The X-Men’s First Mutant President Paid Off Decades of Queer Subtext in 1 Key Friendship

Throughout her history on the X-Men, Kitty Pryde was often coded to be queer, and her co-creator Chris Claremont was able to add to this legacy in a story that saw the former Shadowcat elected president. In the trilogy of miniseries, X-Men: The End, Claremont had the opportunity to flesh out his ideal finale for Kitty, who now goes by Kate in current comics. He envisioned Pryde as the first mutant President of the United States, with a queer First Lady waiting in the wings.

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Author: Jonathan Jones