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Manga / X-Men: Misfits

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X-Men: Misfits is an OEL Manga and a reimagining of Marvel's X-Men universe. The manga was written by Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier, featuring art by Anzu. Published in 2009, it is owned by both Del Rey Manga and Marvel. The plot revolves around Kitty Pryde adjusting to her own mutation and new school specifically created for mutants, Xavier's Academy for Gifted Youngsters. But there's a twist- she's the only girl at the school.

Of course, this leads to Kitty being the subject of much male attention, and she struggles to find her place until she is invited to join a group of elite students, the Hellfire Club, and learns to reconcile with her mutation.

The sequel manga was cancelled due to licensing issues.


This manga contains examples of:

  • Adaptational Dumbass: In the mainline comics Kitty was a Teen Genius, but here she's unable to understand basic geometry, or manage to work her powers properly after weeks of training.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Not only could he legitimately pass for a girl, Longshot is only interested in giving Kitty fashion tips, and he dresses in a fur-trimmed zebra-stripe flaring trenchcoat with a leopard-print fedora, as seen here.
  • One-Gender School: Downplayed with Xavier's Academy, before Kitty arrives. But it's not specifically for boys; for no given reason, Kitty just so happens to be the first female mutant to attend in half a decade.


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