Art by: Tom Raney and Andrew Pepoy
Havok continues to adjust to this world he now calls home in the second issue of Mutant X. In case you're unaware of the plot, Havok's soul has been transplanted to another reality where things are a bit off kilter. Mutants and humans are friends, Magneto leads the X-men, Scott Summers didn't survive the plane crash.
So, in this issue, the Six show up to help the Fantastic Four battle an inter-dimensional threat in the form of the insect-like being called Moot. Apparent;y, in this reality, the Fantastic Four get their powers from battle armor as opposed to cosmic radiation and Havok and Sue had a brief affair. So, Reed and Alex aren't really on speaking terms. So, the Six and the Four beat Moot and Reed takes him back to the Baxter Building.
Alex realizes that if anyone can help him get back to his reality, it's Reed Richards. So, he heads over to the Baxter Building and is greeted by a very friendly Reed. Turns out Moot is controlling Reed to get to Havok to initiate a cross dimensional invasion. Alex frees Sue, Ben, and Jonny and they kick the tar out of Moot. The real Reed runs some tests on Alex and find some sort of brain damage.
Wow - what a mediocre issue. Boring, ding. The art is your standard fair for the late 90's and the story is bland. Again, this series is beginning to feel like a parade of "this is someone you know, but they are different here" characters. I have read the whole series before, and it does have its merits, but this issue is not one of them.
Well, I kind of feel like that was a waste of time. Oh, well. I still liked it. Come on, junk food is always just that - junk. Until tomorrow - happy reading.