Marvel Comics made a lot of news at C2E2 this year, but maybe none bigger than the return of writer Jonathan Hickman to the Marvel Universe. Hickman will be writing two new X-Men series — House of X and Powers of X — beginning in July. Art will come courtesy of Marvel “Young Gun” Pepe Laraz (on House) and R.B. Silva (on Powers), with colors by Marte Gracia. The two six issue series are being released on an alternating weekly schedule, according to Marvel.
While fans have been looking for clues in Mark Brooks’s promotional image from the announcement, for now we’ll have to wait and wonder why there are multiple versions of some characters.
Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski said,
“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. 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.”
Additionally, artist Tom Muller tweeted his design for a new X-logo that will arrive with the new books:
Hickman is no stranger to the Marvel Universe, of course; his last big splash was Secret Wars.
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