Sunday, April 11, 2010

Psylocke #1-4

That cover should have been my first clue.

This mini-series makes me not like Psylocke. This story is unnecessary and doesn't teach us anything about the character except that she used to be cooler when she wasn't running around killing people. I also find it a little hard to believe that she could last very long against a berserk Wolverine, but that's neither here nor there. I also didn't care for the clear "Kill Bill" feel that most of the series is going for. That comparison doesn't really work when the lead is a telepath and she's fighting off a Djinn who lost their human love, you know? This storyline is an example of the worst of the X-Men conceits, that is, it ties in to a story probably 20 years old, guest-stars characters no one remembers like Yukio and ignores the most interesting relationships Psylocke has. Captain Britain, Longshot, and Dazzler are mentioned but have no impact on any of the proceedings. Christopher Yost has done much better work in other titles.

Harvey Tolibao has a tendency to linger on the female form, and this is pretty bad in that respect. Each issue had at least one example of Psylocke twisting about to show off both her chest and her rear to the reader. This is not really an essential chapter in the history of Psylocke.


1 comment:

Mart said...

To be honest, I'm not sure there's been an essential chapter in Betsy Braddock's history since she became (what the heck does that mean, anyway?) Psylocke. She should go back to being a telepathic spy, not just another X-tart.