Beast and Cloud and Iceman are touring college campuses across the USA to raise awareness about anti-mutant sentiment, and in this issue they’re protesting a speech by Senator Robert Kelly, who is a prominent bigot. I’m pretty sure he’s the guy from the original X-Men movies by Brian Singer. I could look it up, but I’m lazy. The student rights organization has a very odd name: MONSTER (Mutants Only Need Sensitivity, Tolerance, and Equal Rights). Why would you call a civil rights group something scary?
This is mostly an X-Men lite issue, focusing on developing the mutant characters, but it’s good. Gillis is a solid writer for this book, and Perlin’s art has grown on me.
Creators: Peter Gillis and Don Perlin