Marvel tookC2e2 2019by storm with the in-person announcement that writer Jonathan Hickman is returning to the publisher to write two congruent X-Men series. From 2008 to 2015, Hickman stood out as one of the best Marvel Universe writers, delivering impressive work across titles like Fantastic Four, Avengers, and the2015 Secret Wars event(等)。
Since Secret Wars, Hickman’s been focused on excellent creator-owned work with Image (books such asEast of WestandThe Black Monday Murders), and Marvel’s been struggling to regain their footing. The promise of the writer’s return to an X-Men franchise that has also seen vast inconsistency throughout the 2010’s is an immensely satisfying prospect for fans of either.
Intriguingly, in pre-release hype Marvel has celebrated four distinct major eras of X-Men sinceUncanny X-Mendebuted in 1963:Giant Size X-Men #1(1975),X-Men #1(1991),Age of Apocalypse, New X-Men. The implication is that Hickman’s two series –House of XandPowers of X –will be the beginning of the 5th era.
Below you’ll find a complete guide to the X-Men comics of Jonathan Hickman, as well as connected prelude and tie-in issues that help explain the story.
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Road to Hickman’s X-Men
In interviews (including a brief C2E2 chat with yours truly), Hickman is quick to laud Morrison’s work with praise, fromMarvel BoytoNew X-Men. It should not come as a surprise if his X-Men comics treat theNew X-Menera with a degree of reverence.
Indeed, Hickman’s already pulled from Morrison’s lofty ideas, including the concept of the “phoenix egg” in his “Time Runs Out” build through toSecret Wars.
Speaking of massive, ambitious all-time great runs in Marvel history, Hickman’s run from 2008 to 2015 across the Marvel Universe stands as my favorite modern sequence of comics in Marvel.
Of particular interest, I’ve also dissected howHickman wrote specific X-Men characters and concepts, and what we might expect moving forward given this history.
Marvel made much ado over the ($7.99) 2018 release of a newUncanny X-Men #1, and the series ran weekly for the first 10 issues/weeks. While those ten issues do set the stage for a clear break that happens inUncanny X-Men#11, they’re most focused on driving to theAge of X-Manevent.
So, yes, long time X-Men fans can read the entire series, but purely for the purposes of a road to Hickman’s X-Men, I’d argue you can start with Matthew Rosenberg’s time writing the run solo fromUXM#11 on.
Uncanny X-Men#22 is scheduled for release July 17, 2019, and is set to conclude this series of Uncanny (which began all the way back in the long ago known as 2018). The first issue ofHouse of Xwill release the following week.
Hickman on X-Men Checklist
Collects:House of X #1 to #6, Powers of X #1 to #6
This is the collected edition – Full issue by issue breakdown below.
House of X and Powers of X Reading Order
TheHouse of X / Powers of Xduology是如此的有趣，我已经开始了一个名为“Krakin’Krakoa”的视频系列，在那里我提供了背景、历史和对漫画事件的整体热情。
The series starts here witha history of Professor Charles Xavier prior toHouse of X#1. From this point forward I’ll just list the next entry in the video series by number, so those of you looking to avoidany possiblespoilers can do so here!
You can find my exploration of some stand-out references to past Hickman comics inKrakin Krakoa: Secrets of House of X!
Krakin’ Krakoa #3also goes withHouse of X#2.
For my video background, check outKrakin’ Krakoa #4!
Video companion viaKrakin’ Krakoa #5!
Video companion viaKrakin’ Krakoa #7!
Just the single page story by Hickman and Dustin Weaver about Apocalypse and his four horsemen!
Video companion viaKrakin’ Krakoa #6!
Video companion viaKrakin’ Krakoa #8!
Video companion viaKrakin’ Krakoa #9!
Video companion viaKrakin’ Krakoa #10!
Video companion viaKrakin’ Krakoa #12!
After HoX & PoX… Dawn of X Trade Reading Order!
You should know that Marvel is collecting (at least) the first six issues of the new comics in the X-Men line known as Dawn of X two ways. First, there’s your traditional series trade paperback where the first six issues ofX-Mencomics will all be collected (for example). Less traditionally, there are also hardcover collections called “Dawn of X Volume One” and so on, that collect only the first issue ofeachof the six Dawn of X titles, then only the second issue ofeach, and so on.
Now, there’s been a lot of debate as tothe merit of reading every comic in the Dawn of X. There issomecontinuity overlap, and in that regard, I’d encourage fans ofHouse of Xread at least the first two issues of the six launch titles (all listed below in the issue by issue order!) to see which books you enjoy the most. From there, it’s really down to personal preference, and I’d advise sticking with the books that do it for you. For the completists like myself, though, thoseDawn of Xcollections may seem awfully tempting.
Collects: X-Men #1 To #6
Collects: Marauders (2019) #1-6
Collects: X-Force (2019) 1-6
Collects: Excalibur (2019) 1-6
Collects: New Mutants 1-6
Collects: Fallen Angels (2019) 1-6
Collects: X-Men (2019) 7-11
Collects: New Mutants (2019) 7-12
Collects: X-Force (2019) 7-12
Collects: X-Men/Fantastic Four (2020) 1-4
Collects: Marauders (2019) 7-11
Collects: Excalibur (2019) 7-11
Collects: Wolverine (2020) 1 (A Story), Wolverine (2020) 2-3, Wolverine (2020) 1 (B Story)
Collects: Hellions (2020) 1-6
Collects: Cable (2020) 1-6
Collects: Empyre: X-Men (2020) 1-4
Collects: X-Factor (2020) 1-3, 5
Dawn of X Hardcover Collections
Collects: X-Men (2019) #1, X-Force (2019) #1, Marauders #1, Excalibur (2019) #1, Fallen Angels (2019) #1 And New Mutants (2019) #1
Collects: X-Men (2019) #2, X-Force (2019) #2, Marauders #2, Excalibur (2019) #2, Fallen Angels (2019) #2 And New Mutants (2019) #2
Collects: X-Men (2019) #3, X-Force (2019) #3, Marauders #3, Excalibur (2019) #3, Fallen Angels (2019) #3 And New Mutants (2019) #3
Collects: X-Men (2019) #4, X-Force (2019) #4, Marauders #4, Excalibur (2019) #4, Fallen Angels (2019) #4 And New Mutants (2019) #4
Collects: X-Men (2019) #5, X-Force (2019) #5, Marauders #5, Excalibur (2019) #5, Fallen Angels (2019) #5 And New Mutants (2019) #5
Collects: X-Men (2019) 6, X-Force (2019) 6, Marauders 6, Excalibur (2019) 6, Fallen Angels (2019) 6 And New Mutants (2019) 6
Collects: Marauders #7, Excalibur (2019) #7, X-Force (2019) #7 And Wolverine (2020) #1
Collects: Marauders #8, New Mutants New Mutants (2019) #7, Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey And Emma Frost, X-Force (2019) #8, X-Men (2019) #7 And Excalibur (2019) #8
Collects: New Mutants (2019) #8, Marauders #9, Cable (2020) #1, X-Men (2019) #8, Excalibur (2019) #9 And X-Force (2019) #9
Collects: New Mutants (2019) #9, Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler, Hellions #1, Wolverine (2020) #2, X-Men (2019) #9 And Excalibur (2019) #10
Collects:X of Swords: Creation (2020) #1, X of Swords: Stasis (2020) #1, X of Swords: Destruction (2020) #1, X-Men (2019) #12-15, Excalibur (2019) #13-15, Marauders (2019) #13-15, X-Force (2019) #13-14, New Mutants (2019) #13, Wolverine (2020) #6-7, Cable (2020) #5-6, Hellions (2020) #5-6, X-Factor (2020) #4
Issue by Issue Dawn of X Checklist
There’s a short story in this Marvel preview/murder mystery by Hickman, RB Silva and Marte Garcia, featuring Mister Sinister. Well worth the read, and for the teaser it contains forX-Men/Fantastic Four.
A non “Dawn of X” comic that nonetheless features Krakoa, Wolverine, and Quentin Quire. Story by Leah Williams and David Baldeon who will go on to produceX-Factor阿霉素。This mini will read best if you read all 5 issues (and frankly, a fair amount of Gwenpool before that!), and it’s a really effective series closer.
Includes short stories featuring a handful of X-Men, set during the Krakoa era. Vita Ayala and Bernard Chang tackle a Forge story, and most notably for me, theBitter Rootcreative team delivers a Wolverine and Hulk story!
Given the Marauders involvement in this series, I’d recommend reading prior toMarauders #6, even though this issue was published alongsideMarauders#7.
LikeX/FFabove,Wolverineis a Dawn of X wave 2 series addition that makes more sense earlier in the reading order than its release date would place it (the comic was released the same week asMarauders#8 andNew Mutants#7).
Technically, I’d argue you could placeWolverine #1before evenX-Force #1如果故事的其他部分在相同的时间框架内展开，我可能会做出相应的调整!
Ok, this is a stretch, but there are thematic and literal connections to the Dawn of X in this oddball one-shot that diehards may find interesting. First off, the entire premise is tied to Weapon Plus, which is the expansion of the Weapon X program that originates during Morrison’sNew X-Men. Second, Man-Slaughter (they weaponized a Man-Thing!) is actually very tied to sci-fi themes writer Benjamin Percy explores inX-Force #6. And finally, the back-up story about Brute Force (which was anactualMarvel miniseries and is blowing my mind) mentions the Orchis program!
Doctor Strange makes a cameo on Krakoa
Not super essential, but Wolverine teams up with Felicia, and they occasionally talk Krakoa. Kris Anka’s art slays.
I debated including this issue, but there’s ahuge这可能会对x战警产生重大影响。Keep in mind that unless you’ve been keeping up with Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness’ run onAvengerssince “Marvel Fresh Start,” 66% of this story won’t seem relevant!
我的评论!Please note the FCBD special is very much a lead-in to theX of Swordsevent, and will be accounted for in that reading order as well!
Technically anEmpyretie-in, although this one is way more focused on X-Men. Myreview!
The events ofX-Men#11 seem to occur more or less simultaneously with theEmpyre X-Menminiseries. It was published after all 4 issues were released, so I’ve included here.
ThisEmpyrepost-mortem kicks off with a really good conversation between Jen Walters and Wolverine. Note that the issue will reference the events of the first Donny Cates and Nic Klein arc onThor,and as you should expect, it will mean alot moreif you’re caught up on Al Ewing’sImmortal Hulk(你真的应该这样!)
Placement of this 5 issue Jugs mini is flexible, as is the initial relevance to the X-Men’s big picture! Still, a pretty enjoyable series if you like Juggernaut.
Jason Aaron’sAvengersis building to a Phoenix story, which means the X-Men aren’t far. There’s a short tease involving Wolverine and Jean Grey at issue’s end.
Gerry Duggan brings Wolverine and Magik into his savage story, with supernatural implications that might tie into the Dawn of X down the road. I expect this should occur beforeX of Swords，但其他时间相当灵活。
Everything Is X of Swords!
Some updates for Franklin Richards.