Lol, it's just Gage messing with us again. He totally likes to create drama with teasers (Justin gets killed in that preview? The cover of x-prisoners?), which is, to me, a good ol' fashioned comic book thing to do, to sensationalize stuff. I think it's pretty cool. :) ...when worried people aren't jumping to conclusions, anyway.
I don't think he's responsible for covers or teasers.
By the way, I'm sorry your girl didn't really get to do anything in the new issue. Maybe next issue.