M, Skin and Synch accompany the White Queen to
New York where she is picking something up.
Banshee, Chamber, Husk and Penance remain at the
academy and Sean tries to communicate with
Penance, but without much success. Back in New
York, Jubilee, Skin and Synch make their way to
Frost Enterprises where they are meeting Emma.
They left M in the middle of Rockefeller Plaza in
a catatonic state. The car, in which they are
travelling, suddenly stops. The three get out and
find the driver and two security guards pinned to
the wall. Deciding to find the White Queen they
change into uniform and venture further into
Frost Enterprises. Using the elevator they travel
up through the building and are attacked by the
mutant called Hemingway. The GenXer's defeat him
momentarily and find a small child, also mutant,
hiding behind some debris. They realise that the
White Queen came to New York to pick up some
students for the Academy, Jubilee asks the child
where Emma is being held and he generates a
psionic hologram showing them.
think I might be giving this issue more credit
than it deserves because of the art. Bachalo's
style has changed dramatically since the first
issue and I love it. Another bonus is the great
colouring from Steve Buccellato & Electric
Crayon, it's a pity they're not still with the
book. This issue introduces us to Gene Nation (Marrow,
Hemingway), and they are portrayed as homocidal
maniacs basically. Hemingway moans about how his
elders used to reprimand him for enjoying the 'stoplife'
of humans. Charming, no? And Marrow isn't any
different, yet she went on to join the X-Men. (They
really aren't picky about who their members are,
are they?) However, overall, this issue is
enjoyable and is a good example of the Lobdell
run on the book.