In just one month, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman will team with artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva to relaunch the X-Men. But it seems that Hickman views the job as a massive undertaking, as he took to Twitter Monday to refer to X-Men continuity as “some nonsense.”
“There are no rules here,” Hickman said of the continuity of the greatest franchise in comics history. “There is no order. Just random unconnected gibberish.”
X-Men continuity is some nonsense.
There are no rules here. There is no order. Just random unconnected gibberish.
I just wrote 5000 words on when someone can, and cannot, utter the phrase "Omega Level"
This is a job I have in the United States of America.
— Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) June 25, 2019
Hickman’s complaint garnered support from fellow X-Men writers, such as Zac Thompson, one of the masterminds behind the current Age of X-Man event.
A pain I know all too well.
— Zac Thompson (@ZacBeThompson) June 25, 2019
As well as longtime X-writer Fabian Nicieza:
Been there done that
— Fabian Nicieza (@FabianNicieza) June 25, 2019
It looks like Hickman is hoping to turn things around with his upcoming relaunch, claiming to have written “5,000 words on when someone can, and cannot, utter the phrase ‘Omega Level.'” Presumably, Hickman has invented a bunch of symbols and created elaborate charts about it too, because it’s what he does, though he hasn’t explicitly said so.
In addition to trashing X-Men continuity, in the past few days Hickman also fat-shamed legendary musician Glenn Danzig, expressed a desire to coat the nude body of fellow Marvel writer Jason Aaron in cocaine at an upcoming Marvel creative summit, and admitted ambivalence about the possible death of Marvel Senior Editor Jordan White.
How does this not have a thousand likes? https://t.co/atoJ5XSYL8
— Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) June 23, 2019
Just sent an email to everyone in the Marvel corporate chain requesting that at the next writers summit we're divided into two groups: Those who did, and those who did not, watch all of TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG
I've also requested Cocaine. So as to coat the naked body of Jason Aaron
— Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) June 22, 2019
IF HE DIES, HE DIES. pic.twitter.com/4Yj4WE4tx0
— Jonathan Hickman (@JHickman) June 21, 2019
House of X #1 hits stores on July 24th.
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.
In Shops: Jul 24, 2019
Final Orders Due: Jul 01, 2019