Writer Joss Whedon
Artist John Cassaday
Colorist Laura Martin
Letterer Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Dated July 2004
Gifted Part One of Six
So this is the regular issue plus some bonus back up features such as covers and character designs.
Here is Kitty’s :
Apparently Cassaday did the original sketches for the Reload Covers that seemed silly at the time.
Astonishing X-Men 1, up close of Wolverine’s extended claws
Uncanny X-Men 444, Kurt’s tail
New X-Men Academy 1, Icarus’ wing tip
X-Men 157, Iceman’s right side of his face
I own all of these except for New X-Men Academy.
If you like the half sketch for the cover, there is a full sketch version of the cover. I wish I own the team cover.
The bonus section ends with script excerpts. pages 11, 12 and 13 are what is seen.
Kitty is mentioned on the last featured page of 13.