Saturday, June 6, 2009

And The Winner is...

Asian Psylocke with 53% of the votes!

Thank you guys for voting! I mean, really, we had 293 votes! I hope no one cleared cookies to cheat on the poll. LOL It was really close, and British Psylocke almost won! Well, this Wednesday we'll finaly get our answers and find out in which body Psylocke will stay. To celebrate Asian Psylocke's win, I've chosen this picture by Marc Silvestri from that X-Men/Cyberforce crossover. I really love this drawing. Betsy looks great. Maybe that's how we'll see her in the upcoming Utopia one-shot, who knows? :D

17 comments:

Selene said...

*sigh*I miss Marc Silvestri's Psylocke(both the Asian and the British forms)!Thanks for sharing it with us,luckystar. :-)

Anyway,Asian Psylocke is the winner!*does a happy dance*I adore both forms,but I am sliding towards Asian,because it was the form that was introduced to me. :-)

Askanipsion said...

She doesn't even look Asian in the Silvestri picture - she looks awesome though!

I just wish her sash was a purple instead of red.

rahchis said...

I've always thought this was a great drawing. Askani's right though. This is pretty much British Betts in the ninja suit.

Askanipsion said...

This is how I want Betts to look! I can deal with the Hand outfit if her hair/face look this good!

Silvestri has always drawn the best Psylocke...she looks sexy without being sleazy and her ass isn't in front of her face like how most of artists draw Betsy when she became Asian.

I like psi-swords too....that along with the butterfly has become her 2 psi-signatures.

Keep the swords AND regain the butterfly.

I would love to see Silvestri again become the main artist on Uncanny and drop Land.

Selene said...

I hate the katanas,whether they are physical or psychic.All in all,I hate Psylocke's powers ever since she became a telekinetic.

rahchis said...

I'm with you, Selene. I hate the katanas too. Though they do look awesome in this depiction, they're overall concept is kind of... well, WHACK! It'd be cooler if she just sliced things and people in half by thinking about it without the creation of lightsaber-like creations. The concept's kind of hackneyed.

rahchis said...

They should have just kept her caucasian and had Silvetsri draw her this way (her hair dyed darker than the lavender) to represent her training with the Hand. This photo rivals the Jim Lee depictions.

The really cool thing about the Claremont/Lee Psylocke was that she was caucasian modified with some mongolian likenesses to look slightly Eurasian. I think that was the goal before all the unnecessary Kwannon-retconning unpleasantness brought to us by Lobdell, Nicieza or who in the sam hill ever thought that was a cool re-write.

Anonymous said...

48% aganist 53%?? This sums 101% instead of 100%...

Am I the only one who noticed that??

Giles said...

Anonymous: That just show us what an incredible popular girl Betsy is. ;)

Selene: I agree, I always wanted to se Betsy with a pair of sais, but that has always been Elektras type of weaponry; how about chinese types of swords instead?

Someone said...

I bet it was Claremont itself that cleared his cookies and posted for the Asian many, many times ;)

SameSomeone said...

I meant "Claremont, himself"
oh well ...

FSaker said...

Ooh, she looks pretty! Although I don't remember Asian Betsy having blue eyes...

But... isn't the floss inside her butt hurting? It doesn't look like a comfortable suit for a woman (or for any person).

I hope she gets a nice new uniform when she returns to the X-Men, regardless of which body she'll have.

centurion said...

Yes. Marc Silvestri's depiction of Psylocke is one of the best. I think he did some work on Uncanny X-Men 245-246, which was cited recently in the CBRs discussion of Psylocke at the following link:

http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=214752&page=281

I can't wait for Uncanny X-Men 511!I pray that Psylocke is given more page time regardless of what body she ends up in. I'm glad that at least writers like Fraction have a passion for Betsy like many of us ;)

Cheers,
centurion

Anonymous said...

i doubt all the votes were valid lol

Anonymous said...

that picture of her in this post is really pretty but it's just a prime example of how most artists never drew Betsy asian in the first place. most people gave her a white face. and blue eyes even though Kwannon definitely wouldn't have had blue eyes. that picture looks like british Betsy trying to dress up like Kwannon. i really hope that this is actually the way things end. i don't want her switching back her body to the asian one, and i hope the future covers with her and the ninja outfits are just British Betsy playing dress up. i don't want an asian betsy anymore.

rahchis said...

I know that British Betsy lost in the poll here. However, I think that Alan Davis hit the nail excatly on the head and captured what so many British Betsy fans feel in his forum. URL pasted below:

http://www.alandavis-forum.com

rahchis said...

Sorry. Didn't paste the whole URL. Here it is:
http://www.alandavis-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=222