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House of X #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 33 User Reviews: 157
9.2Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

FACE THE FUTURE! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (SECRET WARS, AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) takes the reins of the X-Men universe! Since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men. Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel's mutants and revolutionized the X-Men. In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more.
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  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 25, 2019

    House of X is the X-Men story fans have been salivating for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jul 24, 2019

    House Of X #1 is pretty much everything X-Men fans could wish for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Shane Michael Aug 18, 2019

    If you've felt that the X-universe as been lacklustre in the last several years, I believe this is a perfect place to once again give those merry mutants another try. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Jul 26, 2019

    There is a lot going on in House of X #1, yet it feels concise. There is nothing that feels like filler. Instead, by the end of the book, the new status quo feels established. At the same time, it is obvious that Hickman is placing clues to the overall picture of this story. Hickman takes the time to establish the X-Men within the current Marvel universe confirming that this is not an alternative reality. Fans who have been waiting for the next instant classic like Morrison's run should be pleased with this first chapter for Hickman and company. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jul 26, 2019

    From the periodic breaks in the story that provide context and explanations to Charles and Magneto finally coming to terms with their differing ideological opinions, House of X holds back nothing and is the start of so much greatness to come. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Jul 24, 2019

    The era of X-Men has arrived. It's fascinating, it's well-drawn and well-colored, it has great character moments, and it has direction. But it is not the X-Men as you've ever seen them before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 27, 2019

    House of X #1 delivers everything I hoped it would and more. It's the real deal in terms of revamping the X-Men into something bigger and hopefully better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Jul 24, 2019

    Every inch of this issue is intriguing and a sign of good things for the future of the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 24, 2019

    A landmark comic and a mission statement about how thoughtful, complex, and fascinating graphic sequential writing can be while also honoring core concepts of beloved long-running Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jul 31, 2019

    Text scattered throughout the story also allows an insight into the position seemingly taken by the X-Men, and the unlikely alliance between Magneto and Charles. For my money, it's not really Charles, the flowers are the key to it all, and a more familiar X-men will appear by series end. Superb writing, lovely art that really manages to keep the huge amount of text and world building from overwhelming it, and the two just working well together. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jul 25, 2019

    As someone who was already likely to love this comic, I was satisfied. I did not expect to be blown away as much as I was here. This is the beginning of an X-Men run youll only see once in a generation. Hickman is playing for keeps here and I aim to be there from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jul 24, 2019

    'House of X' is bold, risky, unconventional, but also absolutely genius. I have been reading X-Men since I was a kid and I am so elated with joy! This is my X-Men and they’re back! I honestly believe House of X is a huge contender to be the best book you read all year, it’s that good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jul 24, 2019

    This is not a drill. HOUSE OF X is the most important X-Men comic in 30 years. ALL HAIL LORD HICKMAN. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Jul 24, 2019

    A daring, ambitious leap forward for mutantkind that feels like a successor to Morrison while also being utterly unique, building a world truly of the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 24, 2019

    Pepe Larraz has some beautiful and captivating art in this issue. Both Larrazs art and Gracias colors explode on the page. Everything from the characters to the backgrounds is filled with gorgeous details and the art is enhanced exponentially by the shadows and colors. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 25, 2019

    It's a very promising start, and highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Jul 25, 2019

    Make no mistake: this is big, ballsy and ambitious storytelling. But that's what we've come to expect from Hickman, and he hits every right note, at least in this first issue. How he follows up will be a key here, but issue #1 has left me more intrigued and excited for my favorite band of mutants than I have been in a long, long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jul 24, 2019

    This is the beginning of a multifoliate, gorgeously complex story, one which looks like it will change the franchise for many years to come. The art is wonderful enough to live up to that burden. Pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 24, 2019

    House of X #1 is bold and smart. More importantly, it is entertaining and awe-inspiring. For the first time in a while, X-Men fans will find themselves with a sense of hope that doesn't feel hollow. This issue isn't perfect, but it is simply one of the best X-Men experiences in nearly a decade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 26, 2019

    So the X-Men are back, yet in all reality, they are not quite back, given that this book will lead to the start of a new wave of X-books. Fans will have to wait for yet another two mini-series to run their course before you get to see them in all their ZZAP, SNIKT and BAMF glory. At least with Hickman involved here and in future books, there feels likes there is some point in actually reading both House Power of X. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jul 24, 2019

    This is the X-Men book Ive been waiting for since starting the site and podcast. Its not perfect, but its damn near close. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jul 25, 2019

    If you were hesitant about the direction of the X-Books like me? Then House of X #1 might begin to ease your worries. It may be too soon to drop your guard until Powers of X comes out next week, but for now this feels like the start of something memorable in the X-Men's history. Without a doubt this is one of the strongest debuts for an X-Men book next to X-Men: Red. This is the time to genuinely fight the urges that past writers fell prey to. We need new, but we also need what makes the X-Men who they are at the core. This is them fighting the kind of fight that they should have long ago. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 24, 2019

    Whether the Children of the Atom prove to be angels or devils, there's something exciting and strange about trying to make sense of Jonathan Hickman's new scripture " it's a brave new world for the House of X, and it's one X-fans will absolutely love exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jul 25, 2019

    Hickman, Larraz and Gracia bring Marvel's mutants into a magnificent new era that feels genuinely fresh and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 24, 2019

    House of X #1 serves as a jolt of adrenaline to the X-Men franchise in a way only Jonathan Hickman can deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 24, 2019

    House of X #1 was a hard review for me in the writing. Like most of Hickman's stuff is, it is dense and high-concept and usually takes a while for a payoff. I like it and don't like it at the same time. It has me very interested to see what he has in store down the line and what happens with Marvel's mutants. Which is a very good thing to do. At the same time, I don't know how enjoyable the single issues are. The art is good; while not my favorite style, it looks good and has some great detail throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jul 24, 2019

    This is a challenging comic, but in the way that I want comics to be challenging, filled with new concepts and spins on existing character, and challenges to the form itself. I can't wait to read more of Hickman's take on the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jul 29, 2019

    House of X #1 is a largely exhilarating, sometimes frustrating, and often chilling start to this latest iteration of the mutant story. Hickman, Larraz and Gracia begin the newest cold war between mutants and humans, all without firing one single optic blast or a popping of adamantium claws. This creative team relies on big ideas, skillful execution and the excitement of the new to pull their readers into this new day of X. Welcome to the new age of mutants. Hope you survive the experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 30, 2019

    On its own, HoX is a captivating but often confusing read akin to the first piece of a jigsaw puzzle. How it all fits together " especially when read with Powers of X " is yet to be seen, but in the meantime there are great little character moments that provide short-term satisfaction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jul 25, 2019

    If you have never read an X-Men comic before due to the ridiculously convoluted continuity then do not fear. I highly encourage you to hop aboard House of X #1. If you are a lapsed X-Men reader then I definitely encourage you to give House of X #1 a try. Hickman has something special in store for readers with his plans for the X-Men franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 25, 2019

    The X-Men feel (almost) all-new and all-different for the first time in a while, and that's an exciting prospect. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 24, 2019

    House of X #1 isn't a bad comic. It's also not quite a good comic either. House of X #1 is a hell of a deviation from releases just last week. It's almost too bold with little progression from what has come before and such a jump that it leaves readers a bit confused. There isn't an evolution to this point, it's a clean break leaving too many questions unanswered. Maybe we'll get those answers in Powers of X #1, the sister series to this one. Hickman generally sees his greatest writing strength as part of the big picture, not individual chapters. As is, this is both an exciting direction and a bit of a headscratcher. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 28, 2019

    Aside from distracting lettering, it's got a lot going for it, but it's a really overwhelming introduction that almost sinks the successes of the visual storytelling. Read Full Review

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