Hickman’s X-Men Overhaul Includes New Psylocke, Captain Britain

During Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, C.B. Cebulski and Johnathan Hickman had quite a bit to reveal about the publisher’s new line of X-Men comics.

Among the biggest reveals was the news that Betsy Braddock will trade in her Psylocke mantle to become the new Captain Britain. Meanwhile, Kwannon will be taking on the role of Psylocke.

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Cebulski compared Betsy’s transition to Carol Danvers taking on the mantle of Captain Marvel in Kelly Sue DeConnick’s 2012 Captain Marvel run. Betsy’s brother, Brian Braddock has long been the name associated with the Captain Britain moniker but once the new Excalibur series drops, it’s Betsy who will take the name.

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The Excalibur series has strong ties to the Captain Britain title as it was Brian who was on the team in earlier years. Just recently, Braddock and his wife, Meggan (also an Excalibur alum) were a part of an Excalibur reunion of sorts in Leah Williams and Alitha Martinez’s X-Men Gold Annual #1.

It’s worth noting that Betsy briefly held the Captain Britain mantle before, but there is no indication regarding how the transition occurs this time.

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Kwannon, on the other hand, is the Japanese woman with whom Betsy swapped minds with back in Uncanny X-Men #256. The character reemerged to the scene when Betsy got her old body back and most recently, she’s been seen in writer Matthew Rosenberg’s Uncanny X-Men run.

Written by Tini Howard and drawn by Marcus To, Excalibur #1 hits shelves on October 2019. Kwannon, on the other hand, will appear as Psylocke in Fallen Angels #1. Written by Bryan Edward Hill and drawn by Szymon Kudranski, Fallen Angels #1 hits stores in November 2019.

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