Writer Marguerite Bennett
Artist Mike Norton
Colorist Fco Plascencia
Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna
I had to add the Mike Norton variant to my Wishlist.
Once. The first two pages are a nice way to show the differences between Christina and Cameron. They are pretty much opposites, in the way that one would imagine. Christina, raised by Kate Pryde, Colossus, Rachel and Magneto and Cameron, raised by Wolverine. Christina was read to every night, of nice stories. Cameron was told about war. Christina had a family unit. Cameron wasn’t told who his mother was. I can’t imagine who his mother could be, but I will get to that when we get to the portion where he explains his powers.
Christina was taught science, history, philosophy and art. Cameron was taught – hunting, fighting and survival. Christina grew up in the camps, Cameron, on the streets. Then they met one day. Cameron is a year or two older than Christina.
Now. A Sentinel is attacking the team.
Wolverine finds an escape route, through the sewer, they are aiming for Centrum – which is a mutant safe haven.
Christina takes the time to confront Cameron. He explains his power, merging – he can enter an object and exit the object, at any other point. So if he enters a root, he can exit through a branch. So it isn’t phasing, or it is a practical way of doing it, a narrower way of limiting it. But he couldn’t be Kitty and Wolverine’s kid, right?
Kate has to show up and explain that Christina wasn’t asking “how did you do it” in the way that asks how his powers work (though I’m glad to get that answer) but was asking more along the times of, how could you.
Mystique doesn’t like how Kate has the nerve to take any sort of moral high road. Mystique believes Kate sold her and Blob out but Wolverine states that Kate had nothing to do with that. Wolverine seems to not have liked what Cameron did.
Tensions are at an all time high but Christina is able to cool the room, with her awesome Pryde monologue.
Elsewhere. Rachel is fighting flatscanners, on her way to where Storm is suppose to be. Rachel questions, to herself, that they appear to be living in a land without gasoline or electricity – so how are new Sentinels being made? Turns out, Storm is being used as a living a battery. Once freed, Storm starts electro-shocking fools.
En Route to Centrum. Christina tells Cameron that their parents’ generation caused the world to be the way it is, and it is up to these two, to make the world better. So weird that Cameron views Magneto to be a super villain, wouldn’t Wolverine had buried all of that anger towards Magneto, by now? Magneto is Christina’s uncle, so she doesn’t care what he was like, pre-camp. Cameron mentions how they are the last mutants born, there would not be another generation of mutants.
Angel welcomes the team to Centrum. Wouldn’t these free mutants, have the ability to make babies?
It would have been fifteen years since Angel has seen Kate and Colossus, right? Angel says that they are safe, this far down. Kate introduces Christina and awkwardly states that Cameron belongs to Wolverine, the heck!?! Especially horrible, as Angel clearly knows Cameron and Wolverine.
Christina is scared by the head of a Sentinel, that the mutants are smart enough to use to track Sentinel activity as well as to make sure only mutants come to, Centrum. Does Centrum stand for anything? I know it is an over the counter vitamin supplement – or something along those lines.
I suppose it does sound a tad like, sanctuary, but not really.
Angel hints that Kate gave Centrum a ‘little guard’ and even knowing the cover to issue three, of this series, the final page reveal, still took me for a surprise. Kate, once hearing about the guard, wants some alone time with Angel. She wants to make sure her old pal, is doing okay.
Christina and Cameron are talking. The weight of Christina’s near future is now hitting her. She has to really step up and save President Kelly. Cameron talks about bad jokes and Colossus uses this to start a page long monologue. Which is a pretty good analogy but it is from Colossus, but I like how he picked up one of his wife’s better contributes. Colossus tells the story of how a joke started all of this. A joke such as “there should be a test to be allowed to be a parent.” First it was those who were mentally ill or had criminal records. Next, those with diabetes and cancer. Then the harshest yet – the deaf, the disabled, interracial couples and gay couples. Finally, mutants.
Magneto interrupts this lesson to provide his own. The second rule of warfare – with good editting, you’re the villain of any story. As President Kelly is showing footage of Cameron brutally killing Blob, on television. Christina asks what the first lesson is, and Magneto tells her – pick a good face for your rebellion.
Mystique repairs the Sentinel head, so that it can do more than just alert. It starts expressing feelings, such as lost and confusion – as well as it is blind. Cameron is straight up disgusted that the flatscans treated killing machines better than living mutants.
Kate Pryde is reading about the virus and has discovered that Kelly is behind his own assassination attempt. Which is smart, as that way, you ensure you are not really killed. You probably have to be shot in the shoulder, though.
The Sentinel wants to die, and sends out a distress beacon, via screaming, very loud.
Poor Cameron, Wolverine doesn’t respond to his cries for his father, only to his codename.
We get our first real look at the Doom sentinels. I wonder if the hood material is really cloth or some time of flexible metal?
Kate grabs the children and takes off. Magneto, Angel and Wolverine start attacking the Doom Sentinels.
Kate is taking the children to the next safest location. She loan Angel something, years ago.
I love that sign that says “The Little Guard” sign, as the next page reveal is . . .
A GIANT SLEEPING LOCKHEED!!! So great! I love this reveal, so much!
So that makes two Secret Wars 2015 tie ins that Lockheed is in – X-Tinction Agenda & Years of Future Past! I’m so excited for the third issue!