Mary Jane is headed to the X-Men’s Hellfire Gala in some stunning fan art by Mark Brooks, and she’s bringing an unexpected date along with her — Venom.
Brooks, a comic book artist who has worked for both DC and Marvel, posted the fan art onto his Twitter account. The artwork is part of a “Party Crashers” series created by Brooks leading up to the second annual Hellfire Gala. “Peter went solo so MJ grabbed #Venom so she wouldn’t have to crash alone,” Brooks wrote in the Tweet.
The story of X-Men’s second annual Hellfire Gala, hosted by Emma Frost, will be told in Marvel’s upcoming X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1, which comes from Gerry Duggan, CF Villa, Matteo Lolli, Russell Dauterman, Kris Anka and Carlos Gomez. Releasing on June 29, the issue promises a number of starting revelations that will shape the next stages of the Marvel Universe. The synopsis reads, “At last year’s Hellfire Gala, fans were mesmerized by jaw-dropping fashion moments from Emma Frost’s dazzling trio of Dauterman-designed pieces to Colossus’ unforgettable look by artist Lucas Werneck. This year will be no different – only this time around, mutants won’t be the only ones making fashion statements! The Hellfire Gala will be a night packed with repercussions for the entire Marvel Universe, and heroes from every corner will be in attendance.”
“I’m so thrilled to do all this design work!” Dauterman previously said of X-Men: Hellfire Gala #1. “My general thought with the Gala designs is that they should be high fashion superhero costumes — looks that reflect the characters’ personalities, and could work on a runway or a battlefield.”
While Spider-Man didn’t swing an invite to last year’s event, Marvel previously teased that Peter will be attending and plays an important role in the night’s festivities during this year’s gala. More information as to what Peter will be doing at the Hellfire Gala will be revealed in May 7’s Free Comic Book Day: X-Men/Avengers. Marvel also recently released a look at Spider-Man’s outfit for the evening, which is designed by Dauterman. “This is meant to be a more dramatic, futuristic version of a Spider-Man costume,” he said. “The bodysuit recedes in darkness, so the glowing spider symbol and geometric accents pop.”
Brooks has worked on Marvel titles such as Immortal X-Men, Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, avengers and many others. Along with MJ and Venom, Brooks also created fan art showing Inhuman‘s Medusa in Hellfire Gala draws.
Mutants Aren’t the Only Ones with Fancy Looks for the Hellfire Gala
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