June's X-Men Hellfire Gala special looks to radically transform the Marvel Universe

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X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 cover art (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Update: X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1 has been added to Marvel's June X-Men line-up.

The 72-page one-shot special by Gerry Duggan, Russell Dauterman, Matteo Lolli, C.F. Villa, and Kris Anka tries to up the ante on the now-second annual event. 

2021's Hellfire Gala featured the X-Men changing the face of the solar system by terraforming Mars and claiming it as a mutant homeworld. So how do you get bigger than that? 

Marvel isn't saying yet but will reveal every superhero on the planet ... or is that planets(?) ... are invited to witness the "radical transformation" the X-Men will try to bring to the Marvel Universe. 

But when an uninvited guest crashes the event, chaos ensues that will cause cracks in the foundation of Krakoa and lead into 2022's uber-Marvel event Judgment Day by Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti, a three-way showdown between the Avengers, Eternals, and the X-Men.

X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1  (Image credit: Marvel Comics)
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Plus the special will also reveal the new core X-Men team lineup including the winner of the fan vote. 

"Last summer your host Emma Frost invited you to celebrate Krakoa with some fireworks. This year, it's about celebrating mutantdom's friendship with humanity," Duggan explains in Marvel's announcement. "Once again, we have a murderer's row of talent crafting a one-shot with revelations that will chart the biggest stories in the Marvel Universe. All that, and meet a new team of X-Men."

Marvel's June 2022 'Destiny of X' line-up of titles follows below...

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Marvel Comics already revealed the details of June's X-Men #12 and Immortal X-Men #4 (lead-ins to the Avengers, Eternals, X-Men event Judgment Day), and now it's released the full descriptions and cover art for the remainder of its 'Destiny of X' June X-Men titles.

According to Marvel, 'Destiny of X' will see the emergence of "new enemies, the formation of new X-Teams, and bold paths for your favorite characters."

'Destiny of X' kicks off later in March, but you can get a sneak peek at the June goings-on below. 

Marvel also promises more details about 2022's Hellfire Gala during the week of March 14-18. 

On Sale June 1

X-MEN #12
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art and Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
The grand climax to the Krakoan X-Men's first year! On the eve of the Hellfire Gala, threats have closed in on the X-Men from all sides. The secret machinations of Doctor Stasis, the terror of Gameworld, even the threat of the X-Men's own secrets getting out…it's all led to this!

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X-FORCE #29
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA
X-Force make their last stand AGAINST KRAKOA, THE ISLAND THAT KILLS LIKE A MAN! As Cerebrax captures and turns the mutants' powers against them, it sets its sights on the biggest mutant of all — Krakoa itself! A fight this big is going to take all the power X-Force can muster…and the true Omega to live up to his potential! 

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One sale June 15

WOLVERINE #22
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art and Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Wolverine runs out of allies to trust. Wolverine is trapped in an adamantium prison, and it's probably Deadpool’s fault.  But the betrayal of Maverick stings worst of all! Just what is so valuable in that briefcase that it pits mutant against mutant...against C.I.A.?

Wolverine #22 (Image credit: Marvel Comics)
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One sale June 22

KNIGHTS OF X #3
Written by TINI HOWARD
Art by BOB QUINN
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
Mutantkind's great Otherworld quest is in jeopardy. Gambit and his team gain a momentary victory over the Furies in Crooked Market, but as the group is hit by another wave of attacks by Merlyn's army, Rachel Summers' connection with Captain Britain is severed before she can call in reinforcements. In Sevalith, the Captain and her team face off against blood thirsty vampires as they seek out a lethal potential ally. Their quest required ten knights to begin, but no one said anything about the end. A knight dies here – and the hateful quest goes on.

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MARAUDERS #4
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art by ELEONORA CARLINI
Cover by KAEL NGU
Meet the FIRST GENERATION OF MUTANTKIND. The Marauders have gotten some jailbreak mixed into their heist! Pryde and her crew might've convinced Xandra to confront the Shi'ar's crimes against mutantkind together, but the fanatical Kin Crimson are ready to defend those secrets to the death. What hidden truths and horrors does the Shi'ar Chronicle hold? Deep in a pandimensional prison lies the answer – but will it unite two societies in progress, or destroy them both?

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X-MEN RED #4
Written by AL EWING
Art by JUANN CABAL, ANDRÉS GENOLET, and MORE
Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
A harsh lesson about the Martian way of death! Recent revelations threaten to profoundly alter the Destiny of X – and Arakko isn't immune from the fallout! With the clock ticking down to interstellar war, Storm faces a Galactic Illuminati… Magneto attends a meeting of his own that might decide both their fates…and Roberta Da Costa ponders a recent return from the grave alongside the strangest guest star of all!

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On sale June 29

IMMORTAL X-MEN #4
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by MICHELE BANDINI
Cover by MARK BROOKS
A Hellfire Gala story ripe with drama, revelations, and betrayal from a shocking uninvited guest! Emma Frost will do anything to protect the children, including the metaphorical child that is the Hellfire Gala. Last year's was a fantastic success. She would not like it if someone ruined the second. She would not like it at all… The events of this year's HELLFIRE GALA will lead directly into Gillen and Valerio Schiti's A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY, the next Marvel Comics crossover epic launching this summer.

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LEGION OF X #3
Written by SI SPURRIER
Art by JAN BAZALDUA
Cover by DIKE RUAN

Nightcrawler's squad faces a divine threat. An Arakkii fugitive god is lurking somewhere in the shadows of Krakoa, and Weaponless Zsen must track them down or face destruction at the hands of the terrifying Ora Serrata. After hitting a number of dead ends, Zsen and Nightcrawler turn to the astral plane for answers. Meanwhile, Pixie lures the Skinjacker out of hiding with the help of Juggernaut and…Dr. Strange?!

Legion of X #3 (Image credit: Marvel Comics)
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NEW MUTANTS #26
Written by VITA AYALA
Art by ROD REIS
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Fall into the looking glass. With her Soulsword shattered, Magik spirals into unfamiliar territory as she confronts her legacy in Limbo – dragging Mirage and Wolfsbane down with her! And while Magik faces the demons of her past, present, and future…Madelyne Pryor inches closer to the throne.

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Look for Marvel Comics' full June 2022 solicitations later in March here at Newsarama.

Keep track of June 2022's X-Men titles and all the new X-Men comics, graphic novels, and collections coming in the near future.

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