Marvel Comics introduces X-Men ’92: House of XCII in a new limited series
The Marvel Comics event House of X changed everything as mutants were no longer dependent on humans or their land to survive. With the help of Moira MacTaggert’s mutant ability to be resurrected, mutants had their own island nation called Krakoa.
Since then, they have flourished. Just last year, they terraformed Mars and claimed it as their own. There have been a lot of bumps in the road, but, overall, this the best mutants have ever been.
The X-Men have also had a pretty impressive few decades on-screen. Almost 30 years after its debut, X-Men: The Animated Series is still one of the most popular cartoons of all time. So much so that it had a comic book series based on it. And now it is getting revamped on Disney Plus.
The news gets better for fans of the Marvel mutants. As reported by CBR.com, the X-Men we met in the animated series will follow in the footsteps of those in the 616 Marvel Comics universe and let them live on their own Krakoa. This will all happen in a limited comic book series called X-Men ’92: House of XCII.
The series will be written by Steve Foxe and drawn by Salva Espin. Steve Foxe was honored to be part of the limited series, saying,
"“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.”"
What to expect from X-Men ’92: House of XCII
If you’ve seen X-Men the Animated Series, you know that the characters differ from their comic book counterparts. For example, Wolverine’s powers are vastly downplayed. He doesn’t heal as fast and is affected by gasses and poisons just as everyone else is. This could change in the mini-series.
Some things won’t change from the animated series to the comic? Storm will likely be overly dramatic when she uses her powers (maybe more than before), Professor Xavier will still scream in pain whenever he’s attacked telepathically, Rogue and Gambit will remain fan favorites, and Jubilee will still be one of the main characters.
This writer is intrigued to see how they approach Moira MacTaggert’s powers. She has to die in order to change the world. If this comic is rated like the animated series, she may not die. Death isn’t something that’s used in comics rated E for everyone.
We can also expect a lot of differences between Steve Foxe’s version and Jonathan Hickman’s. Foxe’s series will likely still be set in the 1990s. That means things like slang, culture, and costumes will reflect the ’90s. Look for a lot of jokes that will reflect a time where hanging at the mall was the thing to do.
Lastly, how will this affect the X-Men: The Animated Series on Disney Plus? Does this mean that the Disney Plus cartoon will start with mutants on Krakoa? Will the season end with mutants creating the island nation? We’ll have to wait and see.
X-Men ‘92: House of XCII is scheduled to go on sale on April 6, 2022
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