Welcome to Unsung Marvel Moments, where we bring you the Marvel moments worth talking about! Each week we’ll be highlighting some of the most exciting, emotional, and action-packed scenes in Marvel’s comics that we think deserve your attention. We got you covered on the Marvel moments you don’t want to miss! 

But beware, spoilers are abound! 

From the wedding X-Men fans have been anticipating to the sudden incarceration of Earth-65’s Spider-Woman, this week’s Unsung Marvel Moments are full of surprises. Unlike previous installments of Unsung Marvel Moments, all of this week’s selections are taken from ongoing series making distinct changes in their runs.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s boldest and buzziest Marvel moments!

X-MEN GOLD #30: Double Wedding?

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MR. AND MRS. #1. Cover. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

As you can see from the image above, an X-Men couple that is not Kitty Pryde and Colossus got hitched.

That’s right.

The marriage Marvel Comics has been hyping up for months did not actually happen in X-MEN GOLD #30. As the couple was exchanging rings in the climax of their wedding, Kitty came to realize that marrying Colossus was not what she truly wanted. So, the couple decides to amicably part ways.

This very moment is the twist that has comic book fans across all forms of social media talking! Now, the best part about all of this is that X-MEN GOLD #30’s twist doesn’t just end there.

In place of Kitty and Colossus’ wedding, Gambit and Rogue end up walking down the aisle themselves!

The Unexpected Happens in X-MEN GOLD #30

And to top it all off, the final pages of the issue announce a brand new series starring the married Rogue and Gambit by none other than Kelly Thompson, the writer of the acclaimed ROGUE & GAMBIT miniseries.

The twist of X-MEN GOLD #30 has undoubtedly divided fans. Some think it was great while others think it was not that impactful.

No matter how you look at it though, you do have to appreciate the boldness of the decision to turn this highly-anticipated event on its head.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801: A Day in the Life of Uncle Kenneth 

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800. Cover. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 brings a radically different tone to the series that just featured an epic battle against the Red Goblin in addition to the tragic demise of Flash Thompson. The issue brings on all the nostalgia as it follows the story of a man named Kenneth.

Kenneth is just like you and me. He has a steady job and a family that he loves dearly. The only difference between him and us is that Spider-Man saved his life once long ago in the early days of his crimefighting career. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 features the reunion between our favorite web-slinger and Kenneth many years after their first interaction.

As a result, what makes this issue so special is the focus on the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Sure, Spider-Man has always assumed this role. However, in a series that has featured Spidey taking on super-powered villains and grand battles, it is nice to see the series take a step back and depict Spider-Man interacting with people just like us. This puts him in our world and renders him a hero that truly exists to be there for us.

With this, I also love the AMAZING FANTASY #15 parallel portrayed in the image when Spider-Man first saves Kenneth. It instills the perfect amount of nostalgia in an already poignant work. As a result, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 is a heartwarming read that reminds us why we adore Spider-Man in the first place.

Perhaps most importantly, Dan Slott puts out a wonderful, bittersweet conclusion to his run on a Marvel favorite.

SPIDER-GWEN #33: The End of Spider-Woman

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SPIDER-GWEN #33. Cover. Image courtesy of Marvel Entertainment.

Gwen Stacy hits rock bottom in SPIDER-GWEN #33! Not only does District Attorney Foggy Nelson drop some serious charges against her, but, once incarcerated, Gwen endures a handful of serious beatings by the hand of Titania. In the midst of these hard times, Captain America offers Gwen a way out of prison through Peggy Carter. Surprisingly, Gwen turns the offer down, leaving us wondering what her overarching plan truly is.

Many of SPIDER-GWEN #33’s Marvel moments lie in Gwen’s scenes with She-Hulk. She operates as a loyal ally to Gwen throughout this issue even though most of the story is grim. Yet, in the midst of all that grimness, she brings a glimmer of hope to Gwen’s predicament.

SPIDER-GWEN #33’s biggest strength lies in its set up for Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez’ end to their run on the character they have developed exceptionally well in SPIDER-GWEN #34. Every path throughout their series thus far has led to this moment and this conclusion.

This issue has us guessing what will become of the Spider-Woman of Earth-65, and Latour and Rodriguez truly have us at the edge of our seat without a clue as to what’s to come!

Next Week in Unsung Marvel Moments

If this week’s releases from Marvel Comics had you at the edge of your seat, just wait for next week! Stay tuned for the highly anticipated BLACK PANTHER #2 and THOR #2, as well as exciting new releases such as MULTIPLE MAN #1.

So, check back in with us next week when we make our selections for the best and boldest Unsung Marvel Moments!

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