Vital StatsTitle: X-Men: Misfits Volume #1
Created by: Raina Telgemeier, David Roman, Anzu
Published by: Del Rey Manga
Release Date: August 11, 2009
The Review (video)
Kitty Pryde is a girl who has a problem fitting in. One could even say she's out of touch with those around her. This is one part because of her tender age, and another because her mutant power makes her intangible. She excitedly transfers from her local high school to the prestigious Xaviers School for the Gifted, but finds out her problems are only starting. See, back home she was a freak for being a "Mutant," but at Xavier's... she's the only girl.
Loved it, but then again slap a pretty looking cast of a X-child misfits and I would be game.
The art is comfortable to any shojo fan, or at least passable enough to get to the real meat of X-Men Misfits... Hot Kitty Pryde action. She's pretty stock in terms of her foibles and awkward belief that she's ugly and unlovable, but that doesn't maker her any less enjoyable. I actually really enjoyed Kitty's awkwardness from her powers, her fear of falling through objects (she wears helmets and other safety gear.)
Her shy antics do get a little trying, as does the Hellfire Club's motivation for wanting her (She's the only girl, and thus coveted,) but all and I enjoyed reading through it. X-men classic Magneto gets a good amount of screen time, performing his role as Xavier's greatest and worst ally, leading the elitist Hellfire Club in their Mutant supremest beliefs.
Recommended for the bored X-Fan or anyone looking for a solid-trashy OEL Shojo.