Written by Matt Fraction
Penciled by Luke Ross
Inked Rick Magyar, Mark Pennington & Luke Ross
Colored Dean White
Lettered VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Dated October 2009
Utopia Part Five of Six
The Penultimate Chapter! It was nice of Bendis to allow Fraction to pilot his comic for these two issues.
Inside front cover is an ad for the Kia Soul.
Las Vegas, NV. The Inferno Club. Dani is meeting with Hela. Dani is willing to pay any price for what she wants.
San Francisco, CA. St. Francis Hospital. The Dark X-Men are confronting BioSentinel Simon Trask. That was Tuesday.
Wednesday. The Dark X-Men take out some protesters.
Thursday. Weapon Omega is flying about.
Very Early Friday. Cloak and Dagger are keeping protesters back.
Very Late Friday. Daken, Dagger and a brunette lady are seen leaving a club. You know, I bet that is just a regular no name blonde.
Saturday. Xavier and Osborn are doing talk shows together. Cyclops, Dazzler and Colossus are watching television. Cyclops is on the couch with Dazzler while Colossus is left to stand. Cyclops decides to do nothing.
Sunday. The Dark X-Men are just being public as a force.
Alcatraz. Dark Beast (who is also a secret member of the Dark X-Men) is showing people how the Omega Machine works. You strap a mutant to it, you drain their energy and that energy goes to Weapon Omega. Cloak and Dagger are starting to realize that they shouldn’t be on this team. I do believe they are being blackmailed onto it. Emma overhears their indecision.
Norman tells Bullshawkeye and Ares that the Avengers are going to be leaving for New York soon. This doesn’t thrill Dark Hawkeye, at all. Not sure why.
Bay of Oakland. X-Men Science Team. X-Club is all set to raise Asteroid M.
There is an ad for the Nissan Cube, which doesn’t look good at all.
Alcatraz. Beast is being strapped to the Omega Machine. Weapon Omega is addicted to the machine’s capabilities. For some odd reason, Dark Beast walks away.
Dark Beast runs into X-Force, who Magik teleports in. When Wolverine creates his secret X-Force, he uses the Vanisher for teleporting the team everywhere.
A guard goes to get Osborn and the Avengers turn to investigate. Emma and the Dark X-Men state they will get the situation under control. Norman agrees to let them have first dibs but once they are done, the Avengers will definitely clean up the mess.
Graymalkin Industries. Marin County, CA. Doctor Takiguchi, who created the Marvel Godzilla, tells Cyclops that everything is ready. Cyclops starts making moves. Pixie tells the gathered mutants, that they are going home.
Alcatraz. Wolverine and Warpath are going to fight Dark Beast and the rest of the X-Force will fight Weapon Omega.
The Dark X-Men show up. Daken talks some big talk to his daddy. Emma tells Daken to shut up and crashes his face into the ground.
Mimic is shock and Namor throws his face into the wall. Magik teleports in to bail the team out.
Emma tells Cloak and Dagger to come with them. They agree, as they are not villains.
What is left of the Dark X-Men intercept Osborn. These four will make up the Dark X-Men roster for their miniseries.
San Francisco Bay. Utopia. The name is there. Norman is not happy with Emma, Namor and Cyclops.
Cyclops makes an announcement on live television. The mutants are no longer going to stand by and be pushed, persecuted or punished. He practically dares Norman to do something.
Osborn suits up and will, in fact, be doing something about it.
Inside back cover is an ad for the amazingly awesome Batman Arkham Asylum.