After teasing his return to Marvel Comics, the publisher finally announced at C2E2 in Chicago that writer Jonathan Hickman will pen House of X and Powers of X, setting up a new chapter for the X-Men. Pepe Larraz will illustrate House of X, with R.B. Silva illustrating Powers of X. Marte Gracia will provide colors for both series.
“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,” Marvel Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski said in a statement. “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.”
The announcement highlights pivotal X-Men stories from the past, including Giant-Size X-Men, Jim Lee and Chris Claremont's X-Men #1 from 1991, the alternate-reality event Age of Apocalypse and Grant Morrison's New X-Men. House of X and Powers of X are meant to be the next big event in the X-Men franchise, setting up Marvel's Mutants for exciting new stories down the road.
House of X #1 and Powers of X #1 will go on sale in July from Marvel Comics.