Spoilers: Rogue, using Psylocke's powers, breaks Proteus' hold on everyone, except for Husk. Meanwhile, Magneto throws up a shield against Proteus (Blindfold), so that he can't possess Erik too. Proteus, upset, takes them back to the ground. When Husk is close to touch Rogue, Psylocke arrives and uses her psi-knife on Paige, setting her free. Proteus and Magneto keep on fighting. Erik reveals he's been distracting Proteus in order to understand his energy pattern, as he's made of pure energy, electrons. This way, Magneto is able to purge Proteus out of Blindfold's body, sending him away. Psylocke asks him where is Proteus, to what Magneto replies that he doesn't know and that he will come back sooner or later. Rogue and Destiny meet at the shore. Irene tells her she will be dead before the day is out, but that she's proud of her daughter. Destiny also implies that Rogue is bound to Hope in ways that matter, and so they say goodbye. Irene also looks for Blindfold and tells her she's not her mother, perhaps a great-grandmother. Magneto hits on Rogue once more, but Anna is rude to him. The X-Men fix the Blackbird and finally leave the Muir Island.
Writer: Mike Carey Pencils: Clay Mann Inks: Danni Miki & Jay Leisten with Allen Martinez Colored by: Brian Reber Lettered by: VC's Cory Petit
The Story: "Necrosha". Tie-In. The most powerful villain the X-Men has ever faced is back. Proteus has returned and he is more powerful than ever! Now the X-Men must stop him where he died: Muir Island. Failure is not an option as this madman makes his move to block the X-Men from stopping Selene and her plans in Necrosha.
Spoilers: Magneto ventures to the top of Mount Tamalpais on a mission of his own. Cyclops and Emma Frost follow him, but they can't figure out what Erik is planning. In New York, the Facility villains easily overcome the X-Men, as they have data on the X-Men's powers and fighting techniques. Fantomex arrives to help the X-Men, while E.V.A. shuts down the Facility's computer with all the stolen data. Wolverine, Psylocke, Colossus and Fantomex now manage to take on their foes. Fantomex shots Lobe in the head; and Lobe, on a last desperate attempt, releases a deadly toxin in the air: Sublime. E.V.A. protects Wolverine, Psylocke and Colossus against the plague and takes them out of there, along with Fantomex. Lobe's group promise to return to deal with the X-Men. Back in Utopia, the X-Club finally realizes what Magneto is up to: he's bringing Kitty Pryde back home.
Spoilers: Psylocke realizes Matsu'o purposefully provoked her and Jinn hoping that he would no longer need to suffer at the hands of Wolverine. Betsy tries to talk Logan out of it, but it's useless. Wolverine attacks Psylocke, and Betsy uses her psi-knife on Logan expecting that he would come to his senses. It doesn't work. Psylocke learns the hard way that only the animal in him remains. The battle continues. It's brutal. Wolverine won't stop, and Psylocke can't focus. Jinn wakes up; he takes on Logan and tells Betsy that he's going home and that she should follow her own advice: to choose to live. Wolverine returns and stabs Jinn, who flies away in pain. Betsy manages to focus and uses her psi-knife on Logan one more time. She puts a great fight, but Logan won't give up. Psylocke remembers Jinn's words. She comes to the conclusion that this life isn't hers and that she died a long time ago. She's tired of fighting. Psylocke drops her weapons and tells Wolverine that if he wishes to kill her, then be it. After a few moments of silence, Logan tells her to kill Matsu'o, but warns her that they will have a talk later about this desire to die that she has developed. And so he leaves with Yukio to the Blackbird. Psylocke faces Matsu'o once more. He knew it was going to be her to kill him. He's ready. Psylocke uses her telepathy on Matsu'o, making him see his body the way it once was, as well as Kwannon to receive him with open arms. Betsy kills him. "For so long, my life has been out of my own control. Chaos and serendipity, wrapped in insanity. I have suffered. I have lost. Not just my life, but my very soul. My self. But no more. Now I know who I am". Back in Utopia, Psylocke meets Mercury. Betsy praises her for not wanting to kill Sack earlier, despite everything she's been through. Psylocke tells her to "Hold on to yourself with everything you've got". Mercury asks her if she found what she was looking for in Japan, to what Betsy replies: "It's a start".♥
X-MEN: PIXIE STRIKES BACK #4 (of 4) Written by KATHRYN IMMONEN Penciled by SARA PICHELLI Cover by STUART IMMONEN You can’t pick your parents. And if you could, Pixie certainly wouldn’t have picked Mastermind, the man who turned Jean Grey into the Dark Phoenix. But right now, that’s the least of her problems. A giant demon named Saturnine has been using her Pixie dust to lull her fellow X-Men into submission and it’s worked. Now he’s one step away from all the power he needs to take control of the world. Can the fast-talking Welsh girl with wings possibly stop him? 32 PGS./Rated A …$3.99
X-MEN: SECOND COMING – REVELATIONS: BLIND SCIENCE #1 Written by SIMON SPURRIER Pencils by PAUL DAVIDSON Cover by GERALD PAREL The X-Men are on the ropes, barely dodging a foe whose master plan has them fighting to survive. Discovering some suspicious activity just off the coast of their refuge, Utopia, the X-Men send their best and brightest to investigate, hoping to discover just what Bastion is plotting. However, the X-Club is in for more than they bargained for: namely, a trap designed just for them. Thrown into a war even worse than the one they’re coming from, the X-Club is left to wonder: How do they get back to the X-Men? And just how do they figure into Bastion’s master plan? 48 PGS./One-Shot/Parental Advisory …$3.99
X-MEN: SECOND COMING – REVELATIONS: HELLBOUND #1 (of 3) Written by CHRIS YOST Pencils by HARVEY TOLIBAO Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC Fighting for the future of mutantkind, the X-Men are locked in battle with Bastion, staving off his forces even by sacrificing themselves. When Magik is gravely injured in battle, she instinctively flees to the sanctuary of Limbo…only to fall into the clutches of a longtime adversary hoping to wrest the powerful Soulsword—and control of Limbo—from her grasp. Now, a small team of X-Men venture in after her, but they are met only by unexpected peril: a horde of demons out for blood, Magik nowhere in sight, and a concealed evil walking amongst them. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
X-FORCE #27 Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE Penciled by MIKE CHOI & SONIA OBACK Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH Heroic Age Variant by CLAY MANN "SECOND COMING" CHAPTER NINE This is the end of the line. The horror of what the X-Men face is fully revealed, and the reality sets in...every single mutant on the planet is going to die. They cannot hold out any longer. And X-Force goes on their final mission. 32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99
NEW MUTANTS #13 Written by ZEB WELLS Penciled by IBRAIM ROBERSON Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH Heroic Age Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER “SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER SEVEN Nothing is going right for Cyclops, as he tries to prepare his army for war. The X-Men are falling apart at the seams. Schisms are forming regarding Hope and her importance while Bastion’s spy continues to terrorize them from inside their own home. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
X-MEN LEGACY #236 Written by MIKE CAREY Penciled by GREG LAND Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH Heroic Age Variant by MIKE CHOI “SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER EIGHT Bastion’s plan comes to fruition as an impenetrable dome makes the Bay Area a prison. It’s bad enough for the millions of humans, but it’s even worse for the 98% of the world’s mutants who live there. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #524 Written by MATT FRACTION Penciled by TERRY DODSON Cover by ADI GRANOV Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH Heroic Age Variant by STEPHANE ROUX “SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER SIX A beloved X-Man died defending Hope, the returned mutant “messiah.” As they lay their comrade to rest, the remaining X-Men are left to question: Is she worth it? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Spoilers: While Pixie and company are stuck in some kind of demoniac high school illusion, Pixie's mother comes to Utopia looking for her daughter. She bumps into Psylocke and Nightcrawler and... well you can see the images yourselves. Lol.
Cover by: David Finch Writer: Chris Yost Pencils: Harvey Tolibao Inks: Sandu Florea Colored by: Jay David Ramos Lettered by: VC's Joe Sabino
The Story:“Kill Matsu’o” Part 4. This is it. Psylocke has cut her way through ninjas, bodyguards and super-powered assassins on her mission to exact revenge upon Matsu'o Tsurayaba. With her target in sight, there's only one more opponent standing between her and what she wants. And it may just be the fight of her life. Don't miss the epic conclusion of "Kill Matsu'o", where Psylocke takes up her sword against the one man who might just give her a run for her money: Wolverine.
Cover by: Greg Land Writer: Matt Fraction Pencils: Greg Land Inks: Jay Leisten Colored by: Justin Ponsor Lettered by: VC's Joe Caramagna
The Story:“Nation X” What on Earth is Magneto doing on top of Mt. Tamalpais, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco? He's not telling and the X-Men Psychics can't get it out of his brain. But he's been up there for days plotting something that will rock the X-Verse to its core. All this while Wolverine, Psylocke, Colossus and Fantomex take on the foes that have been plaguing the X-Men since the start of "Nation X". Part 7 (of 8).