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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

X-amining X-Men 2099 #19 - Patreon First!

"Co-Dependent Behavior"
April 1995

In a Nutshell
Desdemona retaliates against Halloween Jack as Krystalin frees Billy the Kid.

Writer: John Moore
Penciler: Ron Lim
Inker: Harry Candelario
Letterer: Ken Lopez
Colorist: Tom Smith
Editor: Joey Cavalieri
Editor-in-Chief: Bobbie Chase

In New Mexico, Cerebra regains consciousness moments before the bomb Xi'an left is set to detonate, and she manages to get Fitz & Luna out before the base explodes. In Las Vegas, Desdemona reveals she's transformed her brother Lytton into a hulking brute whose actions she can control via a neural spike. She sends Lytton out to trash one of Halloween Jack's casino, drawing him into a confrontation. During the ensuing fight, Meanstreak realizes Lytton is being controlled, and tracks down Desdemona, breaking her connection. As punishment, Halloween Jack declares he's going to leave the siblings along together in the high desert. Meanwhile, Krystalin breaks Billy the Kid out of a holding facility, though she has to go through one of her brother's lieutenants to do so. Elsewhere, the unearthed giant robot begins its grim march.

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  1. Since around issue 15, this series has steared farther and farther away from a X-Men team and basically any interest I had in the series. It feels like a lot of "I don't care" as the reader moments happening with what's left of the book. It will putter on for a while longer but I want to know who was out there enjoying this book month to month at this point?

    1. Yeah, it becomes very clear Moore has zero interest in the titular characters at this point.

      I know I read this in real time, and I also know I didn't stick through to the end of the series, but I can't remember when I dropped it. I want to say maybe after issue #25, but we'll see if any of the upcoming issues before that are familiar.


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