X-Lapsed, Episode 182 – Excalibur #19 (2021)
Excalibur (vol.4) #19 (May, 2021)
Writer – Tini Howard
Art – Marcus To
Colors – Erick Arciniega
Letters – VC’s Ariana Maher
Design – Tom Muller
Head of X – Hickman
Edits – Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $3.99
On-Sale: March 24, 2021
It’s Kwannon vs. Betsy, Round Skatey-Eight Hundred!
Can Psylocke convince the Bets-Essence to become one with the Black Market Betsy Bod?! Also: What does this have to do with the Jackdaws? (Not much, sadly)
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2 thoughts on “X-Lapsed, Episode 182 – Excalibur #19 (2021)”
I'm sure I'm not the first to "um, actually" you about Malice but the Sue Storm Malice and the X-Men Malice were completely unconnected. Sue turned evil due to a team-up between the Hate Monger and Psycho-Man she wasn't possessed. I'll be honest I don't think I've read a Malice story since she split with Polaris round about Uncanny 250 so they may have been retconned into being connected.
Anyway this was one of my favourite issues of Excalibur so far. That means it was pretty good but still a little confusing. Personally I didn't notice that they skipped the Betsy/Kwannon fight but I've seen so many fights between them (mainly in dream sequences) over the last year or so. Very glad they skipped this one.
It was great to see Malice back, she's a great character to sew distrust amongst the Krakoans. That original Barry Windsor-Smith drawn story is a high point to aim for. I wonder if Tini Howard can get anywhere near it?
You talk about getting less feedback as you get closer to being up to date because of hoe so many of us are waiting for Marvel Unlimited so I feel I shoukd warn you that none of the Conan stuff gets put on Unlimited. This means that the Savage Avengers two-parter will be the first X-Lapsed that I listen to without reading the comic first. That's a new experience for me.
I'll add to Damien's comment about Malice that this was also not when she got the boob window. She had a S&M spiky masked biker bar babe leather bikini with tattered red cap thing going on that I think we can all agree was a fantastic look. I think the boob window showed up about 40-50 issues later due to every female superhero needing to have the same big ol implants body in the 90s. I call it Rogueing.