Just wow. Okay, I think I've just said "Oh snap," and other more colorful phrases in utter glee and rapid succession too much while reading this.
I'm not sure if I'm going to bother with the one week wait on the recap this time. There's really no point with this comic allegedly being canceled, but the just holy awesome on a stick of this issue has me too hyped up to do it right now anyway.
Seriously, this is another one of those issues that's just full of amazing stuff. The discussion with Julian, showing X-23's initial choice in the Schism decision and more all just work beautifully with Sana Takeda's artwork. This is THE must buy and must read issue of X-23 even if you haven't been collecting it already. It personifies perfectly why I'm not thrilled with Julian, sentiments perfectly embodied by Gambit in the issue. The baby sitting adventure itself? Just epicly perfect. This issue is a shining example of what this series is capable of, and I'm glad marvel saw fit to let this story finish out. I haven't been this hyped up and happy about an issue since Jubilee popped up in the Touching Darkness story. This issue is beyond perfection with action, humor, human interest angles, Laura's personality, perceptions, and bundled with Julian's borderline lost/angry nature it just plays perfectly to elements of the real world without being overabundant and still carrying that note of fun and ease of relatability. The art by Sana Takeda really shines and pops in this issue alongside amazing angles and action scenes.
Seriously, go buy this issue, tell your friends to as well. It's more than worth the price and I promise you, you won't regret it! Even if you're a casual X-Men fan, or only following Wolverine's school, this is an issue you will need and appreciate!