Writers Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan
Penciler Mike Hawthorne
Inker Terry Pallot
Colorist Ruth Redman
Letterer VC’s Joe Sabino
Cover Artist Mark Brooks
Great Cover Homage to Uncanny X-Men 210, which I wouldn’t have bought on that alone but Kitty is in the character corner.
The reason why Kitty isn’t on the cover, is that the ones featured on the cover are in the issue as – for some reason – there are North Koreans who have been transformed into the X-Men!
With the AXIS Inversion spell, Deadpool has been balanced, he is now ZenPool. It is a thing. It makes sense as he tries to be good by doing bad things and he also does bad things while trying to be good, so him becoming balanced seems to be the right direction.
So Zenpool and the North Korean X-Men are fighting the proper X-Men – Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm and Rachel Grey. The North Korean X-Men are people who are forced to look like – Colossus, Nightcrawler and Storm, with powers and all. It is easy to tell the pairs apart as the North Koreans look like they have skin grafted on top of them. The two groups fight and fight.
Zenpool gets them out of the Danger Room. There is a quick fight once they are out of the Jean Grey School – not sure where the thousands of students are but it is only the X-Men who are present.
Les Metropolis Monster. Mrs. Deadpool, Shiklah, is not happy with Zenpool. She misses their games of grab ass. Zenpool isn’t as passionate as Deadpool was – which makes sense.
Later, inn the Mages Guild of the Monster Metropolis. The mages are trying to figure out a way to reverse the AXIS Inversion spell.
Apocalypse makes an announcement on live television, that Zenpool sees on his phone. Apocalypse has given humans 24 hours to evacuate New York City.
Issue ends on the War-Torn Streets of Manhattan. Zenpool confronts Apocalypse and gets punched through the stomach for his troubles.
The Letters Page is answered by Deadpool, which I adore. Letters are from – AK of Norway, Ewan, Erik Tkach of San Jose, CA, Ivan Borodin of Los Angeles, CA, Scotty Joe, Megan from Canada, A person without a grasp of poetry, Auora and Marie.