Friday, October 28, 2011

X-Men #20 Preview

X-Men #20
Written by: Victor Gischler
Pencils by: Will Conrad
Cover by: Adi Granov

The Story: Guest-starring Iron Man 2.0! The fallout of Schism pushes the X-Men and War Machine at each other in Eastern Europe as sentinels are being traded on the black market. But things aren’t as they seem and the X-Men and War Machine are going to have to work together to stop a truly horrible plot.

In Stores: November 2, 2011


Efe X said...

sigh ~ her hair is getting bluer and bluer!

but gotta add I love having psylocke, storm and jubilee on the same team. we want more of the "she's looking at me logan why is she looking at me" scenes!

Matt L said...

Maybe it'll be explained in the story, but I wonder, if Warpath isn't the best pilot why they don't have Psylocke fly the plane.

Miss_Braddock said...

@ Matt L - that's exactly what I thought Betsy's a trained charter pilot why is he flying the plane? Unless he needs the practice!

Miss_Braddock said...

I'm excited about the characters in this book i.e. Psylocke, Storm, Jubilee and Domino but I hope Betsy gets more lines in the issue than she did in this preview!

The Great Black North said...

I have a bad feeling that Besty is going to get next to no dialog parts.

@ Efe X

Now that her hair is getting darker and bluer it will be hard to tell her and x23 and the other dark haired x women apart if they aren't in their uniforms.

I wish they left the crimson dawn tattoo on her face because there would never be any mistaking her

Rahsaan said...

Oh no you didn't, GBN!

I hated the Crimson Dawn tattoo, and so glad she no longer has it or those powers. (I am glad they enabled her to thrive and save the day during the Psi-War, though.)

LMAO at Piotr and Elizabeth getting a laugh at poor undead Jubilation's expense. I hope Gischler undoes this vampire condtion stat. Seriously.

treysome said...

vampires are coming back in this book, who would of thought vampires in an x-men 10 years ago

FSaker said...

I wouldn't worry about Betsy getting lines in this book. Gischler already said that she plays a big part in this team, and X-Men Regenesis pretty much established that she's a central figure in it. She will get lines.

As for why Warpath is piloting the jet instead of her, well, Psylocke is the team leader (or she will become leader). Leaders have more important things to do than piloting jets...

I hope this book kicks ass! Still not too sure about Gischler's skills (I mean, he is a good writer, but I don't think he captured the essence of the X-Men so far), but at least we'll be getting Conrad's amazing art in it.

The Great Black North said...

@ Rahsaan

Oh Man You didn't like the dagger Tattoo?

I thought it was bad ass and distinctive! There was no mistaking Besty for any one else! I will agree with you about the power thing but her physical appearance rocked

fontainebleau said...

I am with Rahsaan - no heinous tattoo, and no mystical shadow powers. It was getting too hokey, and a bit ridiculous I thought. They pretty much ruined Psylocke for a good bit of time - I am glad that they are finally bringing her back to her roots. Makes for a more serious player, I find.

I think they should explore the situation with her powerset a little more. I don't mind that it fluctuates, but I like to see them address it a little better. It could even be interesting to explore how she chooses to deal with it. My ideal Psylocke has always been how she is in X-Force - a real fighter, with telepath skills, and a deadly psychic knife. But I am warming up to the idea of her having more power, whether that be telepathy, or maybe even some telekinesis, as long as she's not seeing flying around like some Supergirl. I like that she keeps her powers on reserve, and then when push comes to shove, BAM!!! Eat my focused totality, bitchez!

Rahsaan said...

I'm just hoping to see a psycho-blast soon since Remender did confirm that she can still do that.

Efe X said...

I'm innit for the purple hair! Tattoos, powers, attitude may come and go as they wish but give the gal the proper eggplanty shades that she deserves~

Oh and no Greg Land dammit!!