There was a time that Pete Wisdom would have been, by far, Kitty Pryde’s best boyfriend. Depending on how Peter Quill, Star Lord of the Guardians of the Galaxy, works out – Pete may end up being a close second.
I always have a soft spot for good ol’ Pete Wisdom. Black Air spy who got tired of the game and joined Excalibur.
Wisdom first appeared in Excalibur 86, cover dated February 1995. I have his latest appearance being Wolverine 6, cover dated July 2014. I can’t believe he is a 19 year old character now.
He has made over 133 appearances in those 19 years – which isn’t that much now that I have written it out.
Of the issues of his that I own and want, I own 89 of those appearances. Which clocks me in at owning 67 percent of his appearances. I’m only missing two – Gambit 17 (from his latest series in 2014) and Revolutionary War : Omega.
What helps of course, is owning every issue of Excalibur and New Excalibur.
What hurts the collection is that after Excalibur ended, he went over to X-Force and I only own two of those issues of the ten. Next, is the three part tie in to House of M that Uncanny X-Men did. Wisdom was treated to his own miniseries, of which I only own the first and last issue of.
The nice thing about Wisdom is that he thinks of Kitty often, and I’m a fool for buying all things Kitty, so I own those references or mentions or thoughts.
Then Captain Britain and MI13 came out, of that 15 issue run, I only own issues 4 and 7.
From there, Wisdom makes odd appearances in Age of Heroes, Deadpool Team-Up, Steve Rogers : Super-Solder, Spitfire, Fear Itself : Wolverine.
Apparently he really likes Gambit as he appeared in a few issues of his 2012 series as well as 2014. I’m sure the real motivation is that Gambit went to England and if you go to England, you run into Pete Wisdom.
X-Men : Legacy by Simon Spurrier comes out and Magik shows up as often as Wisdom did but I missed out on issue 13.
Finally, Revolutionary War happen and Wisdom is in three of those. I was really hoping that would be the place where we could have a nice Excalibur reunion but that didn’t happened.
So that’s my Pete Wisdom collection and why I don’t own his other material. I thought for sure it would be higher than 67% but that isn’t that bad.
Now that Marvel Database is in my life, I’m going to go through those 44 issues and make sure that Kitty isn’t referenced in those.
Now I can breathe a sigh of relief! None of those issues have a Kitty reference. Though, and I know that site is run by fans, the Kitty reference in Captain Britain and MI13 issue 4, isn’t included on that page. Someone will add it eventually – I’m sure.