Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Marvel Reveals "Blue Team" & Psylocke



On Cyclops' Blue Team are: Primal and Transonic in "Generation Hope", Psylocke in "X-Men" (vol. 3), Danger in "Uncanny X-Men" and Dani Moonstar in "New Mutants".

30 comments:

Ben said...

Well, that was obvious. But oh man. I hate that freaking black hair. When will colourists finally get a clue?

Braxton Garris said...

yay! I'm glad she will be on both blue and gold... I mean c'mon that's obviously Betsy in X-Force. lol.

Ben- I agree with you on the black hair. How much you wanna bet when they reveal the Psylocke image on the X-Force teaser that she has purple hair. lol. Where did the black hair even come from? Didn't she have blond hair then dyed it purple... oh maybe Kwannon had black hair and she dyes that purple? I think I just answered my own question...

FSaker said...

Wow, so she IS in Blue Team!

So unless the female figure in the UXF teaser is actually Elektra (and I really doubt that), she really is in both sides of the Schism.

With that, she has the potential to appear in more comic books every month! Cool!

Rahsaan said...

Gasp!

jarim77 said...

No way that's Elektra on the X-Force cover. Unless she suddenly got her hands on some magical katanas...

Rahsaan said...

As for the black hair, I don't mind it. In fact, I dig it. I also dug her as a Blonde during her brainwashing sequences with the Hand in Acts Of Vengeance.

Rahsaan said...

As for the X-Force cover, if it is Elizabeth, I'm wondering if that means Remennder is planning to use her telekinesis. The glowing blades appear to be either real ones reinforced by telekinesis or the reintroduction of the dreaded TK Katana! If he is going that way (despite what he's said recently about not really liking that power for her), then I hope it's not the TK Katana. Anything, but that!

Matt L said...

I hope that she's going to act as a double agent, and hopefully actually on Wolverine's side, because I can't stand Cyclops. If there's going to be any tricking a side, it would have to be a telepath in order to block their thoughts from the telepaths on the other side.

Rahsaan said...

Has Jubilation Lee gotten over her jealousy and mistrust of Psylocke from back in the day? I'm assuming she's over the mistrust, but don't know if they still have that dynamic where Lee is all angsty and bitchy and Psylocke is mostly dismissive or pokes fun at the former's insecurities.

JJ.Froud said...

@Rahsaan, in the early issues of X-Men where they were both on the blue team, Psylocke stood up for Jubilee when Jubilee was told she couldn't go on a mission because she was too young. Jubilee thanked her and was surprised seeing as she would of never expected Psylocke of to. It wasn't really touched on again, but personally I cannot wait for some Betsy/Jubes interaction, I really hope that their past relationship is touched on again.

FSaker said...

Yup, from what I remember, the bitterness between Jubilee and Psylocke was short-lived. Even before the two of them rejoined the X-Men, they did get along well (not friends, but not enemies either).

Plus, Jubilee is a grown woman now (or at least she should be; Monet and Husk stopped being teenagers a long time ago), so I doubt she holds any grudge against Psylocke. If we remember, Jubes also didn't like Storm when she joined the X-Men; in fact, the only person she liked was Wolverine himself (Prof. X also got some nasty comments from Jubilee)...

What really makes me curious is how Gischler will work this team. I can see Storm, Psylocke and Jubilee working together with no problem, but Warpath has barely interacted with either of them. And the same applies to Domino (what is she even doing in a X-Men team, anyway??)...

Rahsaan said...

FSaker,

Recall that Storm supposedly trained Warpath in the use of his daggers off-panel before Prof. X sent him (and a fourth of the team) off into Sh'iar space to start knocking boots with Hepzibah.

JJ.Froud said...

I hope they show a friendship between Psylocke and Storm as well as Jubilee. And if that is Domino, some rivalry between the two would be awesome! Also, if this is the new core team for the X-Men book, then 3 of the female characters are going to be Asian, very interesting

Rahsaan said...

Three Asians? Who's the third?

Rahsaan said...

Though, I don't really consider Psylocke Asian. She's British in her mind and upbringing. That's an argument we've rehashed time and again though.

Who is the third person you refer to aside from Psylocke and Jubes?

jarim77 said...

Probably Karma. Assuming it's her based on the cybernetic leg.

JJ.Froud said...

Noo I mean if that is Domino's silhouette, then there will be three 'Asian' team members

Rahsaan said...

Domino/Neena Thurman is Asian? Since when?

Mtti said...

okay so Dazzler and Northstar are out? and Toad is in? wtf?!

Rahsaan said...

Mtti,

Don't even start me on that if it's so! If they want to take an underused character and spotlight her, why not Dr. Reyes? She's a great one that's never gotten too much play or too long.

CmX said...

You guys a lot of characters are left out of the teasers. I think the ones here are to be the more important reveals.

For example Marvel revealed in an article not that long ago stating Northstar would in fact be both in Alpha Flight series AND still remain an active member of X-Men.

So I imagine other characters like Dazzler won't be left behind either. So don't panic!!

JJ.Froud said...

CmX is right. Uncanny has been confirmed to have 8 core team members, yet only 6 are being shown here, that goes for Wolverine and the X-Men too. And I bet there's more members to X-Men than what's in this teaser, I doubt they'll have a team have only one male member on it. Not that I care to o much when the females are Psylocke and Jubilee!

The Great Black North said...

I know its extremely unlikely but maybe the Psylocke on the Uncanny X-Force Cover is the AOA Psylocke and maybe Nightcrawler isn't the only AOA member to join Uncanny X-force!

But I highly doubt it but it wouldn't be the first time that an x-men team had two Psylocke's (Revanche and Besty were on the same x-men team for awhile before they killed Revanche off with the Legacy virus)

captainfur said...

Psylocke is on two teams and I'm not amused, who'd have thought? See, Remender is doing an AMAZING job with her on Unc. X-Force and I don't trust Gischler capability to keep her characterization on the same level. So I predict lots of mischaracterization moments for our favorite X-Woman in the following months.

As for the black hair, I think that when Claremont/Davis brought her back the colorist already started to colour her hair in a darker shade of purple, and this derived in this black weave we're seeing nowadays (and I kind of dig it)

Vigmed said...

I want to complain about Psylocke being on Cyclops's team, but I just can't. Glad she'll be appearing in two X-books. Though I get the feeling she won't be touched on too much in X-Men, just a few lines here and there, but nothing in depth.

Also wouldn't put too much stock into what these teaser cover-arts reveal to us. Every artist incorporates different aspects of a character differently and both Psylockes appear to have TK katanas, which we all know she does NOT use under Remender's writing. Just something the artist did to say to the viewer, "Hey, I'm a badass." And that's fine, cause she totally is a badass.

And I agree, Psylocke makes the perfect spy being a telepath. Just like she did when she "infiltrated" Utopia and masked her presence from some of the greatest telepaths in the world.

Plus, she could always switch teams, as I believe it's been said some will later on.

Lebeau2501 said...

Well, Elektra was in the promos way back when volume 3 adjectiveless x-men first came out. She was on the Gambit cover. So many X-books, so little money.

Miss_Braddock said...

WOW,I really hope that silhouette on X-force is Psylocke too and she is a double agent! It''s got to be hasn't it? Remender has stated she's in the 2nd year! Looking forward to this, it could be exciting hope Gischler keeps up her brilliant characterization.

She must have an important part since she is shown at the very front where leaders are usually shown to be and Storm is so far away at the back! I think it's a good sign!

Rahsaan said...

Miss_Braddock, must you rub Storm's face in being continually regulated to backburner status? LOL!

Poor 'Ro.

Marvel ought to be ashamed.

Miss_Braddock said...

I love Storm, I just meant she's always been portrayed as one of the team leaders but here she's been portrayed at the back really small as if she's not that important.

I don't mean to rub it in as I think Storm is great and have always liked her but it looks like Psylocke is starting to get more popularity and being brought to the front in a prominent position makes a welcome and very long awaited change for my favourite character.

Braxton Garris said...

I'm not so sure that the position they are standing in says anything about the ranks of the characters as much as its just a random "team shot" teaser with a few members missing in each. At least not in these teasers, occasionally they do arrange them specifically.

Also, Its been said that the X-Men title is going to be the Marvel Universe crossover/team-up friendly book, so I feel like they put these random characters on the cover because its going to be the most crowded title and have a lot of characters running around. Just a thought.