Saturday, April 20, 2013

Psylocke Psaturday #12: We will, we will, rock you

So riddle me this, Psylocke pfans: What is Betsy Braddock's first superhero identity? Those of you who leaned back, templed your fingers, and scoffed while you said "Why, Psylocke, of course!" may take one giant step back into the alligator pit! (Or, are those crocodiles?)

Either way, Betsy's first superhero identity was Captain Britain. II.

Cover of Captain Britain v.2 #13 (January 1986), pencils and inks by Alan Davis

When Brian Braddock retires from being Captain Britain, Betsy takes over, trained by Captain UK (who is the Captain Britain of Earth-238).

Panels from Captain Britain v.2 #13 (January 1986), script, pencils and co-inks by Alan Davis; co-inks by Noel Davis; letters by Annie Halfacree. Color version from Captain Britain trade paperback (1988), colors by Andy Seddon.

Possibly the reason you may not remember that Betsy was Captain Britain was because she was for less than one issue before she was brutally beaten and blinded by Slaymaster:

So Brian drops a rock on his head.

Thus preventing Chris Claremont from getting his hands on Slaymaster to use in one of his stories. Justice is served.

Which brings us to this week's Psylocke Psurveillance Psummary:
  • Outfit: Dipped in magic, clothed in science.
  • Hair: red, white, and blue.
  • Eyes: none!
Next week: Chris Claremont gets his hands on Betsy to use in one of his stories. Oh dear.

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