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Published November 9, 2021

These Aren’t the X-Men You Know…But They Are a Force to Be Reckoned With

The X-Men Vote candidates come together for a vital mission in Tini Howard and Francesco Mobili’s 'Secret X-Men' #1 this February!

Strong GuyForgeTempoBoom-BoomMarrowArmorCannonballSunspotBanshee. Earlier this year, these X-Men characters were choices in the mega popular X-Men Vote!

While they ultimately weren’t chosen as the final member of the Krakoan Age’s first team of X-Men, the vote took social media by storm with passionate fans campaigning fiercely for their favorites. And this February, fans can relive the excitement of this pivotal moment in X-Men history by seeing their chosen candidates in action in SECRET X-MEN #1!

This special one-shot, written by EXCALIBUR and X OF SWORDS scribe Tini Howard and drawn by DAREDEVIL artist Francesco Mobili, will bring all nine of these mutant heroes together for a secret mission to the stars!

SECRET X-MEN #1 cover by Leinil Francis Yu
SECRET X-MEN #1 cover by Leinil Francis Yu

When the Shi’ar Empire faces an unexpected threat, they must call upon the X-Men. Team co-captains Sunspot and Cannonball will lead Marrow, Tempo, Forge, Banshee, Strong Guy, Armor, and Boom-Boom on a dangerous mission to save a figure of paramount importance—the daughter of Professor X and empress of the Shi’ar: Xandra! 

"We had to do it, yeah? And I jumped at the chance to tell the story while I had the time,” Howard said. “Cannonball was my vote, and Strong Guy? Tempo? Boom-Boom? This is the perfect team for an intergalactic X-Men mission. I hope they didn't forget anything important!"

See the team assemble on Leinil Francis Yu’s cover here, and be there when SECRET X-MEN #1 hits stands on February 9!

SECRET X-MEN #1
Written by TINI HOWARD
Art by FRANCESCO MOBILI
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

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