I already commented this thought in Cal’s review of the first issue, and despite #5 having let me down a bit, this issue makes me go right back to it. That this is the funnest comic book I’ve read for years.
So last issue’s main focus with “pregnant” Kitty Pryde for the most part didn’t do anything for me. To find out she was infected with microscopic Brood at the end didn’t really change it for me either. Luckily, this issue went right back to the fun. For me at least. There is chaos going on in this school. The day they opened it got destroyed. Already its being taken apart again with an invasion by the Brood and someone (thing?) I at least have no familiarity with. For that matter, issue 2 of Wolverine and the X-Men Alpha and Omega makes it look very likely that Wolverine is about to rip the school to shreds himself to get to Quire. Oh, I wish there was some indication if Alpha and Omega is suppose to be happening before or after this current story.
So the school is under attack again, yet despite this carnage, writer Jason Aaron has kept this issue… Well fun. We have Kid Gladiator jumping into Kitty’s body to attack the microscopic Brood inside her which causes Beast to enter with a team not just to try and save Kitty, but get KG back! KG is just fun to watch in there, while Lockheed causing Shadowcat to experience heart burn like never before is just a nice touch. Brood of course is there to help Kitty outside of her body as well.
And all this of course happens right after Wolverine takes Quire on an impromptu field trip far outside Earth’s orbit (that happened last issue). Besides rebuilding, the cost to run it seems extremely high and their last hope of funding was lost last issue when Warren Worthington III was declared unfit to lead his company, well apparently Logan’s last hope for cash seems to be at an intergalactic casino using Quentin’s telepathic powers as the ultimate ace in the hole. Seeing how they “work” together here of course is part of the reason why I wonder if this comes before or after Alpha and Omega. Either way, things can’t go right here either and so the two are left in a pickle.
As a final note on a comic series I highly suggest to everyone, I just love the Tandoran Thought-Worm bit.