up where the last issue left off, we find Chamber
desperately swimming to the surface of a lake.
When he surfaces he finds his team mates (Husk, M,
Skin and Synch) lying unconscious on the ground,
defeated by the mutant Omega Red. This mutant's
power is a 'death spore virus' which he generates
in his own body, however it is parasitic and if
too much of the spore builds up in his body it
will begin to kill him. He can release on humans
or mutants, prolonging his own life but ending
theirs. Chamber stops him from finishing off his
teammates. Omega Red flees, and Jono checks that
his friends are alright before setting off after
Meanwhile, in Banshee's
mind, Emma continues to follows him while he
relives a period of his past. He is now at
Cassidy Keep, his ancestral home in Ireland, on
the trail of a serial killer. Inspector Deveraux
joins him, telling him that she believes in his
theory of a cover-up of the killings and that the
killer is operating with the approval of certain
authorities. Banshee tells her that the killer is
probably a mutant.
in reality, at the Academy, Jubilee and Mondo
watch over the comatose Emma, Sean and Penance.
Jubilee is watching Penance anxiously, but Mondo
tries to reassure her that Penance will be ok
because she has friend who cares about her.
Jubilee agrees half - heartedly with this,
continuing to watch over her friend.
at a dam, Omega Red attacks two guards. He needs
to release the spore or else it will kill him.
Before he can properly release the spore, Chamber
appears and attacks him. Omega Red grabs Jono
with his coils.
in Banshee's mind, he and Inspector Deveraux make
their way through the castle and eventually come
face to face with the serial killer. It's Omega
Red. He taunts Sean, telling him to kill him.
Sean won't do it and is about to arrest him when
Omega Red uses his death spore on Inspector
Deveraux. She stumbles and falls over the wall.
Sean grabs her but she slips and falls to her
death. Sean takes out his gun and shoots Omega
at the dam, Chamber seems to be fighting a losing
battle. He is beginning to tire himself out, so
turns to taunting Omega Red instead. He hits
Omega Red with a rock. He then blasts him away.
in Sean's mind, he discusses what happened with
Emma. After Sean shot him, Omega Red was given to
the authorities but instead of going to prison he
was handed over to a special interest group. Sean
thanks Emma for saving him, and they return to
reality. They wake up just as their battered and
bruised students return.
the team relax and Paige tries to thank Jono for
saving her. He brushes it off, saying that he
would do it for any of the others but thinks to
himself how he wants to tell her how he feels.
Banshee congratulates the students on working as
a team, and they mess around. Elsewhere Emplate
listens in on their conversation and orders D.O.A.
to begin their little operation to recover
Another fairly average issue. This one served to
show us just how powerful Chamber is. The art is
fine but Jubilee doesn't look even slightly Asian,
and her haircut seems to change from issue to
issue. Chamber and Husk continue to grow closer,
as do Sean and Emma and next issue promises the
return of Emplate. All in all a fairly
entertaining issue, but not one that you'd read
over and over again either.