House of M #1

Background

Well, the 'long-awaited' House Of M is here, by Marvel's conquerer, Brian Michael Bendis. Let's see if it's as good as New Avengers shall we?

This story continues on from the conclusion of Avengers: Dissasembled.

Story Details

  House of M #1
Summary: Spider-Man Appears

Wanda Maximoff (The Scarlet Witch) is giving birth to her twins by her husband's side. Then Charles Xavier comes in and tells her to stop changing reality. She never had twins. She goes spaz and reality turns back to the way it should be.

Xavier, Magneto and the insane Wanda are in Genosha, where Xavier is trying to help Wanda. Magneto feels guilty and walks off...

In New York, former Avengers Wonder Man, Warbird/Ms.Marvel and Falcon are going into New Avengers Tower. Then the X-Men (the 'Astonishing' team) arrive and they all have a meeting about whether they should kill Wanda.

Back in Genosha, Quicksilver is arguing with his father about the whole 'kill Wanda' thing.

After a lot of arguing in New York, the X-Men and New Avengers decide to visit Genosha to hear what Wanda wants. Clever, ask an insane person. Anyway, when they get to her bedroom, she's gone. Then, suddenly, Professor Xavier disappears from the group. Emma Frost finds Wanda using telepathy and they go to a huge old building. They get inside, but then the rest of the group disappears and the only one left is Spider-Man. He walks through the building and finds a huge glowing yellow light. It fills up his eyesight then suddenly we cut to Peter in bed with a certain blonde-haired girl next to him...

General Comments

This felt very much like a Bendis opener. It wasn't amazing; it was an average story that introduced everything and set up a nice contiuation into the next issue. Read a lot of the first-parters of Ultimate Spider-Man, and they feel a lot like this: not amazing, but a good introduction. Also, it's an interesting idea, heroes gathering together and voting whether they should actually kill a former hero. Good idea by Bendis.

While the art wasn't spectacular, it was consistent, so I won't detract nor add any webs for that. The cover was pretty good though.

Overall Rating

This gets three webs for a good introduction to the House Of M storyline.