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Uncanny X-Men (1963) - #256
"The Key that Breaks the Locke"

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Cover Date: Late December 1989
Cover Price: US $ 1.00

Issue Tagline: Mandarin Has A New Assassin -- And Psylocke Is Her Name!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Acts of Vengeance

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In Hong Kong, Matsuo Tsurayaba approaches the Mandarin with an offer of an alliance between his organization and the Hand, a ruthless clan of assassins. Matsuo's deal is for the Hand to help the Mandarin build an empire unparalleled by any in the past, in exchange for gainful employment in its service. To begin their alliance, Matsuo offers a gift; that of an ultimate assassin. This assassin is the long missing Psylocke, who has emerged from the Siege Perilous amnesiac and found by the Hand. Her body has been transformed into an asian one. However, before Psylocke can become the pawn the Hand requires, Matsuo puts Psylocke through a telepathic brainwashing that forces her, within her mind, to fight and kill her old teammates. Part of her astral battles takes place in the Body Shoppe run by Spiral and Mojo, suggesting their involvement in the physical changes made to her body.

Reprinted/Collected in:
40 Years of X-Men (2005) DVD-ROM
Acts of Vengeance (2011) Omnibus HC
Essential X-Men (1995) #7
Essential X-Men (1999) TPB vol. 09
Marvel Limited: X-Men Famous Firsts (1995) HC
Marvel Masters (2007) The Art of Jim Lee
Psylocke (2010) TPB
Ryhmä-X / X-Men (1984) 1992-07
X-Men by Chris Claremont & Jim Lee Omnibus (2011) Omnibus HC vol. 01
X-Men Visionaries (1996) TPB
X-Men: Mutations (1996) TPB

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