Writer Ray Fawkes
Art Alisson Borges
Colorists Israel Silva & Brett Smith
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
Cover Dated March 2015
I was missing this issue but Hastings was able to back order it for me, which was pretty nice! Now the only issue of the series I’m “missing” is issue 13 but that’s an all Deadpool and Fantomelle issue, so we’re skipping that one. Can’t believe Fawkes and Soule didn’t check in with the main cast of the title, for even a page. They did the same for issue three, which I also don’t own, as that is a pure Fantomelle issue.
After issues 9 – 12, that seemed like they took a major detour involving Fang of the Imperial Guard, it is nice to read this issue and how the series had a clear direction.
Nevada. Mystique is getting a status update from the previous issue. Mister Sinister not only stole Wolverine’s statue body but also Daken’s left eye and arm. Neuro also tells her that Sabretooth and Shogun are offline.
Destiny is who Mystique is hearing in the narration boxes.
It makes perfect sense that the two groups of characters are not working well a a team, as the Paradise folks are essentially holding the Wolverines hostage, with the codewords.
The Wrecking Crew have made short work of Skel, Shogun and Sabretooth. Wrecker is ready to move on, as there isn’t anything keeping them there, now that Sinister is gone. Lady Deathstrike is still on the move.
Daken is freaking out, rightfully so. X23 is trying to sooth him and Junk is way over his head.
Mystique starts to give Endo and Neuro orders. I don’t miss those two characters, at all. Mystique sends Endo inside to retrieve Daken, I guess they don’t know that he doesn’t have his healing factor.
Junk says Daken’s control word to put him to sleep, Arquebus. X23 can’t believe Junk had the nerve to that.
Endo comes running in and gets a crowbar to the legs. Before the Wrecking Crew and start a beat down, Mystique offers them money, to simply walk away. If not, she will hunt down all of their family members and ruin their lives. Wrecker accepts, as he is being paid twice for doing the one job and the crew goes.
Everyone gets on board the Changeling. I like Junk having to ask, who is Sinister. That makes perfect sense, really, like only a hundred people probably should know who he is, he isn’t one of those villains that gets in front of a camera.
Shogun starts arguing with Ogun, as he knows what to do to heal Daken. Shogun had picked up a few Regen Serums, Ogun rather just let Daken die, one less threat.
Neuro would rather not waste one of the limited Regen Serums on Daken either, they need those with healing factors (to save the Paradise folks) so if Daken no longer has his, he is no longer essential. X23 can’t believe the folks she is stuck on a ship with.
Shogun does the right thing and injects Daken.
One Hour Later. X23 has stayed by Daken’s side, so she is there when he wakes up. Now that Logan is dead, sadly, Daken is the closest thing to family that she has.
Lapland, Findland. Sinister’s base. He starts running tests on Wolverine.
The team wants to take the fight to Sinister. Mystique warns how dangerous Sinister is, he uses time and space as weapons.
Not only that, if he captures you, he will turn you into a mindless weapon. Or worst, just take some DNA, and keep making clones of you that do whatever he wants. Mystique doesn’t know where Sinister is, but Neuro does.
Daken had a tracer on him, that was luckily in his arm, so now they know where Sinister is.
Neuro gives the reason why they need Wolverine, as vague as it is. Wolverine’s body apparently has the key that will free the Paradise experiments from their internal death clocks. Neuro had uploaded all of Paradise’s research, so he knows a great deal about Sinister.
Neuro just wants to find someone first, Fantomell, who will be perfect for this breaking and entering. We see her on the last page, so I guess I own her first appearance now. Not like I suspect she will be a big character once this series last issue (20) comes out nor after Secret Wars 2015. Though Soule does seem to be sticking around Marvel, and he and Fawkes seem to really like her, so maybe she will become a big character.