Art by: Cary Nord and Andrew Pepoy
The Brute stands trial for the death of Norman Osborn and Spider-man in the latest issue of this series (I swear it gets better). This is an issue where the story really starts to take off. We see Havok stand in the Brute's defense, and a surprise witness shows up - Spider-man!
Turns out the version that the Brute killed was just a clone.
Bullseye and the Hand show up too, as everyone is pissed off at the mutants for the destruction that occurred in New York City. Maddie and the Fallen continue to berate the Brute and Maddie does something weird that allows the Brute to be smart again...and he wants to be tried to the fullest extent of the law.
Cary Nord is what makes this series good. His art is like nothing I've ever seen. I love to hate some panels, others I just love. His Goblin Queen is haunting. The stage is being set for some cool things down the road. After some miss steps in the earlier issues, this one marks an upswing in artistic and narrative style. I'm actually starting to care about these characters. Good stuff.