All last week, Marvel Comics teased a trip back to a previous event series at the house of ideas from Civil War to Planet Hulk and Armor Wars, to changes on old names like Years of Future Past, and even a mash up of Age of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies. Now they’re back with one more teaser (via IGN), this time a return to the 2005 mini-series House of M.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Olivier Coipel, House of M focused on an alternate timeline, created by the Scarlet Witch, where Mutants became the top species on the planet and hunted down the humans. The event culminated in a return to the “616 Earth” and with Scarlet Witch uttering those famous words “No More Mutants,” the effects of which are still being felt in Marvel’s X-Men titles today.
How does all of this fit together? The running theory is that each of these event teasers will spin out of the recently-announced Secret Wars title. Secret Wars will officially begin after “Time Runs Out” in the current run of The Avengers/New Avengers, an event that has been teased now for months by Marvel. Where does House of M fit into the grand scheme of the returning events? Who will be the focus of the “new series?” We can’t know for sure until Marvel reveals it all, but in the meantime let us know your theories in the comments.