Artist: Paul Davidson
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: May 1st, 2013
"Invasive Exotic Part One"
Ruth and David's relationship keeps making me chuckle. They are both so freaking awkward and sneaky that it makes sense. I really do hope that they can somehow make it work and that Ruth doesn't end up having to kill David as it seems she is destined to or where David has to kill her. That is actually what this issue is about.
David knows that there are moments in life that you are predetermined to do something. We get a glimpse as to what exactly he is destined to do through him cutting a deal with the monster in his brain that has taken the form of his father. The deal that he cuts is a tad troubling and I am sure it will come back to bite him in the long run. For now though, it gave him a bit of knowledge.
Piggy-backing off of his interaction with the church two issues back, David travels to the San Francisco Institute of Bio-Social Studies to talk to the founder, Marcus Glove, about the mutant "cure". A large part of the center of this book shows how tragic Marcus' life really was and how he ended up in the shape that he is in (not pretty) and that in reality he should hate mutants. The things that is shocking is how he doesn't hate them, he is just aware of their power and is greatly concerned with what their overall impact on the world will be. He isn't proclaiming that mutants must be killed, he just says "Something has to be done."
The final two panels of this book are awesome. David proclaims something truly shocking and Ruth, who had been spying on him using Cerebra to not be detected for the whole issue, stands with her jaw dropped. Simon Spurrier consistently has me digging this book. Every issue I seem to be getting more and more connected with David and Ruth and I love that. They are two characters I couldn't give two craps about before Marvel NOW! started and now, they are two of my favorites. For that, I have to bow a little to Spurrier. Now I have to wait till next month which is that hardest part of reading any good comic.