There are only 20 mutants still active in the US, apparently. Thery are given their own independent land to live in. They'll be treated as illegals if they decide to cross the borders. Some of them aren't happy with the new deal, others want to make the best of it. Regardless, they are all forced to work together if they want to survive. There's a vote to decide who'll lead. There's a present from Fury to Kitty. There's an update on Rogue's situation. There's a possibility of a coup being orchestrated. There's Magma lightning the night on fire. And there's Karen Grant. Oh yeah, there's Karen Grant.
The remaining mutants are:
Zero (who plays a big and interesting part)
Blackheat (an interesting new character with the power of plant manipulation)
Seth (who I think is that tech kid/Black Box from a few issues back)
and a few others who remain unnamed.
Perhaps my favorite issue from Wood's run, and that's saying a LOT. Things feel so real... the drama, the hard time, the emotions, the bittersweetness. The characters motivations make sense, everything works. We feel for these people. We want them to succeed (and, particularly, for Nomi to NOT. What a great foil to Kitty Wood has created).
Just a couple of minor issues: Storm seems a bit... toned down. I'm cool with her taking orders but I feel like she should be more vocal than what we got here. Also, didn't Psylocke die? Probably not Wood's fault, but the editors mistake. Still, I hope there's time to throw in an explanation for her presence.
Art is solid.
This is an amazing book. Highly recommended!