The Midnight Brew

Good conversations at the best virtual diner on the Internet.

The Midnight Brew is a podcast hosted by Cailean Babcock out of Osaka, Japan, at the best virtual diner on the internet. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring individuals from around the world, as well as discussions about creativity, art, movies, current events and culture. Released every other Friday at midnight Japan Standard Time.

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The Long and Confusing History of Psylocke of the X-Men

While re-reading some Marvel Wiki articles relative to some of the 80s-era X-men comics backstory that sets up or inspires portions of the recently released film, Logan, I cam across this website published originally circa 1997 (holy cow, that's 20 whole years ago!) that details this history of Psylocke - one of the not-as-well-known members of the X-men.  

It's a fascinating read just to see all of the convoluted twists and turns the character took through X-book history (and this covers only her history up through the 1990s).  

I can't think of any character who's story arc takes her from being the British kid-sister of one of the UK's most powerful heroes (on Marvel Earth 616 that is) to being a telepathic British secret agent, to being blind, to being a cyborg, to being a member of the X-men to becoming a Japanese ninja assassin for The Mandarin and then a core member of the iconic 90s X-men team roster (and that's right before things get really confusing for dead readers and true believers).