Writer Ray Fawkes
Artists Pepe Larraz & Rodrigo Zayas
Colorist Rachelle Rosenberg
VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover by Ken Lashley & Paul Mounts, such a great cover!
The nice thing about this issue is that someone remembered that Kitty was present at the Inversion spell.
New York City. The police are gathering outside of a bank and shooting wildly inside. None of the bullets are landing.
I sort of adore a cocky Shadowcat. Look at that power control!
She doesn’t care that anyone learns her real name, which I would like to see if there is any fallout from this issue but I doubt anything from AXIS will be referenced again except for the big bulletpoints.
The police are moving closer and some detectives are trying to get CEO Emmett out of the bank as Kitty is trying to get pass the giant lock on the bank door.
As Shadowcat ever done this trick before? It seems brand new, it makes sense that a corrupted Kitty would think of clever ways to apply her powers. I’ve gone on record before about if she and Invisible Woman wanted to go on a killing spree, no one would ever stop them. Susan would make them invisible and Kitty would phase random objects into people’s heads. By the time the body hit the floor, they would be underground.
I also like the idea of how easily, once you remove the back of a wall, the security boxes are easy to get to. Grant it, the wall would be doubly enforced but if you phase it away, super easy.
She also wants to be seen. She could have gone through the back of the bank, got into the security safes and gotten out of there without anyone noticing.
As Shadowcat is turning around, the lady she told her name to, has picked up a gun. For some reason, she isn’t letting the fleet of police officers do their jobs. Kitty tells her to go ahead and shoot, and the lady does.
Kitty straight up lets this lady shoot at her so that the bullet will phase through her and hit the CEO guy, which is totally messed up. This should also be followed up.
Shadowcat’s motivation for the bank robbery is that the CEO has been funneling billions of dollars and placing the money into anti-mutant lobbies. So she is corrupted but her main goal of protecting mutants is still there. That’s pretty twisted.
Kitty gives the lady a bunch of cash and tells her that the photographs will show that she was paid to do it.
But is that right? Wouldn’t the officers just explain that the lady was ‘tricked’ into killing the CEO. So that lady has nothing to worry about, unless she was next in line for promotions. Though that bank will probably be experiencing some in-office promotions. You know, when enough time has passed.
Kitty makes her way, easily, through the police squad. She hijacks a police cruiser.
The police know that they are chasing the X-Men’s Shadowcat. Apparently, they know how to take her down, with gas, as she still has to breathe. Who provides that information? Is that some messed up protocol that came out of the Civil War files that Tony Stark gathered? I know he kept them all private but it is the government, they probably had back ups.
Kitty likes that she is being pursued.
The police shoot a gas canister into her car. She swerves into a police barricade and the car explodes.
Don’t worry, Shadowcat phased feet away and walks with the box full of jewelry. Pretty clever.
Pretty good little story here.
There is also a Sandman story in this issue