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 now...here'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