Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Uncanny X-Force #8 Spoilers


Spoilers: Paris, then – After their first kiss, Betsy and Cluster have built an intimate relationship. Cluster feels bad for Fantomex, but Psylocke is avoiding him. She says he’s right about her, that she does love to steal. Betsy breaks into the Louvre Museum and decides to steal the King’s Champagne for Cluster. As she takes the bottle, guards wearing masks similar to those of Fantomex surprise her. Her telepathy doesn’t work on them. Psylocke realizes she’s been set up and activates a sensor that releases a freezing gas within the champagne chamber. One of the guards is completely frozen and shatters into a million pieces. Betsy escapes and returns home, only to find Fantomex and Cluster kissing. He seems amused after setting her up.

Madripoor, now – Weapon XIII locks Cluster and Psylocke in a cell. Cluster urges Betsy to kill him so they can rescue Fantomex and the three of them can go back to Paris. She replies that she vowed not to kill ever again. Weapon XIII takes Psylocke to dinner, using his misdirection powers to create beautiful illusions to impress her. He says he loves her and that Cluster and Fantomex only want to use and manipulate her. Psylocke seemingly agrees with him and tells him she needs to kill Fantomex to tie one last loose end.

8 comments:

Vigmed said...

Can not stress enough how excited I am about this. I'm just so tired of Fantomex(es) and I feel that we'll finally get beyond that as soon as this gets resolved. I know some will disagree, but for me, the reading hasn't been great, or even good, for a long time - the death of Archangel. The X-Men universe is rich with possibilties and that they choose THIS, again with Fantomex, it bugs the hell out of me. Bets likes to steal now, too, huh? Okay, yeah I guess. lmao. idk Seems a bit random, honestly. I dunno, I dunno. I'll just be patiently waiting (still) for more/better story development. Thankfully Psylocke also in the X-Men title as well. Interesting stuff going on over there. Sorry for the rant folks.

CmX said...

I liked this issue ._.
Cluster is so cute

Australian Outback said...

Humphries has really turned this around. This was a beautifully written issue. It was almost poetic. I can't get over how sweet and nearly perfect it is. Turns out that this is one of my favourite standalone issues - not just of UXF but of comics in general - in many many years. 9.5.

Ditto89 said...

I hate this book. Generally, I'll stick with a book through the long run, but this is absolute drivel. They have reduced Elizabeth to a petulant teenager, hormones raging and flip-flopping at every page-break. She has no spine and no self-respect.

There is no story here. This is romantic fan-fic that has turned the tragic hero of Remender's run into a low-rent Bella Swan. Disappointing.

Eduardo said...

Wow, nice twist... Cluster and Fantomex kissing was unexpeceted and the shattering frozen man surely has hit Betsy...
I am really interested on how will everything turn out from here!

sparkysnaffles said...

I've gone from really liking this book to being incredibly frustrated by it and bored too.

I want it to be about X-Force the team, not this weird and creepy relationship mess that it's descended into. I never liked Psylocke/Fantomex and I really dislike Psylocke/Cluster.

Time to move on storywise. Please.

Australian Outback said...

Apparently this book really polarizes its readership. I would disagree with the comparison to run-of-the-mill teenaged romances - the writing in this is mature - I really got a feel for Humphries' skill in this one. You also really get a strong sense of betrayal here. That was well-done. It's also more complex than it first appears. Who can Betsy trust? Herself. Let's not gloss over the controversy of Betsy-Cluster and this love pentagram thing: that's pretty gutsy, knowing that people will have huge problems with this sort of thing. Not to mention it's handled in such a way that makes sense and doesn't revolve around sex at all, but around complex emotions such as love, anger, jealousy, and trust - around that human connection Betsy seems to be longing for - around mind games... in the end, this isn't about the Fantomexes at all, it's about Betsy developing as a person. You don't see this explored much in other books, and because it's done so well, I say this puts UXF "on the map" as a serious, high-quality book.

Keep in mind that I really hated some of the early issues, so I'm generally not generous or charitable with my reviews if I don't think the book deserves it. I've also been reading since te 80s, for what it's worth, so I can appreciate that we want writers to be true to Betsy's character.

Enny Giwa said...

Yeah, get canned before #30 please. Thanks.