Writer: Chris Gage
Penciler: David Baldeon
Inker: Jordi Tarragona
Colorist: Brian Reber
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: June 27th, 2012
Chris Gage is my hero. Seriously, he took one of my not so favorite X-Men, Rogue, and made her the focus of my current favorite comic. It also didn't hurt that Ms. Marvel poked her head in and had a solid rematch against our lady in green.
This issue is so full of action it will make your head explode. The first punch that Rogue throws into Ms. Marvel's face stands out in my mind. Her fist is engulfed in Ice-Man's absorbed ice power and it sends Ms. Marvel flying. Poor Ms. Marvel...she was just looking for a friend to talk to.
After a pretty epic beat down, Magik shows her face and starts to show the inevitable; The Phoenix Five are starting to let their power go to their heads. It seems like it is about time for Hope to show up again and show everyone who the Phoenix really came for.
This comic is a must read.... 10/10. So much good action, not enough pages....