X-Men: The Wedding Special: Vol. 2 #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen, Yoon Ha Lee, Various Artist: Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 29, 2024 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
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Mystique and Destiny are one of the most beloved - and longest running - gay couples in history. Somewhere in their 100+ years together, the pair married, but we've never seen the event on the page. This year, Marvel's Voices: Pride makes history with Marvel's first woman-to-woman wedding! And with a couple as complex as these two, you know there's a lot more to the story. We promise party crashing! Villainy! Romance! In the classic tradition of Fantastic Four Annual #3 and X-Men #30, this anthology will be a must-read for every comics fan. Featuring the Marvel debuts of award-winning writers Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox Ga more

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - MaxMediaVerse May 29, 2024

    Marvel Voices: Pride Mystique and Destiny's Wedding is a beautiful, heartwarming issue that normalizes LGBTQIA+ marriages and showcases support from friends and family. The love between Mystique and Destiny is transcendent, demonstrating that love is love, regardless of gender presentation or sexuality. This issue pulls at the heartstrings and highlights the beauty of LGBTQIA+ love. X-Men has always championed inclusivity and the fight for belonging, and this issue not only underscores that message but also shows that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 29, 2024

    "X-Men: The Wedding Special #1 celebrates the Krakoan era and serves as a strong coda to "Immortal X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jun 3, 2024

    This was a fun, though inessential read. It's nice to see so many non-male creators gathered together in one book. It's a pity that Marvel only seems to break out this level of diversity for Pride. Read Full Review

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    AIPT - David Brooke May 29, 2024

    X-Men: The Wedding Special #1 might be one of the best Pride anthologies ever, thanks to the cohesiveness between its stories and some deep-cut queer characters being utilized. This isn't just a grab-bag of stories celebrating queer characters and queer creators, but a meaningful chapter that has fun with its bride and bride. The curation is impeccable, and big props should go to Sarah Brunstad for making this one-shot truly special. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Comic Book Spot - Jaymee Remolde May 31, 2024

    All of the stories in this compilation are fantastic. It treats queerness as an everyday part of life and for this I give it high marks. Read Full Review

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    Graphic Policy - Brant Lewis May 31, 2024

    Overall, X-Men Wedding Special #1 bolsters a talented team of creatives who celebrate a wedding centuries in the making, which conflicts with being 2024's Marvel's Voices Pride. I loved the wedding aspect, but I wish it had more stories and materials representing more queer and trans characters outside of solely X-Men ones. With Irene and Raven having Marvel's first sapphic wedding, its memorability and impact get slightly lessened with the other aspects the issue needs to juggle. As a result, X-Men Wedding Special #1 cannot solely be about their wedding but also has to carry the weight of being this year's Marvel's Voices Pride. I prefer if this served as a stand-alone special issue along with having a Marvel's Voices Pride 2024 issue. X-Men Wedding Special #1 celebrates the immortal love of Irene and Raven while struggling to showcase the diverse LGBTQ+ community in Marvel comics. Read Full Review

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    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 29, 2024

    Marvel Comics celebrates the renewal of Mystique and Destiny's vows in X-Men: The Wedding Special, which doesn't shy away from the complexities inherent in the celebration of two women who have had careers as terrorists and been unrepentant murderers or accessories thereof. The Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    KittyNone May 31, 2024

    "Mutter! I'm an accessory!"

    I am deeply disappointed in everyone I know for not celebrating me & my wife's love by handing out t-shirts calling me "bisexual menace"

  • 8.5

    This was a lot of fun, with some really good messaging. Particularly, the Wolverine and Rogue stories hit particularly well. Wolverine's story on a more meta level with its messaging, and Rogue's story on a more character driven level. The contents of this book make for some really good representation comics. I find it incredibly frustrating, however, that for all the good the contents provide, the cover shows Marvel's continued unwillingness to fully embrace LGBTQ representation. Why can't Mystique and Destiny kiss on the cover? Why the reluctance? I mean, X-Men 30 showed Scott and Jean kissing just fine. I think this cover is a prime example of how, in spite of being art, mainstream comics are still a controlled product that has to fit th more

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    JD May 29, 2024

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