Saturday, June 13, 2009

Exodus & Confession Revealed



IGN has revealed the covers to "Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus" and "Dark X-Men: The Confession", which act as the finale and epilogue for the Utopia crossover, beginning this month. Steven McNiven provides the Exodus cover, which features our own Psylocke! As for The Confession, it's penciled by Yannick Paquette.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

i don't like her black hair and lipstick. she's like gothlocke now.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the Gothlocke look is just for the cover.

She IS supposed to get a new look.

Dunno how I feel about the psi-knife, it seems like a downgrade from the actual manifestation of a blade.

Anonymous said...

PSI-KNIFE! Yes! Love that Betsy is featured on the cover!

Francis said...

well betsy performed the psi-knife even with only teke so it's early to say if she's a telepath again...WOW!!!that's like everyone against the x-men!!!...they're tough but they cannot handle everyone...unless it's a brawl and the dark teams are opposing each other... otherwise i wouldn't be surprised if they receive some help from the likes of the Alcolytes...and MAGNETO HIMSELF! that would be magnificent!

Selene said...

Let's hope Fraction has indeed restored her telepathy to her. :-)

Also,it seems the curtains are about to close for Emma...*does a happy dance*

PsySpears said...

Do ya'll think emma will really dissapear for a while? I cant imagine marvel wanting to get rid of her.
Then again it could explain (If Betsy has her telepathy back aswell as her teke) why they wanted psylocke back on the team.

I kinda like the look on the cover,she matches the dark feeling around this whole story.Hope she gets loads of covers from now on :D

FSaker said...

What happened to Psylocke's "different" uniform promised by Dodson?? This is the same buttfloss ninja bathing suit she always had! Changing its color doesn't make it a "different" uniform...

As for the other cover, it would be nice if Emma and Scott ended up killing each other. But if the X-Men split into two teams, I hope Betsy stays in Emma's team; Scott is getting really boring recently...

Anonymous said...

She'll haver her different uniform in the actual book, but they probably hadn't came up with it, since covers are penciles way before the stories are.

Selene said...

To me,Emma must not be an X-Woman again.It's time to end this farce.

Out of curiosity,did you chums notice that Betsy is holding a katana in her left hand?

Anonymous said...

i think she looks very boring. if british betsy stayed around she'd probably look ridiculous like pixie does because it doesn't mesh with the seriousness, but i think psylocke is in desperate need of a complete makeover from hair to costume.

Francis said...

i did selene...

centurion said...

I never thought Emma was an appropriate choice as an X-woman. It is hard for me to accept her as a member of the team when she has been a villain for so many years.

centurion said...

Selene, you are right, Emma as a member of the X-Men is a farce.

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Psylocke has a psyknife and a real katana not a TK katana! And yes she's still wearing her hand outfit on this cover, but Dodson's design for Psylocke probably was created much more recently, since covers are drawn months before the interiors are even plotted out.

I'm loving Psylocke drawn by McNiven! Who is drawing this Exodus issue do we know? Silvestri?

Anonymous said...

Emma's been a good guy for ages now, doesnt anyone remember Generation X?

Betsy will most likely side with Nightcrawler or Beast but if its between Scott and Emma blatantly she is going to side with Scott, after all she did snog him etc!

Katana + Psy-Knife + Hand outfit = AWESOMNESS

Anonymous said...

i wouldn't have guessed you all would like a real katana. i think there's something... i don't know... tacky (for lack of a better word) about using a real weapon. they're mutants and she's a telekinetic. i feel a real sword just seems out of place and uncessisary. especially since ninja psylocke was branded as 'such an AMAZING physical warrior' like many of you have constantly said.

Mirage said...

I agree with this last comment... the real sword does seem out of place and too stereotypical. I would much prefer her with just the psi-knives. Here's hoping the real katana was just for show on the cover and won't actually be employed in the books.

Anonymous said...

Psylocke vs. Emma, Please!

FSaker said...

Betsy with a real katana... which dark avenger or dark x-man will have his arm chopped off? Watch out, Bullseye...

PsySpears said...

I Like the hand outfit,its iconic.
I Like the buttfloss,i like the bands i like the colour i like the gloves and i like the boots.I want her to keep the hand outfit.
EVERY other single outfit she has had over the years has been forgetable,boring,ugly and/or cheap looking.I dont get the whole hate for the hand outfit.the only other outfit that ive liked a lil bit on betts beside the hand one has been the standard blue and gold uniform.the x-treme was ok but a little too glamour girl/hooker.

The katana on the other hand....its cool on covers and its cool with statues,but unless the writers let her actually use it its pointless in the story (A bit like wolvies claws in all the x-men cartoons)

Anonymous said...

the hand gets a lot of hate because...

almost every artist uses it just to show her from behind and makes her that slutty asian stereotype for fanboys to wank to.

its colors clash with her hair color.

it made people confuse her for an electra wannabe.

she has worn it for two decades while so many other characters got new costumes constantly. *even when she switched a few times she went back right after.

a costume shouldn't define a character, especially one with purple hair who is easily identified.

if british betsy is really inside of kwannon's body she would be classier. she was sexual without being nasty, trashy, sleezy, classless like asian psylocke.

her lady mandarin armor is 100% fiercer and cool looking ;)

Anonymous said...

I'd love for a return of the
X-treme costume, it was just...perfection.

PsySpears said...

The X-treme was like somthing you would see a red-light girl wearing in the amsterdam windows with those suspenders lol.I liked the black tho,but im guessing not alot of people want her in black.

Fanboys are gonna wank over anything,im sure there is even guys out there who have sticky pages of Marrow and Callisto.Psylocke can wear the hand suit,theres nothing wrong with showing a bit of flesh.I mean is it so bad being seen as sexy,before Emma arrived Psylocke was always the sex symbol of the X-Men.Its not a bad thing,everyone can get whatever they want from her,be that her powers or her personality or her fighting skills or her beauty/sexiness.

If some narrowminded people only wanna see a pair of tits and an ass let them,but real fans should be able to look past the clothes,And if they cant does it really matter too psylockes fanbase or charater development.

Its like the arguments about Lara Croft not being a acceptable charater because of her boob size and shorts.

Anonymous said...

Id really love like at least 10 strong non fan art panels to back up this thong crap spewed all the time, its a leotard not a thong.

Mostly all the other x-men may change costume but its basically a rehash of the same design with similar themes I wont list them but they ALL have themes or they have something different but end up switching back to a classic redesign.

She's a ninja, ninjas use katana, most of x-force have a bladed weaponry and many x-characters use guns so no I really dont see the problem with it. If i was going up against Sabretooth or Vargas id want one too. Its either colouring error or shes lost the TK...

pretty young thing said...

they could have had years worth of opportunities to switch up the hand outfit though and make slight alterations. yes, storm for example always had a cape and usually the same design, but she's worn it in white, purple, black, silver... psylocke's hand outfit has always been blue with a red (sometimes pinkish) belt. it's really boring now. it's almost 2010. the first decade in the new millennium is already over. ninjas are not as cool as they were in the 90s. i'm sure new readers probably don't think ninjas are cool. i'm sure new readers would prefer a sexy contemporary british telepath. so that is a dumb excuse to say "new readers will recognize her better". uncanny is at a low point for selling. marvel shouldn't cater to new readers.

i am SO SICK of people claiming that psylocke doesn't deserve her REAL body and powers because there are too many teleapths. specifically Emma. it is unacceptable that you people (so called fans) think it is perfectly fine to say "yeah well let's switch her powers to accommodate Emma's!" psylocke is a british telepath. who cares if jean grey is stronger, or emma is sexy? Psylocke is still supposed to be a british telepath! i hate how she's the only goddamn character ever who has to have a permanent body and power swap just because writers are stumped how to use her. hmmm maybe instead of making a villain like Emma have the number one spot, or giving Jean godlike powers they could work on character development?!? it is just so annoying to me that even long standing Psylocke fans are talking about how it's good she randomly has telekinesis now or that she's asian or that she is a strong warrior and in a stronger body. sorry but you're being fed bullshit because a few writers never let her reach any potential because they aren't smart enough to come up with clever ways to use her. they'd never do it to longstanding x-men so i don't know why you all accept that they did it to her. Cyclops, Storm, Jean, Nightcrawler would never wake up one day in a different body or with different powers just because there were other characters in the books who might have the same ones.

Francis said...

the way you talk,it makes me believe you don't really like Psylocke at all but her British body...i do realize she's the x-men girly doll and you don't like her to be handled and manipulated as each other fan does...but your point of view cannot be shared by other marvel readers...i'm generally a new generation marvel fan (7 years) and i started to know Betsy as a provocative telekinetic ninja...and you know what i fell on her feet like that...i understant your disappointed but you can't blame for liking her even through her changes,i like her,i like teke as well as tp and i love her asian body...but i don't feel guilty for this

rahchis said...

Right on, pretty young thing! Couldn't have said it better myself.

FSaker said...

In Betsy's defense, Professor X also lives in a swapped body. Although his is cloned from his old one, but technically he also changed bodies.

I don't mind her body swap (although I did prefer her British one), the only thing that always bothered me about it is that she never CHOSE to be in a different body. But since in the Sisterhood arc she finally had the opportunity to choose a body and she still decided to remain with the Asian one, now I'm fine with it.

pretty young thing said...

Jean and Professor X do not count in the body swap department. if your body swap was a clone that looks exaclty like you that is a completely different thing from changing your entire race, powers, and demeanor. i'm sure some fans and Fraction probably will use the excuse that she chose to be asian by killing her british side this last issue. i don't think a writer like Fraction should create anything that remains canon.

i do accept the asian swap as much as i don't like it. some of the early days she had beautiful stories. i'm just very angry because even the fans of psylocke are fickle of her character changes. it's like they don't care that she's the only long standing member that gets thrown in every direction constantly. i feel like at the very least she should keep the same powers she was born with. it's not fair she has to be the one to change. if there are "too many telepaths" on the team then move or kill off the ones that hardly anyone cares about like the Cuckoos or Karma. don't change Psylocke to accommodate Emma Frost and her lackeys.

Francis said...

i see...you've got your point...well at least it looks like she's got her classic telepathy back...let's hope that,i wish i can read her with that power,i never really had the chance...if so she's become extraordinarily awesome!!! a foe not to mess with even more than she already was

Giles said...

"But since in the Sisterhood arc she finally had the opportunity to choose a body and she still decided to remain with the Asian one, now I'm fine with it."

I don't think it was much of a choice FSaker, I mean, she had two choices: either go back to her beautiful Asian body or stay put in the British body, looking like Two-Face for the rest of her life! :)

Francis said...

right xD but there's always elixir who can fix her up!

FSaker said...

Exactly, Francis! And Betsy knows Elixir (he was already living with the X-Men before she ended up with the Exiles), so she could have Josh fixing her face.

And anyway, the Asian body has some features from her original body, courtesy of Spiral mixing her DNA with Kwannon's (and the inability of most writers to draw her as an Asian woman; Land himself is an example).

PsySpears said...

One of the reasons i like Psylocke so much is BECAUSE shes been thrown around and manipulated so much,but still continues to aknowledge it and deal with it.

I think her being manipulated so much adds to her charater.Shes possibley the x-man with the most hardship throughout her life.from nearly being raped by Brians doppleganger all the way up to the sisterhood,shes been preyed on(sabretooth,shadow king,spiral,mojo,Matsu'o bodyswap etc etc etc etc )but she always overcomes it and proves shes stronger.i dont see it as a accomadating a story i see it as charater building.
Sure shes the only x-man thats been swapped around,but that makes her story unique and special,if she was treated like the rest of the team that would take away from so much of her charater and story.

Anonymous said...

no i disagree completely. there are so many things they could have done with the character besides conveniently changing her to fit into the team structure. i definitely don't like how she's the ragdoll of the group who gets shit on every time either. they do things to psylocke they'd never do to anyone else and then they don't even show how it affects her emotionally or anything :(

SoulTapestry said...

I agree with @PsySpears aka "PsyCutie"

She's kind of like the female equivalent of Logan. She's been basically screwed every which way possible, but she always comes out on top.

Also, I'd say Betsy was quite clear about how she FELT and was DEALING WITH THINGS EMOTIONALLY as she was kicking the grits out of her "other self".

I still don't get the tentacles, roses, and molecules... I wish she'd have been like "WTF?"

P.S. Did I mention @PsySpears is bloody cute? Haha.

PsySpears said...

LOL Your makin me blush ;)

Id love if she was like WTF about the random stuff too,when i saw the tentecales o was like "Ummmmm?shokushu goukan?? Ick" I know shes asian but thats taking it a bit far haha

Soultapestry said...

@PsySpears I guess that's how the chose to show her mind was "perverted" by the Red Queen. Ha!

BTW - I also agree with your support of Emma. She's done some good and I really found her reasons (i.e. penance for the original Hellions) to be valid and believable.

I know everything going on with the Cabal paints her as being a villain again, but "keep your enemies closer", right? At least this way she has a finger on the pulse.