Writer Ray Fawkes
Art Jason Masters
Colorist Guy Major
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Issue opens with the Amazing X-Men – Colossus, Firestar, Nightcrawler and Storm; arrive in Sinister’s Fortress, they want Logan’s statue corpse.
Sinister sends his henchmen after the X-Men and a fight breaks out. Fantomelle comes up with a scheme to steal Logan’s body. Scarlet Spider clones take on Sabretooth. The fox refers to the statue as, Logan’s remains; that is a decent description for it.
If Neuro can give Sinister the Wolverines, he will cure the Paradise folks of their decaying disease. Neuro reveals that Lady Deathstrike’s control word is, Parthenogenesis – so she has to do whatever Sinister says. Sinister tells her to kill the X-Men.
Neuro starts to say X23’s control word, which starts with “meli.” X23 and the other stab their eardrums in their ears, so they can’t hear anymore. Which seems silly, as at best, that is a temporary solution as their eardrums should heal back quickly. Skel essentially calls Neuro a dummy as the Wolverines had a plan for when this moment finally happened. Shogun also calls him pretty foolish.
Neuro can’t process this entire battle, he isn’t use to how quickly battles work. Neuro recognizes how strong and important Sinister is.
Storm threatens to end Sinister. Sinister says that they can have Wolverine but they have been interested in letting him do what he had plan. They don’t care but when Colossus tries to grab Logan, his hand goes right through the image.
Fantomelle has the statue. Sinister is in the process of shutting the place down. Fantomelle has access to all six dimensions (I am not sure what the other two are) and is able to escape.
Fantomelle only escapes to another floor where Shogun and the others are.
Sinister is defeated, somehow. Firestar turns to the Wolverines and threatens to burn them (I imagine X23 would have been spared) and Sabretooth surrenders. Storm instructs everyone to get out there, since they teleported in, I’m not sure why they are not instantly leaving. X23 doesn’t want to explain why she is with these clawed villains, there isn’t any time for that nonsense.
Sinister turns off the self-destruct sequence, so that he can safely get out.
Sabretooth vs Colossus is a fight I wouldn’t mind seeing.
Neuro wants to knock out Fantomelle and escape with Wolverine.
Fantomelle is almost to the exist when Nightcrawler teleports on top of Wolverine and teleports away. Fantomelle and Kurt get a quick moment to flirt.
Skel sees that Endo is in a glass cage.
The Sinister that was defeated by Storm, was only an empty shell; that’s how we got two Sinisters in two different locations. Colossus threatens to crush Sabretooth, as if he didn’t, all those he kills will be on Colossus’ soul. Sabretooth tries to explain that isn’t who he is anymore. Which, shouldn’t Storm know that, as she was involved in AXIS?
Mystique reveals to Wolverine as, the statue, so no one can settle on what to refer to him as. Lady Deathstrike is ripping into the Sinister shell.
Issue ends with X23, Sabretooth and Mystique on board their plane. X23 is sad that they failed to get Wolverine, and now he is lost. But is he? Isn’t he with Nightcrawler? So X23 can see the statue anytime. Sabretooth wants to be dropped off anywhere that is warm and dangerous. For some incredibly odd reason, Mystique tells them that they are not leaving. But she does so as she shifts into a bulky man with tighty whities.
I’m not sure if Shogun is in issue seven, but if he is, I will be buying that issue. This series has been very good thus far.