Hellfire Gala Timeline Adds Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

This month saw Marvel Comics' Hellfire Gala – the X-Men crossover event that is a) just a big party, b) a major diplomatic event for Krakoa, and c) something really big is going down. We have continued to take timestamps and tried to line the events up from this week and last into one Hellfire Gala timeline… with Planet Size-X-Men, it just ramped up a gear, and with today's SWORD #6 it did the same, not once but twice. We looked at the impacts of the comic books here, but how does it tie in with everything else happening in the other X-Men titles? Today we added Wolverine #13, SWORD #6, Way Of X #3, Marvel Voices: Pride and Guardians Of The Galaxy #15.

We start with Children Of The Atom trying to get into the Hellfire Gala in the first place.

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

Though they don't get much further in that regard – not this week anyway, meanwhile, all sorts of stuff is happening behind the scenes and has been for quite some time, seen in Planet-Size X-Men #1. Four days before…

The Hellfire Gala Timeline - Adds X-Corp, New Mutants, Planet-Size X-Men

The mutants of Arakko being too big for Krakoa. Three days before in Planet-Size X-Men

The Hellfire Gala Timeline - Adds X-Corp, New Mutants, Planet-Size X-Men

…Krakoan diplomacy showing cracks with Magneto coming up with a solution to all their problems. Two days before in Planet-Size X-Men

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As Captain America notices the change in the world, and Cyclops invites him to hear their plans for themselves. As the Guardians Of The Galaxy from today also arrive in time…

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

The day before the Hellfire Gala in Planet-Size X-Men

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Magneto goes ahead with his plan – but not before welcoming the Guardians to SWORD.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

The morning of the Hellfire Gala in Planet-Size X-Men, it all begins to take shape.

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The big powers recruited, though Franklin Richard who could have been quite useful if powered up, dismissed in the same way Magneto dismissed his once-daughter the Scarlet Witch. foreshadowing foreshadowing foreshadowing… so another reality shaper is recruited from Otherworld.

The Hellfire Gala Timeline - Adds X-Corp, New Mutants, Planet-Size X-Men

And from Arakko, just hours before the Hellfire Gala begins.

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And so, as the  schedule for the Hellfire Gala remains set from a couple of weeks ago, the Krakoans and Arakki go to work. As the gates open, and the great and the good of Earth are distracted…

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

Lots of things are already going down elsewhere in the solar system.

The Hellfire Gala Timeline - Adds X-Corp, New Mutants, Planet-Size X-Men

The Krakoan gates open at 7pm, and the guests arrive fashionably late at the Green Carpet in Mykines, in today's New Mutants #19.

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While X-Corp gets ready and Professor X worries about Brazil…

The Hellfire Gala Timeline - Adds X-Corp, New Mutants, Planet-Size X-Men

So another planet is being ripped asunder.

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At 7.29, Mister Sinister suits up.

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And at 7.30pm, the X-Corp staging area sees Multiple Man go to work…

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And at 7.40, we have the arrival of the Fantastic Four and Captain Marvel…

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

Marauders #20 doesn't give timestamps, but we see the arrival of the same characters, the Avengers, through the gates

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

And the Fantastic Four by their own ship. Might the Fantastic Four have more of a reason to distrust Krakoa? Well, yes, yes they might,

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

Although not every arrival matches up.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

Iron Man arrived in Hellions under his own steam, with a very aggressive attitude towards Quentin Quire, in X-Force.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

While he also arrives doing the superhero landing, he trademarked instead, in Marauders.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

In Hellions, the psi-dampener and Krakoan flower conversations are switched around.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

And Iron Man is more accommodating, offering to buy drinks.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

But in X-Force's version, he's just a lot more aggressive with Quentin Quire. Understandable, of course.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

But it does make for a weird disconnect. Could the two versions be a form of telepathic trickery, as only one rock in the solar system away, everything is changing.

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X-Corp joins the Green Carpet in Mykines.

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The night also begins for Nightcrawler in Way Of X.

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Mister Fantastic says something to Professor Xavier that will not be revealed now…

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

But we also get a performance from Rhapsody, Jean Grey, and the Stepford Cuckoos. A musical performance, the very nature of playing that is telepathically shared.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

Might this instant empathy be a handy diplomatic tool? As well as an excellent distraction from oceans coming to Mars.

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This probably is happening concurrent to a meeting between Namor, Professor Xavier, and Magneto happening on Krakoa.

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

Namor is offered a seat on the Quiet Council. He rejects it (as he did back in X-Men #7). Noting he has dominion of the oceans, what need he of Krakoa?

The Hellfire Gala Timeline - Adds X-Corp, New Mutants, Planet-Size X-MenGiven that they now have a new planet full of oceans, was this a mistake?

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Will they get back to him? Because the Beast has another more Earth-based plan over in X-Force.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

Using the flora of Krakoa to do something rather naughty.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

Even while on Mars, the flora has more ambitious plans, courtesy of more Arakki mutants.

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The X-Corp has the first two of their meetings.

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As far, far away, a world is getting a new lease of life.

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Captain Britain arrives…

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

While Wolverine is patrolling the Krakoan borders looking for uninvited guests…

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

As Arakko comes to Mars.

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X-Corp has more meetings. Or, at least, dances.

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While Sage runs Wolverine and Beast on the showfloor in X-Force.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

And on Krakoa, in New Mutants, the election of the new X-Men team is about to take place, interrupting their own dramas.

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The X-Men are elected by the unified mutant mindscape…

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

While X-Corp takes simultaneous meetings…

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…and Sunspot is left to lick his electoral failing wounds.

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He's not alone in that.

Marvel Confirms Marrow and Armor Lost the X-Men Vote

It's Official - Polaris Has Won The X-Men Vote

It's All Over! Polaris Wins The X-Men Vote, Tempo and Boom Boom Are Out

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And congratulations are shared.

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

X-Corp is still taking meetings.

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The Hellfire Gala Timeline - Adds X-Corp, New Mutants, Planet-Size X-Men

While the uninvited Hellions gatecrash the party, it will naturally not go well.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

Though Armor of New Mutants makes a notable arrival.

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But between the inevitable drunken brawl that follows, something else happens. At 11pm, Captain Britain, Betsy Braddock, kicks off as Great Britain leaves the Krakoan alliance.

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

While in X-Force, the dances continue…

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

In Excalibur, so do the diplomatic breakdowns.

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

Something it is possible they may regret, given the new intergalactic diplomatic role being played over on Mars.

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A new watchful eye over it.

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With a brand new port being built.

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While a boat sits outside Krakoa, watching, waiting, in X-Force.

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X-Corp has to deal with all sorts of undesirables who have their own, possibly conflicting plans.

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While former Captain Britain, Brian Braddock reconnects with Meggan…

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

Some news there? News that Nightcrawler hears in Way Of X?Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

And X-Corp's problems with the Fenris siblings don't get any easier.

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And on Mars, everything is finally ready for those in Krakoa to react.

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Emma Frost's remarks will also have quite the impact…expansion being the key, it seems. And more than anyone could have considered.

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

And something new to come.

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

Two people on asteroids at the end of time? One couldn't be Franklin, could it? Whatever is said, we will have to wait till Planet-Sized X-Men; it will have a big impact. And so we get fireworks.

Kevin Feige Asks Cyclops For His Story, In Today's X-Men (Spoilers)

Just possibly of a different kind than originally promised.

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With the CIA taking notes.

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And the whole place explodes in light.

The Hellfire Gala Timeline - Adds X-Corp, New Mutants, Planet-Size X-Men

With a brand new name for Mars.

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And the Hellions at least get to watch, giving Kwannon's words new meaning.

What Happened At Midnight At The Hellfire Gala? (Spoilers)

As Nightcrawler watches drunkenly in The Way Of X...

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

The word has gone out.

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And the world has to react, from Russia to Brazil.Hellfire Gala Timeline Adds Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

And the USA is trying to catch up.

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While the American superheroes have their own reactions. And Cyclops was also in some of the dark until now, it seems.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adds Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

The superheroes still need time to think… and drink.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

Carrying on into the night, with Guardian of Canada being seduced by Henry Peter Gyrich, Cap is still thinking.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

Although James Hudson seems more concerned about in incongruity of it all. There is a time and a place, apparently.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

And The Beast reveals his true, dark colours.

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There are intergalactic meetings above Arakko.

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And even later, Magneto meets with his daughter,

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Nightcrawler watches as they dance…Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

As dawn breaks on a whole new galaxy.

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But it's not over, as Doctor Nemesis shows disdain for the Mars terraforming in Way Of X

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And the after-party on Arakko begins.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

With a scene even popping into the Marvel Pride book out this week and now also a Hellfire Gala tie-in.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

While over in New Mutants, it all gets rather complicated.

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And Way Of X. brings the timeline home… making mutants feel like they're all in the same story Which is just what the Hellfire Gala crossover has done.

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

Best leave them to it, eh? As the Guardians get word from Earth, impressed…

Hellfire Gala Timeline Adding Wolverine, SWORD, Way Of X, Pride, GOTG

More Hellfire Gala to come.

MARAUDERS #21 GALA
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(W) Gerry Duggan, Chris Claremont (A) Matteo Lolli, John Bolton (CA) Russell Dauterman
WELCOME TO THE HELLFIRE GALA! The Hellfire Trading Company has put together the biggest event of the season – the very first HELLFIRE GALA! Everyone will be there – all your favorite mutants, their closest allies…even their worst enemies – for a night of dinner, drinks, diplomacy and deceit. Fireworks to follow. Plus: From the archives, a classic X-Men tale with our very first look at a Hellfire Gala by Chris Claremont and John Bolton! 48 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 02, 2021 SRP: $4.99

HELLIONS #12 GALA
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(W) Zeb Wells (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
WHO INVITED THE HELLIONS TO THE HELLFIRE GALA? Who thought it was a good idea to invite the antisocial HELLIONS to the fanciest bash of the year? Oh, no one? They weren't invited but they showed up anyway? Yeah, that sounds about right. 32 PGS./Parental AdvisoryIn Shops: Jun 02, 2021 SRP: $3.99

X-FORCE #20 GALA
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(W) Ben Percy (A/CA) Joshua Cassara
INVITE-ONLY TO THE HELLFIRE GALA! It's party time, but somebody's got to work it. And when invited guests (and a few crashers) prove to be planted antagonistic agents, X-FORCE will need to get their hands dirty and keep this all under wraps…before anyone catches wind! 32 PGS./Parental AdvisoryIn Shops: Jun 02, 2021 SRP: $3.99

EXCALIBUR #21 GALA
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(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar
RICTOR HATES PARTIES. Even the nice ones. And with Captain Britain's return to a changed world, this one is looking to be not so nice. Excalibur's Earth-shattering HELLFIRE GALA issue will change Krakoan diplomacy forever. 32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 09, 2021 SRP: $3.99

X-MEN #21 GALA
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(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Nick Dragotta, Russell Dauterman, Lucas Werneck, Sara Pichelli, Frank Martin, Matthew Wilson, Sunny Gho, Nolan Woodard, Clayton Cowles (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
THE HEROES OF KRAKOA DEBUT! It's a changing if the guard as the first X-Men team of Krakoa debuts! One era ends as a new one begins, and the handoff happens here. 32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 09, 2021 SRP: $3.99

CHILDREN OF ATOM #4
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(W) Vita Ayala (A) Paco Medina (CA) R. B. Silva
DREAMS DIE YOUNG! Krakoa is opening its doors for the Hellfire Gala?! Sounds like the perfect opportunity for the Children of the Atom kids to visit. After all, Krakoa is their home…right? What could stop them? Or rather, who… 32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 09, 2021 SRP: $3.99

NEW MUTANTS #19 GALA
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(W) Vita Ayala (A) Alex Lins (CA) Martin Simmonds
AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO… The HELLFIRE GALA is here, and the NEW MUTANTS have the chance to take a break from training the youth of Krakoa – an opportunity to get dressed up and get down. But not everyone is on their best behavior…and someone has vanished without a trace. 32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 16, 2021 SRP: $3.99

PLANET-SIZED X-MEN #1 GALA
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(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
THEY CAME TO SLAY! The HELLFIRE GALA rages on, but bigger things are afoot a world away. Make no mistake – this is an X-Men book drawn by superstar artist Pepe Larraz. It is absolutely the most important issue of the month. 48 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+In Shops: Jun 16, 2021 SRP: $4.99

X-CORP #2 GALA
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(W) Tini Howard (A) Alberto Foche (CA) David Aja
A SHARK IN THE WATER! After X-CORP's shocking debut, they've got fences to mend, hands to shake and most importantly – a board to staff. With Dr. Jamie Madrox's top-class dupes staffing the HELLFIRE GALA, CXOs Monet and Angel must stalk the dance floor and hope they don't get preyed on themselves. 32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 16, 2021 SRP: $3.99

SWORD #6 GALA
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(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Valerio Schiti
THIS IS WHAT COMES NEXT. On Earth, the HELLFIRE GALA is in full swing. But on S.W.O.R.D. Station One, a very different guest list comes together…as Abigail Brand finally unveils her plans for Mysterium – and the future of human and mutantkind. 32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 23, 2021 SRP: $3.99

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #15
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(W) Al Ewing (A) Juan Frigeri (CA) Brett Booth
GUARDIANS VS. S.W.O.R.D.! In the wake of the Snarkwar and reeling from revelations of their own, the Guardians come face-to-face with the S.W.O.R.D. station crew…including their Quiet Council liaison-Magneto! And he's not known for friendly chats… It's the Human Rocket versus the Master of Magnetism-and it's winner take all! 32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 23, 2021 SRP: $3.99

WAY OF X #3 GALA
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(W) Si Spurrier (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli
MAKE MORE MUTANTS.
It's the Hellfire Gala hangover. Nightcrawler tries to root out the evil working to destroy Krakoa by investigating all its laws, starting with… **SEXY SAXOPHONE SOLO** 32 PGS./Rated T+In Shops: Jun 23, 2021 SRP: $3.99

WOLVERINE #13 GALA
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(W) Ben Percy (A) Scot Eaton (CA) Adam Kubert
HELLFIRE COMPROMISED!
Can WOLVERINE and X-FORCE keep the peace or is the gala doomed?
32 PGS./Parental AdvisoryIn Shops: Jun 23, 2021 SRP: $3.99

MARVELS VOICES PRIDE #1
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(W) Kieron Gillen, More (A) Javi Garron, More (CA) Luciano Vecchio
MARVEL CELEBRATES LGBTQ+ CHARACTERS & CREATORS WITH A RAINBOW-POWERED SPECIAL!
Marvel Comics is proud to present its first ever queer-centered anthology! Ring in Pride Month with an amazing assembly of writers and artists from all walks of life. Wiccan and Hulkling! Iceman! Mystique and Destiny! Karma! Akihiro! Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean! Celebrate these and so many more legendary characters from across the Marvel archive! New and fan-favorite creators tell their Pride stories – stories of inspiration and empowerment, stories that illustrate "the world outside your window" in full color. Plus, some of Marvel's biggest LGBTQ+ moments get a special reprinting. Don't miss an extraordinary new chapter in Marvel history! 88 pages/ONE-SHOT/Rated T+In Shops: Jun 23, 2021 SRP: $9.99

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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