OK, a lot happens here in pretty quick succession.
has Thane encase Spartax in amber so that he can sell it to the Brood.
In exchange, he gets control over every tenth planet that the Brood
conquer. Meanwhile, the Brood get to implant eggs in the immobilized
Spartaxans, drastically expanding their population overnight. (The
Spartaxans will die in the birthing process, since the eggs are placed
in their brains.) Peter and the Hala team arrive to find the encased
bodies, and he tearfully confesses to a fossilized Kitty that she was
right about everything. Kitty manages to phase through the amber, and a
sarcastic and tearful reunion ensues. ("The time to berate you is
later. Just kiss me, space boy.") Magik and the runaway team members
also arrive, but, before anyone can devise a solution to save the
Spartaxans, the Slaughter Lords attack!
event has been pretty uneven, but this issue is one of the better
installments. For the first time, someone seems to have some sort of
plan (i.e., J'Son). (It now explains why he needed Thane, given his
ability to case people in amber.) I'm definitely more engaged than I
was after the disastrous "Nova" issue.
*** (three of five stars)