Friday, December 17, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #3 Art


16 comments:

jarim77 said...

You guys think she'll cut the boy's head off?

Rahsaan said...

We can only hope.

FSaker said...

Great art! Opena has been doing an amazing job in this book! I hope the art quality doesn't drop the next arc, when Ribic is supposed to be the artist instead of Opena (although Ribic's covers for Uncanny X-Force have been great as well).

Betsy looks determined to kill Apocalypse in the last scan. Question is, will she have the courage to do so when they are face to face? Sure, he's very dangerous, but he's still a kid; compassionate people might consider he could just be adopted and reeducated by the X-Men so that he would not become the threat he's supposed to be. I mean, Hope Summers was also supposed to be a huge threat according to Bishop, but so far she turned out fine.

Rahsaan said...
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Rahsaan said...

Hope Summers has only been back a few months, Fsaker. She still has plenty of time to become the harbinger of death.

jarim77 said...

About the kid Apocalypse...

It did seem like he's just a kid. He said he didn't want to kill anyone. It seem like the old geezer is the one who's calling the shots.

Sad Puppets! said...

betsy. rocks. hardcore. in that last panel.

best moment for bets in a team book since i can remember.

Adam said...

Actually it seems like Apocalypse is pretty similar to Betts and the rest of the X-Forcers: a group of people took him hostage and coerced him into becoming a killer. I wonder how that will influence Betsy's decision. The exact same thing happened with her and the Hand.

Sad Puppets! said...

a part of me really wants Bets to toast him, another part really wants her to have pity and steal him from Ozymandias, maybe bring him to Utopia, as sort of a counter-Hope. that seems like it might have much longer-lasting repercussions. more interesting ones too. except they'd have to lug a kid around, if they didn't drop him off at Utopia Daycare.

I mean, Bets IS the moral compass of the team, if there is one. And the preview of #4 said that lovers would be positioned against each other. why would warren be opposed to her killing the kid? it seems like only she wanting to defend him (or getting mind-controlled) would lead to that conflict.

who knows! exciting, very exciting.

climbs4kicks said...

Am I the only one that thinks somehow she is being mind controlled since stabbing the guy in the head now instead of him to be a horseman?

Rahsaan said...

Great scenes. But why must she always use her psychic knife? She's been doing this for the last two decades. Let's switch it up. Jerome says she's burgeoning on omega level. Can't she cut through people's minds from a distance? And wouldn't that be wise sometimes? Granted, I realize it's her coup de grâce, if you will... but to this day, one of my favorite Bets' moments:

Shadow King: NO! It's not supposed to end this way--
Psylocke: No, usually it would end with a blast of the "focused totality of my telepathic power" but that trick got real old real fast Luv. This solution is much more elegant. Like moi.


See... More trickery an innovation, such as that is what Elizabeth Braddock's about. One of the few times, she did anything crafty post-Jim Lee eye candy phase. Cunning used to be British Psylocke's coup de maître.

Ben said...

Rahsaan, have you read the issue? She did totally innovative things with her powers on Fantomex at the beginning. Things that she hasn't done before... I don't see how using the psy-knife ONCE is that much of a problem.

Askanipsion said...

Fantastic issue - love Betts in this series - best X-book in years - going to actually write Marvel and tell them how great this series is

Rahsaan said...

Ben, I haven't read the issue yet. Thanks for telling me she did some cool stuff! Will be sure to read it this weekend and return to let you know how I liked it.

Rahsaan said...

Ben, I stand corrected. I enjoyed the issue so much that I wrote to Rick Remender to commend him and his characterization of everyone. Especially, Elizabeth.

And Rick being awesome actually wrote me back affirming that he's been a fan of Psylocke since way back when, knows her history and has some big plans up his sleeve that will reconcile the character's past with her present and which he thinks will pleasantly delight all her true fans.

Rahsaan said...

Here's what I wrote to him:

Hi, Rick.

Rahsaan here. I wanted to tell you how much your X-Force is rocking, and I love the stuff you're doing with Psylocke (a favorite of mine). I saw your interview where you talked about exploring all the pre-Siege Perilous stuff that so many writers have ignored and acknowledging her roots. I know I can pretty much forget any hope of her returning to her old body (so many of us true fans of the character would love that as the last 17 years or so, she's been written like a bad recast by so many other scripters), but love that you're giving her back her craftiness and personality. I do have a question though:

In addition to the stuff she did with Fantomex last issue, will we be seeing the return of some her old abilities, like precognitive flashes and psycho-blasting? The pychic knife is cool at time, but her psycho-blasting was strong in the past too. Strong enough to physically penetrate Juggernaut's helmut, take down Sabretooth during Inferno, detroy the Cerebro helmet during Mutant Massacre and knock Rogue out pre-Inferno (and the Carol Danvers psyche regained consciousness afterward. Recall due to Ms. Marvel's alien physiology, Rogue use to be highly immune to telepathy).

Anyway, you and Jerome are rocking the house. Thanks for giving me a Marvel book I can enjoy again!!

Rick's reply:
I'm a fan of the character going way back and have plans on exploring how her past connects to her present. Stick around and keep reading I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Thanks for the support,
Rick


Awesome guy and writer. It's always cool when fans are acknowledged so graciously and with gratitude.