However, the best part of the issue is actually the plot. Yost sets up a tournament for the ruby as Cyttorak calls to potential hosts: Crossbones, Jinn, Man-Killer, and Cain Marko himself. (Someone from the Sahara Desert is also in that mix, though I don't think that we've seen him/her.) Yost makes sure that Cain's presence in this race is heart-breaking: we see him receive the call as he peacefully plants a field of flowers in Utah. But, he's in it to win it, and I honestly don't know which one Yost (or, um, Cyttorak) is going to chose.
Yost really is making this series fell more and more like the old-school X-Men, with all the interpersonal drama that those stories had. I hope he keeps it going and doesn't leave the series after a few issues as everyone seems to do now-at-days. He's really starting to get a feel for the characters and how they interact as a team. I'm even starting to like Rockslide, and that's saying a lot.
**** (four of five stars)