Marvel Comics has revealed new details surrounding the much anticipated and second annual Hellfire Gala. The extra-sized one-shot titled X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 is by Gerry Duggan, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, C.F. Villa, and Kris Anka.
So what’s X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 about?
At last year’s gala, mutants changed the face of the solar system, terraforming Mars and claiming it for mutantkind. This time around, they’ll once again set out to bring radical transformation to the Marvel Universe and are inviting every super hero on the planet to witness it. And when an uninvited guest crashes the party, the chaos that ensues will cause cracks in the very foundation of Krakoa and lead directly into the biggest Marvel story of the year– Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti’s JUDGMENT DAY! All that plus the reveal of the new X-Men lineup and the winner of the mega-popular X-Men fan vote. The seeds for what’s to come in the X-Men franchise over the next few years are planted right here!
Before picking up X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1, Marvel suggests diving into Kieron Gillen’s Immortal X-Men #4 where Emma Frost will stop at nothing to make sure the Hellfire Gala is a night no one in the Marvel Universe will soon forget. Also, don’t miss Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz’ X-Men #12, the grand climax of the book’s first epic year, the current X-Men team go out in style, and secrets are revealed that guarantee the Hellfire Gala will be overflowing with drama.
Then post Hellfire Gala, Amazing Spider-Man #9 will explore something that happened that sends Spider-Man and Wolverine on a dangerous mission.
Check out all the Hellfire Gala covers below.
For more on this news, read the official press release below.
New York, NY— June 2, 2022 — Mutantkind is set to send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe yet again in this year’s HELLFIRE GALA!
At last year’s gala, mutants changed the face of the solar system, terraforming Mars and claiming it for mutantkind. This year will continue the tradition with more game-changing developments, the exciting reveal of the new X-Men lineup, direct lead-ins to the events of A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY, and more, all in one giant-sized issue! The future of mutantkind as we know it begins here! Written by current X-Men writer Gerry Duggan and featuring artwork by Kris Anka, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli and C.F. Villa, X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1 will also boast stunning covers by superstar artists Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Adam Hughes, Arthur Adams, Carlos Gómez, and Nick Dragotta.
For the full scope of the event, fans should pick up upcoming issues of IMMORTAL X-MEN and X-MEN. In Kieron Gillen’s IMMORTAL X-MEN #4, Emma Frost will stop at nothing to make sure the Hellfire Gala is a night no one in the Marvel Universe will soon forget. And in Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz’ X-MEN #12, the grand climax of the book’s first epic year, the current X-Men team go out in style, and secrets are revealed that guarantee the Hellfire Gala will be overflowing with drama.
And if you’re looking for the afterparty, swing over to Zeb Wells and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 this August. Something happens at the Gala that sends Spider-Man and Wolverine on a dangerous mission all over creation! That’s right — the best duo in comics is back, but who are they fighting, and what (or who) are they fighting for? Pick up X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1 to find out!
Check out all the X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1 covers below and visit Marvel.com right now for an exclusive sneak peek!
Retailers, don’t forget to order your copies of X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1 by Monday, June 6!
X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by KRIS ANKA, RUSSELL DAUTERMAN, MATTEO LOLLI, & C.F. VILLA
Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN – 75960620362800111
Variant Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU – 75960620362800131
Virgin Variant Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU – 75960620362800141
Promo Variant Cover by CARLOS GÓMEZ – 75960620362800121
Variant Cover by ADAM HUGHES – 75960620362800171
Variant Cover by NICK DRAGOTTA – 75960620362800161
Variant Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS – 75960620362800151
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