Monday, December 6, 2021

Andy Richardson:

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Addicted to Comics writer Andy Richardson takes some time to review a few House of M spinoffs that are sure to shed some light on the upcoming House of M: Decimation epic in the Marvel Universe.


Mutopia X

In the House of M alternate reality, mutants rule, and humans are the oppressed minority. As this world is turned upside down, so is that of District X, a region that had once been home to disenfranchised mutants — Mutant Town — and now is home to the same marginalized humans, in “Sapien Town.”

The problem is essentially the same for street cop Lucas Bishop — tensions between human and mutants, assassination attempts, and his struggle to keep the peace in a world gone mad.

Not only that, but he’s got to break in a new, human partner…

This miniseries spins out of Marvel’s “House of M” event involving the X-Men and the Avengers.

David Hine and Lan Medina team up to tell the multi-layered story of action/adventure and race relations.





Spider-Man: House of M

The reality-shifting events of Marvel’s House of M miniseries event created a Marvel Universe in which mutants rule the world and ordinary humans have been marginalized.

In that world Peter Parker is a millionaire, he’s happily married to Gwen Stacy, and his Uncle Ben is alive.

But Parker hides a secret, and not only that, his power and wealth haven’t made him a better person—only a more famous one.

Some things, though, are consistent from reality to reality, and in this one he’s made some enemies… including rival businessman Norman Osborn and the lackey he has working for him: J. Jonah Jameson.

This dark twist on Peter Parker makes you wonder if he isn’t much better off in the familiar Marvel Universe than one where he seemingly has it all.

Mark Waid, Tom Peyer, and Salvador Larroca collaborate on the miniseries.




Andy Richardson is a freelance writer and editor who has been reading and writing about comics for far longer than he can believe at this point. Andy can be reached via e-mail at Please use “ComicBase” as your subject line.

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