Sunday, February 2, 2014

Psylocke • 2013

Retrospective 2013: Psylocke. Talk about everything that happened to Psylocke in 2013 -- your favorite stories, favorite writers, favorite artists, favorite quotes, etc. And here's our usual little recap to refresh your memory! :D

JANUARY
Ultimate X-Men #21
• Reservation X, Chapter 3
[ULTIMATE] Psylocke, Mach 2 and Warpath plot against Kitty. Psylocke knows who to use in order to discredit Kitty.
Uncanny X-Force #1
• Let it Bleed, Chapter 1
Psylocke investigates a drug dealer in a nightclub teamming up with Storm and Puck, only to find out it is Spiral with the help of a little girl.

FEBRUARY
Ultimate X-Men #22
• Reservation X, Chapter 4
[ULTIMATE] The blowing up of the sentient seed's greenhouse makes Mach 2's group abandon Kitty's allies.
Uncanny X-Force #2
• Let it Bleed, Chapter 2
Psylocke discovers that Ginny is a mutant, but her fight against Spiral is interrupted by Bishop, who returns to the present.

MARCH
Ultimate X-Men #24
• Natural Resources, Chapter 1
[ULTIMATE] Psylocke reveals she wants Kitty's group to focus on Mach 2 while she's free to act behind the scenes.
Uncanny X-Force #3
• Let it Bleed, Chapter 3
Psylocke uses her psi-knife on Bishop's head and faces the Demon Bear on his mind.


APRIL
Ultimate X-Men #25
• Natural Resources, Chapter 2
[ULTIMATE] Psylocke pretends to take orders from Mach 2 while coming up with a plan of her own.

MAY
Ultimate X-Men #26
• Natural Resources, Chapter 3
[ULTIMATE] Psylocke reveals her true colors, having manipulated both Kitty and Mach Two's groups for the past months for her own ends.
Uncanny X-Force #4
• Let it Bleed, Chapter 4
Psylocke's fight in the astral plane is interrupted. She decides to let Spiral go, seemingly making peace with her.
Uncanny X-Force #5
• Shine a Light, Chapter 1
Psylocke and Storm enters Bishop's mind, and Betsy tames the Demon Bear. Meanwhile, in the physical plane, Cluster kidnaps Betsy.
X-Men #1
• Primer, Chapter 1
Psylocke and Rachel investigate Sublime, who came to the school asking for help against his sister Arkea.

JUNE
Uncanny X-Force #6
• Shine a Light, Chapter 2
Psylocke accepts Cluster's request to rescue Fantomex, and has a disagreement with Wolverine.
Ultimate X-Men #27
• Natural Resources, Chapter 4
[ULTIMATE] Psylocke and Jean Grey fight after Jean finds out Psylocke is not the real Betsy and has ben manipulating everyone into fighting each other. Farbird kills her.
Uncanny X-Force #7
• Torn and Frayed, Chapter 1
Psylocke and Cluster head to Madripoor to rescue Fantomex from Weapon XIII. It's revealed that Psylocke and Cluster had an affair six months ago.
X-Men #2
• Primer, Chapter 2
Psylocke and the X-Men and Sublime tracks down Arkea and chases her.
Ultimate X-Men #28
• Natural Resources, Chapter 5
[ULTIMATE] Before dying, Psylocke reveals her job was to preside over the extinction of mutants.

JULY
X-Men Legacy #13
• Hope and Glory, Chapter 1
Psylocke and other British mutants are asked to go to London by Legion to take a stand against an oppressive president of a foreign country.
Uncanny X-Force #8
• Torn and Frayed, Chapter 2
Psylocke asks Weapon XIII to kill Fantomex herself. It's revealed that Fantomex and Cluster both betrayed Psylocke six months ago.
What If? AvX #2
• Chapter 2
[ALTERNATE] The X-Men and Avengers agree to cooperate to deal with the Phoenix menace.
What If? AvX #3
• Chapter 3
[ALTERNATE] The X-Men decide to act and prevent Magneto from manipulating Hope.
Uncanny X-Force #9
• Torn and Frayed, Chapter 3
Psylocke decides not to kill Fantomex and leaves him and Cluster for good. It's revealed that Fantomex set her up six months ago.
X-Men #3
• Primer, Chapter 3
Psylocke uses her psy-blade on Arkea, which frees Omega Sentinal from Arkea's influences.
X-Men Legacy #14
• Hope and Glory, Chapter 2
Legion has Psylocke using her blade to wipe out traumatic experiences from the minds of the British troops.
What If? AvX #4
• Chapter 4
[ALTERNATE] Psylocke is killed by a Phoenix-possessed Hope.

AUGUST
Uncanny X-Force #10
• The Revenant War, Chapter 1
Psylocke protects Bishop against the Revenants, but her own Revenant is unleashed.
X-Men #4
• Untitled
Psylocke and the X-Men work together to prevent and airplane from crashing.
X-Men Legacy #15
• The Place of Broken Things
Flashback to the events of "Age of X".
Uncanny Avengers #11
• Ragnarok Now, Chapter 5
Psylocke and her X-Force witness the rise of the Apocalypse Twins.

SEPTEMBER
Uncanny X-Force #11
• The Revenant War, Chapter 2
Psylocke is helped by Bishop and defeats her Revenant, but doesn't kill her.
X-Men #5
• Battle of the Atom, Chapter 3
Psylocke and the X-Men/Future X-Men chase Teen Jean and Teen Scott in order to send them back to the past.
Uncanny X-Men #12
• Battle of the Atom, Chapter 4
Psylocke and the X-Men/Future X-Men head to Utopia, where Cyclops is hiding Teen Jean and Teen Scott.
Wolverine & The X-Men #36
• Battle of the Atom, Chapter 5
Psylocke and Wolverine's X-Men and Cyclops' X-Men settle things down after Teen Jean agrees to go back to the past.

OCTOBER
Uncanny X-Force #12
• The Revenant War, Chapter 3
Psylocke and her X-Force hear Spiral's story of how she found out the Revenant Queen is Cassandra Nova.
X-Men #6
• Battle of the Atom, Chapter 7
Psylocke fights the Future X-Men. After handling Ice-Hulk and Deadpool, she's defeated by Raze.
Uncanny X-Men #13
• Battle of the Atom, Chapter 8
Raze morphs into Psylocke and retrieves Teen Iceman and Teen Beast.
Wolverine & The X-Men #37
• Battle of the Atom, Chapter 8
Wolverine's and Cyclops' X-Men decide to fight together against the Future Brotherhood.
Uncanny X-Force #13
• The Revenant War, Chapter 4
Psylocke tries to attack Cassandra Nova, but is defeated and retrieved by her.
Battle of the Atom #2
• Battle of the Atom, Chapter 10
Psylocke and the others are teleported by Magik to safety. Later, she welcomes Kymera to the school.

NOVEMBER
X-Men #7
• Muertas, Chapter 1
Monet and Karima update Psylocke, Storm and Rachel on Lady Deathstrike's latest endeavour.
Uncanny X-Force #14
• The Revenant War, Chapter 5
Cassandra offers to give Psylocke her original body back if she joins her. Puck rescues Betsy, but both end up falling into the Underworld.
Uncanny Avengers #14
• The Day Nor The Hour
[ALTERNATE] Kang recruits Magistrate Braddock.
Deadpool Annual 2013 #1
• Madcapped
Flashback to the events of Uncanny X-Force vol. 1.
Nova #10
• Land and Launch, Chapter 10
Nova helps the Avengers and the X-Men and defeats Dr. Doom.
DECEMBER
Uncanny X-Force #15
• The Revenant War, Chapter 6
After being rescued from the Underworld, Psylockes faces Cassandra Nova and stabs her to death.
X-Men #8
• Muertas, Chapter 2
Psylocke chases Tyhpoid Mary and rescues Sublime, who had been subdued by Lady Deathstrike.
Uncanny Avengers #15
• Rapture
Psylocke and other mutants are taken to Planet X thanks to the Scarlet Witch's spell.

4 comments:

Tazirai said...

Pretty good recap. Very concise.

FSaker said...

Congratulations for the amazing retrospective!

Wow, Betsy was quite busy in 2013! Although in Ultimate X-Men, Betsy wasn't really Betsy (but the impostor was still cool, so that's okay). I wonder if Brian Wood always intended for his Ultimate Psylocke to be an impostor or if she was planned to be the real Betsy back to life and he had to back down after that bunch of whiners started to whine that Ultimate Betsy was dead (even though she had transferred her mind to another body before), that dead means dead in the Ultiverse, yadda yadda yadda...

Rylan Vanacore said...

My favorite Psylocke story of 2013 was the revenant war or the whole UFX series and uncanny avengers but she didn't play a huge role

Giles said...

Fantastic retrospect as always, great work you guys.