Writer Michel Fiffe
Artist Giannis Milonogiannis
Color Artist Esther Sanz
Letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles
Issue opens with news coverage of Scourge’s upcoming trial.
Watchdog Headquarters, Pittsburgh. We are introduced to the officers who will be transporting Scourge. They are going to not deliver him but free him.
Meanwhile, back in Manhattan. The Ultimates, minus Bombshell and Cloak, are gathered.
Dagger is worried about all of the damage they caused in their last fight. Kitty informs her that Damage Control handles all of that collateral damage. She doesn’t know who pays them, though. Dagger mentions how Bombshell still hasn’t returned to the team. I like that her mourning process isn’t just something she experienced in-between issues. Cloak appears after being gone a couple days.
Cloak is done talking about them and Dagger doesn’t like his new attitude. The Ultimates are going to follow the caravan.
The Vault : Maximum Security Prison for Superhuman Criminals. Eastern Division. Lana is visiting her mother, Lori – both of whom use to go by Bombshell. Lori is being a good mom, being both sympathetic and warning her daughter to be careful as a costume do-gooder.
NYPD 13th Precient, 21st St. Scourge is put onto the bus. It doesn’t take long before a missile hits the bus. The cops get out, and are killed by the Watchdogs. Scourge is confused over why the new guys are helping him. So it wasn’t his plan.
The Ultimates show up to late but they can fight a few of the Watchdogs.
Kitty is protecting civilians. Cloak is fighting very aggressively but Spider-Man is there to web the soldiers.
Scourge gets his hands on a gun and starts shooting Watchdogs. He works alone. Scourge runs off.
Dagger got shot during all of the action.
Cloak leaves to take care of her. Poor Dagger starts having a fever dream.
Issue ends with flipping Cloak and Dagger both being shot in the head! Scourge is the one who killed them. It is a pretty intense cliffhanger. If the series does end with issue twelve, then we are heading towards a spectacular ending. Hopefully Shadowcat makes it to the end, alive.