We travel back 39 years ago, all the way back to January of 1980 where we meet two new X-Men characters. One is a new X-Men hero while the other, who’s now a hero started off as a villain to the X-Men.
Kitty Pryde is claimed to have been one of the youngest X-Men members to join the team when she officially became an X-Man in Issue #139 (with codename Sprite instead of taking on Ariel that Professor X suggested, which ironically she uses later on during her span as an X-Man). Supposedly she was only 13 years old when she join the team.
She then went on to be one of the main characters in the Days of Future Past story line in Issues #141 (which is one of the most classic X-Men covers to date with tons of homages over the years) and #142.
Over the years she’s been a member of Excalibur, S.H.I.E.L.D. and even Guardians of the Galaxy.
Emma Frost the White Queen of the Hellfire Club was originally the headmistress of the Massachussetts Academy where Kitty Pryde’s parents were considering sending her after she started experiencing severe headaches.
Kitty didn’t like Frost and instead met Professor X where she had a better feeling of joining his school over The White Queen’s school.
The Academy that Frost headed as headmistress was just a front in order to capture and possibly torture existing X-Men members where she also mentored the Hellions, who were rivals of the New Mutants.
That’s your Throwback Thursday for this week. Next week we travel back to 1967… so stay tuned and I hope you’re enjoying these throwbacks of comic key books of appearances and stories.