X-Men Legacy # 234, Uncanny X-Men # 520 – 522
Rogue takes the Cuckoos powers to help them look for the Phoenix, which had left them during the Utopia battle. While she has this, she ends up doing the following: helps solves issues with Rockslide, loops Magneto’s attraction to her so much so that she kisses him, helps Indra, and projects her lustful thoughts of Remy to everyone. In the end, they don’t find Phoenix.
Cyclops sends Wolverine, Psylocke, and Colossus to New York City to track down the Predator. They find it – and Fantomex, who had been hired to kill it. The X-Men trace it back to penthouse and fight some new villains, all of whom gained their powers from John Sublime. The X-Men are nearly defeated, but Fantomex shows up and saves the day.
Meanwhile, after going behind Cyclops back and building a pillar with the Atlantians to support Utopia, Magneto is bound and determined to gain Scott’s trust. To that end, he finds the bullet Kitty is riding and pulls it back to Earth. He rips it open, brings Kitty out . . . but turns out she still phased. And he goes into a coma. It’s a victory, but a small one.
A small collection of comics, but good nonetheless. Some good characters moments for Rogue and Magneto. Fantomex kicked ass. And hey, Kitty’s back. For some reason, it doesn’t really impact me that much. I don’t know why, but there’s just not a lot to it.
Greg Land still sucks.