When we last left our heroes, Kitty Pryde and the X-kids had stumbled on what they reckoned to be some sort of explosive. Storm, Rogue, Psylocke, Rachel, Jubilee, baby Shogo and Sublime were in pursuit of Arkea, who is still inhabiting Karima and still hellbent on taking the planet back from humans.
The timer ticks down to zero and it appears that nothing has happened to the Jean Grey School for higher learning. Yeah… no such luck. And everybody else lands in Budapest (where Jubilee “adopted” Shogo). Arkea has taken over the bodies of many hospital patients. (It appears that’s her thing, although I might have missed why going to Budapest was necessary). Things get tense as Storm orders everyone to stop at nothing to destroy Arkea, even if it means destroying Karima.
Back at school, the kids show their stuff against Arkea/Karima danger room drones, crushing atmospheric pressure, explosions and lots and lots of very expensive damage.
Bling got to show off what she could do. And it was a good thing she was there.
And everyone made it through their first mission as a team, however with the heated dispute about how to handle Arkea in Karima’s body there’s foreshadowing for future conflicts. Tons of action in this issue on all fronts. The Arkea inhabited coma patients were especially freaky.
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I can’t even recommend it enough. Go get it.