Review: House of X #2

House of X #2

In House of X #2, learn the truth about one of the X-Men’s closest allies…and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind!

Writer Jonathan Hickman has dropped, what feels like, a bomb on the X-Universe. In House of X #2 he rewrites the history of a key X-Men character adding depth and an interesting twist to it all. Hickman also delivers another nine different alternate universes while doing so. Thankfully, the issue gives us a handy timeline and map for us to see.

Writing this review, I honestly am not sure what I think of it all. The concept is great but the retcon of a character takes away some key aspects of the X-Men’s history in some ways. It takes a human ally and makes them a mutant the whole time.

It’s hard to go into depth in this review without spoilers and I’m not going to do so. But, there are some major changes to a longtime X-Men character that shows that Hickman is here to shake things up. That includes good and bad and this one is a bit of both. Your enjoyment will really revolve around the changes.

The art by Pepe Larraz is fantastic. With color by Marte Gracia and lettering by Clayton Cowles, the comic is beautiful to look at. There’s a lot of different histories presented and with them a bit of a different emotional punch. The team pulls it off.

The issue is an interesting one that really plants the flag. Hickman is making the X-Men his own, continuity and history be damned. This continues an exciting and somewhat controversial change that’s coming.

Story: Jonathan Hickman Art: Pepe Larraz
Color: Marte Gracia Letterer: Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.35 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review