I was a little worried about this book once I heard Kieron Gillen was leaving, and even considered dropping it with #12, but I picked this one up to give new writer James Asmus a chance, and I’m glad I did because this issue was really good. Asmus has a good handle on all of the various characters, and does a good job of continuing what Gillen was doing, whilst also giving it a bit more humour, such as the scenes between Teon and the Stepford Cuckoos and Kenji’s falling in love with Martha Johannson, the brain floating in a jar. That was just a great moment, and it really lived up to the kind of weirdness Grant Morrison proved could be done in mutant books. The artwork from Ibraim Roberson was really good, it reminded me of Ariel Olivetti before he got too crazy with the computer and started using Unreal Tournament levels as backgrounds. Oh yeah, and most of the team got blown up by a suicide bomber on the last page, I should have mentioned that.