SPOILER WARNING: The following story contains a major spoiler for upcoming issues of “All-New X-Men”
Though the cover below was shown during Marvel’s All-New X-Men panel at New York Comic Con, it was presented to attending fans with the X-23 locked in a kiss with another character, hidden in silhouette.
“We’re going to have some big ‘All-New X-Men’ news for you at the end of the panel,” X-Men editor Nick Lowe told the panel audience, “but one character we’ll tell you who is joining the book is X-23.”
“Nick doesn’t mind spoiling ‘Avengers Arena’ with that cover,” joked Dennis Hopeless.
However, while the panel played coy with the identity of the recipient of X-23’s affections, Marvel.com’s interview with writer Brian Michael Bendis shared the uncensored version of Brandon Peterson’s cover for “All-New X-Men” #20, revealing Cyclops sharing a kiss with Wolverine’s young clone/daughter — something that’s sure to fuel Logan’s already antagonistic tendencies towards his one-time teammate.
Click the thumbnail below for the full, unpixelated cover art.