We open with our titular character, Angelica Jones having her palm read by her beloved Nana. The lines on her left hand converge to form the letter “M”… which, according to Nana means she’s special. My hand also has an “M” on it, and I’d contend that Nana, beloved or not, might just be full of it! Ehh, at least she means well. Anyhoo, it’s time for Angelica to leave for her first day at a brand-new school. Her father, Bartholomew gets shuffled around quite a bit due to his job, and so… this “first day of school” isn’t an altogether new sensation for our young Ms. Jones.
Once they’re left alone, Dad and Nana chat a bit. Dad thinks Nana should maybe lay off suggesting that Angelica is in any way “special”. Wow, father of the year, ova hea’. While trying to do some dishes, Nana has herself a little scare. Bart offers to take her to the doctor, but she refuses… citing that they can’t afford it. I wonder if this’ll come up again… ehh, prob’ly not.
We next follow Angelica to school, where she immediately runs afoul of some… rather foul-looking “mean girls”. They don’t cotton to the new redhead on campus… and whisper mean nothings about her to one another… just loud enough for our gal to hear ’em.
Suddenly… a wild hunk appears! The leader of the “mean girls”, Cassie decides to head over to him… and he kind of looks like a stoner version of Prince Adam from He-Man. First thing he does is… ask about the cute new redhead. Cassie ain’t diggin’ this one bit… even still, Chuck the Hunk saunters over to see if the new girl needs any help.
We shift scenes over to Xavier’s School, where… shock of shocks… Cerebro is on the fritz. Seems like they’re always trying to fix that, doesn’t it? Oh well, at least this helps expedite the Jim Shooter demandment of filling in any potential new readers on the finer points of the issue in hand. Kitty Pryde fetches what looks like a soldering iron, but is actually a “continuity pulse tester” (which I feel like Marvel can use a box of nowadays), for Professor X and Nightcrawler to continue tinkering. We get a glimpse of the New Mutants having themselves a volleyball game on the school grounds as an example of the sort of young people Cerebro might help the X-Men track down.
Here’s the thing though… they’re not the only ones looking for fresh young mutants. From here we jump over to the “famed” Massachusetts Academy… where one Ms. Emma Frost has the same sort of mission in mind. We watch as the conservatively-dressed Headmistress enters a hidden elevator… and lowers down to a more Hellfirey floor below.
She sees that one of the Hellfire Goons she has posted are kind of being lax in their duties. Ya see, nobody is manning the “Mutavac”, which I suppose is the anti-Cerebro. Emma flips out a bit and psychically assaults her underlings… because this lapse in surveillance very well may have cost them a new mutant.
Let’s head back to West Morris High School. Angelica is being questioned by her teacher about the Treaty of Versailles… which, she admits she never learned about at her last school. This prick of a teacher doesn’t wanna hear any excuses… and tells her she needs to keep up with the rest of the class. Okay, jerk. Whatever the case, it gives the Mean Girls the opportunity to make fun of her for not knowin’.
Then, it’s lunch time… and poor Angelica can’t find anyone to sit with. She attempts to make nice with the Mean Girls, but they ain’t feelin’ it. This really upsets our gal… who, at this very moment id beginning to manifest her mutant power. Unfortunately her manifestation “climaxes” while she’s opening her little carton of chocolate milk… and so, she winds up climaxing all over her teacher’s face. Um… I really ought to say some of these things out loud before committing them to the blog.
This “climax” manages to ping on the White Queens Mutavac or whatever… but, as quickly as it comes, it goes. We jump ahead a few months… and it’s December. Angelica and Chuck the Hunk are palling around, and we learn that our gal is something of an artist. She’s going to be in an ice-sculpture competition. Ice sculptures? What kind of high school is this? Does Zack Morris go here? Turns out Angelica is quite good at this… much to the annoyance of Cassie the B*tch. Cassie also ain’t pleased at how close Chuck is getting to Angie.
The next day, our gal prepares to head to school… and her dad leaves for work. Once all alone, Nana decides to die. Well, she really doesn’t have much choice in her expiration… but, she does pass.
Angelica arrives at school, to find that the Mean Girls destroyed her ice-angel. The Mean Girls don’t even bother to deny it! Angelica goes back to staring at her hand… which, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it… but, she keeps staring at her hand, because of the “M” on it. One of the Mean Girls notices this, and asks why she keeps doing it. Angie tells them that… she does so because her Nana told her it made her special. Oh, honey… don’t do that.
She’s none too pleased that Nana lied to her, and so, after the Mean Girls scatter, we get another instance of her powers manifesting. This time she climaxes in the direction of all the other ice sculptures.
Chuck the Hunk then hunks on over to see if everything is okay… but Angelica runs away before they can talk. She goes over to a payphone to call her Nana… and give her the business for lying to her, but… she’s in such a panicked state that she winds up melting the receiver. This exhibition of power is enough of a “ping” for Emma Frost to deduce our heroine’s location.
From here, Angelica decides to rush home… only to be greeted by a whole bunch of police, an ambulance, and her dad. She learns here that her grandmother had passed.
We jump ahead to Nana’s funeral, where Angelica brings up the notion that she is “special”. Daddy Bart doesn’t wanna hear none of this spoo… but then, our gal demonstrates her specialness, by melting all the snow around her. This… isn’t very well received. Her father laments the fact that his kid is a “blasted mutie”.
That evening, the Jones’ have a surprise visitor… someone who calls themselves “a friend”… who can help them with their new situation. It’s… duh… Emma Frost. She offers to take Angelica back with her to her special school. Welp, all our gal needed to hear was the word “special”, and she was all about it!
We wrap up with Professor X and Nightcrawler pulling up to the Jones house… and upon seeing their rival already there, figure all hope is lost in recruiting young Angelica Jones.