Marvel.com: You say all these characters have darkness in their past. Who—if anyone—provides the book's moral center?
Sam Humphries: "Moral center" is an interesting term for a book like UNCANNY X-FORCE. In this context, it won't mean the same thing to all people. Psylocke will be the center of the book, both morally and otherwise.
Marvel.com: What makes Psylocke the right person to headline the series and lead the team?
Sam Humphries: She's a great character with deep contradictions. Her history is a mess. She's a survivor who doesn't fear the darkness. She's one of my favorite X-Men. And it's her time. Watch the throne[/b].
It's hard for O'oreo fans to spin this...I'm watching to..if her role in the Avengers is any indication..just being on a cover or being on a team means nothing. Right now she is a supporting character...she was a co-star with Black Panther..had they supported..it's likely we would have had the Storm and BP book.
T'challa does have a mega plot role in NEW Avengers...that spins out of Fantastic Four #607-608! huge difference. The team seems to have been formed because of That threat. Storm could have been there... Hickman is a fan of the marriage and her. NEW Avengers is a flagship title.
While Bendis All-new X-MEN and Aaron's Wolverine and the X-MEN are also flagship, she isn't a star character in either and they both have massive cast. I'm gloating because I have been saying this was going to happen for a while now.
I'm guessing the next title is going to be a 'Dark' X-men title announced at NYCC, still hoping they try a solo with Storm. They should still try.