Friday, December 20, 2013

X-Men #8 Spoilers


Spoilers: Typhoid Mary breaks into the Jean Grey School. Psylocke chases her after Mary retrives a box containing all data and files on Karima and Shogo and a live sample of Arkea. Rachel calls Sublime to warn him about the Arkea situation. Sublime plays dumb, but he's actually in Colombia, facing Deathstrike. Sublime attempts to make Deathstrike realize how dangerous Arkea really is, but it's useless. She's inclined to use Areak to further her own plans. Mary arrives and hands the live sample to Deathstrike. Sublime is surprised to learn that the sample is inert, realizing that there's a way to kill Arkea. Mary uses her powers on Sublime and finds out about four other locations where they cand find samples of Arkea. Mary and Deathstrike leave in pursuit of the other samples. Psylocke gets to Sublime and takes him back to the school. Meanwhile, Deathstrike and Mary heads to Norway where a meteror has struck two months earlier. They accidentelly meet the Enchantress who's been exiled and stripped of her powers by Thor. At the school, Monet interrupts Jubilee and Bling's chat, asking Jubileee to tag along on a mission. Back at Norway, Deathstrike finds the meteorite with Arkea's sample. She promises to give Mary and Enchantress whaterever they desire if they help her gather the other samples. A new Sisterhood is born.

4 comments:

FSaker said...

Good story. There's just one mistake: as far as I know, Typhoid Mary cannot read minds. But she has psionic powers, so we can consider that maybe she does have telepathy but doesn't use it very often.

The new Sisterhood is interesting, and Wood said that there are still two other members who will be revealed in the next issues. Any guesses? Mystique is probably out, as she's already too busy appearing in ANXM, UXM and W&XM, and Spiral is currently on the heroes' side (and unfortunately Humphries had to kill/banish Cassandra Nova, who would be PERFECT for a group like this...). Viper, maybe? Monica Rapaccini? Kimura? Titania? Superia? There are so many possibilities...

Now I just hope that this book doesn't get cancelled (its sales fell considerably in November, maybe because of the scandal involving Wood, maybe because Rogue and Kitty left the book), and that Rachel eventually dumps Sublime (come on, even if she doesn't know he's responsible for Jean's death, she DOES know that Sublime led a group that killed LOTS of mutants to steal their body parts). I know villains can redeem themselves and become good guys, but I think Sublime's actions (and motivations) put him beyond any redemption.

Nada said...

Brian Wood scandal?

Ca Ma said...

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/124930-tess-fowler-brian-wood-is-a-dick.html

FSaker said...

Yes. Many readers said they would drop this book because of his behavior regarding two former female comic book artists, Tess Fowler and Anne Scherbina (although both cases happened many years ago and he has apologized to both women - but sure, it doesn't excuse what happened). It's understandable, since it may feel hypocritic that the man writing a book about women empowering did the exact opposite in real life.

Still, he is doing such a great job in X-Men, and he is showing women in a very positive light in it (well, except for the Rachel/Sublime romance), unlike most other comic book writers. So, even if I feel quite disappointed with Wood's behavior, I really hope that he will be allowed to keep writing this book for a long, long time.