Who's in this issue?
There isn't much of a story in this book, but there are some of Adam Kubert's most popular artworks in this book, most noticeably, the one where Logan is standing on top of a bar threatening the towering, over-muscled Juggernaut. There are about two different stories that this book alludes to: the extraction of Cyber's adamantium skin and Onslaught. Some questions that I found to be left unanswered in here: when was Cyber sent to this castle for imprisonment? When did Juggernaut have a coma and was staying at the X-Mansion? Who are these new Dark Riders, and since when did they begin to work for Genesis? But other than that, this book really doesn't tell much except for foreshadowing possible future stories that will be covered. The only thing that this book would be worth getting is to see the artwork within this one.
Rating (from 1 dot (not recommended) to 5 dot (highly recommended)
"Tavern in the Town"
IN THIS ISSUE:
In Scotland, in the dungeon of Edinburgh Castle, Cyber is being held as a prisoner. Suddenly, without no warning, three mutants burst in. They are named Spyne, Lifeforce, and Hurricane, and they represented the Dark Riders, under the authority of Genesis. Killing the two guards, the Dark Riders kidnaps Cyber. Little does he know that they were busting him out for his adamantium.
Meanwhile, in the forest behind the Xavier Mansion, Wolverine is hunting a deer, but is rudely interrupted by Cannonball who blasts by with his blast field. Logan runs back to the mansion, grabs his Harley-Davidson, and races Cannonball.
Inside the Xavier Institute medi-lab, Juggernaut suddenly bursts into the room, babbling about how he had to get away before some mysterious character named Onslaught shows up. The X-Men inside were caught by shock, but Juggernaut does not even bother fighting them as he runs outside and disappears.
Back in the nearby town bar, Logan and Cannonball were having some drinks. Cannonball was drunk. Suddenly, Juggernaut comes running in for a drink. Cannonball, still drunk, tries to use his blastfield to knock out Juggernaut, only to riccochet away from Juggernaut. Juggernaut was about to kill him until Logan stops him. The two eyes each other until Juggernaut leaves. Logan was still mystified as to why Juggernaut looked so scared. Storm walks in to bring back both Cannonball and Logan to the X-Mansion.
Outside, Expediter and her associate disposes of Juggernaut by dimensionally-phasing him away. They remained cloaked afterwards, even when Logan, Cannonball, and Storm shows up after hearing Juggernaut talking with someone there. They could not see the cloaked Expediter nor her associate.