Friday, January 24, 2014

Uncanny X-Force #17 Preview

Uncanny X-Force #17
Writer: Sam Humphries
Art by: Harvey Tolibao and Soy Dexter
Cover by: Ramon Perez

The Story: “Vendetta” Part IV
• Classic X-Force villain STRYFE has returned! And he’s eager to exact his revenge on the man who left him broken and adrift in the timestream: CABLE.
• As Stryfe’s plan comes to bear, Hope is brought face-to-face with Bishop, the man who crusaded across centuries in a mission to exterminate her. But this time around, she’s ready to retaliate…and they’ll hold nothing back as they race to destroy one another.
• Don’t miss this no-holds-barred, knockdown, drag-out X-FORCE event! Because when the dust settles, only ONE X-Force team will be left standing...

In Stores: January 29, 2014
 

14 comments:

Brian said...

Third behind who? Emma and Xavier?

Eduardo said...

Wow that Bishop guy can really talk after being speared!

FSaker said...

Nice question. Nowadays, neither Emma (whose powers are broken) nor Xavier (who's dead) would be above Psylocke in the psychic department. Shadow King is trapped in Omega White's mind, so he wouldn't be above her either. Adult Jean is dead, and teen Jean has a great raw power but lacks the experience to use it.

It could be argued that nowadays, Betsy is either the most powerful psychic on the planet, or the second one (in case Rachel is considered the first). I wonder who else could be considered above her. Maybe the Cuckoos combined? Legion? Blindfold? Definitely NOT Cable.

Whatever. Betsy doesn't need to be the most powerful one, as besides her psychic powers, she also has her ninja skills; if someday they are stripped of their powers (like in the Psychic War, or when the High Evolutionary deactivated all mutant powers), most telepaths and telekinetics would be rendered useless, but Psylocke would still be able to kick ass...

Brian said...

Exactly. And that's why we love her.

Tazirai said...

I cannot wait for her to be out of Humphries hands... such a tertible writer. None of them seem in character. Definitely phoning it in,

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Numbers 1 and 2... Rachel and Exodus??

FSaker said...

Right, Exodus... I forgot about him.

In fact, he may be number 1; in an issue of X-Men Legacy, he had a psychic fight against Rachel at the same time that he was physically fighting the other X-Men. He's probably number 1, Rachel number 2, and Betsy number 3.

Simon said...

Sinister? Legion? Quire?

Tazirai said...

I doubt shes number 3, how would Nemesis even know the number of powerful psychics? With everybody a friggin omega nowadays, who tops who? Its more fanservice, than fact she's number 3. So many psis above her. That's not to say Betsy isnt powerful, but as much as I love her, Betsy is mid high level tops. Not extreme level telepathy. Id love her to be tops, but thatd make her snorefest.

Brian said...

I have to agree. I've always liked her more than other psychic mutants because it wasn't about her raw power; it was about skill and cunning. And the fact that she can beat ass with or without powers.

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Giles said...

I'm a fan and I LOVE to be fanserved - Betsy being officially the third most powerful psi on 616 makes me feel all warm and cozy on the inside - I've waited 20 years for this moment to happen on panel so stop being so negative, Taz.

FSaker said...

I agree with Tazirai that Betsy doesn't need to be one of the most powerful telepaths ever to be cool.

That said, I wouldn't consider Sinister, Legion or Quire to be above her. Both Sinister and Legion are considered powerful because they have many different superpowers, but neither of them is particularly powerful as a telepath (Sinister may overcome other telepaths because of his intellect, not because of his TP power level). Quire may have a big raw TP power, but he lacks the discipline to master it, and that's why he's often outranked even by people without TP (that is, when he's written by Aaron - when he was written by Morrison, Quire was a real threat).

47 said...

I think we all know that. Couse after remember run, jean turns betsy a omega level right? I honest don´t care if shes powerfull or not, i like the idea couse power make her more important in comics and teams. So i´m pretty cool with this. I think rachel is above her in power. but not in coolness. I´m so intriged with the new run. I guess im the only Fantomex fan in the world. what people think bout the new writer? I didn read nothing from him. He seems to like psylocke alot.