Bachalo did say he's starting on the art in his blog so odds are we're not getting more beyond the cover till next year. However, the story clearly starts in ANXM so at the very least we'll get to get a sense of where they are.
Though now that we know they're over, I do wonder how the breaking her out went.
The way Emma/Namor was described sounds like it was pure id, like the moment she started to consider the prospect it was BAM TP horizontal mambo.
So I don't mind Scott being pissed about it (since it still happened), if he genuinely holds it against her I'll be really annoyed. Especially since he was completely ok with it almost ACTUALLY happening.
But the main reason this would piss me off is because there's plenty of legitimately interesting reasons for them to break up without needing to drag the space bird into it.
I'm wondering Emma's role in it. the telepathist in fights? the tutor of those two "new" mutants? would she hate Scott and stay with him because she has no other choice? or because she finds saving and training mutants the most important thing she should do? I hope to see more interaction between her and Kitty.
In dog days, all we need is Frost.
I don't have strong feelings one way or the other about them breaking up or staying together(even though i'd say Bendis will put them back together eventually) but a part of me is concerned about Emma's status as a character in the franchise now that they're done.
As much as i'm sure some of you hate to admit it, if we're being honest, Emma owe's her relevance/importance in the stories right now to Cyclops. If she's no longer attached to what is basically the main character of the entire franchise, what does this mean for her future? Will they build her importance on her own actions, or has she become expendable? I dunno.
Honestly, if they're done, i would rather have seen her at the School.
But it doesn't really matter. Marvel won't push too hard on that as it would make all former hosts more or less irredeemable after a point.
Emma is still pretty much attatched to Scott even if they are no longer dating. She is part of the P5 and essentially enabled his behavior up until now. I don't think her role could be dimished even if they wanted to right now, short of killing her off, which given Maddie and Jean I doubt they'll repeat that particular route. I don't think her relevance will suffer much out of this, unless they suddenly make Scott hook up with someone else right away. But it seems he's going to remain astonishingly single for a while.
There's also the fact that in this particular group, the odd man out is Scott, not Emma. Magik, Mags and Emma have all been on this type of path before.
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And I laugh at the two new mutants. I'm going to be fascinated watching who they gravitate to.