X-Men gather to help Wolverine and rescue the missing Karma after a
gruesome encounter that took place during Northstar's wedding
celebration. The focus of the story is Cecilia Reyes, a somewhat
obscure but well-liked former X-Man who recently rejoined the fray.
Her preference to practice medicine over a life of adventure has
always been a distinctive quality of this character, and one that
makes her very appealing.
What Liu does in
this issue is play with the idea that despite her reluctance, deep
inside Cecilia likes being part of the X-Men's heroics. Her flirting
relationship with Beast also goes a long way back, and is brought to
the forefront once again; this has potential for interesting
dynamics with Agent Brand -Beast's current love interest. This issue
establishes a good the balance between characterization and action,
but the artwork finishes are somewhat lackluster.