Writer Simon Spurrier
Artist Rock-He Kim
Colorist Jose Villarrubia
Letterer VC’s Joe Sabino
ForgetMeNot gets his first cover!
Marrow narrates the issue. We get a recap of what has been going on since last issue and what has been happening with her. Marrow lost her powers. She gave up her daughter, who she named Sarah, and now has a form of her powers. She was lead to believe that how this all came about, is the reason why Fantomex is now super evil.
While Marrow is recapping her life, she is also describing what Fantomex is doing. One day, he is killing six Balinese supermen. The next, eight Norwegian Flott-Spies. He is going around the international spy community and killing their agents. Which I don’t get, I thought they had him hooked to a fantasy machine and he was at their base.
Marrow now knows that she isn’t responsible for this, so now she is full of rage, which is making her sloppy now. She notices an intruder. Who turns out to be . . .
It was’t until this page when I noticed the art wasn’t done by Haut. I next thought it was a new colorist but the art is by Rock-He Kim. I sort of like it. He makes ForgetMeNot look like he is still on model but that he also looks like he could be a big time character. Maybe that is only hopeful thinking on my part. There is something about him, that I really dig.
ForgetMeNot states that he has a message from Hope. Marrow describes him as a memory-blurring boy scout, which sounds like a decent description. Hope wants some company, and she wants Marrow to be that company.
Marrow doesn’t know how to respond to someone in a coma. Marrow touches Hope and she now has Marrow’s bone growth power. Hope gets out of bed and starts a video on a nearby computer. Cable made a video for Fantomex to watch. Cable has been pointing Fantomex at the targets he has been striking. He’s been using him to kill bad people of the world, also why X-Force hasn’t been able to defeat him. They are not even trying. At least, not Cable – the rest seem to be trying their best.
ForgetMeNot pushes Psylocke, who had forgotten he was in the room, toward Hope, giving her telepathic powers. She forces the team to recall memories and feelings of family. Also, she broadcast their location to Fantomex. Cable doesn’t like the idea of not making the plays, Marrow throws a metal spike through his head. He’s only a clone, though I forget why he has an unlimited amount of clones – and why only one clone is active at any given time.
The team know they are going to lose to Super-Fantomex. ForgetMeNot tells them their is a plan, and Domino is reminded he is in the room. They just need to weaken Fantomex.
There is a two page ad for Black Vortex, I’m so excited about this event. Wave One – Alpha 1, Guardians 24, Legendary Star Lord 9 and All New X-Men 38.
Fantomex arrives, he looks gigantic and has even larger wings. The team attacks. While he is distracted, ForgetMeNot puts a teleporter on his back and they are in Doctor Nemesis’ lab. ForgetMeNot places Hope’s hand on Fantomex’s butt and Doctor Nemesis bodyslides the threat. It appears that Fantomex was teleported into the Sun.
The team is concern now, as nothing will kill Fantomex. Someone tells them that, trust, is the key. Hope is now in an Angel-like body. Hope takes command of X-Force. She absorbs Doctor Nemesis’ supersmartness and now wants to cure both Cable and Fantomex.
In what she believes is her final moments, Marrow wishes she was friends with Psylocke and Domino. Psylocke fastball specials Marrow. She slices and dices Fantomex to smithereens. Marrow recovers, she wants to dance and makeout with her co-lady members and is willing to skip the dancing.
Fantomex is rebuilding himself, ForgetMeNot tells them to back off. As the issue ends with a squadron of Cables running out.
Marvel Database states that ForgetMeNot joins the team with this issue, so I’m getting this until it is cancelled, which sadly will be after the next storyline. I guess Marrow implies that, when she called him ‘the new guy,’