NRAMA: Looking at the bigger X picture, Endangered Species is coming up – so where do the adventures of the spacelost X-Men and Vulcan pick up from here?
EB: I believe there's a mini-series in the works called: X-Men: Emperor Vulcan that spins out of the whole Shi'ar arc. I'm not writing it, Chris Yost, of New X-Men fame is, though. I've read the outline and seen the first cover, and it's great stuff. It's going to really surprise people. I don't know the release date, but it's not too far away, for people angry about Rachel being left out there. That's the one character readers seemed to really be upset about me leaving out in space, but she's got a great story ahead of her, I promise.
Wait, what? What was there to be upset about, Rachel fans? She was handled very well, IMO, as were most of the cast. The biggest fear I had, and a few others did, is that Rachel would be killed off in this arc, and she wasn't. Not even close. And so she was shifted off into limbo for a few months? They spent twelve months setting up this new status quo for the Shi'ar and the Starjammers, and clearly they wouldn't just LEAVE it like that indefinitely. Sure, shit happens and sometimes plots can be left aside longer than planned, but the past year was spent to get to this point, I was sure someone would continue it.
And so she was left in space. Again, at least she wasn't DEAD. Things could be a lot worse for our Miss Su...Grey. And have been. I've been there. I had no complaints with what happened to Rachel, and I can't wait to see her further space adventures in Emperor Vulcan.