Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Second Coming Death: Update!

This morning Marvel released a new teaser image for Second Coming and it has to do with the death [Story found here]:

Here's what we know:
  • The death happens in X-Force #26 and that's being released on April 28th which is three weeks from now.
  • We already know it can't be Iceman or Cable because of X-Men Second Coming: Prepare #1.
Past that it's a guessing game, I'm not sure if the death has to be out of these characters presented or if they're just standing in for X-Men in general. If you'll remember the teasers for Messiah Complex, they kept talking about how "someone" dies and it turned out to be unnamed guy with fire breath in the woods, Peepers who has no hope for resurrection, and Caliban. Far from characters of any importance.

But I am patting myself on the back because this image includes three of the four candidates I presented on my poll. As for the other people, we know that Iceman and Cable live, so that leaves Emma Frost and I'm assuming Magma. Not that I think it's impossible for Magma to die, but she is a hardly ever used character and she doesn't seem to have much of a personality. And I think her dying is unlikely for those same reasons, it probably wouldn't have much of an effect. And in terms of Emma Frost, would Emma Frost ever die for real in the 616 Marvel Universe I would give up just about all X-Men-related books in boycott, and I would just lose my shit. So for this reason, she can't die.

Anyway, poll's still up, please do go vote for who you think will die, and feel free to disagree with me. Actually I invite disagreement because it's always fun to hear someone else's reasoning. See you all in a few days for my review of Uncanny X-Men #523.


X-23 said...

I'm dropping all the freaking X-Men comics if Emma Frost dies. And Internet as well - to hear all the Jean fans and haters having a field day? No thanks. Without Emma there is nothing I want to hear about the X-Men, $$$$$ that shit. Especially when all the dead are so easily forgotten in the comics. Seriously, I will kill myself(((((( Emma is amazing, beautiful, cold and smart, she is the heart of the new era of X-Men, she changed this boring Scott/Jean relationship, she changed Cyclops and through him the X-Men... How can she be killed when plain and empty characters like Dazzler walk around?

Mr. Hellfire said...

I am right there with ya, but luckily I think it's pretty lucky. Most of the Internet thinks its Nightcrawler come to find out.