Sunday, March 29, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #509 Cover Pencils!

Finally! The pencils and ink for Greg Land's Uncanny X-Men #509 cover have been revealed through the Fanfare website. It's the same image used as background for a Matt Fraction interview back in February: Psylocke half-Asian and half-British. Uncanny #509 features Part 2 of the Sisterhood arc and is long rumored to be the issue where Psylocke returns to the 616 Universe! On sale April 29. Thanks Matt for the info!

Friday, March 27, 2009

X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks Art

X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks Spoilers

Spoilers: Everytime Slaymaster kills an alternate version of Psylocke, Betsy gets slammed by a resonance wave of energy in the Crystal Palace. She thinks it's time to bring this to an end. Betsy asks Sage to run a hologram simulation of Slaymaster so she can train, however this simulation ends up defeating her. Psylocke runs away, but Sage catches up with her and share some words. While both are at it, the Crystal Palace shows them a vision of Slaymaster killing Brian, Betsy's twin brother. Psylocke decides to go back to the 616 timeline to stop him. After spending the whole day in London, Slaymaster finally shows up. They fight, but Slaymaster easily beats Psylocke. That's when Captain Britain arrives to help her, but Betsy says this is her fight and asks her brother to lert her finish this by herself. Psylocke beats the crap out of Slaymaster, so he tries to run away, but Betsy breaks his teleporter. She says this is a challenge to the death and finally kills him once and for all. Brian and Betsy talk for a bit and hug each other. In the end, she returns to the Crystal Palace and reunites with Sabretooth, kissing him.

Monday, March 23, 2009

June 2009 Solicits - Part II

Uncanny X-Men #512
Written by: Matt Fraction
Pencils & Cover by: Yanick Paquette
80s Decade Variant by: TBA
"The Origins of the Species"
As the X-Men reel from the return of one of the greatest X-Ladies, Beast and Angel take the X-Club back to 1906 to investigate the origins of the mutant species as we know it. See the earliest stages of the Hellfire Club and the very first Sentinel ever! This story is not to be missed!

Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1
Written by: Matt Fraction
Pencils & Cover by: Marc Silvestri
Variant Cover by: Simone Bianchi
Variant Cover by: Jae Lee
UTOPIA: Chapter 1
The Dark Avengers take on the Uncanny X-Men! Kicking off the 6-part crossover event, rising star Matt Fraction (UNCANNY X-MEN, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN) is joined by X-artist supreme Marc Silvestri (X-MEN: MESSIAH COMPLEX, CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE ONE-SHOT) to bring you a story that shakes the foundations of the Marvel Universe. When mutant riots break out in San Francisco, Norman Osborn declares martial law and sends the Dark Avengers in to quell the riots and take down the X-Men. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Don't miss the first Avengers/X-Men crossover in over 15 years!

Friday, March 20, 2009

June 2009 Solicits

Uncanny X-Men #511
Written by: Matt Fraction
Pencils & Cover by: Greg Land
“Sisterhood” We will let this image speak for itself! Part 4 (of 4).

X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks #1 Preview

Cover by: Alex Garner
Writer: Chris Claremont
Pencils: Scott Clark
Colored by: David Beaty
Lettered by: Tom Orzechowski

The Story:
Before she can come home to the X-Men, Betsy Braddock has one final mission — settle the score once and for all with the man who’s been hunting her across the multiverse. If she hopes to survive, Psylocke’s going to have to use every weapon at her disposal -- and possibly cross a line no X-Man ever has before…

In Stores: March 25, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #510 - Return of Psylocke

Return of Psylocke in big letters! That's how Marvel Previews #67 advertises the upcoming Uncanny X-Men #510 issue, on sale in May. This is the first time Psylocke's return is linked with the Sisterhood arc in a Marvel book. Remember there's a variant cover for this issue!

Wolverine and The X-Men Psylocke's Profile

After yesterday's episode, Nicktoons Network has updated Wolverine and The X-Men's official site. The characters info section has now added Psylocke. The site also features a new poll asking who do you think is a stronger telepath: Emma Frost or Psylocke. Make sure to vote for Psylocke clicking here.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Wolverine and The X-Men Reminder

Wolverine and The X-Men's 8th episode titled "Time Bomb" is airing this Friday for the first time in the United States. This episode features Psylocke's first and only appearance in the series. Nicktoons Network airs Wolverine and The X-Men every friday night at 8 p.m. EST. Stay tuned!

For episode summary and screencaps, click here.

X-Men/Spider-Man #4

In X-Men/Spider-Man #4, on sale this week, the series come to an end as the X-Men and Spider-Man team up to take on Kraven the Hunter. As Peter Parker remembers all the times they've fought together through some flashback panels, Psylocke appears in one of them, as part of the 90s X-Men team along Jean Grey, Cyclops, Wolverine and Beast, despite not being on previews issues of this series. X-Men/Spider-Man was written by Christos Gage and drawn by Mario Alberti. Click on the right for the whole image.

An Uncanny Update with Matt Fraction

Newsarama spoke with Uncanny X-Men writer, Matt Fraction, about his upcoming plans for the Marvel’s “Mutant Mothership”. Apparently Marvel is trying to keep Psylocke's return a surprise for now hence Fraction couldn't even mention who was the friend coming back as a foe.

In terms of exactly who the Sisterhood would be adding to their ranks, Fraction acknowledged the obvious notables: Spiral, Lady Deathstrike, and Madelyne Pryor but was quick to correct, “The Red Queen—is a member. Whether or not she’s really Madelyne Pryor remains to be seen. She certainly seems to think she’s Madelyne Pryor.” Marvel’s solicits for April also indicate that a former friend would be returning as a foe—to which Fraction could only comment, “Wait and see, wait and see.”

Check the whole interview on Newsarama.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spiral VS Psylocke Polystone Diorama

The latest to join Sideshow's line of Marvel collectibles is the Spiral VS Psylocke Diorama. This dynamic scene depicts two of the Marvel Universe's skilled sirens in the heat of battle, forced to fight gladiator-style. The Spiral VS Psylocke Diorama is cast in heavy-weight, high-quality polystone, then hand-finished and hand-painted to exacting standards. Each piece is individually hand-numbered, then packaged in a durable foam shipping interior and beautiful full color box.

There will be two editions of this piece, a regular version and a limited, exclusive version. The exclusive edition will be limited to only 350 pieces, each hand-numbered and feature an additional set of switch-out arms for Psylocke with energy blade weapons. This gorgeous piece is set to be released by the 3rd Qtr of 2009. Fore more pictures: Sideshow.

Monday, March 2, 2009

WonderCon 2009: Uncanny X-Men/Dark Avengers

Uncanny X-Men/Dark Avengers: This summer, Matt Fraction will write a crossover between his own Uncanny X-Men series and Brian Michael Bendis' Dark Avengers. Beginning in July, both titles will begin a six-part crossover storyline. The crossover begins in a one-shot special called X-Men/Dark Avengers Alpha. The story continues in the pages of Uncanny X-Men #513-514 (art by Terry Dodson) and Dark Avengers #6-7 (art by Mike Deodato Jr.), before finishing off in another one-shot called X-Men/Dark Avengers Omega. Both Alpha and Omega one-shots will be drawn by Marc Silvestri.

What brings the two teams together? Fraction answers: "I don't want to blow it. You should read it. But Emma is a part of the Cabal. We all know what Emma and Norman's agreement is, and something happens. The long and the short of it is – Norman says to Emma, "You need to control your people." That's the origin of it. Without giving too much away, something happens, and it's something we've been building towards in the X-books. There's an incident in San Francisco, and suddenly the human and mutant populations come to a head. Norman has to get involved because he's the face of law and order in the Marvel U. now. Wackiness ensues."

For more information about this crossover, read Matt's interview on CBR, IGN, Newsarama and

X-Men Panel: Fraction took the opportunity to hop in at this point to shed some light on what's coming up in Uncanny X-Men before the Dark Avengers crossover. The series will be moving into the Sisterhood arc, with some old favorites returning and current favorites "taking a dirt nap". In talking about the tone of the arc, Fraction said, "I wrote the biggest fight scene of my career. Sisterhood kind of flows into the crossover after a standalone #512. This is dealing with who the Sisterhood are, what they're up to, and why they want the X-Men not in San Francisco. Some old favorites come back, new favorites get the chance to shine." He also mentioned that issue #512 of Uncanny X-Men will be a standalone, 38-page story dealing with heading a long ways back in time to find a set of parents about to give birth to a mutant.

For more X-Men Panel announcements in WonderCon, read Newsarama's description.