We Worship What We Don’t Understand
Writer Matthew Rosenberg
Artist Luca Pizzari
Color Artist Rain Beredo
Letterer VC’s Cory Petit
The first story in the issue is a Kate Bishop, Hawkeye, story set in the 1602 universe, but I would skip that.
Apparently the official tie that is set in the Egyptia region is the Runaways title, so I’m not sure if anything in this story will be played up but I will have to track that.
I also had to add the Eric Nguyen variant to my Wishlist. I was tempted to not even get this issue, as I don’t really need this copy and the variant cover but I bought it as that’s how much of a fan I am of the character of Shadowcat.
Egyptia. The X-Men are in a pub, waiting for someone. They are waiting for Wolverine to eventually get there. Archangel doesn’t want to wait any longer but Shadowcat states that they will be waiting. Blindfold announces that Wolverine has arrived.
Egyptia is ruled by Moon Knight’s god, Khonshu. She is enslaving mutants, someone always is. The X-Men are going to attempt to murder a god.
I do like how Shadowcat is the clear leader of this group.
As they try to leave, a douche flatscan shouts at them to obey the rules. Nightcrawler teleports behind him and knocks him out.
Wolverine hints that the gods can be killed but it isn’t easy.
The guy I thought was the Executioner (from Thor comics) is actually Colossus, he’s an idiot in this universe too.
We also get the impression that these united mutants, are not old friends.
One can’t tell a story dealing with Khonshu, without her key follower – Moon Knight appearing.
Shadowcat can’t believe Wolverine chose a Moon Knight to put their trust into. Marc Spector states that he is a former Moon Knight. He knows that, at night, Khonshu walks alone.
Shadowcat wonders if Spector has quit believing, but he knows that Khonshu is an actual god. Spector starts coughing.
Spector turns into a werewolf, so now we have all of the moon related characters. Other werewolves start to come out of the shadows.
A big fight breaks out, Shadowcat kicks a bunch of arse.
Khonshu calls off her Moon Knights. Kohnshu asks Shadowcat why the mutants would want to kill the person that protects them. Shadowcat tells her that thy are tired of being slaves and building temples. Kohnshu explains that the temples will stand the test of time, but it isn’t like people remember the names of the slaves – just the concept of them.
The mutants are tired of worshiping a god that mistreats them.
Khonshu brings up an excellent point – lords and slaves, they are just mere titles. We all are born and we all die, so why waste time trying to upset apple carts or plotting events that will only lead to one’s death? “A fish trying to kill a river” is an awesome metaphor.
Shadowcat and the X-Men have come back to the pub. She reveals that Nightcrawler died. Archangel calls them traitors, as they all bear the mark of Khonshu. Which is a crescent moon over their right eye.
Shadowcat repeats that there is no difference between slaves and lords in Khonshu’s eyes.
The issue ends with Shadowcat and her crew turning into werewolves. Will they continue to appear in the Runaways title?