In a bold move, Jonathan Hickman and the assembled editors, writers, artists and more declared through last summer’s House of X/Powers of X that mutants were essentially immortal now. Thanks to the powers of five mutants (Hope, Proteus, Elixir, Tempus and Egg who was formerly known as Goldballs) and Charles Xavier’s use of Cerebro to constantly download copies of every mutants brain, mutants are able to be rebirthed good as new on the mutant nation of Krakoa.
Turns out that perhaps death might still be coming for a pretty big X-Men member, or so the teaser will have us think.
Released by Marvel the teaser featured Kate Pryde laid out in her Red Queen attire, with Storm and Emma Frost (along with Lockheed on shoulder of Emma) leading her out into the waters as all of Krakoa stands behind on the shore for her funeral.
The teaser is for May’s Marauders #11, which seems to indicate it will deal with fallout from the recent Marauders #6, where Sebastian Shaw, the returned Black King of the Hellfire Trading Company, betrayed her and seemingly killed Kate by casting her into the seas.
The issue comes from Gerry Duggan and Stefano Caselli with a cover by Russell Dauterman, which he shared the full image of on his Twitter today.
While Kate could very well be dead, it seems all but likely there is an ace up the sleeve of Duggan and company since Kate is the leader and core character of the book, and everything about the X-Men lately has been about turning things against our expectations.
The issue arrives in May.