|Summary: Filling in
the events that took place between issues #62 and
#63, this story arc will also reveal the fate of
Synch, Penance, Artie and Leech.
The story begins in
London, 6 months ago, where Adrienne Frost is
bidding farewell to a man. She explains the
situation between herself and her sister Emma,
the White Queen, to a man. She's about to leave
when she leans down and kisses him. His face
becomes visible to the reader and it's apparent
that he's dead. Adrienne leaves.
Academy: Ev is waiting outside the bathroom when
M comes out and they bump into each other. From
what they say it's clear that something is going
on between the two of them, just then Jubilee
runs up to use the bathroom. Ev leaves in a hurry,
leaving a confused Jubilee behind.
In the cafeteria
Angelo, Jono, Jubilee and Paige discuss which
food group the food might belong to when they
noticed three guys bullying another boy. Angelo
intervenes but one of the bullies pulls at his
hand and stretches his skin. They leave and
Angelo and the others go to inform their
instructors of the incident. Emma and Sean are
not please as one of the bully's mother's has
already been on claiming that the school is
harboring mutants. Emma told her that Angelo had
a rare skin condition but doesn't think the woman
believed it. Sean and her begin to chew Angelo
out but Jubilee intervenes, giving out to them
for blaming Angelo when it was the bullies' fault.
Emma makes a cutting remark about Jubilee not
being like Everett which causes Jubes to storm
out. Ev is waiting outside her bedroom door and
tries to talk to her about the incident with
Monet that morning, she won't listen and slams
the door in his face.
That night he and M
are walking outside, she talks about how much she
missed everyone when she was staying at the Swiss
boarding school and how all she could think about
was getting back to Everett. They kiss, but don't
realise that Adrienne is watching from a distance.
She's sitting in a car with another man. She
tells him that the mission is 'a go'.
Comments: I enjoyed
this issue a lot. The art was very strong, Pugh's
Monet is very good now, but Jubilee's face looked
a little odd at times. His version of Adrienne is
excellent, also. There are 4 inkers and whoever
inked the first few pages and the last few are
the best suited to Pugh's pencils. As for the
story, the first few pages with the dead guy
showed just how unbalanced Adrienne is. It's good
how a lot is implied and not just spelled out for
you, but I'm a little unsure as to whether Ev and
M's relationship is common knowledge or not. All
in all, though, this is a good issue with strong
art and a good place for new readers to start.