10 Marvel Event Comics That Actually Lived Up To The Hype

10. House Of X/Powers Of X

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The Dawn of X reboot has been one of the most successful reboots in Marvel comics. There was a lot of pressure to get the mutants right again and the first two alt-weekly books did an incredible job of reuniting a very fractured team.

For months leading up to HoX/PoX, you couldn't pick up a single Marvel comic without seeing the two-page spread, promising "the next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men".

The spread then made way for a preview of the new books, showing Moira MacTaggert and Xavier reading her mind. Again, the marketing team put forward another huge claim, stating this page was "the most important scene in the history of the X-Men".

Marvel wanted this to be a huge, important event, and it seemed like Hickman was ready to shake up the mutants in a major way, but did they pull it off?

Yes. Amazingly, the Dawn of X team put together an incredible set of storylines that interlinked perfectly.

Huge character development and the living island of Krakoa has given the mutants fresh start that has gone on to spawn some incredible spin off books such as the new iterations of Marauders, Excalibur and New Mutants.


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