Any fan of Marvel comic books will be aware of the incredible work Jonathan Hickman has done over the years. His sensational runs on the Secret Warriors, Fantastic Four and the Avengers has given him legendary status among many readers - and for good reason too.
Following the conclusion of Secret Wars, which turned out to be one of Marvel's craziest crossover events, Hickman took a few years off from the Marvel brand. However, he returned earlier this year to put his stamp on everyone's favourite team of mutant superheroes, the X-Men.
If you're worried that his hiatus might've dampened his creative juices, though, then you'll be happy to hear that Hickman is better than ever. There've only been twelve issues of his introductory series, House of X and Powers of X (pronounced 'Powers of Ten'), but we've seen plenty of craziness already. Former foes have joined forces, allies have revealed shocking secrets about themselves and everyone is gearing up for a war that seems destined to happen regardless of what is done to prevent it.
With the highly-anticipated Dawn of X on the way, let's take an in-depth look at what Hickman has already set-up and how that will affect the ongoing X-Men story in the coming future.