Spoilers may ensue
Out of boredom I was flipping through some CV pages and ended on Kieron Gillen's. I clicked his work blog and began scrolling through his posts. That is when I found this:
GENERATION HOPE #9
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by JAMIE MCKELVIE
Cover by SALVADOR ESPIN
This is the X-Men comic that will have people talking for years! Some candles burn twice as bright and half as long. Some candles don’t get a chance to burn at all. Generation Hope discover what happens when a light goes out.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Is it possible that they could be killing a Light already!?!
Could this really just be to hype up the book or would this be a permanent death (as permanent a comic death is)? Would this develop the team and make them realize that they are playing in the big time? Will Hope fall apart from the death or will the team stop listening to her as completely as they were?
Who Could Die?
Hope: Very unlikely because she is needed to help all mutants, if she was dying, it would be a huge event. So not going to happen.
Laurie: It is possible. Her powers had a nice twist but she may be expendable.
Gabriel: As I have seen from some users, he isn't as popular as some other characters. Plus he may give his life to save Hope considering he seems to have a crush on her. Plus with a name like Velocidad, it is only a matter of time before he gets picked off.
Idie: She probably provides the most interesting story line of all the characters, hating being a mutant and feeling like a monster. I really don't see them killing of the 14 (12) year old just yet.
Teon: The issue before is proclaimed to be the "Trial of Primal" (don't add the alias), could he be taken into custody and killed while trying to escape? I know at least one user that would scream as loud as she could about this.
Kenji: The outsider of the group. His powers are probably the most useful of the group and his death may be the easiest for the team to handle.
Six Light Baby: If you did not know yet there is a sixth light, a unnamed unborn baby. Could the baby die before it is born? This would probably be the big coup out of the options, but make the most sense of all the lights. Especially given what the issue is said to be about.
So what do you think? Honestly it seems like they would kill the new baby to make the first mission a failure and make the team more serious.