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– by Emmanuel Gomez

“When two aggressive species share the same environment, evolution demands adaptation or dominance.”

A couple of weeks ago Marvel Comics dropped this teaser in every one of their comic books. Then they had another teaser a week later with the word “Hickman”. These two clues were not too hard for comic book fans to put together as it could be easily deduce that they were referring to mutants as one of the species and that Hickman was returning to Marvel to write the story.

Yesterday at C2E2 during Marvel Comics’ panel titled Marvel’s Next Best Thing confirmed what Editor-in-Cheif C.B. Cebulski called “one of the worst kept secrets of the past two weeks”, that Johnathan Hickman who had written such titles for Marvel Comics like Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Infinity and Secrets Wars would be taking on two new series titled House of X and Powers of X that will begin this July. Check out the stunning promo image by Mark Brooks below!

The two new series by Hickman will include artwork by Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva and colorist Marte Garcia. According to Marvel, they will build from every major milestone since 1963 through the current X-Men series and story line, including some of Marvel’s most iconic characters. The press release talked about some of the X-Men’s most seminal moments that were found in Giant-Size X-Men, 1991’s X-Men #1, Age of Apocalypse and New X-Men which introduced a new era for mutant kind. They claim that this summer will be the next seminal moment in their history.

“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 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.”

Will all the X-Men titles that Marvel Comics has released recently, including what at one point seemed like they may run out of colors at some point, it is a great time to take a step back and hit the reset button on these iconic characters. With Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox complete, it makes sense that they would want to finally get all the characters back in order.

Are you excited for Hickman’s two new X-Men series? Let us know in the comment section below!

House of X and Powers of X will alternate a weekly schedule starting in July with House of X.

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Source: Marvel Entertainment