I thought the top pic worked better since it's a more full shot of her in her suit and it's recent, since it's a Weapon X chapter released this past August, rather than her X-Factor depictions + scans from 011 - 012.
Just running it by a mod. If the top pic works,, I think it's a good current depiction of her.
Yeah, I think being a bigger player in a show could help, like it did with Kitty & Jubilee.
But also, something else that works against Monet is her lack of identity. In every single book she's in, her look fluctuates like crazy. She hasn't really had an iconic costume. I guess the closest is the low-cut X-Factor one. Her skin tone changes like crazy as well. And because she changes so often, it could be hard to identify her in a splash-page due to her varying designs. Compared to characters where you automatically know who they are in any art-style.
Monet is a solid character with tons of potential that doesn't get to be explored due to so much bouncing from book to book where the writers do their own thing & don't follow previous stories.
Monet has appeared in Weapon X, but her character is different. Idk if it's intentional, or if Pak just isn't familiar with her. But she's not as arrogant & sarcastic as she usually is. Someone described her as "watered-down." And I can agree there. She's gone back to her low-cut X-Factor outfit, but she looks good. And every book she appears in will give her even more recognition. Some people reading Weapon X didn't know her before this.
Idk if she'll be in Uncanny or not. She wasn't on the page with the other characters like Domino was. I do wonder where she'll be left once Weapon X is finished.