Saturday, April 13, 2013

Psylocke Psaturday #11: Nein means nein

You may remember in our previous installment of Psylocke Psaturday, I told you that things were going to start to get bad for Betsy Braddock. How bad? She is being molested by...


Aw, geez, no, Brian! Actually, "no" is correct: that's not Brian Braddock, Betsy's brother...and I think we can all agree to say "whew" at this point. Also, "Ick." That's actually Kaptain Briton ("Byron Brad-Dhok"), the delegate member of the Captain Britain Corps from Earth-794. He's swapped places with "our" Earth-616 Brian. I think it goes without saying that he's your traditional "evil mirror version," despite the lack of a goatee. Of course, the minute he starts pawing Betsy with his big greasy inter-dimensional hands, we know he's in for a whupping..










Panels from Captain Britain v.2 #6 (June 1985), script by Jamie Delano, pencils and inks by Alan Davis, letters by Annie Halfacree. Color version from Captain Britain trade paperback (1988), colors by Andy Seddon.

Well, that wasn't pleasant. Later, officials will arrive to take Kaptain Briton to prison the morgue. Because yes, Betsy killed him. And yours little stuffed truly, who usually argues heroes shouldn't never kill, says good! He deserved it. You go, Betsy! While this scene isn't surprising in comparison with today's psychic mutant assassin take-no-prisoners I'm a ninja in a bathing suit Psylocke, it was quite a shock at the time for a character who's been seen up until now as a powerful but fairly sweet English rose.

This week's Psylocke Psurveillance Psummary:
  • Hair: purple.
  • Eyes: blue.
  • Outfit: bathrobe.
  • Chin: Still pretty freakin' huge.
  • Cumulative body count: 1.
Next week: You think things were bad this week? They're gonna get worse.


Panel from Captain Britain v.2 #13 (June 1985), script by Jamie Delano, pencils by Alan Davis, inks by Alan Davis and Noel Davis, letters by Annie Halfacree. Color version from Captain Britain trade paperback (1988), colors by Andy Seddon.


2 comments:

Jef Willemsen said...

'Script by Jamie Delano'? Are we sure this isn't a pen name for Chris Claremont? Cos those scenes seem to be coming straight from his playbook of creepy moves...

Blam said...

None of the obits for Chinua Achebe mentioned that his acclaimed debut novel was the sequel to a Captain Britain story.