Marvel Is Taking the X-Men Back To The 90s With X-MEN 92 HOUSE OF XCII
Marvel Comics has announced a new series that is set to put a spin on Jonathan Hickman’s House of X. X-Men is already getting a revamped revival on Disney+, so with that in mind, we shouldn’t be all that shocked to see this making its way to the print side of Marvel as well. The new series comes from writer Steve Foxe and artist Salva Espin with cover art from David Baldeón.
The new series plans on incorporated the revolutionary changes that Hickman has brought to the X-Men and the Krakoan era of mutantkind.
Marvel’s description of the series is as follows:
“MUTANTKIND IS TAKING A HUGE LEAP FORWARD BY FOUNDING THEIR OWN NATION ON THE ISLAND OF KRAKOA, GUIDED BY PROFESSOR X, MAGNETO, AND A MYSTERIOUS LONG-LIVED WOMAN WHO KNOWS MORE THAN SHE SHOULD… BUT THIS WON’T BE THE STORY YOU KNOW. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED AS THE ACTION, SECRETS, AND HIGH STAKES DRAMA THAT MADE HOUSE OF X SUCH A MASTERPIECE ARE SHAKEN UP IN A TOTALLY NEW WAY!”
Foxe shared his excitement on the series announcement press release, saying:
“ONE OF MY EARLIEST MEMORIES IS OF BUYING A GARRISON KANE ACTION FIGURE, COMPLETE WITH ‘SNAP-BACK LIVING HAND,’ SO TO SAY THAT THE ‘90S X-MEN COMICS HAD A BIG IMPACT ON MY DEVELOPMENT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. GETTING THE OPPORTUNITY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO SUCH AN IMPORTANT ERA IN MUTANT HISTORY 30 YEARS LATER—AND TO REMIX THE FRANCHISE-REDEFINING WORK CURRENTLY BEING DONE BY CREATORS LIKE JONATHAN HICKMAN, TINI HOWARD, AND GERRY DUGGAN—IS THE DEFINITION OF A “DREAM GIG,” ESPECIALLY WITH SOME OF THE WILD DEVIATIONS WE’RE TAKING FROM THE SOURCE MATERIAL. IF I DIED TOMORROW, I’D BE HAPPY…BUT PLEASE RESURRECT ME ASAP ON KRAKOA.”
Espin followed up by sharing their love for the X-Men comics and 90s animated series, saying:
“I STARTED COLLECTING COMICS WITH THE X-MEN IN THE NINETIES. THE CHARACTER DESIGNS OF THIS ERA HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE MOST ATTRACTIVE AND POWERFUL TO ME, “I LIVE IN SPAIN SO IN THE 90S, MARVEL COMICS ARRIVED A YEAR OR A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER THAN THEIR PUBLICATION IN THE US. NOT SO WITH TV SERIES. SO JUST A FEW WEEKS AFTER DISCOVERING JIM LEE’S INCREDIBLE COVER FOR X-MEN # 1, I WAS ONCE AGAIN AMAZED TO DISCOVER THAT THE X-MEN ANIMATED SERIES WAS GOING TO BEGIN AIRING ON SPANISH TELEVISIONS. THOSE COMICS AND THAT TV SERIES MADE MY IMAGINATION FLY AND VERY SOON I BEGAN TO MAKE ILLUSTRATIONS AND MINI COMICS AS A FAN THAT I SHARED WITH MY SCHOOLMATES. THESE WERE THE FIRST DRAWINGS THAT ENCOURAGED ME TO PURSUE THE DREAM OF BECOMING A COMIC ARTIST. WITH THIS BOOK, WE INTEND TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THAT POWERFUL ERA THAT WAS THE 90S. THE MOMENT WHEN SUPER HEROES LOOKED BETTER THAN EVER WITH COLORFUL TIGHT-FITTING SPANDEX.”
X-Men ’92: House of XCII #1 arrives in comic book shops and digitally on April 6th, 2022. Check out the cover below: