Fight Together, Die Alone
This was an action packed issue and it surprised me a little, I know that paging through an issue at the shop before you buy doesn't always give you the best impressions, but as I paged through it in line I thought I was buying the next flop like Messiah War was. But no, this was a good 4th Chapter.
Trask's army of humanoid Sentinels make a big impression in this issue, slowly infecting people and in a bit of irony, mutating them into something inhuman. Cyclops makes a very quick move setting up four or five teams to handle different situations around San Francisco;
- Mirage gets sent to Vegas to meet with a yet-to-be-seen gentleman, even though Cyclops repeatedly asks her if she's ready for it and offering to let her back out.
- Domino there as the face of X-Force. Being that X-Force is still kind of swept under the rug, everything is rather vague.
- Mindee, one of the Stepford Cuckoos, is asked by Scott to allow herself to be captured, I would think due to her hivemind powers.
- And finally Psylocke seems to be heading up an underwater mission.
As the issue continues we get to watch the Dark Avengers and Dark X-Men continue their bickering from the last Chapter, ending as Emma breaks the fight up due to Sentinel attacks. Though the feeling that this is just the beginning of a larger story is very present between Bullseye and Daken.
There is some fight of Sentinels (which didn't feel needed), some fighting among the Dark X-Men and Scott watching from above to get into the mind of how the Osborn's X-Men fight. It all wraps up pretty quickly and sets up the last two issue, which I'm excited for, if not simply for the return of Bends to Dark Avengers.
All and all though;
BORROW THIS FROM SOMEONE ELSE.