Monday, February 28, 2011

Psylocke by Mark Brooks

Mark Brooks will be drawing an arc of Uncanny X-Force starting with issue #11 on sale this June.

X-Men MMXI: New Mutants

New Mutants: MMXI - Liveblog!

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning will take over "New Mutants" as of issue #25.

The artist of the book will be Leandro Fernandez who also did the initial "New Mutants" teaser which hit online last week.

"Unfinished Business" is the first arc, where the team will track down mutants who have been off the map including Nate "X-Man" Grey and Blink. Cyclops sets the New Mutants team out to nullify potential threats born from the X-Men's past.

New Mutants is the team that deals with loose ends. They are X-Men.

The team's roster will see some pretty significant changes by the end of the first arc.

Nate Grey is X-Royalty that needs to be relocated. He can't just be left hanging in the wind. Nate was last seen being taken off to be hooked up to the Dark Beast's machines.

Blink's role in the book is different because she has less past with the proper X-Men characters, which opens up new story potential.

Dani Moonstar's relationship with Sam Guthrie will be touched, as well as introducing a real curveball romantic liason.

Havok, Polaris and Rachel will return before MMXI is over.

"New Mutants" #25 ships to comic shops this May from Marvel Comics.

Age of X Assessment: Chapter 1 We caught up with Carey to get sort out these happenings; also, check out some exclusive preview art by Steve Kurt from Age of X’s fourth chapter, coming up in New Mutants #23 on sale March 23.

Who are the five members of the Force Warriors? How are they viewed by the rest of the X-Men?

Mike Carey: The five are Psylocke, Legion, Hellion, Stand-Off—which is to say Carmella Unuscione—and Revenant. In light of what we've just been talking about, you could compare their role to Legacy's: they're too important to risk in the thick of the fighting, because without the force walls, Fortress X can't survive. But they're much more visible than Legacy, their role is a daily and ubiquitous one, and they're not associated with death and loss. Quite the opposite: they're the face of survival and defiance, and everyone respects and even loves them.

We spoke about Namor and Storm last time, but why did you decide to pair up Frenzy with Cyclops/Basilisk and Iceman with Psylocke romantically?

Mike Carey: Iceman and Psylocke was just a "why not?" That Dick Van Dyke dialogue came to me as I was scripting, so I stuck it in. The pairing of Basilisk and Frenzy is much less random, and I think it tells you something about both of them. First, this is a Frenzy who's much closer to the heart of things than the Frenzy in regular continuity: someone who's embraced a positive role and despite her more fierce and wayward instincts, sticks to it. But also, this is a Scott Summers who is much more reckless and self-destructive. There's an edge of violence and dysfunction in the relationship which we glimpse in this issue and see again later. Although, having said that, there's a real passion, too. They sort of work. You remember that line from [the television show] “Firefly” spoken by Wash? "A lot of people don't get me and Zoe, at first..." It's like that. Your first thought is "say, what?" but I'm hoping that people will see the way they watch each other's backs and keep each other standing.

New Marvel Vs Capcom 3 DLC Poll

IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you voted please vote again as the votes have been reset! has released a new poll today focusing only on the top voted/requested characters.

For Psylocke to win, do not vote for her competition which are the following characters: Squirrel Girl, Dr. Strange, Carnage, Cyclops, Gambit, Ghost Rider, Green Goblin and Ms. Marvel. You can vote for whichever Capcom characters you desire since they aren't competing with Psylocke for a DLC spot.

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UPDATE: On Ask Capcom Live, Snow mentioned to Sven about the survey/poll & they ARE aware of them, they're listening to your opinions, & it might have an impact on future DLC characters.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mike Carey Talks Psylocke & Iceman and More

Mike Carey shares a few words with the readers in X-Men Legacy 245. The writer also talks about some of the new relationships in Age of X. Check it out:

Mike Carey: Writing a story like this is a bit like playing a jazz riff on an existing song. I say that as someone who's not that into jazz, so if the comparison feels a bit forced, I apologize. But what I mean is that you take familiar elements and you play variations on them, so that part of the pleasure is rediscovering those old friends - old notes, old melodies, old themes - in strange disguises.

I don't think any of the relationships that we see here - Scott Summers and Frenzy, Psylocke and Iceman, Storm and Namor - is inherently implausible. In fact, I think there's a clear logical through-line in each case. I also think that what all of the core characters become in the Age of X makes sense in terms of their essential natures. But if you disagree, come at me. Umm... I mean on a message board or at a Con, obviously, not with a lead pipe in the library.

So yeah, that was one of the themes in this opening issue: old friends in strange disguises. I hope you enjoy measuring the distances and the angles between who they are and who they were. I know you'll enjoy Clay's spectacular whole-cloth inventions of a time and a place that - for all its weirdness - is just one turn of the road away from the world we know.

That is, the world we think we know.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Full Psylocke image by Adriana Melo

twitpic: Thanks to Rafael aka MrPsyGuy!

Uncanny X-Force: MMXI

'We will not let anyone else fall.'
An all-new mission for Uncanny X-Force begins this June as MMXI – the year of the X-Men – kicks into high gear!

Uncanny X-Force #11

Written by:
Rick Remender

Penciled by:
Mark Brooks

On sale this June!

X-Force fighting the Age of Apocalypse X-Men? It looks like the Shadow King arc wich begins with issue #8 will continue in issues #9 and #10. Then X-Force vs. AoA will follow in #11. Where are the solicits for #9 and #10?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Mutants #22 Spoilers (Age of X Ch.2)

Spoilers: Jubilee speaks to Chamber about what exactly they're fighting for other than to simply "survive". Chamber tells her they will fight till the end and maybe one day their story will inspire others to roll their sleeves up and fight. After Rogue speaks to Magneto about Kitty and that she would like to talk to her to see what she was doing outside of the force fields. Magneto says that Kitty is Danger's prisoner and not his. (Even though specifically he gave orders to Danger that Kitty could only be seen and heard by Magneto). Rogue goes to see Madison Jeffries about the camera she recovered from Kitty. Madison mentions the camera is pretty damaged, but that all the pictures taken are just blank. Rogue then borrows Jeffries powers and she goes to see Kitty in her cell. On her way she encounters Blindfold in a cell (dressed in her Young X-Man uniform..) she pleads with Rogue telling her everyone is confused and that everyone was someone else. She tells Rogue she needs to go see Professor Xavier. Rogue finally finds Kitty and asks about the camera and what she saw outside of Fortress X, but before she can reveal any information Danger finds Rogue, and her powers borrowed from Jeffries don't affect Danger. Rogue was able to take Kitty's powers (but not her memories) and she flees as she does she runs across Xavier who is unconscious she touches him and has a surge of voices and images of everyone this same surge of information hits everyone else. Rogue continues to flee and escapes from Danger. Magneto gives orders to have Rogue hunted down and we see the New Mutants squad ready to pursue her.

Notes: AoX Lady Braddock (Psylocke) does not appear in the issue, but it's still a great read. Check it out.

X-Men: Legacy #245 Spoilers (Age of X)

X-Men Legacy #245: Rogue (or known in this reality as Legacy or Reaper) narrates the events of the how mutants are hunted and illegal and it's been 1,000 days since the war on mutants begin. Issue opens with all the "X-Men" fighting against anti-mutant soldiers who are attempting to penetrate Fortress X which is their stronghold. Apparently in this reality Cannonball takes up the role of field leader much like Cyclops in 616 reality. Tempo is killed in battle and "Reaper" (Rogue) is called to absorb her essence and memories into her before she passes. Reapder tells Tempo that it's okay because she will always live in through her. Afterwards the "Force Warriors" arrive a team of psychics (including Psylocke) arrive to rebuild and repair the forcefield that protects Fortress X from intruders. Rogue mentions that without the Force Warriors they wouldn't stand a chance as the forcefield takes hours to be destroyed by anti-mutant forces. In this reality Cyclops and Frenzy, Psylocke and Iceman, and Storm and Namor are all respective couples. Rogue wanders around just outside Fortress X (but inside the force field) expressing she needs time alone to absorb and deal with all the memories she has just taken from Tempo. She notices someone passing through the forcefield onto Fortress X back up arrives, but it turns out it's only Kitty Pryde. Rogue notices her placing something in an abandoned car before the others get a hold of Kitty. As the others leave, Rogue finds the item Kitty hid and sees that it's a camera she looks through the pictures apparently stumbling upon a great secret. Later we see Magneto bringing in Kitty and alerting Danger that no one must see her or speak to her and only he may. As he approaches Kitty's cell we see the Cuckoos, Martha and what looks like Xavier all jailed.

Notes: Namor refers to Psylocke as "Lady Braddock" not sure if that's her codename, but it's cute.

X-Men: To Serve & Protect #4 Spoilers

"Unforgettable": Psylocke's story starts with her defeating a creature alongside Hercules. After the battle Hercules asks Psylocke (in certain words) if she would be interested in sleeping with him. Psylocke turns to him with a look of disgust repeating his question back at him. The story then flash backs to London years earlier when apparently Psylocke and Hercules first met after teaming up to defeat Crimson Dynamo. Hercules compliments Psylocke on her beauty she is charmed knowing that he is a God. Hercules mentions to Psylocke that her beauty should be legendary. The issue cuts back to the present and Psylocke stops him mid-sentence asking if he remembered meeting her those years ago. Back to the flashback Psylocke is seen leaving Herc's residence. She mentions not wanting to leave so suddenly the next morning and Herc tells her that she was "unforgettable". Cut back to the present Hercules asks Psylocke "Did we?" we then see Psylocke punch him in the face as she walks away.

Notes: Psylocke also makes a small cameo in the final part of "X-Dudes".

Uncanny X-Force #6 Advance Preview


Art by: Esad Ribic
On Sale: March 23, 2011

First Look: X-Men Giant Size #1


Art by: Paco Medina
On Sale: May, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Psylocke by Adriana Melo

twitpic: Check out this beautiful drawing of Psylocke by comic book artist Adriana Melo (Ms. Marvel, Jackpot)

Uncanny X-Force 5.1 Advance Preview


Art by: Rafael Albuquerque
On Sale: March 16, 2011

MvC3: Marvel Character DLC Official Voting

Capcom-Unity is conducting a poll concerning characters you want in Marvel VS. Capcom 3 as DLC!
Read the rules carefully and pick Psylocke as one of your 5 choices!
Don't vote for: Venom, Gambit, Cyclops, Ghost Rider and Carnage. They're all currently ahead of Psylocke. Also don't vote for Ms. Marvel, she's closely behind. Let's keep Betsy the most requested female character.
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Psylocke Minimate To Be Released

The 2011 edition of Toy Fair has wound to a close, with Diamond Select Toys revealing some new Minimates.

The "Toys R Us" Exclusive 11th wave of Marvel Minimates was on display. It includes Fantomex (who was absent from the X-Force box set), original Psylocke, Nightcrawler and Mr. Negative, among repackaged versions of some of the general 39th wave.

These are expected to hit select "Toys R Us" locations in July. This is Psylocke's 4th Minimate to date. By the way, the Uncanny X-Force box set went on sale this week!

Source: Minimates Headquarters

Friday, February 18, 2011

X-Men Legacy #245 Preview

X-Men Legacy #245
Cover by: Leinil Yu
Writer: Mike Carey
Pencils: Clay Mann

The Story: “Age of X” Part One! In a world where the X-Men never existed and mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants band together to make their last stand. Who are they? And just how far will they go to survive? The Age of X starts here!

In Stores: February 23, 2011


X-Men: To Serve and Protect #4 Preview

X-Men: To Serve and Protect #4
Cover by: Giueseppe Camuncoli, Marte Gracia
Writer: James Asmus
Pencils: Eric Koda, Miguel Munera

The Story: The X-Men continue their tour around the Marvel U in this not-to-be missed anthology. The X-Vigilante duo of Rockslide and Anole take Mr. Negative and the Serpent Society! A New Contest of Champions is held! Friends become lovers! Lovers become enemies! The sky will fall, so do not miss this issue!

In Stores: February 23, 2011


Uncanny X-Force #5 Art