Sunday, December 08, 2013

Psylocke Psunday #22: Otter, otter, candlelight / Doin' the town and doin' it right

1988's Marvel annuals introduced the most frightening, terrifying villain of all:

The Company-Wide Crossover.

Mind you, we did get Speedball out of it, so it's still up for debate.

Anyway: Psylocke had a minimal-to-invisible presence in the main story of '88's Uncanny X-Men Annual #12, but the back-up story features a return to the villain voted Bully's Least Favorite Comic Book Villain over a record-breaking seven years from 1986-1993 (and again in 2001-2004), Mojo. In it, we learn an important fact, Official handbook of the Marvel Universe-style: since the X-Men passed through the Siege Perilous and became invisible to electronic surveillance, Mojo can no longer watch through Betsy's Mojoverse-created bionic baby blue eyes, closing off a subplot that honestly pretty much never went anywhere. Quel surprise, Claremont!

Panel from "I Want My X-Men!" in Uncanny X-Men Annual #12 (1988), script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Art Adams, inks by Bob Wiacek, colors by Glynis Oliver, letters by Tom Orzechowski

Annoyed by the lack of X-Infotainment, Mojo summons his Brain Trust of designers, who...yeah, ha ha...resemble the editor and creators on Marvel's X-Men comic. From left to right: Bob Harras, Bob Wiacek, Glynis Oliver, Art Adams, Chris Claremont, and Tom Orzechowski.

Vanna White is in this story too. You may remember her stint working on X-Men. She was only on the book for a while. Well, just a spell.

Anyway, I know who you've come here about, and she begins with P-S-Y and she ends with C-K-E. And a L-O in the middle. And she is in here, although not immediately. First we see Mojo roll through a number of alternate X-Versions, but they don't test well in the ratings with Males 2,100-3,400 pounds. There's the Gender Swap Earth-11 X-Men-slash-Women:

Nor does Betsy appear among the Robot-X-Men or the Hellfire Club Leather Bondage X-Men.

But can you handle the intense cuddliness and the sheer plushosity of...

The All-New, All-Animal X-Men?!?

And Psylocke is


That concludes this post on behalf of the People Who Like to See Other People Turned Into Otters Association.



Randi said...


SallyP said...

An..Otter? But Otters are cute and cuddly and do little human things with their hands! None of which really applies to Psylocke.