|Summary: Sean is in
the middle of a nightmare when suddenly Emma
appears in his dream and tells him to wake up,
which he does. Since the girls' dorm is no longer
habitable, due to the explosion that happened
last issue, he has had to give up his bed to Emma
while he sleeps on the couch in his private
cottage. Thinking that she used her telepathy to
get into his mind, he heads towards her room and
is about to give out to her when she opens the
door and explains that living in such close
quarters means that she is being dragged into his
dreams whether she likes it or not. He apologises
and admits that he hasn't been sleeping well, but
refuses to discuss it with her.
Outside Chamber is
brooding, nothing new there, thinking over the
day's events. It turns out that Paige tried to
kiss him, but he panicked and caused the
explosion with his powers. Paige would have been
hurt too if she had not husked in time. Jono is
thinking about this when Paige approaches and
thanks him for taking the blame for the explosion.
He misunderstands what she means and stalks off.
watching all this through her bedroom window but
her viewing is interrupted by Monet, with whom
she is now sharing a room. M is looking at
something which turns out to be a colouring book
and it is accidentally torn when Jubilee tries to
get a look at it. Monet flies out the window in a
huff and goes in search of Gateway. When she
finds him she begins to rant about the Academy
but eventually settles down and begins to
meditate with him.
In the Danger
Grotto, the Academy's bio sphere, Ev and Angelo
are building a tree house for Artie and Leech.
outside and Emma approaches him, they apologise
to each other and she then admits that she kicked
Leech (see issue #6 for details), and offers her
resignation which Banshee refuses. They are
interrupted by Jubilee, there's a phone call for
Sean. It's a woman in Ireland, Sean's castle has
This is the beginning of one of my most hated
GenX story. But I won't rant on about that now,
and I'll instead concentrate on this issue which
is very weak. Number 1 - the art. Roger Cruz is a
reasonably good penciller but his teenagers look
like 25 year olds. Jubilee is supposedly 13 (and
a half) years of age, yet here she looks at least
19. Also Cruz's anatomy is more than a little odd,
Ev and Angelo seem to have tiny heads in
proportion to their body, and while I appreciate
that the girls are meant to be in their night
clothes, does that mean that they have to be half
naked? That said his Chamber is quite good.
Number 2 - the story. Like I said before this is
the beginning of a truly horrendous story.
Jubilee comes across as a spoiled brat and it's
nearly impossible to like her. Also, why is it
that it seems only Americans can speak correct
English in comics? English characters usually
have supposed 'cockney' accents and Irish
characters sound as though they grew up with
leprechauns. This is a pet rant of mine, which I'll
go into more detail another time.