Back during the X-men Panel at SDCC, it was announced that X-23 would be returning to the X-books after her stint with Avengers Arena was up. It feels like it has been a long time since she was active in the X-books, but it really wasn't too long ago that she had her own solo series. So I think it's worth discussing what her role would be when she returns.
At SDCC, it was also hinted that she would show up in one of Bendis's X-books, either All New or Uncanny. But that could just be a ruse, as Marvel is apt to do. Personally, I would love to see her join the cast of All New X-men. I think that book needs another female character and Jean Grey needs another teenage girl to interact with. But I wouldn't mind seeing her join Cyclops's revolution team. I think that would be a great way for Cyclops to troll Wolverine, but I also think she could provide some valuable combat experience to the young recruits. Because other than Cyclops, not too many on his team are really known for their hand-to-hand combat skills. I think that could make her a valuable asset and maybe she could make a few new friends on that team.
If not one of Bendis's books, I would like to see her show up in Wolverine and the X-men. Under Jason Aaron, I think she would do well and would probably have a pretty big role since Wolverine lost his healing factor. She may have to be the Jean Grey Institute's new durable fighter and I can see her fill that role nicely.
And if Brian Wood wants to add another X-woman to his already powerful cast of X-ladies, I would be all for that. They could probably use someone with her combat skills on the team. There's a lot of firepower and mental power, but not a lot of regular grit. Plus, I really like how X-23 got along with Jubilee in her solo series. I would love to see them develop a friendship of sorts. I think Jubilee could really use a friend like her now that she has Shogo to take care of.
I really can't see her joining any of the X-Force books, Uncanny or Cable, after her previous experience with X-Force. I think that would be somewhat of a regression for her character. But if on the off-chance this were the case, I think she would find some sort of role with Uncanny X-Force in Storm and Psylocke's team.
But I guess I'll open it up for discussion now. I'm really glad that X-23 is coming back and I look forward ot seeing her in the X-books again. Whichever book she ends up in, I think it'll be more awesome because of her.