X-citing news came out C2E2 in Chicago this past Saturday. During Marvel's Next Big Thing panel, the comic book publisher announced that fan-favorite writer Jonathan Hickman would be returning to guide the X-Men into a bold new era. The writer will team with artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva on two new titles: House of X and Powers of X.
Little is actually known about the two titles so far, but given Hickman's penchant for sprawling epics -- the writer spearheaded both the Fantastic Four and the Avengers in character-defining runs -- there is a lot of excitement surrounding the X-Men's new direction.
Now, following the official announcement, Eisner and Harvey award nominated graphic designer Tom Muller has unveiled the new X-Men logo for both series. "Marvel Comics has just announced a new seminal moment for their X-Men franchise," the artist wrote on Twitter, "starting with the “House of X” and “Powers of X” series. I've been working with @jh_pronea, who is writing both books; and designed the new X mark."
Marvel Comics has just announced a new seminal moment for their X-Men franchise; starting with the “House of X” and “Powers of X” series. I’ve been working with @jh_pronea, who is writing both books; and designed the new X mark.— Tom Muller (@hellomuller) March 24, 2019
—#design #logo #C2E2 #marvel #marvelcomics #x… pic.twitter.com/4YJwktQxXS
This new logo first appeared at the top of the official artwork that announced Hickman, Larraz and Silva's House of X and Powers of X. However, Muller's Twitter offers a much better look at the new logo, which keeps the iconic framing of the X-Men mark while tweaking it with a thick font and straight lines that makes this new logo classic, modern and intriguing all at the same time.
Throughout his comic book work, Hickman's work has been known to feature many graphic designs for character logos. His Avengers saga featured an elaborate character map for all the superheroes involved in the story, while his Fantastic Four run saw the team don new superhero costumes with a bold new logo and design. Even his work on the Image series Black Monday Murders featured intricate logos that were at the heart of the story. Now, it appears that his X-Men run will feature the same kind of bold re-imagining that will fuel this new chapter of the mutant super-team's history.
"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," Marvel Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski said. "This is a historic moment both new and passionate fans won’t want to miss."
House of X #1 and Powers of X #1, from Marvel Comics, will hit store shelves this July.