Monday, June 29, 2015

Cullen Bunn and Greg Land Relaunch Uncanny X-Men featuring Psylocke

According to BleedingCool, Cullen Bunn and Greg Land will relaunch Uncanny X-Men, starting in October. Land last drew Uncanny X-Men when Kieron Gillen was the writer. But who will our Uncanny X-Men be? It seems it's Magneto, Sabretooth, Psylocke, Mystique and Fantomex. Quite a change. A rather bloodthirsty change. The tagline? “Bigger threats require more threatening X-Men.”

Other relaunches include:

Extraordinary X-Men by Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos featuring Storm, Old Man Logan, Nightcrawler, the young Jean Grey, Colossus, Magik and Iceman.

All-New X-Men by Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley featuring the young Beast, Cyclops, the X-23 Wolverine, Iceman and Archangel.

Old Man Logan by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino.

Wolverine (X-23) by Tom Taylor and David Lopez.

Deadpool by Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Psylocke by Esad Ribic

#tbt: Uncanny X-Men #349


#tbt: Uncanny X-Men #349 – In Manhattan, while in quest of Joseph, the mysterious Maggott encounters Psylocke, who senses a great darkness within him and attacks him. Aided by Archangel, she succeeds in defeating him. Written by Scott Lobdell and Art by Chris Bachalo. Read full summary here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

X-Position: Hopeless Charts a Course from "Inferno" to "House of M"

CBR: This week, "Inferno" and "House of M" writer Dennis Hopeless makes his triumphant return to X-Position and answers your questions about everything from Domilossus to the intricacies of the Maximoff family tree.

When you were first approached to do "Inferno," why did you chose to focus on your "Cable & X-Force" cast of characters -- some of whom like Domino and Boom Boom who were never part of the original 'Inferno' -- instead of classic 'Inferno' characters like Storm, Psylocke, Dazzler, etc?

Hopeless: Ben! Boom Boom was absolutely a part of the original Inferno. She starred in Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove's "X-Terminators" series, which told a big chunk of that story. I chose to use Domino because I'm telling a Colossus story and I like the two of them as a couple. To answer your broader question, I pitched what I wanted to write with characters I like writing and it got approved. Simple as that.

With armored Psylocke shown in the series' pages and covers, will she actually be in it and do anything? I think it'd be awesome to show a non-ninja Psylocke being badass.

Hopeless: Tazirai! Psylocke shows up throughout the series but sadly isn't a major player in "Inferno." I love pre-ninja Betsy and would happily write her being a badass -- or just sipping tea on a sofa and saying British things -- any day of the week. This just isn't her story.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

#tbt: Uncanny X-Men #338

#tbt: Uncanny X-Men #338 – Psylocke suddenly melts out of a shadow, having used a new “shadow-porting” ability, which seems to be a side-effect of the Crimson Dawn, to go from Archangel’s apartment to the mansion. The other X-Men are quite startled at this new power manifestation, but Betsy has no time to explain. She is concerned because Warren is missing, at his place she just found a feather. Written by Scott Lobdell and Art by Joe MadureiraSalvador Larroca. Read full summary here.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Secret Wars: Psylocke – Guide (Month 1)

DOMAIN: Higher Avalon
BARON: Brian Braddock; formerly: James Braddock
APPEARANCES: Secret Wars #2
Betsy Braddock of House Braddock is the sister of James and Brian Braddock. After a conflict with Baron Sinister of Bar Sinister, Doom sentences James to death upon learning of the latter’s involvement with the rebels.
BARON: Scott Summers; formerly: Madelyne Pryor
Limbo has been separated into two different areas: one controlled by the X-Men and the other ruled by demons and run by Darkchild. Psylocke is part of a small group of X-Men that tries to liberate Illyana, but ultimately fails.
DOMAIN: Marville
BARON: Unkown
APPEARANCES: Giant-Size Little Marvel: AVX #1
In Marville, the children living on X-Men Way, including Psylocke, are rivals of the children living on Avengers Street. Both groups do pranks with each other when they are surprised by their new neighbors: a pair of mysterious twins.