and Synch attempt to question Gateway about the
girl, Penance, with little success. Monet
provides some answers about Emplate and Penance,
pointing out that since the two share physical
similarities, e.g. spiky hair, Emplate must have
been feeding on Penance for months. The rest of
the team are gathered indoors, relaxing, when an
alarm sounds; Penance has escaped from the med-centre.
Splitting up, Jubilee and Synch, White Queen and
M, Banshee and Husk attempt to find her in the
woods surrounding the Academy. Skin stays behind
to monitor and co-ordinate the search while
Chamber is AWOL. Meanwhile, in Monaco, an
assassin attempts to kill Cartier St. Croix but
is stopped when his armour begins to fall apart.
Back at the Academy Penance attacks Banshee and
Husk, knocking Husk out and using her razor sharp
fingers to prevent Banshee from using his powers.
good issue. Penance is one of the most
interesting characters to have appeared in the X-books.
While Rogue cannot touch anyone for fear of
absorbing their personalities, memories and
powers Penance is truly untouchable in every
sense fo the word, which will be seen in later
issues. It's a pity that her history was so
completely changed from what Lobdell had planned.