Marvel Concludes X-Men Documentary Series With House Of X / Powers Of X Combo
by James Ferguson
Marvel Comics has made it very clear that we’re in for something big with House of X and Powers of X, kicking off in July. Writer Jonathan Hickman is setting out to change the way we look at mutants forever. To celebrate this event, Marvel has been releasing some documentary shorts highlighting key moments in the X-Men history such as 1975’s Giant-Size X-Men and 1995’s Age of Apocalypse. The fifth and final episode just dropped, looking into the future with House of X and Powers of X.
When Jonathan set out to tell this story, he set out to change the way people think about the Marvel mutants forever…it really shakes things up. The first time he told it to me, I was upset. I was like, ‘We can’t do that. We CAN’T do that.’ The more I thought about it, the more I went, ‘Wait hang on, what if we did…’
House of X and Powers of X are written by Hickman, with art by Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva and colors by Marte Garcia. It will build on every X-Men milestone since the team debuted in 1963 up through today.
Writer Jonathan Hickman adds:
There’s no alternate universe version of the X-Men that we’re doing – time travel, or any of that kind of stuff. This is a very cause and effect, very linear narratively straightforward story. I think the most important thing about X-Men is obviously the way that individual readers identify with the characters…my obligation is to be true to the character even though you’re putting them in new circumstances and be true to the spirit of what it means to write an X-Men book.
Both series kick off in July.