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Published July 24, 2019

How 'House of X' #1 Is Changing the X-Men Forever

Spoiler alert! Get a peek inside today's issue as a new era begins for the Children of the Atom...

Warning! This article contains SPOILERS for HOUSE OF X #1, So read on at your own risk, True Believers!

Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz are bringing mutants into the light like never before with a super-sized X-Men event that begins today in HOUSE OF X #1.

With issue #1 out now, we've decided to dive into a quick Spoiler Session to see what just happened in the 56-page debut entry in the six-issue series that will change the landscape of the X-Men for years to come...

House Of X (2019-) #1 (of 6): Director’s Cut

We open on Charles Xavier overseeing the birth of brand-new mutants, standing over them and stating, “To me, my X-Men.” It’s a spine-tingling opener that sets the stage for what’s to come. In the following pages, we see a number of representatives arriving at the Jerusalem Habitat to receive a tour of Krakoa.

Xavier has propositioned a deal before them all: officially accept the mutant nation-state as a sovereign entity and the world will be given a miracle drug (synthesized from the Flowers of Krakoka) that extends human life, fights all infections, and cures mental illness.

Expecting to meet with Charles, the reps are instead guided by Magneto, who fancies himself an ambassador of the new haven. The island itself can only be accessed by those with the X-Gene; if a human wishes to visit, they must gain permission from the highest echelons of leadership.

HOUSE OF X #1 Eastman Clover Press Retailer Variant
HOUSE OF X #1 Eastman Clover Press Retailer Variant

Out in space, agents of "the Orchis Protocol" set out to refit a station known simply as “The Forge.” The station is allegedly humanity’s only deterrent against the growing mutant population, which still has the possibility to overtake humanity—even after the genocide at Genosha. At its center sits a menacing robotic head not unlike that of a Sentinel.

At a contested Damage Control storage facility in New York, Mystique, Sabertooth, and Toad steal some information from the databases of Tony Stark and Reed Richards. As they make their escape back to Krakoa, they are intercepted by the Fantastic Four who trap Victor Creed before he can jump through the portal.

Cyclops comes through and asks to take Sabertooth into the custody of Krakoa—he even tries to butter up Ben Grimm by wishing him a “mazel tov” on his recent nuptials. The Four refuse and Scott Summers allows Creed to stay under their purview for now.

Back in the Krakoan habitat, the aforementioned reps are outed as “plants” who really want access to the miracle drug for financial and personal gain. Magneto assures them that Xavier’s proposal is not optional and that things will be very different from here on out.

Then the Master of Magnetism closes out issue #1... “You have new gods now,” Magneto says. And a new era for Mutantkind begins.

Read HOUSE OF X #1 at your local comic shop right now! Then head to Marvel.com/X for more on HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X!

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