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Published April 26, 2024

'X-Men: The Wedding Special' #1 First Look Celebrates a Marvel Wedding Centuries in the Making

Check out never-before-seen artwork from each story in the upcoming 'Marvel's Voices: Pride' one-shot, 'X-Men: The Wedding Special' #1, on sale May 31.

Marvel’s merry mutants take center stage in this year’s Marvel’s Voices: Pride one-shot!

Titled X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1, this annual anthology celebrates Pride Month with stories crafted by incredible LGBTQIA+ talent and hits stands on May 29. Today, fans can preview the drama, action, and romance that awaits in a special preview of each of the five stories!

Join the X-Men as they come together to honor one of the most beloved and longest-lasting gay couples in comic book history—Mystique and Destiny! This landmark comic book special marks Marvel Comics’ first woman-to-woman wedding, and with a pair as complex as these two, you know there will be plenty of drama, secrets, and surprises! 

From the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants to the Quiet CouncilMystique and Destiny have been steering the fate of mutantkind for decades. The Krakoan Age saw the long-awaited resurrection of Destiny, and after pivotal roles in the era’s biggest storylines, their love has never been more prominent. Before Krakoa comes to an end, fans and characters alike will celebrate the iconic pair by witnessing the renewal of their marriage vows!

X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL’s spectacular main story will be written X-Men mastermind Kieron Gillen, who’s penned some of the couple’s recent adventures in IMMORTAL X-MEN, and drawn by acclaimed artist Rachael Stott (STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRAFANTASTIC FOUR). In addition to new insights into Raven Darkholme and Irene Adler’s breathtaking 100-year romance, fans will get a glimpse at their original and never-before-told wedding and discover the pair’s secret motivations for hosting the event.

In the same tradition as the iconic Hellfire Gala and classic Marvel wedding issues like FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3 and X-MEN #30, X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1 will be a wedding extravaganza with multiple stories all centered around a night that will go down in mutant history! 

Here are the other tales fans can look forward to:

  • Betsy Braddock and Rachel Summers adventure by the writer who brought them together—EXCALIBUR scribe Tini Howard! Joined by rising star Phillip Sevy, Howard pits the hot new couple against the Omniversal Majestrix, Opal Luna Saturnyne! Just about everyone in the Marvel Universe is invited to the vow renewal… except for Saturnyne. And she’s not happy. But why is she taking it out on Betsy and Rachel? 
  • Writer Tate Bombal (House of Slaughter) and artist Emilio Pilliu (Zeroventi) make their Marvel Comics debut with a touching and action-packed story starring Wolverine! Logan has a long—and bloody—history with Mystique and tasks AnolePixieIndra, and Bling! with finding her the perfect gift. On a whirlwind journey that takes them from the Savage Land to Limbo, they’ll learn a valuable lesson about the importance of queer representation. 
  • It’s her mothers’ big day and Rogue has entrusted their favorite son-in-law with their wedding bands. But can Gambit stay out of trouble long enough to deliver them? Find out in this story about one of mutantkind’s most complicated families by two Marvel Comics newcomers, writer Wyatt Kennedy (MARVEL’S VOICES INFINITY COMIC) and artist Jenn St. Onge (The Strange Case of Harleen & Harley).  
  • Mystique and Destiny receive some pre-marriage psychic counseling courtesy of Emma Frost! See how the inspiring love of two former villains holds up against a telepathic onslaught of hard truths in this twisty tale by writer Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox GambitMachineries of Empire) in his exciting Marvel Comics debut alongside acclaimed artist Stephen Byrne!
X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1 variant cover by Luciano Vecchio

X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN, TINI HOWARD, YOON HA LEE, TATE BROMBAL & WYATT KENNEDY
Art by RACHAEL STOTT, PHIL SEVY, STEPHEN BYRNE, EMILIO PILLIU & JENN ST. ONGE
Cover by JAN BAZALDUA
Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
Variant Cover by JESSICA FONG
Variant Cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On Sale 5/29

Check out all four stunning covers and preview art and preorder X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1 at your local comic shop today!

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X-MEN: THE WEDDING SPECIAL #1 cover by Jan Bazaldua

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