This issue begins with Banshee having a nightmare – remembering his days at Interpol – and we learn that he and Emma now share living quarters. And their closeness means that she and he share a psychic dream space.
It’s funny, but I really hope we’re not looking at a love affair between Banshee and Emma Frost.
They live together because, in the last issue, the girls’ dormitory exploded – and so Emma doesn’t have a room. It is confirmed in this story that Chamber did, by accident. Perhaps it seems related to Paige trying to kiss him – like he’s lost control in a big way.
Synch and Skin build a treehouse for Leech, the group’s baby and their newest member.
And we see that Monet doesn’t want to be with Gen X, and Gateway is his mentor, teaching him how to use his powers.
The team must then travel to Ireland to find Cassidy’s house.
The castle he owns has been moved to a fairytale dimension, and the team must go find him, fight ogres and dragons, and more.
It’s a great story, but the character moments are really where this book shines. In fact, the “castle hunt” story is a bit like an Excalibur tale – and I wasn’t a fan of that book.
During the adventure, M enters another “frozen state”, without warning. Emma tries to offer her own special brand of empathy at the end.
We see more Cordelia and Mondo characters, but we still don’t really know who they are.
One final note: Check out the logo on the cover:
Not only are there no more corner boxes (something I loved), but there isn’t even a # issue. It’s boring.