Is X-23 Ending in MAY?

Marvel Comics May 2019 solicitations
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Ashley Witter (Marvel Comics)

Marvel Comics' X-23 is absent from the company's recently-released July 2019 solicitations, as well as the June 2019 solicitations - leading some to believe that the series could be ending with May's X-23 #12.

While Marvel has not provided a response to Newsarama's query, historically a two-month gap such as this is symbolic for the publisher quietly ending a series. There have been exceptions in the past, such as Unstoppable Wasp and Karnak.

The ending to April 10's X-23 #11 left some big questions, as in the final pages Laura and Honey Badger's simmering tensions erupted and the two went their seperate ways. The issue ended with the murky "To be concluded..."

A collection of X-23's second arc is solicited for a July 31 release, with its final text asking "Is this the end for Laura and Gabby Kinney?"

Here it is:

X-23 VOL. 2: X-ASSASSIN TPB
Written by MARIKO TAMAKI
Penciled by DIEGO OLORTEGUI
Cover by ASHLEY WITTER
X-23 vs. Honey Badger! A series of gruesome murders. A killer who disappears without a trace. Laura and Gabby are on the hunt. But when X-23 comes face-to-face with the mysterious X-Assassin, nothing is as it seems! And when Laura and Gabby find the X-Assassin’s creators, they might not agree on what to do about this barely human executioner. As Laura investigates its origins and Gabby does her best to find its soul, they quickly discover that this isn’t the only threat facing them! What will they do when they encounter an army of genetically altered assassins? And what are the secrets of the shadowy organization called Harvest that threaten to drive a wedge between these two sisters? Is this the end for Laura and Gabby Kinney? Collecting X-23 (2018) #7-12.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$17.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-91686-2

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