Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Valerio Schiti; Colors: Richard Isanove; Cover: Kris Anka;
While I read this issue I kept thinking, “This is a dream sequence. It’s a big dream sequence of Fabio’s and he’s gonna wake up in the old Weapon X facility as he and the rest of the team lay around twiddling their thumbs.”
Boy was I wrong. This all happens and just as this young team is high they are suddenly low. Goldballs, The Stepford Sisters, Triage, Hijack and Benjamin Deeds have set out to seize the reins of their destiny. They’re abandoned by their leader and what else are they to do? Return to their old lives? That can’t happen and through their actions they become stars. Especially Fabio Medina (GOLDBALLS). After a successful fight defending citizens, a video goes viral and they see instant stardom. Fabio ends up on Late Shows, covers of Falling Stone and My Hero, all is well. Then the mic drops during an interview with Fabio’s parents. They reveal that he is a mutant during their conversation and everything changes.
The next thing we know, the “kids” are attacked after a save by ordinary citizens. They throw some glass and a shard penetrates his neck. Blood spews everywhere and the team just reacts. The cuckoos retaliate and almost murder the offender. Triage doesn’t know if he can even help Goldballs. Hijack snaps the sisters out of it when the police arrive. We aren’s sure what will happen for these young mutants to survive the situation alive. And we don’t see what happened which I like. We see them after the fact an undisclosed time later at the doorstep of The Jean Grey School. The seek help and they find it when Bobby and Ororo answer the door.
Bendis’ run is coming to a close with only one issue left. #600 will tie together a big bow on all the outstanding stories we have left to tie up. I can’t wait and I know it will be an epic day when the issue arrives in October.