Sunspot. Cannonball. Marrow. Boom-Boom. Tempo. Forge. Banshee. Strong Guy. Armor. Earlier this year, these X-Men characters were choices in the mega popular X-Men Vote! While they ultimately weren’t chosen as the final member of the Krakoan Age’s first team of X-Men, the vote took social media by storm with passionate fans campaigning fiercely for their favorites. And this February, fans can relive the excitement of this pivotal moment in X-Men history by seeing their chosen candidates in action in “Secret X-Men #1.”

  • This special one-shot written by “Excalibur” and “X of Swords” scribe Tini Howard and drawn by “Daredevil” artist Francesco Mobili will bring all nine of these mutant heroes together for a secret mission to the stars.
  • When the Shi’ar Empire faces an unexpected threat, they must call upon the X-Men. Team co-captains Sunspot and Cannonball will lead Marrow, Tempo, Forge, Banshee, Strong Guy, Armor, and Boom-Boom on a dangerous mission to save a figure of paramount importance—the daughter of Professor X and empress of the Shi’ar: Xandra!
  • See the team assemble on Leinil Francis Yu’s cover below and be there when “Secret X-Men #1” hits stands on February 9.

What they’re saying:

  • Writer Tini Howard: "We had to do it, yeah? And I jumped at the chance to tell the story while I had the time. Cannonball was my vote, and Strong Guy? Tempo? Boom-Boom? This is the perfect team for an intergalactic X-Men mission. I hope they didn't forget anything important!"