At the Secret Empire panel at C2E2, it was revealed that fan-favourite characters Emma Frost and Polaris will be returning in X-Men Blue with issues 8 and 9 respectively.
These are issues tying into the Secret Empire event, and we already knew that Emma Frost would be leading a mutant resistance against Hydra Cap's occupation of America. What is interesting to note with the cover image for Emma's return issue by Arthur Adams, shown at the panel, is Emma's costume looks more like her classic original costume (though probably still black, because when you're best known as the White Queen, wearing black, just like everyone else, is the way to go). But thankfully the Magneto/Cyclops hybrid helmet is gone, and I don't see the weird 90s Spawn-inspired studs anywhere…could they have listened to the general online consensus that her new look at the end of IvX was atrocious and didn't fit the character at all and made some adjustments? The panel did promise Emma has a 'new, beautiful look'.
Similarly of note is Polaris' cover, which also features Xorn. We are told that Polaris is "there for reasons we can't talk about yet". Could it be connected to whatever role Magneto is playing in the Secret Empire? Could she be trying to talk some sense into him about joining up with the definitely-not-Nazi's-but-totally-have-internment-camps Hydra? If that is indeed the case?
We shall see shortly, I suppose, as with a twice a month release schedule, it won't take us long to get to issues eight and nine.