Legendary writer Chris Claremont returns to the X-Men for an all-new story in X-Men Wedding Special #1, a companion one-shot to the Kitty Pryde and Colossus wedding taking place in X-Men Gold #30.
The side story will feature Kitty Pryde, who is marrying her fellow X-Man Colossus in the pages of X-Men Gold, a story being billed as "the wedding of the century." Writers Kelly Thompson and Marc Guggenheim will also provide stories for the momentous occasion, along with artists Greg Land, Marika Cresta and others not yet announced.
"X-Men weddings are always a big deal, if only because they're so rare,” Kelly Thompson said in Marvel's press release. “I think you probably have to go all the way back to X-Men #30 in 1994 - the wedding of Jean Grey and Cyclops - to get a wedding as potentially big as the wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus: two X-Men who've been around (and on again/off again) for literal decades.”
Artist J. Scott Campbell's cover of the wedding special can be found below.
X-Men Wedding Special #1 is part of the saga playing out in X-Men Gold issues #26-#30, appropriately titled "'Til Death Do Us Part." Of course, a wedding in superhero comics is not complete without the threat of villainous wedding crashers, so readers will have to pick up the issues to see if the nuptials are completed without any drama.
Details on the individual stories -- including Claremont's -- and specific creative teams have not yet been announced.
X-Men Wedding Special #1, written by Marc Guggenheim, Kelly Thompson and Chris Claremont, with art by Greg Land, Marika Cresta and more, goes on sale May 16.