The ‘X-Men 60 Uncanny Years’ Anniversary event pulled out all of the stops this year with multiple major unveils for the company. Hosted by This Week in Marvel host Ryan Penagos, major guests at the event broke down some of their experiences creating some of the greatest moments in the X-Men’s 60-year history with appearances by Chris Claremont, Walter and Louise Simonson, Gerry Duggan, Jonathan Hickman, and Grant Morrison (who did a very funny and embarrassing dance impersonation of cyclops tonight just for kicks).
An event that was exclusive to subscribers of Marvel Unlimited and Marvel Insiders, giveaway winners for ‘X-Men 60 Uncanny Years’ will receive email confirmations tomorrow regarding who won several Hasbro Legends figurines collectibles and an ultra-rare digital Veve NFT exclusive to Marvel Unlimited annual plus fans. Marvel insiders, could also claim the event’s attendance for 30,000 marvel insider points.
Overall, it was a fantastic event for any Marvel fan and we summarized some of the event’s big reveals below. With some added details from Marvel’s Fall of X press release.
X-Men 97 Details Revealed
Creators of the X-Men animated series Eric and Julia Lewald, director Larry Houston, and head writer Beau DeMayo (of the upcoming X-Men 97) talked about the legacy of the 90s animated series and even, shared with us the premise of the upcoming story.
DeMayo described the new season as picking up a little bit after Xavier was shot by Henry Peter Gyrich. An event that lead to increased sympathy for mutants all across the world. As a result, the X-Men lineup undergoes a bit of a shake-up, as things finally are starting to look good for Mutants, and even Morph and Bishop officially join the team.
In the wake of mutant acceptance, X-Men such as Jean Grey, Gambit, and Rogue, start to question if it’s time to call it quits as X-Men. Even Magneto finds Charles’ situation honorable and is willing to even try walking in his footsteps and be a force for good for mutant kind. But just when all seems perfect in the world: Mr. Sinister returns. And he’s got a plan to destroy the X-Men once and for all.
Marvel’s Voices: Negasonic Teenage Warhead Gets Her First-Ever Solo Story
Available on Marvel Unlimited right now, in the latest installment of Marvel’s Voices, Negasonic Teenage Warhead is set to inherit her first ever solo story. In this one, the beloved character, popularized in the movie Deadpool, has used her power of clairvoyance see the upcoming world ending.
Yet, with doom soon to come, humanity’s only hope seems to be if she can find and kiss the right girl before that fateful moment. Because in doing so… maybe she can save the world? Check it out to learn more.
D23 is Hosting An Actual Hellfire Gala at San Diego Comic-Con 2023
The Hellfire Gala has become the ultimate event in comic book fashion featuring yearly collectible variants with some of the most stunning hero costumes and collectibles in Marvel comics. It’s also, proven to be a major launching point in the X-Men lore. The first event, announcing the terraforming of Mars. The second, revealing to the world the true nature of Mutant immortality.
It comes as a surprise then, that Marvel Comics has announced that D23, The Official Disney Fan Club, will be hosting the first-ever REAL-LIFE Hellfire Gala during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in July! More details coming soon at D23.com/HellfireGala.
The Actual Hellfire Gala
The Hellfire Gala is always the biggest event of the season…but this year’s will upend Krakoa as we know it. What is meant to be mutantkind’s greatest night becomes their worst nightmare as the FALL OF X begins! Written by Gerry Duggan alongside an all-star lineup of artists including Kris Anka, Joshua Cassara, Russell Dauterman, Adam Kubert, Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva, and Luciano Vecchio, X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA #1 will be a giant-sized one-shot that propels mutantkind into an unpredictable future.
All your favorite X-Men are going to be left reeling after a series of shocking revelations, stunning betrayals, horrifying tragedies, impossible deaths…and more. Fans will also see their favorite heroes from throughout the Marvel Universe turn out in the most glamorous looks of the year and witness the reveal of the all-new X-Men lineup, including the winner of this year’s X-Men Fan Vote! Page after page of jaw-dropping moments that no one will seeing coming, all in one CANNOT-MISS package!
Announced by X-Men architect Gerry Duggan in a special video message, an all-new run of UNCANNY AVENGERS will kick off this August, spinning out July’s X-MEN: HELLFIRE GALA one-shot where FALL OF X, the X-Men’s upcoming era, will officially begin!
THE FALL OF X will be a major turning point for the X-Men franchise that will see huge changes in current ongoing X-titles and the launch of multiple exciting new series! The devastating events of the Hellfire Gala and the tragic circumstances of FALL OF X calls for the return of the Avengers Unity Squad in a new run of UNCANNY AVENGERS written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Javier Garrón! Innocent people and world leaders are dead after simultaneous attacks on the U.S. and Krakoan governments, and that means one thing: it’s time for a new squad of Avengers. False flag attacks meant to whip up anti-mutant hysteria are unfolding and hey, some of Steve Rogers’ best friends are mutants. Marvel’s new unity squad will include Captain America, Rogue, Deadpool, Quicksilver, Psylocke, and Penance. This powerhouse new team must solve the mystery of who the new, murderous Captain Krakoa is — and stop his team of killers from igniting the fires of a new world war.
“Everything we’ve been working towards in our third act is coming to a head this summer,” Duggan told fans in a video message. “The Uncanny Avengers have existed to provide an example of unity between humanity and mutantdom, and they will need to work extra hard at that now as relationships and friendships have frayed in the events of FALL OF X.”
X-MEN UNLIMITED #80
Launching on Monday, March 27th, the new 6-issue arc written by Grace Freud with art by Alberto Alburquerque and colorist Yen Nitro, is a doozy. Featuring Mutants introduced in her “LGBT-D” story in MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE, we see this new group deal with the likes of the disgusting, entertainment-obsessed Mojo!
Calling for the aid of Jubilee, hopefully, this intrepid group can keep themselves alive long enough to escape and prove themselves capable of being the heroes they aspire to be.