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X-Men Member Vote Results Are In! Who Is The Last Member Of The New Team?

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BY April 16, 2021

DC did a tournament to pick a new series, which is still going on. Marvel, on the other hand, went a little less dramatic but somehow more exciting. Fans got to vote for the newest X-Men team member. So, now that the X-Men member vote results are in, are we ready to see just how wrong most of us here at Comic Years are?

And the Winner of the X-Men Member Vote Is…

Before we get there, let’s just look at how well Marvel set up the revelation. Zeb Wells, the author of Hellions, wrote five one-page stories where two nominees talked about the chances.

Strong Guy and Forge in Equality

Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Mike Henderson
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg

X-Men Member Vote Results , Strong Guy, Forge, Tempo, Boom-Boom, Armor, Marrow, Sunspot, Cannonball, Banshee, Polaris, Gerry Duggan, Hellfire Gala, Pepe Larraz, Zeb Wells. Someday, Strong Guy, the world will love people like us. Someday. (Image: Marvel Comics)

Boom-Boom and Temp in Over Served

Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Nico Leon
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg

X-Men Member Vote Results , Strong Guy, Forge, Tempo, Boom-Boom, Armor, Marrow, Sunspot, Cannonball, Banshee, Polaris, Gerry Duggan, Hellfire Gala, Pepe Larraz, Zeb Wells. Too bad Tempo didn’t win. By and large, a former villain/underused character would have been nice. (Image: Marvel Comics)

Amor and Marrow in The Best Offense

Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg

Strong Guy, Forge, Tempo, Boom-Boom, Armor, Marrow, Sunspot, Cannonball, Banshee, Polaris, Gerry Duggan, Hellfire Gala, Pepe Larraz, Zeb Wells. Can we just get a book starring Armor and Marrow instead? (Image: Marvel Comics)

Cannonball and Sunspot in Popularity Contest

Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: Diego Olertegui
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg

X-Men Member Vote Results , Strong Guy, Forge, Tempo, Boom-Boom, Armor, Marrow, Sunspot, Cannonball, Banshee, Polaris, Gerry Duggan, Hellfire Gala, Pepe Larraz, Zeb Wells. Thankfully it wasn’t either of these characters. We don’t need man-children on the X-Men. (Image: Marvel Comics)

So, those are all the losers. I voted Strong Guy. However, it seems that people have no love for a big, bald Italian guy like Guido Carosella and me. Additionally, our other top choices here were Marrow and the two in the next one-page comic, Banshee and Polaris. And now, at last, the winner…

Polaris and Banshee in New X-Man

Writer: Zeb Wells
Artist: David Messina
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg

X-Men Member Vote Results , Strong Guy, Forge, Tempo, Boom-Boom, Armor, Marrow, Sunspot, Cannonball, Banshee, Polaris, Gerry Duggan, Hellfire Gala, Pepe Larraz, Zeb Wells. Surely, Banshee deserves retirement. But the X-Men no longer have to worry about pesky things like aging or dying. (Image: Marvel Comics)

Now that we have the results, who had their money on Polaris to win the X-Men member vote?. Yet while we know Polaris, Cyclops and Jean are definite members, we still don’t know who will round out the rest of the team. But we’ll find out in Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz’s Planet-Sized X-Men: The Hellfire Gala. “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 said in the Marvel announcement. “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.”

Marvel also promised to reveal the full lineup soon, but as of this writing…nothing yet. So, who else do you want on the team?

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Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.

ArmorBansheeBoom-BoomCannonballForgeGerry DugganHellfire GalaMarrowPepe LarrazPolarisStrong GuySunspotTempoZeb Wells

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