The past few years have brought some major changes to the world of Marvel Comics' X-Men, with the Dawn of X and Reign of X publishing initiatives have changed what people thought they knew about the mutant characters. This summer, that is set to culminate in the Hellfire Gala, a twelve-chapter event that will see the residents of the mutant island of Krakoa coming together for an epic party. One centerpiece of that party will be the unveiling of a new X-Men team, part of which Marvel fans were able to vote on via an online poll. While it'll still be a while before the Hellfire Gala officially commences, a new series of previews have already begun to spoil who the winner of the "X-Men Vote" will be.
The previews show two conversations — between Strong Guy and Forge, as well as between Tempo and Boom-Boom — about their own personal emotions tied to the gala. Both comics, surprisingly, end with the reveal that none of the mutants involved were chosen to join the X-Men.
For those keeping track, that means that Armor, Banshee, Cannonball, Marrow, Polaris, and Sunspot remain in the running for a spot on the X-Men roster. At this point, it's anyone's guess as to who the remaining team member will end up being.
The bulk of the X-Men team is being chosen democratically, in-universe, after Cyclops and Marvel Girl determined the need for mutant heroes operating outside the confines of the Krakoan government following X of Swords' events. A message went out reading, "For The People. The X-Men are the heroes of Krakoa. For the people, made up of the mutants of our great nation. In the coming days, we will announce the dates of our annual X-Men election and will be accepting nominations for representatives. This will be followed by a formal vote and then an unveiling of your team at the first Hellfire Gala."
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The Hellfire Gala will begin in Planet-Size X-Men #1, which arrives in stores on June 16th.