Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ultimate X-Men #98 Spoilers & Art

Spoilers: As the Ultimatum wave hits New York, the original X-men leave to seek out Magneto. Meanwhile Rogue is pissed because the X-Men don't trust her anymore and go to Canada to find the Vindicator - John Wraith. Rogue blames him for everything that has happened to her, but she accepts his help and gather the Weapon X team. Back at the mansion, Firestar, Syndicate and Psylocke are left when Stryker attacks the Institute and blows up one of Syndicate's head (Matthew).

Monday, November 24, 2008

Marvel: Your Universe Poster

This poster is on sale this week and features a little bit of Psylocke wearing her New Exiles outfit. Considering it's a Marvel Universe poster, this is good! Other X-Men depicted are Wolverine, Cylops, Emma Frost, Shadowcat & Colossus, not to mention Betsy's brother Captain Britain.

The Story:
36x24 Color Poster
In Stores: Nov 26, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ultimate X-Men #98 Preview

Cover by: Mark Brooks
Writer: Aron E. Coleite
Pencils: Mark Brooks
Inks: Jaime Mendoza
Colored by: Studio F - Edgar Delgado
Lettered by: Comicraft

The Story:
Ultimatum tie-in! The unthinkable has happened as the X-Men find themselves reeling from the devastating events of Ultimatum. As Xavier’s pupils prepare to retaliate, one X-Man is conspicuously left off the roster. As her time as part of Weapon X is counted against her, how can Rogue prove her loyalty? How far will she go? And just what is her mysterious connection to Vindicator of Alpha Flight?! His identity finally revealed!

In Stores: November 26, 2008

X-Men/Spider-Man Update

Quick update: According to X-Men/Spider-Man mini artist Mario Alberti, Psylocke won't be part of issue #2. That was what he wrote in his guestbook.

Will we see Psylocke in X-men/Spider-Man #2?
Mario Alberti: I'm afraid not but I hope you'll like it all the same.
Thanks for writing!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Uncanny X-Men #504 Spoilers & Art

Spoilers: Not much to talk about it. In Emma's own words, this is a hotel in Scott's mind where he keeps memories of every woman he's ever cast a furtive glance upon. Other than this scan above, Betsy was depicted in another panel, but you can't barely see her. The pink-haired woman who's on the cover and probably is British Betsy is not in the issue. Well, let's keep an eye on issue #505.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

February 2009 Solicits

New Exiles #18
Written by: Chris Claremont
Pencils & Cover by: Tim Seely
They WERE the New Exiles… but after last issue’s shocking ending and a loss that will tear them apart, how can our heroes possibly continue? The answers await you here, true believers, along with clues as to what the future holds for our favorite dimension jumpers! Join X-Maestro
Chris Claremont for a bittersweet chapter we can only call “BEGIN ANEW”! (Part 6 of 6)

Note: It seems New Exiles is being cancelled. There are rumours about Claremont getting another book and the announcements are coming soon. As for Psylocke, according to Marvel Editor Ben Morse, in a month or so we'll finally get some answers for how, when and where. Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Uncanny X-Men #504 Preview

Cover by: Terry Dodson
Writer: Matt Fraction
Pencils: Terry Dodson
Inks: Rachel Dodson
Colored by: Justin Ponsos
Lettered by: VC - Joe Caramagna

The Story:
Lovelorn (1 of 4): In the depths of his heartache over Kitty Pryde, Colossus goes looking for something-- anything-- to stop his pain...and finds a nightmare from the Old Country running rampant in the States. What's their connection? Elsewhere, Angel and the Beast begin a worldwide quest gathering some of the most unique minds on Earth and run across a hero long thought dormant. Emma checks in to a hotel you have to see to believe while poor Scott sits idly by...oh, and then footage showing the Alaskan Massacre that kicked off MESSIAH COMPLEX is released to the media. Just another day in the life of the all new, all different X-MEN!

In Stores: November 19, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Exiles #14 Art

New Exiles #14 Spoilers

Spoilers: The Exiles find themselves in a world where the humans - Daughters of the Dragon - and the Saurions - Sons of Iron - fight side by side to keep their world at peace. The Exiles face Lilandra's Shi'ar Death Commandos who are hunting Deathbird because she's the rightful heir to the Shi'ar throne. Betsy uses her physical skills to fight Offset (the Shi'ar Bug Lady). Psylocke says she fights with her physical body because she likes it. Then Betsy creates a TK shield, a sword and finally a baseball bat and finish her enemy. Psylocke explains to her teammates that she had faced the Death Commandos before (End of Greys). The issue ends with the Exiles, the Sons of Iron and the Daughters of the Dragon being surprised by the Death Commandos arrival.

X-Position: X-Men/Spider-Man

Writer Christos Gage has talked about his X-Men/Spider-Man mini-series at the X-Position. Here is a brief excerpt that might interest Psylocke fans.

Will the whole story be told in the past? And do the events of the miniseries have implications in the present?

The first issue occurs in the Silver Age. Issue #2 happens right after “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” towards the end of the “Mutant Massacre.” Issue #3 is set during the Clone Saga/Wolverine with bone-claws era, with Ben Reilly active as Spider-Man. And our final issue will take place more or less in the present, but before the X-Men moved to San Francisco.

The events will definitely have implications for the present, but not in a “retcon” kind of way, like revealing that Uncle Ben was really Wolverine’s brother or anything like that.

As we all know Betsy joined the X-Men during the Mutant Massacre event. Let's hope Psylocke is part of this story in all her pinky and British glory. :D Issue #2 is in stores on December 10.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ultimate X-Men #98 First Look

Ultimate X-Men writer Aron Coleite talked about the Ultimatum event and the X-Men. This story begins November 26 with ULTIMATE X-MEN #98. One of the preview pages shows Ultimate Psylocke among the X-Men. Betsy joined them in Ultimate X-Men #84 after Professor Xavier's death and has been living with them ever since. ;P

New Exiles #14 Preview

Cover by: Alex Garner
Writer: Chris Claremont
Pencils: Tim Seeley
Inks: Tim Seeley
Colored by: Wil Quintana
Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski

The Story: The Exiles find themselves on an Earth with no super-powers, but where humanity vies with an intelligent sauropod race for dominance. The Daughters of the Dragon serve as the champions of humankind, while the mysterious Sons of Iron refuse to reveal which side they are on. But neither group is ready for the coming of Liliandra and her Shi'Ar Death Commandos…not without our reality-hopping heroes!

In Stores: November 12, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Uncanny X-Men #504 First Look has provided more previews pages from Uncanny X-Men #504. There's the one page featuring Betsy in Cyclops' mental hotel which we have already seen. This time with colours!

Matt Fraction on Uncanny X-Men

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview Newsarama did with Uncanny X-Men writer Matt Fraction. He talks about more women joining his book. Given what Joe Quesada has said, it looks like Uncanny will be Betsy's home for the coming year.

NRAMA: With the additions of Karma, Dazzler, and Pixie to the line-up, will there be any noteworthy subtractions in the months to come? Can the sheer size of the cast of the X-Men become a bit of a burden for your writing? Or does it have its advantages?

MF: Well, let's talk about line-up for a second. First, you'll notice those're all female characters. The X-Men, we all sort of agreed, had gotten a little too dude-y, so we wanted the fairer sex to blast some fresh air into the place. Uncanny was starting to smell like a sweat sock. So: more women. Yes. Domino? Coming right up.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

MyCup o' Joe: Psylocke Returning - It's Official!

Finally! After all those rumors, Marvel Editor-in-Chief has just confirmed what everybody already knew: Psylocke is coming back to the main Marvel Universe to be reunited with her fellow X-Men! Here is what he said:

Joe, you've got to bring Psylocke back to the Marvel Universe. We miss her. Any plans to do so?

JQ: We did say that this year was a "year of returns" in the X-Office, so it might just fit that Psylocke is one of the returns. You're in the right ballpark, at least. There are women coming back. Non-brunettes.

It's official!
Now let's all be annoying and send our Psylocke related questions to the CBR's X-Positions! Send them to with "X-Position" in the subject line. Ask them about what they have in mind for Psylocke for the coming year and what more can we expect (storylines and powers). Make sure to tell them we don't want to see Betsy as a background character anymore and that if they took her away from the Exiles, then do something good with her. There, I said it. ;P

The Psylocke Poll - The Results Are In!

Where do you want to see Psylocke? Here it is according to you!

1. Uncanny X-Men - 25,81%

1. X-Force - 25,81%

2. Captain Britain and MI:13 - 22,58%

3. X-Men: Legacy - 19,35%

4. Astonishing X-Men - 3,23%

4. New Exiles - 3.23%