Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Psylocke • 2016

Retrospective 2016: Psylocke. Here's everything that happened to Psylocke in 2016 -- Talk about your favorite stories, favorite writers, favorite artists, favorite quotes, etc. In 2016, Psylocke joined Magneto's branch of X-Men in his endeavors to save mutantkind against the Inhumans' toxic mist. Here's our little recap to refresh your memory!

JANUARY

Uncanny X-Men #1
• Survival of the Fittest, Chapter 1
Psylocke joins Magneto's X-Men as the team investigates a shady company taking advantage of mutants afraid of the Terrigen Mist.
X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever #2
• X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever, Chapter 2
Bailey Hoskins catches Psylocke and other X-Men training in the Danger Room.
Uncanny X-Men #2
• Survival of the Fittest, Chapter 2
Magneto's team finds out the Dark Riders are targeting healers, so Psylocke sends Monet and Sabretooth to protect Elixir.

FEBRUARY
Uncanny X-Men #3
• Survival of the Fittest, Chapter 3
Psylocke and Magneto protect Triage against the Dark Riders, and Betsy probes their minds, finding out where they are based.

MARCH

Uncanny X-Men #4
• Survival of the Fittest, Chapter 4
Psylocke heads to Egypt in order to ambush the Riders at their base, but ends up trapped in a pyramid herself while the Riders teleport to Genosha.
Uncanny X-Men #5
• Survival of the Fittest, Chapter 5
Psylocke and her team defeat the Dark Riders by detonating Genosha. Betsy later declines Storm's offer to join her team in Limbo.
X-Men '92 #1
• The World is a Vampire, Chapter 1
[ALTERNATE] Psylocke has joined the X-Men and witnesses Maverick warning them about a new thread: Alpha Red.


APRIL
Uncanny X-Men #6
Apocalypse Wars, Chapter 1
After probing Archangel's mind, Psylocke picks up something related to a small town, where later she finds out New Angel preaching to mindless townspeople.
X-Men '92 #2
• The World is a Vampire, Chapter 2
[ALTERNATE] Psylocke is reluctant to buy Maverick's story, but after mutants are turned into vampires, she heads to Transylvania with the X-Men to meet Dracula.

MAY
Uncanny X-Men #7
Apocalypse Wars, Chapter 2
Psylocke and Magneto follow Warren to a Clan Akkaba hideout where they end up facing Genocide, son of Apocalypse.
X-Men '92 #3
• The World is a Vampire, Chapter 3
[ALTERNATE] Storm, Psylocke, Bishop and Dracula find the School completely destroyed as Alpha Red reveals that his vampires cannot be harmed by the sunlight anymore.

JUNE
X-Men '92 #4
• The World is a Vampire, Chapter 4
[ALTERNATE] Storm unleashes Bishop and Psylocke against Alpha Red’s army of mutant-vampires.
Uncanny X-Men #8
Apocalypse Wars, Chapter 3
Psylocke defeats Fantomex at the Akkaba Hidden City, where she finds out an army of Archangel drones.
Civil War II: X-Men #1
• Civil War II: X-Men, Chapter 1
Psylocke reads Storm’s team’s minds and finds out that a new Inhuman called Ulysses has the power to profile the future and is being used to prevent tragedies around the world.
Uncanny X-Men #9
• Apocalypse Wars, Chapter 4
Psylocke is being pursued by Archangel drones and is hit with their toxic feathers, but summons her own Archangel to help her.

JULY
Civil War II: X-Men #2
• Civil War II: X-Men, Chapter 2
Psylocke disagrees with Magneto's handling of the Ulysses situation and decides to leave his team.
Uncanny X-Men #10
Apocalypse Wars, Chapter 5
Psylocke helps Warren merge with Archangel once again and tells Magneto off for employing Fantomex and Mystique on the down low.

AUGUST
Uncanny X-Men #11
• Waking From the Dream, Chapter 1
Psylocke attends a party at the Hellfire Club NY branch, where she finds out Magneto and Monet have joined their Inner Circle.
Civil War II: X-Men #3
• Civil War II: X-Men, Chapter 3
Psylocke joins Storm's team as she doesn't believe Ulysses should be sacrificed. Her new team ends up engaging in a fight with Magneto's team.
X-Men '92 #6
• Lilapalooza, Chapter 1
[ALTERNATE] The X-Men are tending to Lila Cheney’s security when they are forcibly teleported to outer space by Fabian Cortez.

SEPTEMBER
Uncanny X-Men #12
• Waking From the Dream, Chapter 2
Psylocke is offered to join the Hellfire Club as The Black Queen, as she finds out a piece of gray matter was used by Someday Enterprises to deliver secret messages.
Uncanny X-Men #13
Waking From the Dream, Chapter 3
While facing weaponized mutants from Someday Enterprises, Psylocke reveals she has felt a psychic presence “buzzing” all around them during battle.
Civil War II: X-Men #4
• Civil War II: X-Men, Chapter 4
Psylocke rejoins Magneto's team and lashes out at him, questioning his approach after his falling out with Medusa, the Inhuman Queen.
X-Men '92 #7
• Lilapalooza, Chapter 2
[ALTERNATE] Psylocke senses The Brood are not really enemies, but allies who are as much mutant as the X-Men.

OCTOBER
Uncanny X-Men #14
• Waking From the Dream, Chapter 4
Psylocke takes off with the X-Men to stop an attack by weaponized mutants. She later cuts ties with Magneto and leaves his team.
X-Men '92 #8
• Lilapalooza, Chapter 3
[ALTERNATE] Psylocke and the X-Men fight the Shi'ar Imperial Guard to protect the Brood.

NOVEMBER
Uncanny X-Men #15
• Waking From the Dream, Chapter 5
Psylocke targets threats against mutantkind on her own, when she comes across Mystique and psychically stabilizes Raven's chaotic mind.
X-Men '92 #9
• Lilapalooza, Chapter 4
[ALTERNATE] After the X-Men manage to return to Earth, Professor Xavier beg them to listen to Apocalypse, who warns about a new threat: Xodus the Forgotten.
IvX #0
• Untitled
Six months ago, Emma Frost enlists the help of Magneto and his team as she has a plan against the Inhumans.

DECEMBER
IvX #1
• Another Last Stand
Different X-Men teams have united and dash towards New Atillan as they have decided to finally attack the Inhumans.
Uncanny X-Men #16
• Inhumans Vs. X-Men Tie-in, Chapter 1
[HALLUCINATION] Jean Grey and the Cuckoos trap Karnak in a never-ending illusion where he faces many X-Men.
X-Men '92 #10
• Lilapalooza, Chapter 10 -- Final Performance
[ALTERNATE] Psylocke witnesses all humans being turned into mutants in order to face a Xodus the Forgotten.

6 comments:

Justin Messina said...

Nice recap! But what about X-Men: Apocalypse?

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Justin, have no fear... I'll provide the recap for the film...
Psylocke looks shifty-eyed, barely talks, manifests her psychic knife across Pox's threat, chokes the shit out of the Beast with her psychic whip after somersaulting and slicing a car that he threw at her in half with her psychic katana. She then slinks off from everyone looking more shifty-eyes than ever.

CmX said...

@Justin, the recap only covers her comic book appearance

Justin Messina said...

Haha Rahsaan. Are you Tazirai on CBR?

Toca do Caranguejo said...

Very happy for the recap of Psylocke. She was many highlights in 2016, well deserved highlights. The author of this blog is really the biggest fan of Psylocke nowadays.

FSaker said...

Not her busiest year, but not a bad year for her, either. Bunn did a good job with her, and the X-Men'92 Psylocke had her share of good moments.

I hope she won't disappear this year, after IvX is over.