OK, so it doesn’t scan with the Justin Timberlake song, but you’ve got to dress up the incredibly obvious somehow.
Marvel has been dropping all kinds of hints that A) somebody’s gonna die in the next issue of Avengers Vs. X-Men and B) they’ve finally decided to chuck their last scrap of respect out the window and bring back Jean Grey. Unless there’s something about that promo art that I’ve missed.
Yes, Marvel has denied they’re bringing back Dark Phoenix quite strenously, but Marvel’s editorial department is more than capable of lying. Besides, we all knew this was going to be the punchline to this series. True, this could simply be Hope, but the last few issues have been turning Hope into the Anti-Phoenix courtesy of Iron Fist’s mentor, and I can’t believe I just wrote that last sentence. So this is probably the corpse of Jean Grey.
Please, please, please let her nuke Cyclops for doing it on her grave.