Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Uncanny X-Men #1 Variant Cover by Marko Djurdjevic

11 comments:

X-Man said...

Love it. Also looks like Betsy is doing a martial arts stance to me.

Alexis said...

Really dig this variant cover. Prob, one of the best so far...

Psyloco said...

Marko Djurdjevic is back!
Love his art.

Jeferson Santos said...

As a fan, I am not enjoying this way (I know it is early to judge) they are putting Betsy... It seems she was lowed and now it is just "the girl with the knife" and not the "powerful psychic" she was in the recents arcs...

X-Man said...

We'll have to wait and see, but my assumption is that they are showing her with the psychic knife to ease the fears of people who think she wont retain her ninja skills or psychic weapons. It's possible if Kwannon is truly back with a psychic skillset as well that it is lowered as they both had a half of Betsy's telepathy. I'm hoping that isn't the case and Betsy is still an Omega telepath.

Unknown said...

Lol, how do you know if she is or isn't a powerful psychic based on covers??? You guys overreact for everything.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Now, @Unknown, we all have come a long way. None of us are speculating that she will die again and that is progress. :-)

@Jeferson, I think she will still be a boss. In fact, I foresee her and Jean accomplishing major psychic feats with their combined might. :-)

X-Man said...

Them combining their might would be awesome. I'm wondering if Psylocke teaching teen Jean how to do psychic weapons affects adult Jean's abilities somehow? Ironic since AOA Jean is the one who helped Betsy unleash her full psychic potential. Kinda poetic.

FSaker said...

Well, she probably won't look like a powerful psychic - after all, she's in the same team as Jean, who's the most powerful psychic in the world (yes, even without the Phoenix Force backing her up), so any other psychic would look less powerful in comparison.

And honestly, that's fine to me. It's kinda like in the 1990s: Jean's powers were much greater than Psylocke's, yet Betsy didn't have just her powers; she also had her fighting skills and knowledge on infiltration, making her as valuable as Jean. And also much more popular (I suspect she would have completely overshadowed Jean had she been a regular team member in the FOX animated series).

So, don't worry. Powerful psychic or not, Psylocke will most likely be fine.

X-Man said...

I think she'll be fine too, but it depends. In the 1990's Psylocke only had half her telepathy because Kwannon possessed the other half. When she regained her full telepathy she and Jean trained to hone the telepathic skills she had previously lost. Now that her full potential has been unlocked, she might not be Jean's level, but she's probably close. In that X-force comic I believe they stated that Betsy was the 3rd strongest psychic in the world (to be fair that was when Xavier and Jean were both dead, but she's still got to be up there at this point). The only thing that could change it is if Kwannon seemingly being alive again divides her telepathy between the two of them. I hope not.

Tazirai said...

Please never use the term Omega again. Lol.

It's a term that means jack in the books now.

Also. Like everything else we need to wait until we see Psylocke in action to make a judgement.

Comics fans all over are killing me now. They Judge before reading. Stop that.