And then everything goes straight to hell. The final issue of this first arc doesn’t end well for anyone. First, the Baroness has to deal with the mutiny of the mercenaries who have decided they’d rather kill her and take Cobra’s cash for their own. Next, Serpentor‘s Coil soldiers arrive to retreive the money and the Baroness’ head. And finally, the group of JOEs are stuck in the middle of everything as all hell breaks loose and the storm picks up, threatening to sink everyone aboard.
The JOEs are able to successfully tag Cobra’s money, but with it all once again buried at the bottom of the ocean it’s not really a victory worth celebrating. The Baroness gets away, although without the plunder she was seeking, and Coil is left empty-handed as well. And to save their teammates aboard the ship, Scarlett and Mainframe are forced to put their own lives at risk as well.
Although we didn’t get as much Scarlett as expected, this is good end to a pretty good opening arc although it still hasn’t sold me completely on the series. Next month: Dreadnoks. Worth a look.