Well, the solicits for November have finally hit over on CBR. All this talk of Marvel Now has led up to this. We'll finally see where Avengers Academy fits into their plans for the new status quo!
AVENGERS ACADEMY #39
CHRISTOS GAGE (W) • TOM GRUMMETT (A)
Cover BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
• End-of-an-era Series Finale!
• In the aftermath of the grueling “Final Exam”, can friendships, romances – and the Academy itself – survive?
32 PGS./Rated T …$2.99
No word on where X-23 is going after this. With her ten year anniversary followed by her 10 year comic anniversary around the corner next year and the year after, Marvel surely can't be that stupid to leave her in the background forgotten for long. Hopefully more has yet to be revealed to save for the months to come. They could very well be graduating to some new Avengers team or similarly the foundation for some fantastic title. They could also be relegated to short form stories in a title that includes everyone that is or once was an Avenger. Heck, it could just be a title change and restart. The choices really vary out there for marketing.
One thing is for certain though. With White Tiger on this team, and the potential here to expand in other marketing forays as we've seen with the new animated Ultimate Spider-man, the future is ultimately safe for them to land somewhere. They could potentially even attend superhero college as taught by Spider-man, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist with the new Nova thrown into the mix too as a former military cadet graduating to the big leagues like they all are. Really, the possibilities are open for all kinds of directions. Personally for some reason I do lean the synergistic approach that the mirroring of Ultimate Spider-man seems to suggest. This would also offer an interesting bridge gap to allow X-23 herself to bounce between FF and whatever this new title is. That is assuming at least she doesn't return to the X-Men or get a new solo or team title in the post AvX world. X-23: Agent of Shield does have an interesting ring to it (well, if it used an intermediary since Laura would probably be against joining any organization like that formally). Just as the potential to have a title with her, Finesse, and Jubilee could prove interesting too or even the title pitched by Marjorie Liu awhile back with the addition of Jubilee to that cast.