with reporting by Hussein Al-wasiti
We can officially stop speculating now. Marvel revealed during its Saturday C2E2 panel, “Marvel’s Next Big Thing,” that Jonathan Hickman will take on the X-Men starting in July. The critically-acclaimed creator will write two new series: House of X, with art by Pepe Larraz, and Powers of X, with art by R.B. Silva. Marte Garcia will do colors for both series. Marvel also revealed its publishing slate for the remainder of 2019.
“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,” said Marvel Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski. “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.”
According to a press release, the new House of X and Powers of X series will build on existing X-Men storylines and milestones. The two series will be released on an alternate weekly schedule; House of X #1 will debut the week before Powers of X #1.
Marvel also revealed its publishing slate for the remainder of 2019. As previously revealed, War of the Realms will kick off in April, followed by House of X and Powers of X in July, then Absolute Carnage in August. There will apparently be a fourth event launching in December, though details are still to be announced. During Saturday’s panel, the December event was teased as the “payoff” to the connective tissue of preceding events.
Check out the art for the new X-lines and the publishing timeline below and stay tuned for more news from C2E2.