Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Silvestri's cover updated - Colored/Complete


Here's Silvestri's cover finalized and colored. Psylocke's hair is jet black not a hint or hue of purple so I'm guessing she really is back to Asian. Now since we have that confirmed, let's hope she's at least a telepath by then!

12 comments:

Rogue said...

ah man...
So much for nothing, this is complete crap. I hope at least she goes back to telepathy...(stupid buttfloss)...

FSaker said...

I guess either Marc Silvestri or the colorist got mistaken with Psylocke's hair color. And with Emma's legs too, since it's been a long time since she stopped fighting wearing only her underwear...

But the black bathing suit with the magenta sash around it looks... I won't say "good" since it's still her cheap buttfloss ninja bathing suit, but at least the change of colors in it looks a little better. It still misses a "X" symbol in it, though.

Anonymous said...

i like the color scheme at least. purple hair on the ninja didnt match the blue and red of her outfit, so if she has black hair with a black outfit and a pink slash it is very pretty in comparison.

Anonymous said...

I definitely see some purple in the hair... I doubt they're going to change that. Hopefully she'll have telepathy (psychic knife and butterfly effect!!!) and get an X symbol on that costume. They should just tack one on like they did with Northstar.

Anonymous said...

I hope she is telepath and telekinetic as well!

luckystar said...

Well, at least she's on the cover. lol I'm still hoping this is Silvestri unaware of British Betsy's return. With Storm stuck in Black Panther and as a wallpaper in UXM, Jean dead and Rogue in Legacy, Psylocke becomes the second X-Woman, after Emma. I guess we'll be seeing her a lot <3

Francis said...

let's hope so luckystar... a couple of years ago she was never on the covers unless she was the real protagonist...but at least she gave us some satisfactions especially in house of m xD

Giles said...

FSaker, I agree; somehow the suit looks...um...better(?) with a purple sash rather than a red one. At least Betsy's tongkini isn't as bad as Emmas strippkini! ;-p

Honestly guys, at this point I don't really care if Betsy is Asian or European, if she have TK or TP (or both!); Im just so damn glad that she's back with her "family" (the real one, not the weird one in New Exiles), and that she's in the 616 Universe!

She wasn't there for ES, she wasn't there for MC, but at least she will be there for this summer crossover! So I'm going from this point forward just stopp worrying and just enjoy that my fav character is back in UXM and that she has for the first time in forever been so talked about on the Net!

Rogue said...

I still don't think this is Betsy in the Japanese body...

The way the Sisterhood was "gravitating" around her body...I'm still thinking this is Maddie's backup plan, in case she can't go to Jean's body. At least I hope so...

FSaker said...

Well, if Betsy isn't back to her original body, this cover has only two explanations:

1) The Red Queen has joined the X-Men in Kwannon's body (but why would she do that? And in that case, what happened to the real Psylocke??)

or

2) Even in her British body, Betsy still keeps the bad habit of dressing herself with the buttfloss ninja bathing suit... Technically, it could be British Betsy in the cover (Silvestri isn't the best artist in Marvel to put distinctive facial features in the characters he draws, anyway); then again, there's also the UXM #512 cover which shows a woman with purple hair and Asian features in her face...

I don't mind the body she'll be in; I just want her to play a nice part again in the X-universe. And that she gets a new uniform and burns the bathing suit forever.

Warnie said...
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Warnie said...

First off, damn nice blog. Kudos on the design and updates.

Secondly, I'm with FSaker. I really don't care if Bets goes back to British or stays Asian, but she's in dire need of some, well, consistency and a costume change. I was pleasantly surprised at how well her outfit worked for her in New Exiles, it would be nice if they carried it over but I'm not holding my breath. I wouldn't even mind seeing her in an outfit similar to the one she's wearing in the 2008 Women of Marvel card set. The fact that she's still wearing an outfit she was wearing when I was 15 is disturbing.

As for consistency, others pointed it out in the 510 variant thread, the problem with Asian Bets is that they never kept her the same. They always kept 'experimenting' with her. New power here. Loss of power there.

If she stays Asian, great. If she goes back to British, great. Either way, I hope they finally have a clear direction for her instead of making her the creative teams' experimental girl.

But who am I kidding? I've had an obsession with this character for going on 20 years now. I'll follow her either way. ;)