Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #12 Art


10 comments:

Vigmed said...

Oh, Remender. Some great writing here. Logan and AoA-Jean was excellently written. And I don't want to mention too much and spoil anything. Just like the literal forced-kiss between Fantomex and Psylocke (it's on the cover!) As soon as you see them talking you already know exactly how it's going to happen, and as I feared it wasn't a surprise at all. It happened exactly as I knew it would, too, as I'm sure everyone else can just as easily deduce once you start reading their lines from the first panel. To her credit, she pulled away, and shame on Fantomex for taking advantage of her when she's so obviously troubled and vulnerable. The way it's been written, since the first issue, I do not see in any way that Psylocke has any feelings for Fantomex, let alone any attraction, really. She should have hit him harder. (laughs)

Glad the kiss is finally over with and out of the way. Psylocke is a long-time favorite of mine, and I do not want to see her jumping from teammate to teammate. Most don't like them as a couple, but I do like Betsy and Warren together. Their history is one of the better ones out there, you have to admit. If it's going to end between them, that's fine. Just write it well, and make me feel like it's the right thing, cause I dislike seeing relationships in X-Books moving at hundreds of miles per hour and honestly, I just do not want Betsy to be the resident slut. Yeah, she may kill people, deservingly so, but she is still a classy woman and sans the Kwannon persona!

Again, I find myself laughing. And that's good. It's great that a book can make me feel one way or other, and I thank Remender for that and the other writers that helped to shape Psylocke to what we've come to know.

A great read, and still the best of the X-Books. Can't wait to see what happens in the next issue.

treysome said...

Fantastic writing from Remender. Not sure about the Psylocke/Fantomex lip locked though.

Chris said...

Fantastic writing indeed. I'm also glad we got over this kiss. In my opinion, Fantomex is talking out his ass. Psylocke is a strong independent woman, she's not a weak person that loves being needed. That was never her. If she didn't love Warren anymore, she would just dump him the same way she did before when she started flirting with Thunderbird III right in his face. I'm glad about how this turned out. She won't give up on Warren. You go, girl. :)

Alexander said...

Good issue, won't spoil anything but I liked how Remender pulled a Whedon towards the end. The Blob with nipple piercings, grosses thing ever in a comic.

FSaker said...

@Chris - Well, actually it was Warren who dumped Betsy (okay, after she started to flirt with Thunderbird III, but according to Chuck Austen she only did it to try to make Warren jealous so that he wouldn't be so cold with her).

But I agree with your statement. She's not a weak person, nor she is desperate for love. If she is with Warren, it's because she truly loves him.

(even though I think she should dump him and stay with Fantomex)

Rahsaan said...

I bet Fantomex is hot without that mask! He has a strong jaw.

Sad Puppets! said...

see, i actually think Remender really hit the nail on the head with the "wanting to be needed" remark -- going way back to UXM 213, Psylocke has always had an inferiority complex, only made better when she gets the chance to be useful. Plus, meta-textually, the character gets used so badly/uselessly by writers, it's no surprise that she responds well to being necessary!

psyknight said...

This was certainly an interesting issue. It left me with all kinds of conflicting emotions.

The Great Black North said...

Great issue indeed! I hope Besty and Warren stay together!

grimwalsh84 said...

I really hope they don't run with the idea Psylocke is falling for Fantomex...especially since, in this scene, he effectively called her a co-dependent screw-up.

I mean, let's just say for the sake of argument, he's right and Betsy doesn't really love Warren and just wants to be needed.
Why would that make her want Fantomex? Especially when, again, he's being a total dick to her.

Psylocke: "I'm attracted to your being an insenstive douche and insulting me when I'm emotionally vulnerable."

I'm all for potential conflict, but I'm not really buying Fantomex's feelings being reciprocated.