Saturday, January 3, 2015

Psylocke • 2014

Retrospective 2014: Psylocke. Talk about everything that happened to Psylocke in 2014 -- your favorite stories, favorite writers, favorite artists, favorite quotes, etc. And here's our usual little recap to refresh your memory! :D

JANUARY
Cable and X-Force #18
• Vendetta, Chapter 1
Psylocke mind tracks Bishop's whereabouts and later faces Cable's X-Force.
A+X #16
• The Amazing Spider-Man + Psylocke
Psylocke teams up with Spider-man to fight some thugs, but ends up injured.
Uncanny X-Force #16
• Vendetta, Chapter 2
Psylocke's X-Force and Cable's X-Force fight each other over Cable.
X-Men Legacy #22
• Antibodies
The X-Men, SWORD and all Legion’s allies show up and attack Legion's Xavier persona.
Cable and X-Force #19
• Vendetta, Chapter 3
Psylocke uses a device to boost her powers so as to track Cable's whereabouts.
X-Men #9
• Muertas, Chapter 3
Psylocke and Storm ask for Sabra and Gabriel Shepherd's help against Arkea.
Uncanny X-Force #17
• Vendetta, Chapter 4
Psylocke's and Cable's X-Forces team up to fight Stryfe and disband afterwards.
X-Men Legacy #23
• Slouching Towards Bethlehem
The X-Men give in to Legion's evil Charles Xavier persona.

FEBRUARY
X-Men #10
• Ghosts, Chapter 1
Psylocke and Monet swim towards Ana Cortes’ yacht hoping to surprise the Sisterhood.
New Avengers #14
• The Agamotto Gambit
[ALTERNATE] As Captain Britain, Betsy is a member of Earth-2319’s Illuminati who tries to stop an incursion, but later dies.
X-Force #1
• Offensive Acts
Psylocke joins Cable’s X-Force, and together rescue a mutant linked to the Alexandria incident.
X-Men #11
• Ghosts, Chapter 2
Psylocke and Monet meet the other X-Men and agree the yacht was a red herring.
Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand #5
• Cataclysm: Conclusion
Kitty Pryde reminisces about every person she has ever met.

MARCH
X-Force #2
• The Ends
Psylocke, Fantomex and Marrow sneak into a facility in Saudi Arabia, following Cable’s orders.
X-Men Legacy #300
• ForgetMeNot
ForgetMeNot reminisces about his time with the X-Men.
Wolverine #3
• Rogue Logan, Chapter 3
Wolverine aids the all-female X-Men to fight killer robots.
X-Men #12
• Ghosts, Chapter 3
Psylocke takes on Typhoid Mary and easily defeats her.
Uncanny Avengers #18
• Avenge the Earth, Chapter 1
[ALTERNATE] Kang assembles the Chronos Corpos, including Magistrate Braddock.
New Avengers #16
• A Perfect World
[ALTERNATE] As part of the Archetypes of J.U.S.T.I.C.E., Psylocke fights the Skrulls and Kree and later dies.


APRIL
All-New X-Men #25
• Untitled
[ALTERNATE] The Watcher shows Beast all the realities that will never come to be thanks to his messing with the space-time continuum.
X-Force #3
• Scratching the Itch
Psylocke rescues mutants from a hidden mutant prison and reveals she’s addicted to killing.
X-Men #13
• Bloodlines, Chapter 1 / Bromo-Superior, Chapter 1
Psylocke tells Storm to be more of a leader than a headmistress and train the students at the Danger Room.
Wolverine and the X-Men #3
• Tomorrow Never Learns, Chapter 3: True Believers
Flashback to Fantomex killing the Apocalypse child.
Uncanny Avengers #19
• Avenge the Earth, Chapter 2
[ALTERNATE] Magistrate Braddock fights Planet X Psylocke.
X-Force #4
• Le Pew
Psylocke and X-Force chase a girl named Anaïs in Paris.

MAY
X-Men: No More Humans
• No More Humans
When all the world’s humans disappear, Psylocke and the X-Men fight against those who doesn’t want them back.
X-Force #5
• Floating Stock
Psylocke and X-Force break into Volga’s airship but are imprisoned by his minions.
X-Men #14
• Bloodlines, Chapter 2 / Bromo-Superior, Chapter 2
Psylocke reinforces the security at the school when it is invaded by a man.
Uncanny Avengers #20
• Avenge the Earth, Chapter 3
[ALTERNATE] Magistrate Braddock fights Planet X Psylocke.

JUNE
X-Men #15
• Bloodlines, Chapter 3 / Bromo-Superior, Chapter 3
Psylocke detects the Future posing as a gardener and attacks him and kills her Danger Room boyfriend.
X-Force #6
• Alexandria
Psylocke and X-Force are freed and attack Volga; Betsy tells MeMe she knows she’s Hope.
Uncanny Avengers #21
• Avenge the Earth, Chapter 4
Rogue absorbs the powers of the X-Men.
Wolverine and the X-Men #5
• Tomorrow Never Learns, Chapter 5: Chekhov's Gun
Flashback to Fantomex killing the Apocalypse child.

JULY
X-Force #7
• Quis Custodiet
Psylocke tries to connect with Cable but has issues with his methods.
Nightcrawler #4
• Untitled
Psylocke helps Nightcrawler and the X-Men to fight the Trimegas.
X-Men #16
• Bloodlines, Chapter 4
Psylocke takes a team of Hellion, Rocklisde and Anole to fight the Future’s minions and get intel on the “Bloodline” system.
X-Men #17
• Bloodlines, Chapter 5
Psylocke and the students fight the Bloodline system.
Uncanny Avengers #22
• Avenge the Earth, Conclusion
[ALTERNATE] Magistrate Braddock fights Captain America.

AUGUST
X-Force #8
• War on Terror
Psylocke and X-Force disguise themselves as terrorists and face powered M16 agents.
X-Men #18
• Exogenous, Chapter 1
Psylocke, Rachel and Monet unite and enter Deathbird’s head.
Magneto #8
• Untitled
Flashback to the events of the Blue Team fighting Magneto.

SEPTEMBER
X-Men #19
• Exogenous, Chapter 2
Psylocke, Rachel and Monet fight Sidri hunters and find a lab used to combine different species.
X-Force #9
• Untitled
Psylocke and MeMe are disgusted by Agent Mel’s actions and leave her for dead.
New Avengers #24
• The Cabal
[ALTERNATE] Psylocke tries to prevent an incursion in her world and later dies.

OCTOBER
X-Men #20
• Exogenous, Chapter 3
Psylocke and Monet help Rachel and the Shi’ar against alien hybrids.
X-Force #10
• Nothing Man
Psylocke keeps a sexual relationship with Cable.
Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1
• The Red Supremacy, Chapter 1 - We Will All Be Dead Tomorrow
Psylocke joins the Avengers and X-Men in Genosha to fight the Red Onslaught.
Nightcrawler #7
• Untitled
Nightcrawler builds a house for the late Wolverine and uses holographic images of his friends.
Wolverine and the X-Men #10
• Untitled
The students reminisce about adventures of the late Wolverine.
X-Force #11
• Them's The Breaks
Psylocke and X-Force break into the Yellow Eye Base.
Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #3
• The Red Supremacy: Chapter 3 - Good News for Bad People
Psylocke helps Iceman once X-Men and Avengers leave Genosha.
Avengers #37
• Archangel
8 months in the future, Psylocke is said to be living in X-Nation with all the other mutants.
Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2
• Untitled
Flashback to X-23’s time with X-Force.
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration
• Amorous X-Muah
Psylocke kisses Angel in a special celebration issue.

NOVEMBER
X-Men #21
• Exogenous, Chapter 4
Psylocke, Monet and Rachel help Deathbird and Agent Brand against Tyger.
Nightcrawler #8
• Nightcrawler vs. X-Men, Chapter 1
Psylocke and some X-Men are possessed by the Shadow King.
X-Force #12
• Untitled
Psylocke rescues MeMe and fights against her addiction to kill everyone in sight.
Uncanny X-Men #28
• Untitled
Flashback to Psylocke’s time with the Blue Team.
DECEMBER
X-Force #13
• Last One Out Turn Out the Lights
Psylocke and Domino relieve their anger training with each other.
X-Men #22
• Exogenous, Chapter 5
Psylocke, Rachel and Monet protect The Peak from Brood/Skrulls hybrids sent by the Providian Order.
Nightcrawler #9
• Nightcrawler vs. X-Men, Chapter 2
Psylocke, still possessed by the Shadow King, defeats Bloody Bess.
All-New X-Men #34
Untitled
[ALTERNATE] Teen Jean meets Ultimate Jean and learns of the latter’s fight with the Psylocke imposter.

4 comments:

Harry S. said...

Thanks for the recap. This was kinda boring for Betsy... I miss 2012. *sigh*

FSaker said...

Amazing retrospective; congratulations!!

Psylocke had quite a busy year (even if many of these appearances are small cameos). Hopefully she'll still be around after X-Force's cancellation.

One thing, though: Hickman had THREE Psylockes dying in New Avengers?? THREE?? I was hoping that he would use Psylocke in this year's Secret Wars event, but now I'm thinking maybe she should be far from his scripts for this event... well, at least 616-Psylocke. If he wishes to use House of M Psylocke, '90s X-Men Psylocke, AoA-Psylocke and AvX-Psylocke (although she's exactly the same as 616-Psylocke, so what's the point?) - and kill them -, that's okay to me (just please don't make them suffer).

FSaker said...

By the way, Ultimate Kitty included Ultimate Psylocke in her thoughts? I thought the two of them never met (Ultimate Betsy helped the X-Men and "died" before Ultimate Kitty joined the team; when Ultimate Psylocke joined the X-Men, Ultimate Kitty had already left)... unless they chatted off-panel in the Apocalypse arc (when both girls were mind controlled by him, even though they weren't close to each other when it happened).

Harry S. said...

Nice catch, FSaker. haha Tbh, I think Hickmann has a soft spot for Betsy, he's alwaying including a cameo or throwing a mention like in Avengers #37