Writer Ray Fawkes
Art Juan Cabal
Colorist Antonio Fabela
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
The Gulf of Mexico. Arcadia. Mystique isn’t thrilled that she cannot community with anybody. Just then, three Sinister cronies appear and start attacking her.
Inside Sinister’s Lab. Neuro is acting pretty smug while the Wolverines make short work of the cronies. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of them, so the fight keeps coming, even though it isn’t a challenge.
The Wolverines rather be fighting Sinister, but he never gets his own hands dirty, unless Cyclops’ seed is involved.
Poor Junk, strangely, he is torn from fighting his former friends, even though two of them are just standing about while Neuro takes great pleasure in the bloodshed. Shogun wants everybody to fight with all of their might.
Skel wants Neuro to end teh fight with the control words but Neuro is all about making Sinister happy, and he is quite happy.
On Board the Changeling. The cronies know they are dealing with a shapeshifter but she still tricks them by shifting into one of them.
Meanwhile. Sabretooth is dead killing nameless crones and jumps towards Sinister. Sinister just electrocutes Creed back to the ground.
Skel really wants the fighting to stop, as it is needless. Sinister could stop it with the control words, at anytime. Sinister finally gets tired of all of the whiny and insults the treasonous and failures to entertain him. Neuro is really offended by this.
Sinister starts teh Oblation Protocol, so the cronies burn up, separating the Wolverines from each other and surrounding them by circles of fire.
Changeling. Mystique has taken a second crony down and starts teasing the third one. Instead of playing along, it blows up and the ship starts crashing towards the lab. Mystique tries to save Portal and Siphon but she has to make sure she stays alive too.
Junk reveals he has electric eel powers, knocking a few more foes but also knocking Daken out. He shocks Daken awake and I finally noticed that Daken doesn’t have his shoulder or chest tattoo. When did he lose that?
Shogun kicks Neuro to the face! Skel and Endo start punching Shogun.
Sinister starts walking away but X23 shkts Sinister’s left foot, through the floor. He takes this as a grave insult and says all of the command words at the same time. Daken, Sabretooth and Lady Deathstrike appear to be stun. The issue ends, with the very next page, with the Changeling crashing through the ceiling of the lab. The three villains no longer look like they are stun, so that didn’t last long.
I’m pretty excited about the final three issues and how they are leading to something.