Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments - Psylocke's First Run-In With Sabretooth

All month long we will feature brand-new Cool Avengers and X-Men Comic Book Moments in celebration of their fiftieth anniversaries this month. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I've featured so far over the years.

Today we look at the issue where Psylocke proved herself to be an X-Man...

Uncanny X-Men #213 was written by Chris Claremont and was drawn by Alan Davis and Paul Neary.

The issue opens with Psylocke using Cerebro and being shocked by the sheer villainy of the nearby Sabretooth. She is not prepared when he makes his appearance...

In the rest of the issue, Psylocke cleverly has Wolverine keep Sabretooth occupied while she gets past his formidable psychic defenses to get very important information about the Marauders' plans. So the above sequence combined with her clever plan gets her a spot on the team. I just included the physical stuff, though, because Davis and Neary draw it OH so well. I just LOVE the sequence where she turns around, smiles and taunts Sabretooth. SO FREAKING COOL! Davis absolutely NAILED that look. Man, he can do more with facial expressions than many, many artists.

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