Thursday, April 23, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #509 Preview

Cover by: Greg Land
Writer: Matt Fraction
Pencils: Greg Land
Inks: Jay Leisten
Colored by: Justin Ponsor
Lettered by: VC - Joe Caramagna

The Story: The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood plan their imminent demise. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling PROPOSITION X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won't be allowed to breed... all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly.

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Anonymous said...

First 8 pages = boring! Psylocke only appears in page 12. LOL

Francis said...

ahah agreed luckystar xD

FSaker said...

How do you know she only appears in page 12? It wasn't released yet, was it?

Anyway, I'm glad she's appearing. But come on Madelyne, just because Betsy is your prisoner, that doesn't prevent you from giving her some clothes, you know...

Anonymous said...

Because that page with Betsy's file name is "UNCX509012_col_sm.jpg" on that CBR article. LOL

I'm just so tired of the same old X-Men being shown happy in San Francisco all the time. ;_;

Can't wait to see what uniform British Betsy will be wearing this issue!

Andrew said...

I love it! So excited for British Betsy. I like the art even though I know Greg Land traces some things. I'm really loving Uncanny right now, even the story about banning mutant birth.

Anonymous said...

I think you are spot on about the happy in SF comment, I mean enough already, get on with the story. There just wasting valuable Psylocke space.

Honestly, how long do you think before they move back to the mansion anyway?

captainfur said...

Judging by these peviewns, looks like sian Betsy isn't quite dead, so I'm growing more confident on my theory that last issue's body switching wasn't actually that, but a mere resurrection of Kwannon in british Betsy's body.

And, if that were the case, shouldn't Revanche be wearing the outfit se wore before her death insted of that not-very-inspired pink rag?

Giles said...

Pixie = a Psylocke wannabe? lol

Isn't it amazing how Asian Betsy got the "tramp-stamp" on her because of the costume, when it was British Betsy who used to be in "naked situations" all the time?


FSaker said...

I guess it was because British Betsy's "naked situations" were mostly accidental. Plus, Asian Betsy had her "naked moments" too, like a couple of years ago when Nightcrawler took her to rescue Rachel's family wearing just a bathrobe (she was wearing the robe, not Nightcrawler).

Honestly, even though I prefer British Betsy, I love both of them and it's sad thinking we can only have one... someone at CBR suggested that she should be able to change between her two bodies at will, and as weird as this idea sounds, I really wish it could happen...

And thanks for the explanation, LuckyStar! And this cover is beautiful; Betsy could have thicker thighs, but other than that, both bodies in the cover are flawless!

rahchis said...

Hi, everyone. This is the first time I've posted here. I too am hoping that Elizabeth has been put back in her original body and for good. In fact, I've been hoping for this ever since the whole retcon with Kwannon. (For some reason, I was more okay with "Asian Betsy" when it was originally written by Claremont that the Hand had mystically and medicinally changed her appearance while brainwashing her by undoing all her ties to loved ones. "The Key That Breaks The Locke" is one of my all-time favorite issues of Uncanny.)

Anyway, that being said. I see no reason at all why Fraction can't have "British Betsy" keep her fighting skills and adventurousness. She always had the latter (despite the prim, proper facade) and Revanche did hone her the original body to be a weapon, like the assassin body, so much so that she was a match for the assassin body and for the likes of Gambit, Rogue and Jubilee during a Danger Room session.

In fact, it'd be awesome to see the model-beautiful, British Psylocke kicking ass physically while simultaneously using her telepathy for psi-tricks, like messing with enemies' perceptions. Hell, she could even keep the psychic knife and a more realistically powered form of telekinesis (please though, get rid of the pychic katana. Hate it!)

As for the argument that British Psylocke wasn't glamorous... I beg to differ. I think a lot of the women were drawn pretty goofy in the late 80s. That wasn't any great period for any of the X-ladies. However, Silvestri and Davis always drew her beautifully. Even Jim Lee (who artistically created "Asian Psylocke") drew her as a beautiful, British woman in his very first issue of Uncanny (the one where Longshot leaves the team, Wolverine goes on hiatus, the Orphan Maker and Nanny attack the X-Men in the Outback and Storm "dies."

Though, I do hope that if we get my wish and Psylocke is permanently restored to her original body that she will get a great new uniform that reflects her persona as an elegant, yet deadly warrior.

Rogue said...

rahchis, I couldn't agree more. Betts was always a force to be reckoned with. I hope they go back to her being a smart, inventive woman with a strategist mind. She does have a military background.