Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1 Art


5 comments:

FSaker said...

Wow, beautiful art! Good job, Bianchi!

I also like the way Psylocke and Fantomex talk to each other. It's not as good as Remender's X-Force, but this story seems to be better than average comics nowadays.

Vigmed said...

I agree! Beautiful art, and definitely above average. Should make for a great read.

I'm probably one of a few, but this thing between Fantomex and Psylocke has always felt too forced, and one-sided. Art-to-words, words-to-art: I don't see this "sexual tension" other than Fantomex clearly wanting something more from Betsy, and she not caring what he thinks, or feels. That, I do like about her. But I've read otherwise from interviews, and it's only a matter of time before something does happen and it won't be a surprise, and no amount of setup can make it feel natural because it's been expected since the first issue of this latest version of X-Force. The surprise would be that nothing happens between them, and that is what I hope for.

I could go on and on, but I don't want to rant more than I have, especially being the new guy around here. I am a long-time fan of Betsy's, and truthfully, I'm just glad she's getting face-time in an X-book.

So far, I'm not really liking the Fear Itself event and Schism is off to a questionable start (for me.)

Rahsaan said...

Vigmed, new guys are always alllowed to rant. we love pluralism here. Moreover, I couldn't agree with your sentiment more if I tried. I like Fantomex and Psylocke's interactions, and hope that she never gets involved with him other than possibly becoming his friend one day.

psyknight said...

"I'm probably one of a few, but this thing between Fantomex and Psylocke has always felt too forced, and one-sided. Art-to-words, words-to-art: I don't see this "sexual tension" other than Fantomex clearly wanting something more from Betsy, and she not caring what he thinks, or feels."

I actually am something of a Psylocke/Fantomex shipper, but this is exactly what I thought when I read these scans. I get the feeling that the writers want us to fanwank something like, "Oh she does like him. All this apathy and hostility toward him is just an act", but I'm not buying it.

"But I've read otherwise from interviews, and it's only a matter of time before something does happen and it won't be a surprise, and no amount of setup can make it feel natural because it's been expected since the first issue of this latest version of X-Force. The surprise would be that nothing happens between them, and that is what I hope for."

I agree.

I would say I love the idea of Psylocke/Fantomex, but I'm not exactly thrilled by the way their "relationship" has been excecuted. I guess it's a ship best left for fanfic writers...

climbs4kicks said...

Betsy use your TK to stop him from dying!... oh wait....the writer doesn't like to use that power that you have..
Good art though