Jonathan Hickman is best known for his writing and glyph making skills, but it looks he would also make a pretty good editor. Hickman took to Twitter to reveal that there was a typo in this week’s House of X #2… but if you don’t want to see spoilers for the issue, well too bad, because Rich Johnston spoiled them in a headline earlier today. If you somehow managed to avoid that though, click away now instead of scrolling below. On the other hand, if you want tons of spoilers, click here.
Okay. So the basic concept behind House of X #2 is that Moira MacTaggert is a mutant whose power is to go back to the start of her life every time she dies with all the knowledge of her past lives. And the current Marvel Universe, the one we’re familiar with from past X-Men comics, is Moira’s tenth life. And also, she faked her own death and is still alive.
But there might have been a little confusion about that because there was an issue with the timeline as presented in the book, and that’s what Hickman took to Twitter to correct.
So the Genoshan genocide did take place *after* Moira faked her own death. That settles that. So what about the other typos?
A fan pointed out one:
— THE PRETENDER MADELYN PRIOR (@LeMortere) August 7, 2019
And another pointed out another one:
— drenovallas 🌐 (@drenovallas) August 7, 2019
And another one? Wait, we thought there were only three!
The syntax here seems weird but maybe it’s just me. pic.twitter.com/LJ3rvKaraz
— House of Reed/Powers of Reed (@letstalkreed) August 7, 2019
Of course, as Hickman mentions, this isn’t the first of his X-Men comics to have typos. In fact, every issue so far has had them. Powers of X #1 had two typos, according to Hickman…
And House of X #1 had at least one as well:
At this point, Hickman probably just should have pretended he made the typos on purpose, and the comics community would have probably gone along with it, praising said typos as genius storytelling. That’s certainly what we’re going to do the next time someone complains about typos in our articles. “Bleeding Cool is just the House of X of comics journalism.”
In any case, though a startling number of typos have made it through the editorial process so far, that doesn’t mean Marvel’s editors aren’t doing their jobs. Their jobs are to tweet a lot, right? They certainly do plenty of that.
We look forward to the next groundbreaking, revolutionary typos Hickman comes up with for next week’s Powers of X #2, typos which will surely change the X-Men universe forever.