Saturday, June 18, 2016

40 Years of Psylocke

40 Years of Psylocke

** (not an exhaustive list)
→ First appearance: Captain Britain vol. 1 #8 (1976)

→ Writers: Chris Claremont (creator), Gary Friedrich, Alan Moore, Jamie Delano, Alan Davis, Fabian Nicieza, Scott Lobdell, Ben Raab, Joe Kelly, Matt Fraction, Chris Yost, Mike Carey, Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, Victor Gischler, Sam Humphries, Brian Wood, Simon Spurrier, Marc Guggenheim, G. Willow Wilson, Cullen Bunn & more.

→ Artists: Herb Trimpe (creator), Alan Davis, Marc Silvestri, Rick Leonardi, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, Roger Cruz, Joe Madureira, Chris Bachalo, Salvador Larroca, German Garcia, Leinil Francis Yu, Billy Tan, Paul Pelletier, Clayton Henry, Tom Grummet, Tim Seeley, Greg Land, Terry Dodson, Harvey Tolibao, Clay Mann, Jerome Opeña, Esad Ribic, Mark Brooks, Will Conrad, Greg Tocchini, Jorge Molina, Phil Noto, David Lopez, Ron Garney, Adrian Alphona, Olivier Coipel, Phil Briones, Kris Anka, Rock-He Kim, Daniel Acuña, Todd Nauck, Roland Boschi, Ken Lashley & more.

→ Costume designers: Alan Davis, Arthur Adams, Jim Lee, Leinil Francis Yu, Salvador Larroca, Tom Grummet, Jerome Opeña, Kris Anka, Rock-He Kim & Greg Land.

→ Live action/animated adaptations: Kay Tremblay (X-Men: The Animated Series), Mei Melançon (X-Men: The Last Stand), Grey DeLisle (Wolverine and the X-Men) & Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse).

→ Current books: Uncanny X-Men (vol. 4) by Cullen Bunn & Greg Land/Ken Lashley; Civil War II: X-Men by Cullen Bunn & Andrea Broccardo.

→ Key relationships: Angel, Captain Britain, Jamie Braddock, Meggan Puceanu, Tom Lennox, Slaymaster, Mojo, Spiral, Cypher, Storm, Wolverine, Dazzler, Rachel Grey, Nightcrawler, Matsu'o Tsurayaba, Revanche, Shadow King, Fantomex, Sabretooth, Magneto.


Zak N said...

marvel now costume is probably my fav, but in terms of nostalgia i'd probably pick her rick remender uncanny x-force costume, since that is the costume she had when i first started reading comics. i don't like that it's one of her more revealing costumes and i don't like that people over sexualize that costume (and the classic ninja costume too), but like i said it's just for nostalgia. also a pretty big fan of her armored australian outback costume as well as her current costume and the lady mandarin costume.

Gaile Peck said...

Although accurate, I hate crediting these two idiots: Joe Madureira and Scott Lobdell. They had a run on the x-books that was way too long and constantly expressed their contempt for Psylocke in interviews. And it showed up in their storytelling too. I think that if you're the creative force behind an ensemble superhero team, you should have at least a "like" for all its characters. Instead, these two pieces of $hit did their best to marginalize my favorite comic character. Thankfully, we've recently had a string of folks like Fraction, Yost, Remender, and Gillen that have pushed Betsy back into relevance.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

If Betts ever did regain her old body, I'd be curious to see her rock her blonde hair again sometimes. It actually looked good on her. Although, My favorite Psylocke was how she was drawn by Silvestri during Fall of The Mutants. In that arc, she had her princess uniform which I hated, but I loved that Sylvestri drew her hair without the bouffant style. And he drew her face really gorgeous, showing why she would have been a supermodel in her previous life before superheroics.

Re: Lobdell and Madureira... Could bot agree more. I hated both their writing and penciling on X-Men. Not a fan of either'a styles and think that both did not portray any of the X-Men well at all. One of the team's worst periods.

Vigmed said...

Lookin' so fine for 40.

FSaker said...

Wow, this homage is fantastic! Kudos to the Psylocke: Like a Butterfly team; your dedication and love for our favorite British telepath never ceases to amaze us! It's probably a hard work for you guys, but in the end of the day, you should feel very proud of yourselves, because this may be the best blog dedicated to any X-character! Congratulations to Psylocke for her 40 years, and congratulations to this blog's team for the great job you always do to show everyone how amazing Psylocke is!

Daron French said...

I liked Psylocke when she was in her original body also. The Asian Psylocke has never appealed me. I feel before the swap the character was more int-resting with the bionic eyes , bushy hair and being a polit and all .

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Tazirai said...

Awesome Picture. And You all know I'm a pre-swap fan, especially that armoured costume.

Kate Weigall said...

Saved as a favorite, I love your site!

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