How YOU doin’? Now picture that in a Joey Tribbiani-like voice and that is how my typical New York greeting goes. That’s relevant because the X-Men are still in the Big Apple cavorting with everyone’s favorite webslinger. By cavorting, I of course mean doing background checks on missing teenagers and standing around a computer with his mutant mates. So all you tech-savvy teens out there, take a lesson from this tale of internet peril.
X-Men, vol. 3 #8: “To Serve and Protect,” Part Two
Written by Victor Gischler
Penciled and Colored by Chris Bachalo
Inked by Tim Townsend, Wayne Faucher, Jaime Mendoza and Al Vey
Lettered by VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Art: Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Plot: A small team of X-Men, consisting of Storm, Wolverine, Gambit and Emma Frost, is investigating a rash of disappearances in the sewers of New York City. After fending off a wave of vicious lizard-humanoids, Spider-Man appears and convinces the X-Men to cease their pursuit of the creatures. Spidey tells the band of mutants the history of scientist Curt Conners, also known as the reptilian-villain, the Lizard. Since his return to scaly form, Conners’ persona (as well as his son) has been devoured by the Lizard. Even worse, the Lizard now has the ability to affect the brainwaves of any human around him, turning them into the cold-blooded creatures. (more…)