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Marvel Announces Jonathan Hickman's X-Men Event

Marvel has revealed its plans for the beginning of a new era of X-Men. As teased in recent weeks and confirmed at the Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at C2E2, Jonathan Hickman will write Marvel’s mutants, but he won’t be taking over Uncanny X-Men or any other ongoing X-Men title, at least for now. Instead, Hickman will write two six-issue X-Men miniseries beginning in July. Hickman teams with Pepe Larraz (Extermination) for House of X. He teams with RB Silva (Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Blue) for Powers of X. Both series, along with the War of the Realms event and the upcoming Absolute Carnage event, are leading towards a mystery Marvel event that will launch in December 2019.

“The Marvel Universe is a tapestry of connections, with hidden clues and incredible details woven into every story,” said Marvel editor-in-chief CB Cebulski. “Our new publishing slate highlights the biggest moments for us this year…and we think you all will be excited for the next reveal planned this December.”

In a press release, Marvel compared House of X and Powers of X to some of the biggest events in X-Men history. The description reads, “This July, Marvel’s House of X and Powers of X will mark the next major milestone in X-Men history. Since their introduction by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby over 50 years ago, fans around the world have followed the extraordinary stories of the X-Men through seminal moments like Giant-Size X-Men, 1991’s X-Men #1, Age of Apocalypse, and New X-Men. Each of these moments introduced a new era for mutantkind – and starting this summer, the world will experience the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men.”

House of X Powers of X
(Photo: Mark Brooks)

“We are excited to have Jon back with the Marvel family, and we could not have asked for a better creative team to help usher the X-Men into a whole new era,” says Cebulski. “While we can’t reveal too much about the story just yet, these new stories will redefine the X-Men and their place in the Marvel Universe. This is a historic moment both new and passionate fans won’t want to miss.”

Marvel fans know Hickman for his work on Secret Warriors, SHIELD, Fantastic Four, Avengers, and Secret Wars. House of X and Powers of X marks his return to the publisher, ending a hiatus that has lasted since the conclusion of Secret Wars in January 2016.

Are you excited for House of X and Powers of X? Let us know in the comments. Both series begin in July.

HOUSE OF X #1 (of 6)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by PEPE LARRAZ
Colors by MARTE GARCIA
Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
On sale July 2019

POWERS OF X #1 (of 6)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by R.B. SILVA
Colors by MARTE GARCIA
Cover by R.B. SILVA
On sale July 2019

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