Something is causing the children of an African village to be born mutated. Something in the woodland outside the village. Something they don’t talk about. But now, whatever it is, it’s being hunted, and the X-Men are trapped between the hunters and the hunted.

Of course, Warren Ellis’ story needs to be complemented by an artist, and although I’m not a particularly huge fan of Kaare Andrews’ internal pencils, the man does whip up some pretty awesome covers, and ignoring his hip-hop nods through the various covers for this short miniseries, his completed art for issue 4 is actually pretty attention grabbing.

Besides, it features Wolverine clutching a baby, claws extended, dark, billowing smoke, and of course Emma Frost for some or other reason draped around his calf.

Sheer awesomeness.