Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #4 Preview

Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #4
Writer: Jim Zub
Art by: Thony Silas & Leonard Kirk
Cover by: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Variant Cover by: Chris Bachalo
Spoiler Variant Cover by: Terry Dodson

The Story:
One of the X-Men is changed forever! Past and present clash in final battle on an island of secrets and sin! What darkness lies within Sapphire Styx? Can a ghost from the past save Psylocke from oblivion?

In Stores: August 22, 2018


37 comments:

AKO Star said...

Wait so... Patched Logan from the two previous issues is actually his soul Betsy found inside her with one eye ?

CmX said...

AKO, that's what I've been thinking too. I never thought Patch was actually Psylocke messing with Sapphire.. As Sapphire admitted she consumed his soul at some point. Perhaps it's a remnant and not necessarily his entire soul?

So much to be explained in just one issue haha

AKO Star said...

CmX, so true lol. only one week away but is it me or the art is SLIGHTLY different than the pens before. Still not that much better though

CmX said...

AKO, yeah, youre not wrong, Leonard Kirk is doing part of the issue. Who I really like his style but it looks quite different here. I imagine he was added to art duties last second since he wasn't originally solicited.

Five pages shown.. we got just 15 pages to tell the rest of this story lol

AKO Star said...

CmX, fingers crossed !

Antone Poitier said...

Time for me to call my bookstore this weekend and get my variant cover reserved

Vigmed said...

Ooh.

Ahh.

Interesting.

Vigmed said...

Concerned about this bit: "I may no longer inhabit the body of a Japanese warrior woman, but that doesn't mean I'm helpless."

Unknown said...

Simply put: Betsy's merge with Kwannon is the one thing that made her stand out, that made her interesting.
Even if this is the "true" Psylocke, it's like losing a beloved character in the comic books.

I don't know why she would take Sapphire's body if her own body is still intact.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Note the dress she has on. I love the nod to her first fight with Sabretooth in Uncanny 213 when she becomes an official X-Man.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

I love her still. And to answer youe question, I think that Kwannon body may have been killed by Styx.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Also are we sure she will take the Sapphire body? She looks like herself in the covers; not Sapphire.

CmX said...

I noticed that too! I also love how she changed her hair color when she looked in the mirror lol

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

CMX, yeah! I dug the hair color change from blonde to purple too. Very nice, subtle nods to her history.

Jeanette Swift said...

Yes, someone else noticed the dress! I am totally loving that nod.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

@Jeanette, it’s like she’s come full circle.

Jeanette Swift said...

Indeed!

Stephen White said...

the art is soooo much better - she looks great here

Anonymous said...

This is really good. Her starting as herself as a blond child and then remembering and deciding to be her adult self with the purple hair and the Mutant Massacre outfit. The details are lovely. I’m so excited.

FSaker said...

"Also are we sure she will take the Sapphire body? She looks like herself in the covers; not Sapphire."

I hope you're right. Being trapped in Sapphire Styx's body would be the exact opposite from fixing Psylocke, even if she telekinetically changed the body to resemble her own (you know, Rachelsaur style). If she needs to leave Kwannon's body, the only acceptable trade is to get her real body back.

As for Kwannon's body, yes, Styx did say it was dead. Not just soulless, dead. Then again, the X-Men have a habit of repeatedly cheating death, so who knows for sure?

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

@Anonymous, I don't think she was child as blonde here. I could be wrong, but here breasts look pretty adult-like in the images as a blonde landing on the bones and looking in the mirror. LOL.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

@FSaker, you know that would be the one part of this that would irk me all over again with Marvel.

@Outback, you never did tell me what Theory No.3 is regarding how she gets back to looking like herself. Theories 1 and 2 that I have are Jamie and Sinister.

Alex V.W said...

@Fskaker Shh! No one talks about the Rachelsaur incident lol. That was one of CC's more interesting ideas.

The artist for this issue should have done the whole mini. If this is legit her being caucasian again I can see why it was regulated to a mini regarding another character. It's been teased before in the main X books. Having it come out of nowhere in a series about Logan is surprising.

Part of me wishes the variant spoiler cover was never revealed. At the same time I think Marvel did it because A. they spoil everything. B. To get people's complaints out of the way.

What I find funny is on some forums, people are complaining that her soul doesn't look like Kwannon. I'm like it's her soul, not an astral plane/mental projection.

Anonymous said...

LMAO Rahsaan, you’re right. I didn’t even notice that. She looks young-ish in the first shot of her in the bone pile.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Random question: Where is Spiral these days? After all her machinations with Psylocke, I'd be curious to see her reaction to a restored Bets. Is Spiral still "good?"

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

What I really want to see is Brian's reaction to her! I love those two together!

AKO Star said...

With her change of body I wonder what will happen next after that really. Will she join X-Force one day again, have change of thoughts, Change in rivalries and such ?
I mean it's her hard earned reward to get that body back. I still wonder if somehow this isn't the last we see of body witch for Betsy. if they decide to swap again they better get that hand body.

And still... with this body switch is done, what happened to Kwanon? I don't remember.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Kwannon is on a permanent dirt nap.

Anonymous said...

It's all speculation because of what we are seeing in this preview versus what we saw at the end of #3. It sure looked like Psylocke destroyed Sapphire's body from within at the end of #3, so what happens to Psylocke on a psychic/physical level since she was "inside" Sapphire? My guess is that she reclaims her own body at great cost, and her experiences in Sapphire's psyche has profound changes on her physical appearance, leading to her new "hybrid" look. But again, speculation. In a few days, we'll know.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

@Anonymous, heavens! I hope
not. No more hybrid looks. I hope Marvel just makes her look like her solely. I hope there is no more hybrid look like Claremont gave her pre-Kwannon; no intermingled DNA like Lobdell/Nicieza did with Kwannon. And I hope that she is not like R’Chel or X.

LOL.

AKO Star said...

Oh if she's hybrid It'll suck...

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Hey, guys. Here’s a good interview with Claremont on this subject.

https://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2018/08/claremonts-consequences-discussing-asian-betsy-in-2018/

Tazirai said...

Sorry to disagree. That may be the only thing you found interesting, but others of us, actually care about more than her looks, or keel, ninja Tropes.

Tazirai said...

Yeah, I love that nod.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

As Chris Claremont recently posted in conversation on Facebook where this all came up:

‘I can’t/won’t speak for any subsequent writers on the X-canon, but the character *I* created (*way* back in “Captain Britain”), Brian Braddock’s (ever-so-slightly) elder twin was re-crafted from Angle to Angle-Asian courtesy of Mojo; he’s considered her a special plaything of his since her arrival in the X-Canon where he gave her “bionic” eyes, which were still there at the time of her transformation, which is why *he* was involved in the event. The subsequent ret-con doesn’t work for me. If I ever have the chance, I’ll happily do to it what Deadpool did to Ryan Reynolds did when he time-jumped to the moment the actor started reading the script for “Green Lantern” (& yes, Fabes, that moment made me laugh out loud!) So as far as I’m concerned, Richard’s right, same character. End of rant.’

Anonymous said...

Hey Rahsaan,

I don't remember what I was saying about theory #3 but it probably wasn't important or I was being jokes.

Tazirai, I am pretty sure that people here who may prefer a version of Psylocke that you don't prefer can like her for more than "her looks, or keel, ninja Tropes". They seem passionate about the character. There are a lot of complex issues tied up with the issue of representation that are most easily expressed by way of a discussion on her visual representation, and I would not be so dismissive about it. It would be more respectful.

-AO

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

@AO,

You must admit that Douglas is looking all kinds of sexy with that beard. Elizabeth may be out here creepin' real soon.