House Of M #1
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House Of M #1

Event\Storyline: House of M Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 1, 2005 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 19
5.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff! The Scarlet Witch is out of control and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers!!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 9, 2005

    Olivier Coipel turns in a lovely bit of work on this issue, from the sheer anguish of Wanda during the opening scene as Professor Xavier works to pull her out of the false world that she's created, to the equally powerful moment of realization of this issue's final panel. I also rather enjoyed the reveal shot of the gathered Avengers, as if one studies the double-page shot it's clear Olivier Coipel put some real thought into the personalities of the characters, from the fact that Luke Cage is sitting with his chair spun around, to the placement of Professor Xavier at the very centre of the gathering. Quicksilver's first appearance is impressive, and the panel where he's on his knees by her bed amazingly captures the character's anguish. The White Queen's cold summation is also nicely done by the art, as she is contrasted by Doctor Strange's expressions which clearly reflect his failure. There's also a nice establishing shot of Genosha, which deftly establishes that this place is sti Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Jun 6, 2005

    Those Marvel fans who absolutely must know what's going on with the Avengers and X-Men (which could well cover a large percentage of readership) won't be able to pass up House of M. And if the miniseries delivers on its promises of longstanding changes to core characters, most fans will want to know how those changes came about. So, sales success is built in, regardless of content. And, if other Bendis titles are any indication, it's possible M will pick up momentum next issue or the following. But a first issue should hook, and this one doesn't. For those too eager to wait for the trade, it may at least pay off to wait for issue one's second print: it will have the same weak story and mediocre art, but at least it will sport a more impressive gatefold cover. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jun 6, 2005

    However will they be able to kill her if she gives them everything they ever wanted? The selfish heroes will rationalize their way into forgiving her then, right? Well, the glowing elliptical void that eats Peter and the setting of a desecrated church for this dark rebirth should give us some hints. Read Full Review

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