Saturday, November 28, 2009

Psylocke #2 & Uncanny X-Men #518 Previews

Cover by: David Finch
Writer: Christopher Yost
Pencils: Harvey Tolibao
Inks: Paul Neary
Colored by: Brian Reber
Lettered by: VC's Joe Sabino

The Story: Ninjas. Thugs. Armed bodyguards. Psylocke will cut through them all to exact her revenge upon Matsu’o—the man responsible for making her the ninja warrior that she is. Without provocation, he’s done the unthinkable. And Psylocke will ensure that he does not go unpunished.

In Stores: December 3, 2009

Cover by: Terry Dodson
Writer: Matt Fraction
Pencils: Terry Dodson
Inks: Rachel Dodson
Colored by: Justin Ponsor
Lettered by: VC's Joe Caramagna

The Story: Cyclops takes a voyage into the head of Emma Frost in hopes of containing the horrifying piece of the villainous Void that has been stuck there since Utopia. Can they possibly defeat the awfulness that has haunted the most powerful being in the Marvel U? Tensions are rising on Utopia as the X-Men deal with the new members of their team and the fact that the island is… well… sinking. And Wolverine and a classic pal take one of the craziest journies you’ve ever seen.

In Stores: December 3, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #517 Spoilers

Spoilers: Cyclops shoots Scalphunter's plane down. A Predator X dies, while the others try to approach the island. Namor decides to fight one of the Predators by himself under the sea. Atlanteans Warriors arrive to help him and thus destroying it. Magneto wears out while trying to attack a Predator through its metal skin and faints. Iceman, Colossus and Boom Boom come to help and work together, finishing the monster. Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine and Northstar also manage to stun another one. When the last Predator invades the X-Men's base, Rogue absorbs the power of seven students at the same time. Rogue then uses all their powers in a killer sequence, finishing the monster by herself. Suddenly, the Phoenix Force abandons the Cuckoos, leaving them unconscious. Scott decides to stage a psychic rescue in Emma's mind, and Scalphunter is taken to X-Brig by Danger.

Notes: No Psylocke this issue!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Uncanny X-Men #517 Preview

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

The Story: Magneto’s return has stunned the X-Men, but that’s not the only surprise they’re in for as a herd of Predator X’s come hungry for mutant tar tar. The hits just keep on coming, but can the X-Men, still nursing their wounds from Utopia, deal with all this?

In Stores: November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

X-Solicits for February 2010

Psylocke #4
Written by: Chris Yost
Penciled by: Harvey Tolibao
Cover by: David Finch
This is it. Psylocke has cut her way through ninjas, bodyguards and super-powered assassins on her mission to exact revenge upon Matsu’o Tsurayaba. With her target in sight, there’s only one more opponent standing between her and what she wants. And it may just be the fight of her life. Don’t miss the epic conclusion of “Kill Matsu'o”, where Psylocke takes up her sword against the one man who might just give her a run for her money: Wolverine.

Uncanny X-Men #521
Written by: Matt Fraction
Pencils & Cover by: Greg Land
Special Variant by: TBA
“Nation X” What on Earth is Magneto doing on top of Mt. Tamalpais, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco? He’s not telling and the X-Men Psychics can’t get it out of his brain. But he’s been up there for days plotting something that will rock the X-Verse to its core. All this while Wolverine, Psylocke, Colossus and Fantomex take on the foes that have been plaguing the X-Men since the start of “Nation X”. Part 7 (of 8).

X-Men: Legacy #233
Written by: Mike Carey
Penciled by: Clay Mann
Cover by: Adi Granov
Special Variant by: TBA
"Necrosha" Tie-In. The most powerful villain the X-Men has ever faced is back. Proteus has returned and he is more powerful than ever! Now the X-Men must stop him where he died: Muir Island. Failure is not an option as this madman makes his move to block the X-Men from stopping Selene and her plans in Necrosha.

X-Force #24
Written by: Chris Yost & Craig Kyle
Pencils & Cover by: Clayton Crain
Variant Cover by: Clayton Crain
Necrosha Part Five (of Six). Death comes to X-Force! The final battle begins as X-Force storms Necrosha to find and kill the Black Queen...but there are 16 million of her slaves between them and her. As the team's least likely member goes on a suicide mission to save Warpath, Selene achieves her heart's desire… and someone doesn't walk away from this fight.

X-Force #21 Spoilers

Spoilers: Vanisher returns to the X-Men, just in time to be caught in the assault of Selene's zombies. Several once-dead mutants show up in Utopia and attack the X-Men and the students. Angel and Warpath deal with Pyro and others while Hrimhari gets Wolfsbane inside the base. In Genosha, Eli Bard senses Cypher isn't under his control anymore, much to Selene's dismay. The Black Queen then orders the Hellions to retrieve Cypher. Banshee arrives at the scene and attacks Cyclops and the others. Sean breaks off after a brief moment of lucidity and Scott orders the Cuckoos to find Selene. Warpath gets knocked into Blindfold’s room and she tells him she has a message for Cyclops. Risque shows up and is forced to attack him. Archangel finds out that the Techno-Organic mutants can repair themselves, and Danger saves Empath and Shaw from Leland and Shinobi. Back on Genosha, Bard starts to raise all the dead mutants. His activity is detected by Bastion and the Cuckoos. The resurrections are soon in the millions.

Notes: Sorry for the delay. I was really lazy this week. Psylocke only shows up on the panel we've seen in the preview.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Psylocke #1 Sells Out & Returns With New Printing Marvel is pleased to announce that Psylocke#1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at the retail level) and will return with Psylocke #1 Second Printing Variant! The superstar team of writer Christopher Yost (X-Force) and artist Harvey Tolibao present Psylocke on the path to vengeance! After the defeat of Madelyne Pryor and her minions, Psylocke heads to Japan to return her body to its final resting place-- twice as many bodies ain't always twice as good! But the evil assassin Matsu'o and the Hand ninja clan have other plans for her! Psylocke #1 Second Printing Variant features the interior art of Tolibao on a new wraparound cover!

"Yost has written an entertaining and fast-moving story that kept me interested for all 22 pages, and Harvey Tolibao's art is nicely slick and interesting..." - Jason Sacks,

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Psylocke as the series continues to sell out and generate buzz! Is Psylocke skilled enough to take down Matsu'o? Find out in Psylocke #1 Second Printing Variant!

Psylocke #1 Second Printing Variant (OCT098024)
Written by: Christopher Yost
Penciled by: Harvey Tolibao
Cover by: David Finch
Parental Advisory $3.99
FOC - 12/03/09, On-Sale - 12/23/09

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

X-Position: Nick Lowe

CBR: I've been noticing Psylocke has been popping up in a lot of places lately: "Uncanny X-Men," "X-Men: Legacy," "Wolverine: Weapon X," and her own miniseries. I, for one, am grateful for this. Is there an intentional, combined effort to turn this mistreated character into a major player in the X-world?

Nick Lowe: It's definitely intentional and you have one man to thank for it - Axel Alonso. He loves Psylocke even more than Warren Worthington and CB Cebulski do…and that's saying a lot!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

X-Men: Gals On The Run Spoilers & Art

X-Men: Gals on The Run by Chris Claremont and Milo Manara was released in Italy. Our reader, nicce, was nice enough to provide us with spoilers and scans! Check them out. Just one more thing: In X-Men Vs. Agents of Atlas #2, Psylocke was knocked out by Namora and didn't show up anymore, so I don't feel like posting spoilers for it. LOL. Enjoy:

Spoilers: In Madripoor, Psylocke, Storm, Rogue and Shadowcat face a group of "modern pirates", which has kidnapped Rachel. The rescue operation is more complicated than the girls have thought as Rachel seems to betray her teammates even if Kitty says that Rachel told her telepathically to trust her. When they try to escape, they are hit by a beam which deprives them from their powers. They fall, but miraculously save themselves.

At this point we are informed on how all the story started. Rogue had inherited a villa on a Greek island, Kirinos, and so the X-Girls have left for a holiday, an entire week of relax. While the girls were having fun, dancing and singing, Rachel was kidnapped. An explosion would have killed the others if Psylocke hadn't saved them.

Here we go back to the beginning of the story. Kitty understands what Rachel had told her: the pirates have closed the Xavier Institute into a "Bubble", a stasis field which freezes all that is inside of it, and that's why they tried to kill the girls in Greece as they weren't in the Xavier Institute. Moreover, the pirates kidnapped Emma Frost and Rachel because they needed them to make something work.

The X-girls are then captured by the legendary tribe of the South Seas, which venerates the planets as Gods. The girls are treated as slaves by them. During this period, Kitty realizes the pirates used Emma and Rachel to increase a power beam that cancels mutant powers, used in a secret war between India and China.

Afterwards, the pirates attack the tribe and team up with the X-girls against them. Fortunately, the leader of the tribe is a mutant with the power to inhibit combustion. Her powers lead to a total blackout in Madripoor, which makes the cancel-beam-machine not to work. The girls get their powers back and face the pirates again. The X-Women manage to defeat the enemies and save the world.