Jonathan Hickman's twin twice-monthly X-Men titles House of X and Powers of X will focus on two completely different eras - the future, and the past. Hickman, who has crisscrossed Marvel's timeline with books like Shield and Fantastic Four, assures fans however that this isn't "archaeology of nostalgia" but something new, using something of the old.
"My job is to do new stuff with it, and launch us into a newer age of X-Men," Hickman told Entertainment Weekly.
House of X, which begins July 24, will focus on the present, "the most pivotal period of time in the Marvel Universe."
Powers of X, which launches July 31, will be about "mutants throughout the history of the Marvel Universe."
Each series is set to run for six issues, with Hickman saying that he would write the flagship X-Men title following that - but didn't say what it would be called, or who is working on it with him.
Marvel's 'Next Big Thing' panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 20 at 1:45 PM PST promises to reveal more about Hickman's future plans.