Writer John Layman
Art Javier Garron
Colorist Chris Sotomayor
Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna
Black Vortex, Chapter Ten
This is the first chapter that I almost didn’t buy! No more close ones, ya’ll!
I haven’t bought an issue of this series since the first one but none of that matters, which I like how Layman isn’t trying to bring in other subplots of the year’s worth of series. He has Bobby ask Scott what has been happening but Scott chooses to not get into that.
Last time we saw Cyclops, Iceman and Groot – they were being taken prisoner by the Slaughter Squad. Scott has a fantasy sequence where his father, Corsair, rescues him but it is only a dream.
The trio are in a cell with power inhibitors. Once they are alone, they start a plan that Bobby came up with. Scott uses his limited optic blast, to recreate a finger print on a scanner and the door opens for them. That is some advance skills that Scott has there!
Of course, they escape into the giant room with nothing but armed guards. They turn around and run away. They run into a room with the Black Vortex (naturally). Iceman wants to submit to it, so that they can survive the onslaught that is behind him. Scott isn’t so sure but he has another fantasy involving his father and Jean (his All New teammate) and agrees to submit as well. Groot was okay with submitting, from the beginning. Does anyone know if Geranium’s all are limited to saying only a limited amount of words, or is that a racist question?
Why the heck is that Bobby’s cosmic form? To not appear human, at all? What is the inspiration there? Scott and Groot, both look spectacular!
They make short work of the fools. They get outside and see Nova, Cosmic Warren (so only Hank and Jean don’t get power upgrades, Present Day Beast did though), Drax, Beast, Gamora and Captain Marvel – are all fighting the Slaughter Lords.
Captain Marvel sees the Black Vortex and tells the trio that Kitty needs the Black Vortex. So, with that one line, we are still safe with collecting all ten chapters of this crossover! Can we make it to thirteen? Yes we can! But not after another close call!
The story continues in Captain Marvel 14, part eleven of Black Vortex!