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Uncanny X-Force Cosplay: Psylocke (Constantine in Tokyo) Cosplay 23 OCT 2013

Constantine, also known as Constantine in Tokyo, turns to the new Uncanny X-Force line for this particular cosplay outing, picking out the delectably deadly Psylocke as her character of choice!

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Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

In her most recent outing, following the aftermath of Second Coming, Psylocke (along with Deadpool, Fantomex, and Archangel) is selected by Wolverine to be a member of the new X-Force, the sole condition being that no one must learn of the team’s existence. Psylocke has been seen using her telepathy to help Warren control the “Archangel” persona in his mind, which has led to the two rekindling their previous relationship. The team’s first mission is to locate and kill Apocalypse, who has been reborn. After the events of SCHISM, while Psylocke has decided to stay on Utopia with Cyclops’ team, she also secretly stays on X-Force to help whenever Wolverine requests. Cyclops also places Psylocke in charge of a new X-Men Security team, asking her to be his spy and spy-hunter.

During the Dark Angel Saga, the Jean Grey of the Age of Apocalypse universe opened up Psylocke’s mind, allowing her to tap into a previously untapped power. Writer Rick Remender confirms that Psylocke is now an Omega Level telepath. She also willingly gives up her capability to feel sorrow and regret as part of a bargain to save Fantomex from death at the hands of Skinlessman.

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Uncanny X-Force Cosplay: Psylocke (Mostflogged) Cosplay 25 NOV 2012

American cosplayer Jenni, better known by her handle of Mostflogged, has featured in some high profile cosplay shoots before, like her photos taken with the current queen of American cosplay, Yaya Han. Never mind those though, this girl sure is busy in the world of cosplay (as evidenced by her DeviantArt and ACP profiles), both in terms of wearing costumes as well as actually making them!

For this particular shoot, Jenni turns to the new Uncanny X-Force line, picking out the delectably deadly Psylocke as her character of choice!

Over the years various writers have certainly put her character through the wringer, but at the start of it all, creator Chris Claremont’s precognitive ninja played supporting character to her fraternal twin brother, Captain Britain, even substituting every now and then for him. Later on she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke, who developed telepathic abilities and then later acquired Jean’s Grey’s telekinesis.

Known for her psychic blades, Psylocke is nevertheless a warrior who can really get into your head!

In her most recent outing, following the aftermath of Second Coming, Psylocke (along with Deadpool, Fantomex, and Archangel) is selected by Wolverine to be a member of the new X-Force, the sole condition being that no one must learn of the team’s existence. Psylocke has been seen using her telepathy to help Warren control the “Archangel” persona in his mind, which has led to the two rekindling their previous relationship. The team’s first mission is to locate and kill Apocalypse, who has been reborn. After the events of SCHISM, while Psylocke has decided to stay on Utopia with Cyclops’ team, she also secretly stays on X-Force to help whenever Wolverine requests. Cyclops also places Psylocke in charge of a new X-Men Security team, asking her to be his spy and spy-hunter.

During the Dark Angel Saga, the Jean Grey of the Age of Apocalypse universe opened up Psylocke’s mind, allowing her to tap into a previously untapped power. Writer Rick Remender confirms that Psylocke is now an Omega Level telepath. She also willingly gives up her capability to feel sorrow and regret as part of a bargain to save Fantomex from death at the hands of Skinlessman.

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Review: Uncanny X-Force #22 (Feb. 2012) Comic Books | My Reviews 30 MAR 2012

Some evil won’t stop. Some evil no prisons can old, no force can contain, no plea can soften. Sometimes to truly save lives the only option is to take them. The burden of that truth falls on a covert team of mutants assigned to those jobs too dirty, too dangerous for the X-Men. That team is the… Uncanny X-Force.

Right. So Fantomex took the decision to put a bullet into the boy who would be Apocalypse, leaving Captain Britain and the Captain Britain Corps no alternative other than to whisk Fantomex to Otherworld where he is sentenced to death. For reasons unknown, even to herself, Psylocke dives in as Lady Britain to save Fantomex, whilst Wolverine, Deadpool and Nightcrawler follow suit in order to save their team-mates.

But there is conflict in Otherworld, pitting Captain Britain and the Corps against overwhelming odds, Wolverine, Deadpool and Nightcrawler against something particularly wicked, and the escaping Psylocke and Fantomex against someone particularly twisted (and malleable).

Issue 22 of Uncanny X-Force delivers part 3 of the Otherworld tale from writer Rick Remender and to be honest, this issue acts very much as a setup title, basically crafting the battle scenarios which will surely fill the pages of issue 23 from start to finish. Basically a lot of dialogue split between the three main groups of characters mentioned above, brief action as the initial encounters play out, and not all that much else.

It reads okay, if a bit slow, and to be honest, I’m not so sure the witty dialogue between Deadpool and Wolverine feels all that natural, taking into account the gruff character that is Wolverine and the situation they find themselves in. Nevertheless, it does an admirable job as a springboard towards the epilogue of the Otherworld storyline, so worth picking up if you are actually following the rest of the series.

The art front is a bit of a mixed bag to be honest. Artist Greg Tocchini has a very rough, rushed style, and while it certainly is artistic, it does look rushed in a lot of places, and there are a lot of faulty body proportions and disappearing details that should have been picked up in the cleanup process. His style will certainly feel at home on a horror title, and I guess Uncanny X-Force is meant to carry a gritty feel, but to be honest I find his style misplaced here.

Oh well.

It wasn’t a badly written episode, but unfortunately I didn’t really enjoy Uncanny X-Force issue 22. I do however get that it is the “setup” issue so I can’t really complain all that much if I insist on ignoring the bigger picture. That said, it did make me look forward to the next issue, meaning it did it’s intended job, so there’s no faulting that! :)