10 best Marvel Comics moments of 2021

Cosplayer QUIKCOSPLAY dressed as Storm (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Cosplayer QUIKCOSPLAY dressed as Storm (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images) /
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2. Marvel’s Hellfire Gala

Marvel Comic: A series across all of the X-Men titles

Krakoa had been a mystery to the world for some time. Only mutants had been allowed access to their sacred land. That changed in June when Emma Frost put the Hellfire Gala together to allow outsiders see their new home.

The Avengers, Fantastic Four, and a plethora of heroes and celebrities were invited and attended. Doctor Doom even came and was peaceful the entire time.

This was supposed to help calm peoples’ fear of mutants. In some ways, it did. Unfortunately, people like Henry Peter Gyrich used it as an excuse to instill fear. He even made a long time friend of the mutants, Guardian, fear his friends.

Overall, it was a fantastic moment. A new Alpha X-Men team was crowned, fun was had, and mutants flaunted their power in a big way.

1. Mutants own a planet

Marvel Comic: Planet-Size X-Men No. 1

With the combined efforts of Magneto, Storm, Iceman, and other Omega level mutants, Mars was terraformed. They didn’t just take an inhabitable planet and make it liveable (despite that being huge), the mutants of Arakko now had a place of their own. On top of that, the mutants claimed it as the capital of Sol with Storm being the regent – a role she has been destined to play.

Mutants took a planet and made it their own. What’s even more impressive is that they did it on their own. With that came a need for trades. They created a metal (mysterium) that’s more advanced than almost all Earth metals to help with that. They don’t need to be diplomatic; they could have just stayed on their own. However, they know that they have to play nice to avoid war with other planets.

It doesn’t matter if it’s Marvel, DC, or any other comic book company. Nothing bigger than this happened in 2021. The mutants own a planet and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

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