Personally, it would be more interesting if Hopeless finds a way to split and mix all the different factions. I'm betting it happens after issue 7.
The issue 6 cover suggests a fairly mixed team. I approve. Hopeless mentions the kids stay with familiar groups (or being familiarly alone) for now, but they will end up all over the place. And dead.
Originally Posted by Time_to_Zap
When they do eventually escape, I'm hoping the title gets a new name, but not a creative team or new #1. I hear comics once changed directions without new #1s, long, long ago.
A fantastic idea that almost certainly won't happen. Lulling people into thinking a #1 is important or collectable (where collectability comes from value and rarity, which means that sales ploys act against it) is Marvel's game atm. There was really no need for Adjectiveless X-Men, Avengers, Uncanny X-Force or any of the solos to be relaunched. If the books still selling, it might include a few extra issues of post-Arena stuff before relaunching with a focus on certain survivors and mixing things up.
I would like to say for the record that this is the FIRST TIME I've withheld dong when someone was so desperately asking for some.
Brian C Wood