Writer Mariko Tamaki and artists Juann Cabal and Nolan Woodward’s X-23 #1 sets the stage for a creepy cloning mystery, bringing back some dead mutants and potentially creating a new villain in the process.
Read on to find out how.
Spoilers ahead for X-23 #1.
As Laura and Gabby visit X-Mansion, they notice the Stepford Cuckoos have begun dressing alike and speaking in unison. Laura and Gabby relate to the Cuckoos, all being clones, and part ways.
The Cuckoos venture to a hidden laboratory where they have psychically dominated Dr. Helen Marks to clone their dead sisters Sophie and Esme – however, their bodies are decaying quickly as a result of the cloning process.
To prevent Sophie from dying, Esme injects herself and her sister with a red liquid labeled “Weapon X” with unknown effects.
The story continues X-23 #2, on shelves July 25.