Saturday, December 26, 2009

Recap 2009 • Psylocke

Recap 2009 • Talk about everything that happened to Psylocke in 2009 -- your favorite stories, favorite writers, favorite artists, favorite quotes, etc. And here's our usual little recap to refresh your memory! :D


New Exiles #17
• Away We Go, Chapter 5
Psylocke fights Slaymaster and chooses to spare his life.


New Exiles #18
• Away We Go, Chapter 6
Psylocke deals with Sage's new responsibilities.


X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks #1
• The Face of Fear
Psylocke tracks Slaymaster to Earth-616 and kills him.


Uncanny X-Men #508
• Sisterhood, Chapter 1
Psylocke is kidnapped by the Red Queen and her consciousness is transferred back to her original body.

Uncanny X-Men #509
• Sisterhood, Chapter 2
Psylocke is brainwashed and becomes a Sisterhood member.


Uncanny X-Men #510
• Sisterhood, Chapter 3
Psylocke attacks the X-Men and takes on Wolverine.


Uncanny X-Men #511
• Sisterhood, Chapter 4
Psylocke breaks free from the spell and returns to the Asian body. Betsy rejoins the X-Men.

Uncanny X-Men #512
• The Origin of the Species
Psylocke travels back in time alongside the X-Club.


Uncanny X-Men #513
• Utopia, Chapter 2
Psylocke stays with the X-Men inside Graymalkin Industries.

X-Men: Legacy #226
• Suppressing Fire, Chapter 1
Psylocke helps protestors during riots in San Francisco.


Uncanny X-Men #514
• Utopia, Chapter 4
Psylocke is tasked with a specific mission by Cyclops.

Dark Avengers #8
• Utopia, Chapter 5
Psylocke tracks Asteroid M at the bottom of the ocean and installs a device on it.


Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1
• Utopia, Chapter 6
Psylocke fights with Dark Beast and later settles in Utopia with mutants and the X-Men.

Dark Reign: The List - X-Men #1
• Dark Reign Tie-in
Psylocke helps Iceman and amplifies his powers telepathically.

Uncanny X-Men #515
• Nation X, Chapter 1
Psylocke grieves over the death of Dr. Takiguchi.


Deadpool #16
• Want You to Want me, Chapter 2
Psylocke witnesses Deadpool begging to join the X-Men.

X-Men Vs. Agents of Atlas #1
• The X-Heist, Chapter 1
Psylocke invades the Hidden City of Atlas with the X-Men.

Uncanny X-Men #516
• Nation X, Chapter 2
Psylocke stands behind Magneto to subdue him, if necessary.


X-Men Vs. Agents of Atlas #2
• The X-Heist, Chapter 2
Psylocke fights with Namora and is knocked out by her.

Psylocke #1
• Kill Matsu'o, Chapter 1
Psylocke travels back to Japan to bury her former body, which is destroyed by the Hand.

X-Force #21
• Necrosha, Chapter 2
Psylocke fights with the newly-resurrected Hurricane, Spyne and Deadbolt.

Uncanny X-Men #517
• Nation X, Chapter 3
Psylocke fights with one of the Predators X.


Uncanny X-Men #518
• Nation X, Chapter 4
Psylocke assists Xavier to lure the void out of Emma Frost's mind.

Psylocke #2
• Kill Matsu'o, Chapter 2
Psylocke cuts through ninjas and thugs to exact her revenge upon Matsu'o.

Nation X #1
• Could Shoulder
Psylocke attends a meeting with the core X-Men.

X-Men: Legacy #230
• Devil at the Crossroads, Chapter 4
Psylocke prepares to fight Emplate with the X-Men.

Uncanny X-Men #519
• Nation X, Chapter 5
Psylocke prepares to cut Scott and Emma's heads off if the Void takes over them.

X-Men: Legacy #231
• Earth, Give Up Your Dead, Chapter 1
Psylocke is sent to Muir Island to deal with a threat risen from Necrosha.

Uncanny X-Men #519 Art

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #519 Spoilers

Spoilers: A friend of the Morlock girl who died last issue asks Fantomex for help to deal with the rogue Predator X. In Utopia, Emma decides to enter Scott's mind and lure the Void away. Madison Jeffries finds out that upon killing the Predators X, 784 trillion recording nanobots were released from their corpses all across the island in order to spy on the X-Men. Magneto comes up with something to stop the island from sinking, but he needs the help of Namor. Inside Scott's mind, Emma tries to get him to safety, while the Void teases Scott taking the form of Jean Grey. Scott tells Emma to leave his mind and cuts her out. Psylocke wonders if she should lobotomize Cyclops, but Emma begs Professor X to let him fight the Void. Scott manages to trap the Void inside his black box and frees himself from its influence. Beast thinks about everything he's been through and decides to leave the X-Men.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

X-Men: Legacy #231 Spoilers

Spoilers: While the X-Men fight the TO-virus zombies, Blindfold relays Destiny's message to Cyclops: there's a cancer in Muir Island. Cyclops orders Nightcrawler to lead an away team to check out what's going on there. Nightcrawler, Rogue, Magneto, Psylocke, Colossus, Husk, Trance and Blindfold finally reach Muir Island. Magnetos hits on Rogue, but she rejects him. Colossus wonders if Psylocke has lost her telekinesis, but she proves him wrong. Meanwhile, Destiny manages to escape from Necrosha by stealing a seaplane. As there's no sign of opposition in Muir Island, the X-Men begin to doubt Blindfold's vision, especially Trance and Husk. Ruth feels "his" presence and runs away. She meets Destiny, who tells her the vision was all part of "his" plans to lure the X-Men. Blindfold is confused, and while she touches Destiny, her body is possessed by something strange. Rogue finally finds Ruth, but Blindfold is no more: Proteus has taken over.

Notes: I'll post spoilers for Uncanny later. There's nothing special about it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Psylocke #1 (2nd Printing Variant) On Sale Tomorrow

The second printing of Psylocke #1 will go on sale tomorrow! It features the interior art of Tolibao on a new wraparound cover! Here's your chance to pick it up, if you haven't already. Make sure to get Psylocke #2 too. Support this series, buy it!


Psylocke makes an appearance as one of the many other X-Babies in the third issue of the four issue mini series.

Cute! Maybe she'll appear in the final issue as well.

Monday, December 21, 2009

X-Solicits for March 2010

X-Men: Second Coming
Written by: Christopher Yost & Craig Kyle
Pencils & Variant Cover by: David Finch
Cover by: Adi Granov
Many will be wounded. Several will die.
The climax of four years of X-Men stories is the X-Event of 2010! What started in House of M with the Decimation of mutantkind and erupted with the first new mutant birth in Messiah Complex finishes here. In the epic crossover Second Coming, Cyclops' faith pays off when Cable returns to the present with Hope, the girl he believes to be the mutant messiah. But will she be the savior or destroyer of mutantkind? We may never know, as she is the target of an initiative for mutant eradication unlike anything they X-Men have ever experienced. Many will be wounded. Several will die. Is Hope worth it?

Uncanny X-Men #522
Written by: Matt Fraction
Pencils by: Whilce Portacio
Cover by: Terry Dodson
Variant Cover by: TBA
She's been gone for a long time, but she's coming back. This isn't a hoax. This isn't a joke. *Classified* is back in this over-sized special issue of Uncanny X-Men.

X-Force #25
Written by: Christopher Yost & Craig Kyle
Pencils & Cover by: Clayton Crain
Variant Cover by: Clayton Crain
Necrosha Ends Here!
Everything Destiny foretold has come true. The Black Queen has become the Dark Goddess, but X-Force's mission stands... kill her. But how do you fight a god with claws, knives and guns? And how many members will X-Force lose before the fight is over? Part six (of six).

Kotobukiya Psylocke Bishoujo Statue Shown Off Following hot on the heels of the first three Marvel Comics Bishoujo Collection Statues (Rogue, Black Widow, and Scarlet Witch) comes the mysterious and beautiful telepathic ninja mutant Psylocke! Once a British woman with minor mutant powers, Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock's mind was transferred into the body of a ninja giving her additional martial arts prowess. A long-time member of the X-Men, Psylocke now stars in her very own comic book series.

Here, the mutant heroine is presented for the first time in the Japanese Bishoujo (pretty girl) style based on original character art by illustrator Shunya Yamashita. Psylocke is a warrior woman to the core, striking a deadly pose with twin Japanese swords at the ready. The alluring curves of her body are accentuated by her skimpy, skin-tight costume that leaves little to the imagination and the high heeled boots that draw attention to her shapely legs. As Psylocke twists to face her foes her long hair fans out behind her, surrounding her beautiful Bishoujo-styled facial sculpt. The sexy mutant's bright blue costume and purple hair nicely offset her pale skin. Standing approximately 9 inches tall (in 1/8 scale with the other Marvel Bishoujo statues), Psylocke was sculpted by Yu Ishii. Packaged in an attractive window box, along with an exclusive X-Men logo base, the deadly mutant is constructed of high-quality pvc plastic. Estimated Arrival - Jun/Jul 2010.

Friday, December 18, 2009

X-Men: Legacy #231 & Uncanny X-Men #519 Previews

X-Men: Legacy #231
Cover by: Adi Granov
Writer: Mike Carey
Pencils: Clay Mann
Inks: Danni Miki, Allen Martinez & Walden Wong
Colored by: Brian Reber
Lettered by: VC's Cory Petit

The Story: The Necrosha event hits X-Men: Legacy Selene’s masterplan is clicking into place, but she got something she didn’t plan for when Destiny was brought back to life. A major X-Villain came back with Destiny and a who’s who of X-Men are sent to Muir Island to deal with them. Join Nightcrawler, Colossus, Psylocke, Rogue (if she makes it through #230 alive) and a new member (who’s so secret we can’t mention him here) as they dive into Necrosha. Part 1 (of 3)

In Stores: December 23, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #519
Cover by: Greg Land
Writer: Matt Fraction
Pencils: Terry Dodson
Inks: Rachel Dodson
Colored by: Justin Ponsor
Lettered by: VC's Joe Caramagna

The Story: Cyclops takes a voyage into the head of Emma Frost in hopes of containing the horrifying piece of the villainous Void that has been stuck there since Utopia. Can they possibly defeat the awfulness that has haunted the most powerful being in the Marvel U? Tensions are rising on Utopia as the X-Men deal with the new members of their team and the fact that the island is… well… sinking. And Wolverine and a classic pal take one of the craziest journies you’ve ever seen. Parts 4 and 5 (of 8).

In Stores: December 23, 2009