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The Animated Series Meets House of X in New Marvel Series


The mutants of the past find their own sovereign nation-state in X-Men ’92: House of XCII, which promises a brand new take on Krakoa.

The X-Men of the ’90s will soon encounter the story arcs of today in a brand new limited series dubbed X-Men ’92: House of XCII.

The five-issue series, which hits comic book store shelves in April, features the incarnation of the X-Men made famous by the fan-favorite animated series and the work of writer Chris Claremont and Jim Lee. Written by Steve Foxe (Spider-Ham: Great Power, No Responsibility, Rainbow Bridge) and illustrated by Salva Espin (Deadpool Kills Deadpool, Deadpool: Secret Agent Deadpool), the series sees the mutants of the 1990s founding their own nation on the island of Krakoa, following the same story beats introduced by writer Jonathan Hickman during his transformative series House of X and Powers of X — along with several original surprises.


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X-MEN ’92: HOUSE OF XCII cover

X-MEN ‘92: HOUSE OF XCII #1 (OF 5)

  • Written by STEVE FOXE
  • Art by SALVA ESPIN
  • Cover by DAVID BALDEÓN
  • On Sale 4/6

“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,” Foxe said. “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 added that he had start collecting X-Men comics in the ’90s, and “the character designs of this era have always been the most attractive and powerful to me.”

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“Those comics and the animated 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,” Espin said. “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.”


Over the course of Hickman’s monumental run on the X-Men titles beginning in 2019, Marvel’s most uncanny team turned Krakoa into a sovereign nation-state and delved into the secrets of mutant resurrection. In August 2021, Hickman announced that he would be leaving the X-Men books after the conclusion of Inferno, a four-issue mini-series centered around Mystique, to focus on other projects.

X-Men ’92: House of XCII #1 goes on sale April 6 from Marvel.

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Source: Marvel

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