As part of the release of House Of X and Powers Of X, the new X-Men relaunch series written by Jonathan Hickman, drawn by Pepe Larraz, R. B. Silva and Marte Gracia, Marvel will be sending comic book retailers packets of branded seeds as a promotional item to promote the two twice-monthly comic books.
These ‘Krakoa’ seeds tie in with a lot of the foliage and garden imagery we have seen regarding the launch of the two series as well as the promotional language as well. The packets state that they include Krakoa seeds, with which one could presumably grow one’s own sentient Krakoa island, But does seem to confirm that Krakoa will be playing a large role in these series.
But non-USA stores will not be getting them. There will no doubt be customs issues, The UK government alone says,
Up to 5 retail packed packets of ‘restricted seeds’ (not all seeds are restricted; and the importation into the UK of potato seeds is prohibited). If you wish to bring more than 5 packets back to the UK you will need to obtain a phytosanitary certificate or a licence.
Phytosanitary certificates are issued by the national plant protection service in the country from which goods are to be exported. Licences are issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) or the Forestry Commission.
So clearly that wasn’t going to happen. Bleeding Cool is, however, able to bring the artwork and language of the packets. And suggest that, maybe, people engage in a little grey market activity on eBay or go to an American comic convention this summer if you really, really want them. They’ll be in stores from the 24th of July.
HOUSE OF X #1 (OF 6)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
FACE THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel’s mutants and revolutionized the X-Men. In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind…one that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more.
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
Final Orders Due: Jul 01, 2019
POWERS OF X #1 (OF 6)
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva
FEAR THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present and future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after. You do not want to miss the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men!
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 31, 2019
Final Orders Due: Jul 08, 2019