(Warning, that cover has nothing to do with the actual comic inside.  Only seven of those characters are even in it!)

Four Skrulls are attempting to return to their Throneworld by activating a hidden space ship and robotic troopers in New York City.  They tricked Pixie into helping them, now she, along with Spider-Man must stop them, while Storm, Warpath, Domino, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and The Thing protect New York. One of the Skrulls, Nazum, still loyal to their fallen queen, betrays the other three, kidnaps a human kid as a hostage and takes the ship for himself. Pixie teleports herself, the Skrulls and Spider-Man onto the craft. Once on board, she sends two of the Skrulls to ready an escape shuttle. She, Spider-Man, and the other Skrull go to take command of the ship.  Eventually, they encounter Nazum and battle him. During the mellee, the Earth boy grabs the control device and sends the ship out of control.


Pixie must teleport with rapid fire speed to get everything and everyone where they need to be, but ultimately crashes the big ship in the New York River, sends the three Skrulls home in their shuttle, with Nazum a prisoner and gets herself, Spidey, and the kid to safety. Storm compliments her on her decisiveness and quick thinking.

I like Pixie, but she doesn’t get the spotlight very much, so it was fun to see her in the spotlight and taking such an active leadership role. Spidey was also handled well and is his usual snarky self.

Will Conrad’s art on this book is always very good. I think he’s an underrated illustrator. He does a fine job here.

Overall, this was an enjoyable, fairly light-weight book. I’m not sure how this title didn’t get dragged into the “AvX” crossover, but it didn’t and it’s kind of refreshing. It’s not the best book ever, but it was fun.

Verdict: Borrow

X-MEN #29
Written by Victor Gischler
Art and Cover by Will Conrad