House Of M #1

House Of M #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Marco Failla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 5
6.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• The House of Magnus controls all, having crushed all resistance to their reign. Magneto rules with an iron-fist, while his children and grandchildren live their lives as royals-with all the privileges and pit-falls that come with that title.
• But is Magneto's control as all-encompassing as it seems? And what happens to a conqueror when there is no one left to conquer?

  • 8.5
    Comics Recap - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Aug 30, 2015

    “House of M” sets up an intriguing world by flipping the “Days/Years of Future Past” premise on its head. What makes this issue most enjoyable are the abrasive sibling relationships between the three heirs of Magneto, and especially Lorna and Pietro's snippy dialogue. Hopeless' dialogue feels fresh, fun, and authentic to each character. Hopeless is gifted at writing characters with complex motives, and this take on Pietro and Lorna guarantees an entertaining story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Julestrue Aug 23, 2015

    It may not be my original House of M, but it was an awesome refresher from one of my favorite stories. I think Dennis Hopeless is the man to tell this story and know now that Marco Failla is the man to paint the picture. House of M #1 has certainly become one of my favorite Secret Wars Tie-in, I think you should check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Aug 24, 2015

    The writing and art brings you seamlessly back in to the fun, skewered world of House of M, but I don't see much of this line having any impact on the greater story arc in the events of Secret Wars. Truly a book for fans of the original series. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 19, 2015

    Visually House of M #1 did not disappoint. Marco Failla is the right artist for this tie-in when he brings the necessary level of energy for one that is full of action. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Aug 20, 2015

    Overall, this is a pretty decent opening for a new series. Yes, the focus is a bit all over the place, but the ending gives us a promising look where the series is goingnext. I'm for sure going to pick up another issue, and hopefully the series will be stronger after this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Aug 20, 2015

    Again, with that last page, Ill gladly be back for the next issue. I hope that the story picks up a little, but I have faith it will, now that we know the world. Lets keep those three famous words clear of this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Aug 17, 2015

    It may seem like I'm being particularly harsh on this issue, but there is a lot to like. Given the amount of characters being juggled, and having to condense a world we were introduced to through a huge event down into a few issues, this could have been a trainwreck. Seeing the Red Guard in action, the interactions between the three Magnus siblings, the introduction of new characters to the House of M world, and the last page all show that there is plenty of potential here. With all of the first issue setup out of the way I'm excited to see where Hopeless takes the story next. Enough so that despite the problems this issue had I'd still recommend the series to both fans of Dennis Hopeless, and fans of the original that have wanted to see more of this world. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Aug 18, 2015

    "House of M" #1 is not great but it's not the worst thing that "Secret Wars" has offered so far. The cliffhanger ending offers up something intriguing and worth sticking around for despite the flaws that exist in this issue. What is worth noting is that this, like many of the other "Secret Wars" tie-ins, is not new reader friendly but it doesn't do anything to tie-into the main series, leaving it as something a true fan of "House of M" could enjoy. Failla and Wilson combine for a good art team and that alone might just be worth coming back to. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Aug 23, 2015

    14 hours ago @chainchomp87 let us know what you think when you read it! #SwampThing #AlanMoore #dccomics #comics #vertigocomics Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 19, 2015

    House of M doesn't start off on a great note, as this issue struggles to define itself outside the shadow of the original crossover. Luckily, a clearer direction does develop by the end, suggesting that the new House of M will only get better over time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Aug 14, 2015

    The issue ends on a high note, with a surprising twist that caps off an introductory chapter which lays out an enticing world and a tense conflict. "House of M" #1 struggles in spots but is a competent kickoff that's just strong enough to sell the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Aug 21, 2015

    If Marvel's plan was to bury us in mediocrity this summer to make their Fall relaunch feel stronger by comparison, then they get top marks for that. But House of M #1 is middling at best. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Aug 13, 2015

    Overall, theres some really good story potential and ideas here that could make for a great, smartly written comic. Unfortunately this issue capitalizes on none of that and instead seems to serve no real purpose either to the main Secret Wars narrative or even as a story in and of itself. If you squint hard enough you can see the makings of a good story in there, but this debut issue lacks anything to really get you invested as a reader, whether youve read the original House of M or not. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Aug 19, 2015

    Matt Wilson's colors are functional in telling the story, but does little to truly add to the line art. But, nor does it take anything away, though there are times when some of the backgrounds get washed out with the forward characters. It's a style that would work with less aggressive line work, but within this book, misses the mark. Which seems to be the theme throughout this entire issue. There is nothing truly bad about the title, but nor is there anything that lets it stand out. Especially within an already crowded Battleworld setting where we really have seen some high stakes. Perhaps as the series progresses to it's suggested conflict we'll see something special. As it stands, this house has some shaky foundations. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 13, 2015

    House of M has the potential to be a great story, but not as it currently stands. It's missing a critical sense of direction, a goal to drive the story forward and make the audience care. Unfortunately, with so many other potentially universe-ending crises going on in the rest of Secret Wars - crises that have had several months' head-start ahead of this book - and this House might not stand for long. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 19, 2015

    The comic doesn't try too hard to catch up new readers, nor tie-in to the main event and at the same time is very light on story and character. Read Full Review

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