The Marvel Universe is about to get a new power couple. Marvel has announced that Tony Stark and Emma Frost will tie the knot as part of a September-shipping crossover between the ongoing X-Men and Invincible Iron Man series. Both written by Gerry Duggan, the story will feature artwork by Stefano Caselli on the X-Men installment and by Juan Frigeri on the Invincible Iron Man installment. Lucas Werneck provides the connecting covers for the two issues, seen below.

Here’s how Marvel describes the courtship of Iron Man and the White Queen:

First, in X-MEN #26, the moment we swore would never happen—heck, the moment EMMA FROST swore would never happen—is here at last! As the Frost/Stark knot is tied, Emma’s mutant family reacts to this surprise news! Then, readers are cordially invited to the wedding of Anthony Edward Stark and Emma Grace Frost in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #10. Come join the lucky couple as they exchange vows. Attire is Hellfire formal. Orchis raid to follow. Plus some exclusive wedding extras!

In an interview with IGN about the wedding, Duggan described the story possibilities the union of Tony Stark and Emma Frost brings:

“Neither seems like the marrying type. Why this works, and how this works, and how much fun this is whether their marriage works or not will need to be seen to be believed and you’ll have to buy it to find out! They certainly don’t seem like they’re ready to be married to anyone, let alone to each other, but life can change quickly.”

It seems Tony Stark can’t stop asking people to marry him. It was just a little over a year ago that Tony proposed to Patsy Walker, aka Hellcat, at the tail end of writer Christopher Cantwell‘s time on Iron Man. A new writer brings a new love interest, though, and Duggan clearly has plans for both Tony and Emma in their respective titles.

Look for X-Men #26 to hit stores physically and digitally on Wednesday, September 6th, and for Invincible Iron Man #10 to follow a few weeks later, on Wednesday, September 27th.


  1. What a terrible idea! Not only does it make Tony seem incredibly flaky after just asking Patsy to marry him (especially considering the short timelines that comic characters live), but Emma belongs with Scott Summers. Some of the greatest growth for both of their characters came when they were together.

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