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lornahs:

Where to start reading Pete Wisdom?
Let’s start with his first appearance in Excalibur vol.1 #86

Excalibur vol.1 #87-120, 125 (especially #87, 88-90, 91-93, 95-96, 97-100, 102, 111-114, 115-117)
Pryde and Wisdom
X-Man #26
Kitty Pryde Agent of Shield #1
X-Force vol.1 #94-115 (especially #94-95, 102-108, 115)
Uncanny X-Men #464
New Excalibur #1-24
Wisdom #1-6
X-Men: Die by the Sword
Captain Britain and MI: 13
Deadpool Team-Up vol.1 #893
Steve Rogers: Super Soldier #1
Spitfire #1
Gambit vol.5 #5-7, 14, 17
X-Men: Legacy vol.2 #13-14, 21-24
Revolutionary War arc (Revolutionary War: Alpha #1, Revolutionary War: Knights of Pendragon #1, Revolutionary War: Supersoldiers #1, Revolutionary War: Omega #1)
X-Force vol.4 #8-9

lornahs:

Where to start reading Pete Wisdom?

Let’s start with his first appearance in Excalibur vol.1 #86

  • Excalibur vol.1 #87-120, 125 (especially #87, 88-90, 91-93, 95-96, 97-100, 102, 111-114, 115-117)
  • Pryde and Wisdom
  • X-Man #26
  • Kitty Pryde Agent of Shield #1
  • X-Force vol.1 #94-115 (especially #94-95, 102-108, 115)
  • Uncanny X-Men #464
  • New Excalibur #1-24
  • Wisdom #1-6
  • X-Men: Die by the Sword
  • Captain Britain and MI: 13
  • Deadpool Team-Up vol.1 #893
  • Steve Rogers: Super Soldier #1
  • Spitfire #1
  • Gambit vol.5 #5-7, 14, 17
  • X-Men: Legacy vol.2 #13-14, 21-24
  • Revolutionary War arc (Revolutionary War: Alpha #1, Revolutionary War: Knights of Pendragon #1, Revolutionary War: Supersoldiers #1, Revolutionary War: Omega #1)
  • X-Force vol.4 #8-9

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I love the characters, and it was challenging from the very beginning. Doing Arena as the entire plot of the series was not my intention from the beginning. Originally I was pitching it as a new Avengers Academy, like a slightly harder PG-13 Avengers Academy, and it turned into, eventually, Avengers Arena. That scared the hell out of me. I was like, “How am I going to do 18 issues set in this one setting,” like where I couldn’t move them anywhere and only a short amount of time could pass.

I would do all these character stories that I wanted to do, but I think having to solve that problem made the book so much better, because it ramped up the drama. It was everything — it was literally life or death — and it forced me to be more creative with how I got the backstory in there. I’m really happy with how Arena turned out, and I was super excited when Arena ended and we were going to get started on Undercover, to delve into the aftermath, like the PTSD of the thing. Like, what’s it like to try and go back to your normal life when you just went through hell and nobody else understands? I was really excited about that. That was in my original Arena outline, so the idea that we would get to do a whole series of that was really exciting.

Yeah, I mean, it’s bittersweet. I got to tell that story, but I wish I knew I was only going to get 10 issues from the beginning, because then I would have been a little less ambitious and maybe made something that fit a little bit better. I mean, I’m happy with how it turned out. We did a good job, and I think the books is as good if not better than Arena in a lot of places. But the pacing is definitely strange, because you can see when you’re reading it, “Okay, this is the point when they must have figured out that they didn’t get as many issues as they thought.” Everything really picks up speed, and we did jump forward in time to try to move the story along and get [Indy? (6:50)] in there. It’s tough to not be writing those kids writing and to not have gotten exactly what I wanted, but — I don’t know; it’s hard to complain. I got 28 issues writing my favorite characters, and they basically let us do whatever they wanted to. So it’s hard to be too grumpy about it.

Dennis Hopeless on the writting process of both “Avengers Arena” and “Avengers Undercover”. I still miss the later (via javi150190)