Spoiler There is a part of me that hopes Starline isn't dead. I'm curious to see what he would be capable of without having to rely on Eggman (and his tech) since it's finally clear to him that Eggman doesn't care about him at all and doesn't want to share the world. As mentioned, no body, no confirmation of his death. Also, the fact he doesn't turn around to see the debris fall on him kind of tells me he might've survived too. It is possible he was saved (but most likely badly injured) by the badniks he was controlling earlier. Although this is a comic aimed at a younger audience. If he is legit dead, then I think his story came to a good conclusion. Could go either way, since this a comic and all. Pretty much up to SEGA, I'm guessing. EDIT: Also, I get the feeling Surge and Kit won't be satisfied until they get their hands on Starline (and maybe learn about their origins?), which gives me another reason to think he might be still alive. Though it is possible they'll take what they can get in this situation.