back. Wish Shadow and Flame made the list, also at least one Excalibur arc.