Marvel Writers Discuss Killing Honey Badger in Uncanny X-Men Relaunch

Posted by August 13, 2018 Comment

In the 24-hour comics news cycle, it can sometimes be difficult to find newsworthy(ish) stories to feed the neverending churn of clickbait articles. Other times, comic book creators make it so easy. We’ll leave it up to you decide which type of day this is.

Following last week’s news about the Uncanny X-Men relaunch, all three of the book’s new writers — Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson — got into a discussion on Twitter about the killing off of Honey Badger, the sister of X-23. It all started when Rosenberg updated his Twitter banner to show the newly reassembled Uncanny X-Men teaser art, which led to the realization that Honey Badger’s head was cropped off in the Twitter header, in turn prompting X-Men Red writer Tom Taylor to warn Rosenberg not to kill off Honey Badger either.

Clearly, there was a schism in the ranks of Uncanny X-Men writers over whether or not Honey Badger will die in the upcoming 10-part weekly kickoff story.

But it may have been a moo point anyway, as Ed Brisson revealed that he’s already killed the character off, possibly during the Extermination X-over event.

And just to rub salt in the wound…

Even past X-scribes like Fabian Nicieza joined in on the discussion:

Is Honey Badger’s fate sealed? We’ll have to find out when Uncanny X-Men #1 hits stores in November.

(Last Updated August 13, 2018 4:14 pm )

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