Penciler: Tan Eng Huat
Inker: Craig Yeung
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: March 27th, 2013
"Ballad of the Gloryhog"
The courting of Ruth continues in this issue with David showing her a new mutant that has a very unique power. His power is to take credit for anything good that happens around him. Even as a joke on the credits page of the comic his name (Santi Sardina) is written above each person that had something to do with the book while their names were crossed out. David's idea with this mutant is that he could have him ultimately work to become president so that people would start to see mutants as something that was good.
The date that is taking place in the Psychosphere (great place for two telepaths to meet) is broken up by something monstrous which knocks Ruth away after she seems to think David shouldn't guide Santi into something he may not want to do but support him in doing something he does, such as art. This monster's attack forces David to go back into his mind, that he doesn't trust because of the appearance of something that looks like his father appearing there, to grab powers.
After seeing the struggle in his own mind David makes a choice that seems best with Santi. I think that the whole relationship building with Ruth is causing him to grow significantly as a character and maybe even be balancing out his sanity more. I love the way that Spurrier is handling David and this book stays consistently at the top of my pull list because I can't wait to read it every month. I feel connected to David like he is a real person and keep hoping things work out for him...that and I want to see what or who this thing is that is living in his brain trying to take control over him.