Hickman’s back at Marvel, and the X-Men will never be the same

Hickman’s back at Marvel, and the X-Men will never be the same

If you listen to the Comics Now podcast, then you know I hold Jonathan Hickman’s work on Fantastic Four in high regard. It’s my favorite run on my favorite super-team, and one of my favorite comic book stories, period.

So when Marvel started teasing that Hickman would be coming back, I was excited. What would bring him back to Marvel (aside from the huge pile of cash I assume they trucked to his door)? Well, now we know:

New York, NY — March 23, 2019 — After weeks of speculation from comic book fans around the world, Marvel revealed the next monumental chapter for the X-Men during this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. During Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel, critically-acclaimed creator Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Infinity, Secret Wars) announced two new series: HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X, beginning this July!

Ever since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the X-Men, fans everywhere 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 with HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X.

“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,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. 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.”

These two new series – written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Young Gun Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva, and colorist Marte Garcia – will build from every major X-Men milestone since 1963 up through the current X-Men series and storylines fans know and love, including some of Marvel’s most iconic characters from over the decades. Each series will be released on an alternate weekly schedule, starting with HOUSE OF X, followed by POWERS OF X. Fans will be able to follow along each week this summer and witness history unfold.

HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X will go on sale this July!

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

POWERS OF X #1 (of 6)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by R.B. SILVA
Colors by MARTE GARCIA
Cover by R.B. SILVA
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Here’s hoping an ongoing stint on Uncanny will follow—stayed tuned to Comics Now for any details as they are revealed!

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