For those of you who read yesterday’s Avengers: X-Sanction #4 and saw something that seemed curiously at odds with the pre-release publicity for Avengers vs. X-Men, things may not be what they seem. Major spoilers for X-Sanction under the jump.
So, for those who didn’t read X-Sanction #4, this happened:
So, if Hope can do that, then that means she is the Phoenix, right? So all the “It’s Coming” stuff is… misdirection? Another Phoenix? The Phoenix coming through time to get to Hope? Actually, according to Tom Brevoort’s Formspring, none of the above:
We’ve seen Hope flare up as Phoenix multiple times, the most recent being a book released just yesterday. She used the Phoenix to heal…. Yet, she doesn’t have it?
Yes, that is correct.
So, if Hope doesn’t have the Phoenix… then what was going on in X-Sanction #4? Because it sure looks like she does in the comic itself, and most of the fan reaction I’ve seen online suggests I’m not alone in thinking that. AvX, you got a lot of ‘splaining to do. Maybe next week’s #0 will offer some answers.