Thursday, June 4, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #511 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: Sisterhood” We will let this image speak for itself! Part 4 (of 4).

In Stores: June 10, 2009




27 comments:

Mirage said...

Yes, big X-Men fight scenes to come (it seems)!! This is what I wanted in the last issue, instead of all that awkward and out-of-character New X-Men stuff. Aside from that one panel of Dazz, Emma and Karma, the art is pretty good here.

Some questions:

1) How does Cyclops know what the Sisterhood did to Psylocke? I thought Wolverine said his friend wasn't in there. Did he just mean because she was being mind controlled?

2) How does Cyclops know that Maddie is not Maddie, but the Red Queen; and how does he know she's a ghost?

FSaker said...

Good things from the preview:

- Storm, Dazzler and even Karma getting into the action scenes!

- Betsy getting some lines

- Red Queen's journey looks very interesting (will she face Jean in the White Hot Room?)

- Regan and Martinique being forced to fight together (will they put their differences aside?)

Bad thing from the preview:

- Did the Red Queen's mind control make Psylocke get stupid or what? Is she trying to use her psychic knife to stab Emma IN DIAMOND MODE?? Damn, after getting owned by Emma in the Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon, now it seems she will also be owned by Emma in the comics... unless after getting punched in the face (and she deserves it for being so stupid), Betsy mind-controls Dazzler to shoot some energy beams at Emma. I don't know if Fraction is creative enough to make it happen, though.

Neutral thing from the preview:

- Asian body is back (but didn't the Sisterhood girls take it out of that device before? How did it end up back there?) and in the device used to transfer Betsy's soul from one body into another. It may be good for some people and bad for other, but it seems Betsy will end up in the Asian body again, after all...

Anyway, I just hope Betsy gives the X-Women a hard time before being defeated. I don't mind her being defeated, as long as she delivers a few blows before...

FSaker said...

Oh yes, one more bad thing about the preview:

The first page, mentioning what happened in the previous issue, talks about the Sisterhood's invasion in the X-Men's headquarters, mentioning Red Queen herself, Spiral, Lady Deathstrike, the Mastermind sisters and Chimera...

...BUT WHERE IS THE MENTION OF PSYLOCKE?? Even though she's just Red Queen's mind slave, she IS part of the Sisterhood, even Lady Deathstrike acknowledged this! And does Betsy mean so little to the X-Men that Scott and Logan only think of Jean's damn hair lock, instead of realizing an old friend is BACK?? Poor girl, she deserves better than that...

Anonymous said...

No They left the asian body locked up on the wall

And Notice the sisterhood left back the three weakest girls to fight.

Really Storm could take all of those chicks out alone

The mastermind girls specialize in getting the crap kicked out of them

I can't say how many times The blonde mastermind has been beaten up in older issues

Hell after being impaled on wolverines claws I thought she was dead (messuiah complex comics last issue of the series)

Anyway it doesn't matter what body the leave psylocke in but they better not kill off any of these female villians because this is probably the best villian team hands down

Anonymous said...

The x-men have never cared for psylocke

and thats why she was better on the exiles she gets the respect she deserved

On the x-men she's always played second fiddle to jean and emma

And when she returns she'll no doubt be background like karma and dazzler

Selene said...

FSaker,her psi-knife CAN affect Emma in her adamantine form-considering that it has affected Iceman in his ice form and Colossus in his steel form in the past-.

(Although given the way the psi-knife worked on Wolverine in issue #510,nothing could be certain...)

I keep my fingers crossed for the return of Asian Betsy,but I won't really mind it even if British Betsy is here to stay. :-)

Anonymous said...

Emma frost is immune to all psy probes and attacks in her diamond form

FSaker said...

Good to know, Selene. Unfortunately, the last preview page shows her MISSING Emma's head with the psychic knife, so it seems she will get punched hard...

Now I don't even care anymore in which body she'll stay, as long as she can beat Emma at least in one panel. I love Emma, I really do, but it's unfair for Betsy to go down (and we know she'll go down) without causing some harm first...

Selene said...

Uh-huh,I'd missed that.Thanks for the reminder. :-) Perhaps Betsy is not aware of that?

PoP said...

I think this is cool. First off, I don't mind the art as much anymore. Secondly, I think it's AWESOME to have all of the women x-men going into battle without the men. I've never seen this happen before at least not recently. I love British Betsy versus Emma and would love it even more if Betsy kicked her ass.


I'm only upset with a couple things. Obviously since the Asian body is in the background, they are going to switch her back. I'm not happy with this, I wish Kwannon's Asian body died and was underground somewhere forever.

Also, Betsy shouldn't be fighting with her psychic knife like it's something that will hurt physically. Matt Fraction and Greg Land make the dumbest choices, they need to be fired. I have my bets for how this will all end. British Betsy won't be back and Asian Betsy will be, Jean won't be back, Emma won't be hurt, British Betsy won't use her telepathy AT ALL, and all of this whole entire storyline will be for nothing and Emma will make the Dark X-men and everything will once again revolve around her. THE END

Askanipsion said...

Yes they DID take Asian Betsy's body out of the machine and laid it on the table - I just went back to the issue and confirmed it. They left it laying on the table so don't know why they would put it back in the machine.

I guess the artist forgot or drew those pages before the ones where they took her down....dunno

I love the art in this issue and it is nice that "Psylocke" got some lines.

It is also cool that Maddie is using magic for her powers but stupid that Scott would know her name, Red Queen, when she never said it in front of the X-Men. They would just be calling her "Maddie".

Why does "Psylocke" always miss with her psi-knife? I will really be annoyed if she doesn't get her telepathy back.

While I would like her to stay in British body, I would be happy if she just gets the butterfly telepathy back.

Wonder Man said...

so excited about this

Anonymous said...

I agree, what is she doing with the psi-dagger? Do the writers have any idea of what it does or what her powers are? Its seems to have the impact of a flashlight.

And I am completely over those little bubbles describing everyone and their powers,and the little ironic jokes that sometimes follow. It comes off as the writer being a little too pleased with himself, a little too cute.

However, if Psylocke kicks ass in the end, all will be forgiven as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

man i hope she takes Emma down. diamond blood. and why the hell wouldn't the psi-dagger just break her "reflective mind" anyway?

this is Revanche's super telepathic body, but maybe the changes Jaime made are still in the Asian body? if Marvel had as much respect for Psylocke's current continuity as they do for Emma's than Emma should get her diamond head kicked right off in the next panel.

Anonymous said...

i guess Emma will be the one to put her in her other body?

Anonymous said...

Even though I like her being a telepath and not having tk, I think the tk would be more formidable against someone like Emma. Psylocke in her asian body with immunity to telepathy and tk that could shatter emmas diamond form like a tuning fork shattering a glass.

I guess Im really sick of Emma.

Anonymous said...

i think most of the x-fans are sick of emma. emma is in the place where betsy should have been. and even if you're not a psylocke fan, i think most people are sick of her overexposure. she's a villain she shouldn't hold such a high position. i seriously wish the sisterhood brought back Jean and told Emma to get lost.

rahchis said...

Aside from my disappointment over Marvel continuing to perpetuate the Kwannon retcon (Again, I'd actually be fine with an Asian Psylocke if she was Betsy transformed as Claremont simply intended sans the convoluted web his successors superflously created.), I am kind of disgusted with Uncanny these days. How'd it go from being the exciting, provocative title it was up until the 90s to the pure, lackluster crap I'm seeing now?

FSaker said...

You know, now that I looked better at the picture, although I still think Psylocke was very stupid for trying to hit Emma in diamond form (and even more stupid for missing the attack), it doesn't seem Emma is ready to counter-attack her either, so the fight could still go either way.

I know Betsy will have to be defeated by Emma to be freed from the mind control (and maybe from the body change), it's okay, it sucks that she has to be defeated by Emma but at least she's not being defeated by Jean (I like Emma better than Jean). Still, I hope she can deliver some blows against our lovely plastic-surgery fake-blonde bombshell before going down...

As for the bodies, I'm cool with either the British one or the Asian one. I prefer the British one but it probably won't be the one she'll end up in, so I'm already conformed with it...

Anonymous said...

Honest opinion: this is not the true Psylocke. This one is too fool to be the true one. I still believe the real one is in Asian body and cannot be modified by magic, psych powers, etc. And this is what make the real Psylocke unique at the moment.

centurion said...

It will be interesting to see how this fight ends... I am glad that Betsy is back to Uncanny, though.

Giles said...

I'm not considering this brainwashed b*#%o to be the real Betsy! And what's up with the X-Men? Betsy is back in her original body, but they are more concerned about Jean's lock of hair?!?!?! COME ON! I can't WAIT until Betsy frees herself from the brainwash and start giving some hurt back to her "Sisters" - and Fraction. ;)

Anonymous said...

This fight should not be about Emma and Betsy, they should save that for another time. I hope that Betsy saves the day and defeats Red queen directly.

But unfortunatley it looks like Jean/Phoenix little dream visit to Emma will have something to do with Betsys return to her Asian body, and Emma will probably defeat the Red Queen.

If so, this is the main reason why I did not want Betsy to be the British telepath. If this issue goes the way I think, as a telepath she will be upstaged by Emma and a lock of Jeans hair.

Anonymous said...

And the Cuckoos and maybe even Karma, I hope the writer redeems Betsy in the end.

I think she will definately be swapped back to her asian body and spiral will make off witht he british one, which will make this body swap thing never end. If the writers have any stones they would cremate the body that she doesnt end up in and end all this for good.

Psychilde said...

Emma looks like she's made of glass rather than diamond!

Giles said...

Emma looks like she's made of glass rather than diamond!

That would explain a lot... ;)

Anonymous said...

i think that after emma and her group beat psylocke and them, emma will try to do the same trick to bring psylock into her asian body
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