Again, go read the issue. It helps making sense of the commentary.
Nasty's still undergoing indoctrination. It looks like extra programming is getting added, too. Or, Nasty just didn't realize she liked her men hunky. The Consortium wants to find out how Nasty got her abilities, though they know she was at the accident way back in issue 1. I also manage to finally work in the term "altie" properly, along with the baggage it carries. This is the S13-verse version of the anti-mutant hysteria in Marvel's X-books, but applied to everyone with superpowers. I mentioned this before, but allow me to restate it: While I understand the reasoning behind the anti-mutant movement in the X-books, and it works well within just those titles, it doesn't hold up well across the rest of the Marvel-verse. Why are mutants hated but not Thor, Captain America, or the Fantastic Four? The Human Torch has the same potential to kill someone as Cyclops does, yet the Torch has better publicity. So, in the S13-verse, it gets a little more nuanced. Not everyone distrusts alties, but most people know better than to stay around when an altered human (generic term for the metahuman population) not in costume suddenly starts throwing eye beams or even I-beams. Meanwhile, a costumed altie, especially one that is established, doesn't necessarily inspire the self-preservation fear, unless said altie is a known criminal. (And the costuming reasoning is just something recent; I hadn't considered why heroes wore costumes, especially since Nasty has yet to don one.)
Maria's story continues. It's slow, more of a side-bar at the moment, but key events will happen that will be called back upon later. It's slow foreshadowing. Also shows that the world keeps turning, even when Nasty isn't around.
Back to Nasty, and into the training room. I needed Nasty to control her abilities, but she really doesn't have anyone to turn to. In-story, the Consortium much prefers their agents to be in control of their abilities, and their agents under the control of the Consortium's board. The training here sets up montages later and acts as a way to show that Nasty is improving on her abilities.
Finally, Subject 11's file. Remember the agent who paralyzed Nasty a couple of issues ago? Her. Her concerns about Nasty's attitude towards Maria gets explained as Agent 11 also has two children, powers unknown.
Friday, Issue 12 will be up and go into more detail on Nasty's training.
Saturday, over at Fan To Pro, I take a look at the Mass Effect animated release.
Coming still, NaNoWriMo prep as I try to figure out what I'm going to work on this November.