Psylocke Vs. Sabertooth.
Greetings True Believers! The my recent post and Doug Ramsey/ Betsy Braddock inspired me to post another one of my favorite Betsy moments. The first fight she had with Sabertooth during the Mutant Massacre. It's a great fight and a great storyline. (Further evidence that X-Men achieved perfection in the 80's.) During the massacre Psylocke is new to the x-mansion and is trying to assist with the recovery efforts. She doesn't feel accepted by the X-Men yet and is worrying that she's not helping enough..... (These scans are from the Mutant Massacre TPB)
Betsy is using Cerebro to scan the mansion and uses her psychic butterfly to check up on the X-Men. She talks to Rogue and after checking on Kitty she goes a certain Mutie's room.
Betsy feels Sabretooth sneaking into the mansion but her inexperience with Cerebro knocks her out.
I love the flow of this running battle.
Wolverine and Storm show and save Psylocke. While Wolvie and Sabertooth are fighting Betsy comes up with a plan.
This one of my all time favorite x-pages. Betsy is drawn wonderfully and the W/S sequence is utter perfection for the characters. Have you ever seen a more perfect shot of the characters?
Psylocke gets hints of the Marauders mysterious "Master." But Sabretooth escapes and the adventure is over. Next, Betsy is accepted as one of the Muties.
That a great costume. Sigh, I love this era of X-Men.