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Comic Book Legends Revealed #363

COMIC LEGEND: Fabian Nicieza missed an issue of Uncanny X-Men, which led to a continuity mistake with Psylocke that he had to fix ten issues later.

STATUS: True

Awhile back, I did an Abandoned An' Forsaked on the introduction of Revanche, with Betsy Braddock's original body, in X-Men #20 (she shows up at the end of the aforementioned scene where Jean confronts Psylocke about her deal with Cyclops).

Here is the original explanation for how there are, in effect, two versions of Psylocke running around...

So Psylocke and Kwannon merge minds. Psylocke runs off in Kwannon's body, thinking she is Psylocke and is found by the Hand. Kwannon is later found by some other guy in Psylocke's original body.

However, Uncanny X-Men #255 (at the end of an otherwise unconnected story) shows Betsy found by the Hand in her original body...

so she could not have run off with her mind in Kwannon's body to be found by the Hand.

Nicieza, as he recalled to me when I asked him about it, just had not read that issue of Uncanny X-Men (thinking that Psylocke's story began in Uncanny X-Men #256). As he stated:

So I started a storyline about the two different bodies because I screwed up the research and no one else in editorial noted it. In fact, no readers noted it until many issues after the storyline had started (don't forget, this was before the instantaneous fact-checking and hating that can be accomplished on the internet today).

So Nicieza then wrote the events of Uncanny X-Men #255 into the storyline.

Thanks to commenter Michael for noting this and thanks again to Fabian Nicieza for the information. ________________________________________________________________________________________

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