Marvel has revealed the winner of the X-Men Election fan vote that determines which new character will be a part of the workforce. Though it got here right down to an in depth run, Lorna Dane/Polaris has been chosen at of the ten characters within the operating (Banshee, Sunspot, Forge, Tempo, Armor, Boom-Boom, Marrow, Cannonball, and Strong Guy) to earn her spot on the brand new X-Men workforce that can debut this June, through the “Hellfire Gala” story arc. Despite how followers could really feel in regards to the outcomes, the X-Men Election was undoubtedly successful, arguably producing probably the most mainstream consideration that the X-Men franchise has acquired, because the “House of X” occasion of 2019.
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Here is the total press launch in regards to the outcomes of the X-Men Election, by way of Marvel Comics:
MARVEL REVEALS THE RESULTS OF THE GROUNDBREAKING X-MEN VOTE
Marvel readers select Polaris to affix the brand new X-Men workforce in mega-popular fan election
New York, NY— April 15, 2021 — The outcomes are in! Last month, followers got the possibility to form X-Men historical past by voting for the ultimate member of the all-new X-Men workforce that can debut throughout June’s Hellfire Gala. Originally introduced in X-Men #16, readers have been offered a range of ten completely different mutant tremendous heroes to pick as their selection to affix the workforce. Beating out fellow nominees Strong Guy, Forge, Tempo, Boom-Boom, Marrow, Armor, Cannonball, Sunspot, and Banshee, Polaris has tallied probably the most votes and can go on to star in Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz’s X-MEN. Launching this July, the collection will inform the adventures of the primary X-Men workforce within the age of Krakoa, the daring new period of mutantkind that started in Jonathan Hickman’s House of X and Powers of X.
“The X-Men election was an amazing experience for the whole X-Office,” Editor Jordan D. White mentioned. “All the creators and editors had a blast seeing the fans’ incredible response to this first-of-its-kind event and we were right there along with you rooting for our choices. It was the perfect way to kick off the new X-MEN title.”
The first-ever X-Men election was an enormous success, receiving mainstream press and taking social media by storm. Fans in all places campaigned for his or her favourite in inventive and intelligent methods leading to “X-MEN VOTE” trending worldwide on Twitter all through the election. In the top, Polaris outlasted Banshee and walked away with the victory because of a devoted group of followers wanting to see this iconic hero step up within the franchise’s upcoming flagship title. Here have been the ultimate outcomes:
- Strong Guy
Created by comedian ebook legends Arnold Drake and Jim Steranko, Polaris debuted in 1968’s X-Men #49. Joining the workforce within the tailend of the Silver Age, Lorna Dane grew to become a recurring character in later years earlier than returning to the highlight in Peter David’s traditional run on X-Factor. The daughter of Magneto, Polaris inherited her father’s highly effective magnetic talents and has used them numerous occasions in some of mutantkind’s fiercest battles. The character presently stars in Leah Williams and David Baldeón’s X-Factor the place she makes use of her experience to resolve Krakoa’s most urgent mysteries. Now, she’ll be a part of Cyclops and Jean Grey in changing into chosen champions of mutantkind and the world.
“Pepe and I are thrilled to have Polaris aboard this year’s X-Men team. Leah and David made her shine in X-Factor, and we’re going to make sure she continues to rock in X-MEN,” Duggan guarantees. “The outline is done and dusted, and every member of the team is going to have their issue not just to be the coolest mutant, but the most important character in the Marvel Universe for one month. Can’t wait for you to join us. Hope you survive the experience.”
Visit Marvel.com to take a look at a collection of brief comics showcasing characters’ reactions to the result written by Zeb Wells. And keep tuned tomorrow when the total lineup of the X-Men workforce is unveiled!
Polaris will be a part of the all-new X-Men workforce through the Hellfire Gala, this June.