X-Men founder Charles Xavier is the focus of a new teaser for writer Jonathan Hickman's upcoming House of X and Powers of X. The promotional artwork by artist Dale Keown features a Professor X statue in the mold of The Lincoln Memorial.
Atop Xavier's head is the mutant-tracking technology called Cerebro, and the mysterious botanical plants that have been displayed in previews for the dual X-Men miniseries by artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva are shown growing up the memorial.
Written on the wall behind the Xavier memorial statue is the phrase, "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved mutantkind, the memory of Charles Xavier is enshrined forever."
The cover to Powers of X #5 may have revealed the X-Men villain Mister Sinister as the character behind the mysterious plantlife. With outstretched hands reaching out from the plant's pods, we may be witnessing Mister Sinister producing new mutants through his twisted experiments.
Hickman has shared very few details regarding House of X and Powers of X, but we do know both series deal with the X-Men's history and mutants' history in the Marvel Universe. "One, House of X, is a story about a pivotal month in the history of the X-Men where everything changes for mutants on Earth. And the other, Powers of X, is a story about the history of mutants in the Marvel Universe," Hickman said in an interview. "It works as a series of reveals and revelations where each issue of HOX that follows POX -- and vice versa -- makes you reinterpret the issue you had previously read."
Marvel previously teased the book as having "the most important scene in the history of the X-Men."
House of X #1 and Powers of X #1 go on sale in July from Marvel Comics.