Is This How The X-Men Will Enter The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

If you wanted to start reading X-Men, House of X/Powers of X is the perfect starting point. Unlike the previous #1s before that promised a new beginning, this is a genuine, game changing new frontier and almost inevitable basis for their eventual MCU debut (Jonathan Hickman's concepts have been used in the MCU before; the Black Order plucked right from his incredible Avengers run).

A grandiose and powerful introduction, Xavier realises the dream of co-existing with humans is futile and realises that together with Magneto they must embrace a new ideology. They offer humanity powerful life improving drugs, in return, they require not money, but that the nations of Earth recognise Krakoa; mutants new home, as a sovereign nation. This feels like the emergence of mutants for the first time, and would translate perfectly on screen. We've saw similar concepts for the mutants before in the comics (Genosha, Utopia) but this is the first time it feels lasting, with mutants creating a distinct culture; even created a mutant language, psychically imprinted on all mutants upon arrival to Krakoa. Krakoa a literal paradise, growing habitats and food for mutants and helping them flourish. Like the X-Men of the 60s, House of X explores civil rights in a contemporary setting.

The stage is set impeccably with seeds laid that (knowing how Hickman writes) will blossom over the coming years. The relationships between characters are explored in new, and seemingly strange ways (Wolverine... happy?) and some of the dialogue makes a battle of words as tense as a physical battle.

If you've read a lot of X-Men books in the past, House of X can be confusing when questioning what's happening or how a certain element can be ("didn't that guy die?"), so it's best to accept it and go along for the ride, as most of it is explained in extraordinary fashion as the story grows (and continues to grow in the X-Men stories following House of X), thus is the power of Jonathan Hickman's pacing.

With ideas that make you wonder why they've never been explored with the X-Men before, and a thinking applied to mutant powers that comes from far outside the box, House of X/Powers of X is the perfect X-Men book and guide for the Marvel Cinematic Universe X-Men. Within the existing MCU, it's easy to accept that a secret island of mutants could have existed, and following in the footsteps of Wakanda, now want to join the world stage.

You can buy this amazing book here to read for yourself!

So what do you think? Have you read this story? Did you like it? Do you think this could work in the MCU? Let us know in the comments section below!

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