The free House Of X/Powers Of X/Dawn Of X previews in comic book stores today, Sowing The Seeds, give a lot of insight into what Jonathan Hickman is bringing to the X-Men. And then again, not a single bit of information that is of any use. As he says in the intro,
But the thing this magazine cannot convey – and this is the most important aspect of what we’re doing – is that this is a return to the way things are supposed to be. That the X-Men matter again. And for that, I’m afraid you’re going to have to wait for the real thing.
Basically, Ike Perlmutter says it’s okay.
So as part of what we’re calling Monster Wednesday here at Bleeding Cool. we have a new preview of House Of X #1 – to add to our earlier previews. and theories. Krakoa growing portals is the way the mutants have found a new paradise… and Wolverine plays tickle chase.
While in Powers Of X #1 the battle still wages. And the Colossus/Magik character definitely of the Rasputin line – whether Piotr or Illyana is up for grabs.
Which means this preview may well count as the first full appearance of the priestly Nightcrawler/Azazel character, as well as this new Rasputin. Rather than the actual issues, as these redacted character designs suggest.
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
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