"The reasoning behind the decision to recruit Psylocke to the team is rather apparent, as her presence gives the new X-Force some much needed psionic firepower. "Obviously, Betsy's strengths for the team are that she's an omega level telepath and a stealthy ninja bad ass," Remender said. "Like her teammates, she's another character who's been tampered with; another good person who's had bad infused into her psyche. She's a person who has been shattered and then rebuilt. Every one of these characters has had the same thing happen to them. They've all been tampered with. They've all had somebody else come in and reprogram some part of their brain to be wild and maybe even villainous, and that's a common thread throughout the series."
"Psylocke is also dealing with her death and recent resurrection at the hands of the Sisterhood of Evil Mutants. It's made her very reflective about her past, which is something Remender certainly plans to explore. "I think there's a lot to rediscover and be reconnected with in terms of her past. I believe both her brother and her father had some small connection with Fantomex," the writer revealed "There's a duality and conflict inside of Betsy, and I'm really fascinated by that. I've been reading the character since ,85 and up through the changeover into what she is now. Her mind is hard to define at this point, if you follow every point of continuity. It was transferred and tampered with, and then she went through the Siege Perilous. It's easier for me to get my head around if you just think, after all these things, her mind is broken and she's trying to put it back together. She's trying to rediscover the center of who she is and see past all of this smoke that other people have filled her mind with."
Long time X-Men fans know that Psylocke and Archangel were once romantically linked, an aspect of their relationship which will play an important role in "Uncanny X-Force." "That's one of the reasons they're both on the team. There's an element of that. Something in their past relationship is a big reason why they're on this team together," Remender told CBR. "I reread a lot of the issues that featured their relationship, just to see why it worked and why it just wasn't a convenient thing. I don't want to give anything away, but I think what I've done with these characters is sort of the natural conclusion and a natural thing for them to come to."
Notes: Psylocke is mentioned as being an "Omega Level Telepath" by Remender! Uncanny X-Force is on sale Oct 2010.
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After having dinner with Tony Stark, Emma Frost visits her prisoner Sebastian Shaw in the brig. Danger assures her that Sebastian will remain their secret. Maddison Jeffries tells Emma that Colossus needs her help. Piotr wants Emma to psychically connect Kitty and Colossus' minds, which she does, much to her dismay. She then has sushi with Namor, who tries to convince her that Cyclops is nothing more than a boy playing at being a soldier.
In Japan, Wolverine tells Scott he's worried about how Summers lives his life once the war is over. Logan wonders if Cyclops knows how to stop.
Pencils by: Jerome Opeña
Cover by: Esad Ribic
"The Apocalypse Solution," Part 2 The X-Force are in deep trouble. Stranded in the Blue Area of the moon at the hands of the Last Horsemen, E.V.A. decimated, the team scattered, diseased and terribly injured, the situation is beyond hopeless. Ozymandias and the Akkaba Society are a step closer to instigating a new age. Apocalypse is ascending. X-Force is down, outmanned and without aid. That's it someone's going feral.
X-Men Legacy #242
Written by: Mike Carey
Penciled by: Paul Davidson
Cover by: Leinil Francis Yu
"Fables of the Reconstruction" Part 1 og 2 After suffering heavy damage during Bastion's attack on mutantkind, the city of San Francisco is rebuilding. Hoping to aid in the reconstruction effort, Cyclops tasks a team of X-Men -- including the newly-arrived mutant messiah, Hope -- to lend a hand. But when something goes terribly wrong, will the X-Men lose everything they fought for?
Uncanny X-Men #530
Written by: Matt Fraction
Pencils & Cover by: Greg Land
"Quarantine" Is there anything worse than that slow, sinking, feeling like you're getting sick? You can't get warm. Your bones hurt. Your throat closes and your chest gets too heavy every time you breathe and then you know you're doomed... so what if it happened to all the X-Men, all at once? The Sublime are back and they've unleashed a contagion on Utopia. To what end? Why now? And what's next? Who's left in San Francisco to deal with the Collective Man? Related: where does Dazzler get all her awesome outfits? Part 1 (of 5)
Written by: Victor Gischler
Penciled by: Paco Medina
Cover by: Adi Granov
Variant Cover by: Paco Medina
"Curse of the Mutants," Part 5 The Vampire Nation's army is unleashed on Utopia, with vampire Wolverine leading the charge and, boy, does he have a bone to pick with Cyclops! Meanwhile, the newly resurrected Dracula is nowhere to be found. So why is Cyclops smiling?
X-Men: Curse Of The Mutants Spotlight #1
Written by: John Rhett Thomas
As Curse of the Mutants reaches its exciting climax, this special issue of Spotlight takes a look at what's next for the X-Men: Who survived the bloody onslaught, and which mutants are cursed for good? With special preview art and insider information from the creative types behind Curse of the Mutants and its many tie-ins as well as looks back to other classic clashes between mutants and vampires it's going to be a blood-sucking good time! Also, Spotlight delivers a post-game report on Shadowland: what's next for Daredevil and the rest of the events' combatants? Finally, we make room for a look ahead to the Chaos War, an event even bigger than Annihilation and the Infinity Gauntlet combined! How's that? Because Hercules is starring in it, that's how!
X-Men: To Serve And Protect #1
Written by: Chris Yost, Joshua Hale Fialkov & more
Penciled by: Vairous
Cover by: Nick Bradshaw
We're knee-deep in the Heroic Age and the X-Men are smack-dab in the center of the Marvel Universe! Yost returns to the X-Books to tell a story that pits two fan-favorite X-Men up against a major Spider-Man villain in a four-part story that will run through each issue of this multi-story extravaganza! Who are these X-Men and why are they wearing disguises? Also in this issue, Fantomex and Batroc fight over a stolen diamond, and more!
Writer: Matt Fraction
Pencils: Whilce Portacio & Leonard Kirk
Inks: Ed Tadeo, Leonard Kirk & Jay Leisten
Colored by: Brian Reber
Lettered by: VC's Joe Caramagna
“The Five Lights” The fallout of Second Coming is still taking its toll on the X-Men
In Stores: August 18, 2010
CBR: There were honestly too many folks asking after Psylocke's costume, so I went with psycwave's specific wording with "Hey Axel, are the covers for Uncanny X-Force temporary as most seem to be just recolored outfits, namely Psylocke's? It just seems like the character is cursed to wear the thong outfit for all eternity never to be updated or the like, especially when many of the X-men go through costume revamps on a regular basis."
Alonso: They are not temporary. Psylocke is sporting her regulation X-Force silver-and-black tho - I mean, uniform. With it's streamlined aerodynamic design, and splatterproof material, it's the perfect outfit for bringing the fight to the doorstep of anyone who'd mess with mutants.
Marvel Minimates Uncanny X-Force Box Set
The Uncanny X-Force box set will feature Psylocke, Deadpool, Archangel, Fantomex, and Wolverine.
Release date: To be announced.
Kotobukiya's X-Men Danger Room Sessions Psylocke Fine Art Statue
Release date: February 2011
Price: To be announced.
Sideshow Collectibles Psylocke Comiquette
Release date: October 2010
Price: U$264.99 (Pre-Order)
Kotobukyia's Psylocke Bishoujo Statue
Release date: June 2010
Bowen Designs Psylocke Statue
Releasde date: June 2010
Marvel Minimates (Toys R Us Two Packs) Wave 7: Lockjaw & Betsy Braddock
Accessories: Betsy Braddock's hairpiece, two psy-knives, one telekinetic katana.
Release date: June 2010
Sideshow Collectibles Spiral VS. Psylocke Polystone Diorama
Releasde date: November 2009
Marvel Minimates Wave 28: Gambit & Psylocke
Accessories: One psy-knife, one real katana
Release date: August 2009
Hasbro Marvel Super Hero Squad Wave 7: Wolverine & Psylocke
Release date: 2008