House of M

House of M

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Overview

The Marvel event of the decade is here! The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff! The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers! You know how sometimes you hear the phrase: and nothing will ever be the same again? Well, this time believe it, buster! Nothing will ever be the same again!
Collects House of M #1-8, and Pulse House of M Special Edition Newspaper.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785117216
Publisher: Marvel
Publication date: 02/15/2006
Series: House of M Series
Edition description: Direct ed.
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 54,458
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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House of M 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
tschraml More than 1 year ago
House of M was a masterpiece that changed the Marvel Universe forever. This book was both well written and well drawn. It is a must read for any current X-men fan/reader. If you read X-Men when you were younger, and started again after the events of this book, as I did, this book will fill in many gaps for you and answer many questions. The events of House of M change the paths of several specific mutants, and also changes the Mutant race as a whole. These changes ti the mutant race are never (at least as of 2011) undone and continue to shape the both the X-Men's lives and the Mutant race. A note on the issues included. House of M #1-8 is the story part of the book. Once those are done, the story is effectively finished. Do not expect the other issues and bonus content included to be "story" issues. Also, while Barnes & Noble says this includes "House of M #1-8 and Pulse House of M Special Edition Newspaper" it also includes "Secrets of the House of M" and "House of M #1: Director's Cut". Both the "Pulse" and "Secrets" issues are excellent bonus content, but don't expect them to be regular comic issues. "Secrets" includes a summary of how the events in this book came to be, along with bios for all of the mutant and superhuman characters involved in House of M. These can be either interesting or boring depending on your interest level and point of view. For example, I love stories with Apocalypse. Though he is not in issues #1-8 (neither shown or mentioned) there is a bio for him, which details what his role was in the House of M events. This is the case for many mutants and superheroes. "Pulse" is basically 12 pages of newspaper type articles and headlines relating to the House of M events and stories. Like "Secrets" this gives the reader more insight into the events of House of M which were not shown in the eight main issues. "House of M #1: Director's Cut" gives you the script written out for House of M #1 along with several small sketches of scenes from that issue. It also includes an interview about House of M with Brian Bendis (the writer) and variant covers and full size sketches from House of M #1. I would recommend this to any X-Men lover or anyone interested in mutants in the marvel universe. This book will answer many questions if you are a current X-Men reader and missed this mini-series. Expect 8 issues of stories along with pages upon pages of extras and bonus content.
TomHoots More than 1 year ago
The Scarlet Witch creates an alternate world where Mutants are dominate and Humans are the minority. This was an awesome read. It was enjoyable to see mutants take place of other heroes in Wanda's alternate reality. An interesting look to what Magneto may have done if he had the chance to. The dialogue is spot on and too many crazy role reversals make this one a page turner. Favorite Part: Wolverine is Nick Fury.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started picking up comics again and had heard about this story for years. I had read a bunch of x-men stories based on the fallout of this story (no more mutants), but never read the story that started it all. I finally bit the bullet and decided to dive in. For anyone who is skeptical of big crossovers, this is a great read. Another huge plus is Coipel's art. Wow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was amazing! The artwork is astonishing and the story was told flawlessly! I love how magneto was presented along with the rest of marvel's most loved characters in this must read marvel comic! Four stars no regrets!
Katy_T More than 1 year ago
I have heard about this story for some time and with the new AvX comics coming out I went back and read this to get me up to speed. It is a good story and art is well done but you can tell that this is a piece of a larger story and will leave you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, especially where it tells the backstory of the main characters and how they became the characters they are. A must-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This comic was amazing
Sindizel More than 1 year ago
You know those one-shots that Marvel puts out called "What-if..." Well this is like a "What if" but on a much bigger scale. It's smart though I like the idea of a world where mutants are the majority and humans are almost an endangered species.
MeriJenBen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Following the death of the Avengers, an emotionally damaged Wanda Maximoff creates a world where mutants are celebrated and Eric Magnus of Genosha is a powerful world leader. Only Wolverine, who normally has no memory of his past, and a mysterious child remember the world as it was. Following her attacks on the Avengers as part of the Avengers Disassembled storyline, Wanda Maximoff (the Scarlet Witch) is rapidly loosing her grip on reality. Taken by her father, Magneto, to Genosha, she remains in an artificial sleep, while Charles Xavier and Dr. Strange attempt to help her. However, Xavier fears that she is growing more powerful, and calls a meeting of the New Avengers, the disassembled Avengers and the X-Men to discuss what to do with her. The teams deliberate if killing Wanda is the right choice. Eventually, the group travels to Genosha, only to find Wanda & Magneto missing. They track them to a ruined church and then in a blaze of white, the world changes. In this new world, mutants are respected and humans are looked on as inferior. Eric Magnus of Genosha is a world leader, and the world is preparing for a gala celebrating him. Spider-man is married to Gwen Stacy, Carol Danvers is Capt. Marvel, Cyclops and Emma Frost are married, Gambit is a criminal, Steven Strange is a psychologist, Luke Cage is a crime lord, and Wolverine is known as James and is head of S.H.I.E.L.D. It soon becomes apparent that Wolverine is the only member of the group at Genosha who remembers the world as it was. As he scrambles to find his teammates, he realizes that Charles Xavier does not exist in this reality. As he is pursued by S.H.I.E.L.D., he meets with Luke Cage, who, with the help of a mutant girl named Layla Miller, remembers the world as it was. The two then theorize that Magneto used Wanda's abilities to change reality to his desires, and give the world's heroes what they most want. Wolverine then sets about regathering the X-Men and Avengers, and traveling to Genosha to confront Magneto.As crossover events go, this could have been worse. The artwork in this is beautiful, softly colored and fluid. The hardcore Marvel Zombie would probably eat this book up with a spoon, along with it's seemingly innumerable spin offs. The interesting part of this title is seeing the various heroes in the alternate world, and therefore getting a glimpse of what it is they truly want. Unfortunately, these moments are small as the overriding plot of getting to Genosha and confronting Magneto sweeps them aside. Of course, to someone with a casual interest in Marvel, like myself, these moments are less compelling. Bendis handles the dialog competently, and the irony of Wolverine being the one who remembers is nicely handled. Overall, not bad, but of limited interest to those without a strong foundation in the Marvel Universe.
burnit99 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch (and daughter of Magneto), has lost her grip on reality and become a very powerful cannon with a very short and twitchy fuse. Just as the Avengers (and other assorted heroes) go to her to assess the situation before possibly voting on a pre-emptive execution, she alters reality to fit her psychosis, and that of everybody else also. Peter Parker is married to Gwen, who didn't die. Scott Summers is married to Emma Frost, the White Witch. Mutants are now the dominant force on the planet. Eventually Logan realizes how reality has been altered, and starts recruiting other heroes with the help of a young psychic mutant girl, to re-awaken their memories of the old reality and take on Magneto, who is now Lord Magneto. Peter Parker's response to his recovered memories is quite poignant.The heroes go to Genosha for a showdown against the House of M, and the re-set is reversed... but not without massive consequences that will reverberate throughout the Marvel universe, if this story is considered a part of the prime story arc. Getting so hard th keep track nowadays.
dschander on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Set in the months following the events of "Avengers Disassembled," this arc addresses the team's need to deal with the perpetrator -- and just when something is about to be decided, Wolverine wakes up in an entirely different world in which he is, you know, dating Mystique and basically being Nick Fury. He and a young girl are the only ones who remember the world as it once was and must call everyone back together to fix things. I'm a total sucker for alternate universe stories, and this one is a doozy. After all, everyone's happy: does the world really need to be fixed?
MeganAngela on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At the urging of my fiance, I finally read House of M and I'm so upset that I didn't do it sooner. Superbly written, House of M chronicles the aftermath of the deaths of the Avengers at the hands of Scarlet Witch. At this point, Wanda Maximoff is so distraught from what she has done that she is losing her grip on reality and control of her reality-altering powers. When the New Avengers, X-Men and various friends meet to decide Scarlet Witch's fate, her brother, Quicksilver, decides to take matters into his own hands by convincing Wanda to alter reality for good and give everyone exactly their hearts' desires. However, this new reality soon emerges as not the utopia that it seems. Headed up by Wolverine, a group of mutants fights to return the world to what it had been, but not without one last reality-shattering consequence.House of M is a quick read with a fast, thrilling pace. There are multiple anthologies to pick up to get a fuller, more robust understanding of the story, but this one does a good job at giving the readers a starting overview of one of the most devastating changes in the history of the 616 Marvel Universe. I'd definitely say that House of M is a must-read/must-have for any true Marvel Comics fan!
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Nothing really happens for most of this book. Most of the characters are nonessential. Scarlet Witch is so out of character, it hurts. The one substantive thing - "No more mutants" - has since been revoked, and with good reason, because it was a stupid idea. This stupid idea is also this book's only reason to exist - it's an editorial mandate disguised as an epic. At least Civil War had things going on, even if it was terminally stupid. House of M doesn't even have that.