Saturday, March 09, 2013

Psylocke Psaturday #7: I wanna give my violet more violence

Hey, isn't this the week I'd promised you a peek at Betsy Braddock's new hair colour? Hint: it's a word that doesn't rhyme with anything. Yes, that's right...her hair is orange. Either that, or silver. Let's watch, shall we?

Panels from the Captain Britain story "Thicker Than Water..." in The Daredevils #3 (March 1983), script by Alan Moore, pencils and inks by Alan Davis, letters by Jenny O'Connor

Well, that doesn't tell us anything. Except maybe that Jenny O'Connor needs some lettering practice. Nothing personal, Ms. O'C.

Um, let's not answer that last question, and we'll go onto the question of Betsy's hair.

Yes, for the first time (and forevermore in the 616), it's purple. Which means that since, say, around the time of Uncanny X-Men #167, she's used a massive truck container's worth of this stuff. Remember the crossover in 1997 when Wolverine got into it and he was purple all over? Oh man, that was hilarious!

And hey, just to prove hey hair is purple's the colourized version of that scene, from the Captain Britain trade paperback collection of his Daredevils stories.

Colors by Digital Chameleon

Yep, she's got purple hair and they're having milkshakes in London. It is, as far as I'm concerned, the best day ever.

Now remember, Betsy was a pilot. Then, she was a supermodel. Now, she is a psionic psecret agent for the UK's version of S.H.I.E.L.D.*, S.T.R.I.K.E.** Tune in next issue when she also becomes a ballerina-astronaut princess! (Or, possibly a ninjette.)

Hey look, it's Brian Michael Bendis, or possibly Lex Luthor, walkin' into Forbidden Planet, back in the days when it was on Denmark Street! I miss that version of the shop.

Which is not to be confused with Forbidden Planet in New York, for which I once again trot out this charming video. Check out this li'l stuffed movie star and enjoy! And next week...psubsequent Psylocke!

*pSecret Hair Indigo-Enriching Lovely Dreadlocks
*pSlightly Thrilling Representatives In the Kingdom of England


BillyWitchDoctor said...

I don't know who's responsible for that lettering, but I hope they found happiness in a profession for which they were qualified.

Blam said...

"Your hair -- It's purple! That explains why I didn't recognize your voice on the phone!"