By CaptainCyke 7 Comments
So after a long time of mulling over Jono's character and story I feel its time to write this.
After the events of M Day Jonothan Starsmore (then code named Chamber) lost his mutant power and was sustained on life support. He was eventually kidnapped by Clan Akkaba and given the blood of Apocalypse to restore his chest and mouth. Leaving Jono in a full Apocalypse-looking human form. He then was able to escape from Clan Akkaba, and reveled he was leaving omega-level power residue. In addition, there was foreshadowing that a Jono/Apocalypse storyline was on the horizon.
At the time of his departure from Clan Akkaba I thought we may see a resurrection of his romance with Paige Guthrie (Husk). The divisive element in their past romance has been that Jono felt he could never be close to Paige due to his mutant ability leaving him "mouthless" and who would want a man she couldn't kiss. Now with his chest and mouth restored that barrier would be gone.
But that didn't happen. We learned in the Civil War New Warriors volume that this transformation Jono went through left him depressed and suicidal. He couldn't stand to be an Apocalypse monster. He did team back up with Jubilee and some more ex-mutants. But what about Paige? Sure she was busy with the X-Men, but you would think Jono would have tried to contact her, or even mention her. But it never came. Worse yet, there was no Jono/Apocalypse storyline like was foreshadowed. In addition, Husk is barley mentioned in X-titles (last being a 1 panel appearance in Utopia). The end of the New Warriors volume had the team breaking up and going their separate ways. Since then, no more Jono.
This past week it was revealed that Jubilee would be returning to the X-Men (in apparently vampire form). What about the rest of her Gen-X teammates? Will we see Husk again? What is going on with Jono? At C2E2 this past weekend it was revealed that X-Force will be taking on Apocalypse. Will Marvel finally tie in this lost Jono/Apocalypse story? Probably not. They seem to want to end the post M-Day storylines with Second Coming. But it would be nice to see. It would also be a great time to revisit the Jono/Husk love affair. Here's to hoping.