|Plot Synopsis: X-Men (1991) #141|
"Whodunit? -- Murder at the Mansion Part 3 of 3" is written by Grant Morrison with art by Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning. Emma Frost, the White Queen, is dead; her diamond form shattered by a specially designed bullet. Bishop, mutant society's resident police officer, and his partner the lovely and logical Sage, a mutant with a computer mind, are on the case. Despite their powers and deductive abilities, their job is not easy. Nothing at the X-Mansion is ever ordinary and a murder case among the mutants is bound to have layers and layers of weirdness to sift through. Take for example, the fly-like egg sacks that line the ceiling of a shack in a remote corner of the mansion grounds. What's their relation to the case and why was Sage attacked when she started investigating them?
Then, there's the bird boy Barnell's "confession" - could he have pulled the trigger? Or was it Angel, his paramour, who biology is part housefly? How about the Beast, who was one of the last people to see Emma Frost alive? Why does his alibi have a dozen holes in it? And what of Jean Grey, whose power of the Phoenix was rained down on the White Queen when she got caught psychically romancing Cyclops? In a case like this, even when the murderer stands revealed, a million questions linger, like gun-smoke, in the air.