Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Nick Bradshaw
This one runs along with VS #2 and AvX #4, and graciously covers several fronts at once while focusing on Wolverine and Hope as they try to find a way to get to the Moon. If this book intends on keeping its light, comedic approach, Nick Bradshaw's sparkling and clean pencils are much better suited for the task than Chris Bachalo's over-the-top style. I don't know whether it will come to that, but it would be nice to see a rematch between Rachel Grey and the Death Commandos; after all, they wiped her entire family in "End of Greys." Speaking of, it seems that everyone and their mother was able to make it across the universe before the all-powerful Phoenix did: Nova, the Commandos, now Gladiator; for a cosmic entity, it certainly moves at a glacial pace. While not a necessary read, the issue nicely fills some holes left by the main series.