issue starts off with Jubilee's Top 10 reasons
why Emplate is a loser, as she continuesto make
him more and more angry. Elsewhere Bishop is
getting quick explanation from M as to what's
going on while he holds Vincente at gunpoint.
Suddenly another one of Emplate's enthralls,
Murmur, teleports in and attacks Bishop. He
teleports out again quickly and Vincente turns
into mist and goies down Bishop's throat. Bishop's
mutant power is to store and rechannel energy so
he is able to expel Vincente from his body.
Back at the
campfire, Emplate finally loses his temper with
Jubilee and feeds on her. Jubilee reveals her
reason for winding Emplate up, she realised that
once he fed on her he would gain her powers but
since Emplate would be so angry he would be
unable to control them. The resulting explosion
frees all the GenXer's from their bonds. Before
they can capture Emplate, however, he teleports
away with Penance.
is recovering from the strain of expelling
Vincente from his system, he looks up at M in a
daze and mistakes her for his mother. Emplate
attacks M. Bishop attacks Emplate and Penance, in
Emplate's thrall, attacks M. Monet is ready to
sacrifice herself but Penance somehow snaps out
of it and runs away. Back in the biosphere, Skin
and Mondo search for Bulwark. Elsewhere, Jono and
Gayle recover as they escape from the earth they
were buried in, he forgives her and they embrace.
and Emplate fight on, and Emplate seems to have
the upper hand when he is suddenly attacked from
behind. It was Penance, whom Emplate identifies
as Yvette, she has broken free of his control.
Emplate fades away, mentioning the GenXer's
missing teammate. It appears that Synch is now
under Emplate's thrall, and because of Emplate's
problem with families he has sent Ev to St. Louis
to his family home. He is either going to recruit
his family members or kill them, according to M.
Fairly good issue. I'm a fan of Pascual Ferry's
art, so his pencils were nice to see. It was also
seen here that Jubilee is not a lightweight and
can easily hold her own. She used her smarts to
save the day, in her own unique way, so it was
good to see that she should be taken seriously. I
have a problem with why only Bishop arrived to
help the GenXer's, surely he's not the only X-Man
available to help. Anyway, this book does has
some good moments. There are some bad ones, e.g.
Jono's forgiveness of Gayle. Maybe it wouldn't
have seemed so bad if hadn't been so cheesy, but
I guess I'm just too much of a cynic to fully