New week, and more Marvel teasers are arriving. Today kicks off the second week of Marvel Comics teasing old events as new, coming Summer 2015. Joining past teases Civil War, Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies, X-Men: Years of Future Past, Planet Hulk, and Armor Wars, now comes House of M.
Yeah, this just has to be a Secret Wars thing, right?
IGN had the reveal Monday morning, showing Magneto, Wolverine, Psylocke, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Gambit, Spider-Man, and others all looking unified, and facing an unseen threat. The original mini-series event by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel featured Magneto as the ruler of the world, thanks to some reality-manipulation by his daughter, Scarlet Witch (under various influences). The alternate timeline ended with reality snapping back to the way it was before, but with one significant twist, when Witch uttered the words “No More Mutants.” That dropped the mutant population from millions down to about 200, and killed many who were dependent on the X-gene. New mutants only started popping up again a couple of years ago (about 7 years after the event), when the Phoenix Force was used to reignite mutancy.
Secret Wars, the 2015 mega-event that will span 12 issues starting late Spring, is said to be the culmination of all the reality and time-travel manipulation at Marvel Comics over the past several years. The New Avenger series has seen alternate realities crashing into each other, resulting in the destruction of one or both worlds.