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! The House of M trade paperback collects issue #1-8 of the miniseries.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis (Powers, Secret Invasion, The Ones) with artwork from Olivier Coipel (I Am Batman, Thor), colors by Frank D’Armata and letters from Chris Eliopoulos, House of M was originally released in August 2005.
While House of M has been one of Capes and Tights favorite Marvel story-arcs for a very long time, hearing what others at the book club said about the book was a fun experience.
The Galactic Comics and Collectibles typically hosts around 10-15 members of the book club each month, but due to a number of reasons the group only consisted of six members for April. Of these six members, the overall consensus of House of M was positive. Praise goes to the story, plot and overall idea of the miniseries.
Big take aways included the power page containing “no more mutants” and the trade paperback being an excellent place for people to jump into Marvel Comics. While knowing a bit more about the Marvel universe always helps, House of M allows you to jump in without much prior knowledge and get a lot out the book.
A few members are just not fans of the early 2000s Marvel artwork. While not bad, the group felt it was a little overwhelming at times with too much going on in the background. However, the artwork pairs well with the story and gives the book an overall amazing vibe.
Join Us In The Book Club
Galactic Comics and Collectibles hosts a book club each month to read and discuss one trade paperback. Each month a group of individuals reads the same book and meets to discuss. Follow along as we discuss these books here as well. Next month we head back into the world of Independent Comics with Nailbiter from Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson.
In previous months the group has discussed The Recount, Superman: Last Son of Krypton, Something is Killing the Children, I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1, Thanos by Donny Cates, Wytches, and Batman: The Long Halloween.