|House of M|
Cover to House of M #1.
Art by Esad Ribic.
|Format||a core limited series including crossovers|
|Number of issues||8 plus tie-ins|
|Main character(s)||the Marvel Universe|
|Writer(s)||Brian Michael Bendis|
House of M was an eight-part comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues A fictional crossover is the placement of two or more otherwise discrete Fictional characters, settings or universes into the context of a single Events April April 13: DC Comics announces the discontinuation of its Humanoids and 2000 The Marvel Universe is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by Marvel Comics take place Brian Michael Bendis (born 1967 is an American Comic book writer and erstwhile artist Olivier Coipel is a French Comic book artist. He came to prominence as the artist of the American DC Comics book Legion of Super-Heroes A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative A fictional crossover is the placement of two or more otherwise discrete Fictional characters, settings or universes into the context of a single Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Events April April 13: DC Comics announces the discontinuation of its Humanoids and 2000
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, and illustrated by Olivier Coipel, its first issue debuted in June 2005, as a follow-up to the events of the Planet X and Avengers Disassembled storylines, in which the mutant superhero Scarlet Witch suffered a mental breakdown and tried to alter the fabric of reality to recreate her lost children. Brian Michael Bendis (born 1967 is an American Comic book writer and erstwhile artist Olivier Coipel is a French Comic book artist. He came to prominence as the artist of the American DC Comics book Legion of Super-Heroes 2005: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October Planet X (disambiguation Planet X is an X-Men storyline that ran from New X-Men #146-150 (2004 Avengers Disassembled, referred to in some participating series as Disassembled, is a crossover event between several Marvel Comics A mutant within the Marvel Comic books particularly those of the X-Men mythos is an individual who possesses a genetic trait called an A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a Fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Reality, in everyday usage means "the state of things as they actually exist" Scarlet Witch's father Magneto and her twin brother Quicksilver played major roles in the series. Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Quicksilver ( Pietro Django Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Bendis, lead writer for the House of M event, was quoted in the House of M #1 Director's Cut that the series would "shake the world and break the internet wide open". In addition to the main eight-issue limited series, House of M was heralded by being a lead-in arc in Excalibur #13-14, and had several tie-ins to ongoing series, including Uncanny X-Men, New X-Men: Academy X and Wolverine. A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues Excalibur is a Marvel Comics Superhero group an offshoot of the X-Men, usually based in the United Kingdom. Uncanny X-Men, first published as simply The X-Men, is the flagship Marvel Comics Comic book series for the X-Men franchise New X-Men refers to two Superhero Comic books published by Marvel Comics within the X-Men franchise (See Comic tie-ins below. ) Prior to the event, Bendis also mentioned in several interviews that the event will have a lasting effect on the Marvel Universe, but remained tight-lipped as to what. The reduction of the mutant community was the only rumored effect that actually came about.
The crossover has been followed by a one-shot called House of M: Decimation - The Day After, a series called Son Of M which depicts Quicksilver dealing with his loss of powers and Generation M, which devoted each issue to a different mutant dealing with his/her loss of powers. Son of M is an American Comic book Limited series, a follow up to Marvel's House of M event starring the depowered Quicksilver ( Pietro Django Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Generation M is a five-issue mini-series written by Paul Jenkins and pencilled by Ramon Bachs Characters confirmed to star are Chamber, Jubilee, and Blob. Jonothon "Jono" Evan Starsmore, better known as Decibel or Chamber, is a fictional character a Marvel Comics Superhero associated Jubilation "Jubilee" Lee is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics superheroine associated with the X-Men. The Blob ( Frederick J Dukes) is a Marvel Comics Supervillain, an adversary of the X-Men. Characters who lost their powers included Dani Moonstar, Magneto, Tag. Danielle Moonstar originally codenamed Psyche and later Mirage is a fictional Marvel Comics superheroine associated with the X-Men Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Tag ( Brian Cruz) is a Fictional character, a Puerto Rican mutant in the Marvel Universe, one of the student body in the Xavier The storyline also led to the reboot of Excalibur into New Excalibur, a shift in the creative teams of several comics, and the debut of several spinoff series, including X-Men: Deadly Genesis, X-Men: The 198 and Sentinel Squad O*N*E, "Ms. Marvel" and a new X-Factor series. Excalibur is a Marvel Comics Superhero group an offshoot of the X-Men, usually based in the United Kingdom. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing X-Men Deadly Genesis is the name of a Comic book Limited series published by Marvel Comics in late 2005 and early 2006 X-Men The 198 is a Comic book Limited series that was published by Marvel Comics and set in the Marvel Universe shortly after The Sentinels are Fictional characters Robots in the. Most often encountering the team of mutants known as the X-Men, they were created by writer Ms Marvel ( Carol Susan Jane Danvers) also known as Binary and Warbird is a Fictional character, a Comic book superheroine X-Factor is an American Comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
The epilogue to the "House of M" and "Decimation" storylines, which served to answer to the mystery of the strange "energy-cloud" hovering in orbit around the Earth at the conclusion of House of M #8, was revealed in the pages of New Avengers # 16-20. This article is about the literary epilogue See Epilogue (disambiguation for other uses of "Epilogue" or "Epilog" (See also The Collective. This entry is for the X-Men character For the Dungeons & Dragons creature see Xorn (Dungeons & Dragons. )
The story begins with a birth. Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch, is surrounded by friends and family while giving birth. The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Her attending physician, Doctor Strange, hands Wanda her newborn twins and declares the birth a great success. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. At Wanda's side is her husband, The Vision, who is very proud of his wife and children. The Vision is the name of three Fictional characters that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. From across the room comes a cold and distant voice—that of Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X) who demands Wanda return the world to normal. Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero known as the leader and founder of She refuses, clinging to her babies, who shatter and disappear. There are no friends, no family and certainly no babies. Instead, Wanda is resting in a dark room in the devastated mutant paradise of Genosha. Genosha is a Fictional country that has appeared in numerous Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Using his fantastic mental powers, Professor X forces Wanda to sleep. Magneto appears, dressed humbly, and asks Professor X about his progress with his daughter. Professor X informs Magneto that his power will no longer be enough to hold back Wanda and that a solution must be found. Magneto, blaming himself for twisting his children through the strength of his own dreams and ambitions, walks on a magnetic field towards the center of the island to be alone.
Meanwhile, Xavier arranges a meeting of superheroes to decide the fate of Wanda Maximoff. Calling the Avengers, the X-Men and several lone heroes, a meeting ensues high atop Avengers Tower, presided over by Professor X himself. Emma Frost, reading the minds of all those in attendance, concludes that killing Wanda is the only way to end her destructive magic. Emma Grace Frost is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Captain America, however, argues that the group should seek alternate methods of dealing with Wanda including suppression of her powers and her insanity. The X-Men argue that if word about Wanda and her destructive powers gets out, it will set back human-mutant relations by centuries. As the conversation progresses, it is revealed that Professor X asked Doctor Strange to help Wanda, but unfortunately neither was strong enough to combat her magic. Wolverine speaks up, saying that there is no other way—Wanda must be killed. The rest of the group, however, decides that they must talk to Wanda in person before making their decision.
Back in Genosha, a distraught Quicksilver rushes to Magneto and reveals that he was just in New York where he heard that the X-Men and Avengers are planning on killing Wanda. Quicksilver ( Pietro Django Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Magneto angrily replies that he does not know what to do. Quicksilver falls to the floor sobbing and Magneto glances over at his sleeping daughter.
Xavier takes the two groups to Genosha, only to discover that Wanda is missing. Suddenly, the members of the group start to disappear one by one. Spider-Man is soon the only one left and becomes engulfed by a white light…
When the light departs, we see that the world has changed: Spider-Man is married to Gwen Stacy in New York; Cyclops and Emma Frost are married; Dr. Strange is a psychologist; Carol Danvers—known usually as Ms. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Stacy Initially with Aunt May in the hospital Peter is troubled and ignores her advances and in return she feels insulted by his aloofness Cyclops ( Scott Summers) is a Fictional character, a Superhero that is the field leader of the X-Men in the. Emma Grace Frost is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. Ms Marvel ( Carol Susan Jane Danvers) also known as Binary and Warbird is a Fictional character, a Comic book superheroine Marvel—is now Captain Marvel, America's most beloved superhero; Gambit is a criminal; and Steve Rogers is an aged veteran. Gambit ( Remy LeBeau) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero that has been a member of the X-Men. As we follow vignettes of their lives, it becomes readily apparent that none of them remember the change. Meanwhile, Wolverine is now in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s House of Magnus Red Guard, and wakes up onboard a helicarrier sleeping next to Mystique. SHIELD is a fictional, Comic-book Espionage and Law-enforcement agency in the Marvel Comics universe. The Helicarrier, a Fictional flying Aircraft carrier specifically designed to be itself capable of independent powered flight in addition to the conventional functions Mystique ( Raven Darkholme) is a Marvel Comics character associated with the X-Men franchise Unlike his comrades, Wolverine remembers.
Wolverine immediately rushes outside for a breath of fresh air. Leaping from the helicarrier, he finds himself in a world where Homo superior, instead of Homo sapiens, rule the planet. A superhuman is an entity with intelligence or abilities exceeding normal human standards Human beings, humans or man (Origin 1590–1600 L homō man OL hemō the earthly one (see Humus
Attempting to make sense of the strange world he finds himself in, Wolverine first seeks Professor X at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the X-Mansion, the common name for the Xavier Mansion, is the base of operations and training site of the He finds, however, a family who has lived in the mansion for fifteen years and who have no recollection of any Charles Xavier. Wolverine then sets out to find either Peter Parker or Tony Stark, the Iron Man. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. However, when he reaches the lobby of Stark Tower, he is stopped by his teammates in the elite Red Guards. He escapes, but is promptly contacted by his former New Avengers teammate, Luke Cage, when he is transported to the hideout of the "Human Resistance Movement" by Cloak. The Avengers is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional Superhero appearing in Comic books published by Cloak and Dagger ( Tyrone "Ty" Johnson & Tandy Bowen) are a fictional Comic book Superhero duo in the Marvel Comics To make matters even stranger, he is then threatened by Hawkeye. Hawkeye ( Clint Barton) also known as Ronin and Goliath, is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books
After enduring a less-than-pleasant security check from Hawkeye, Wolverine realizes that the Red Guard has followed the tracking chip that Hawkeye just removed from his neck. The room explodes and Wolverine's teammates storm the underground headquarters. In the middle of the battle, Cloak teleports everyone he can to The Kingpin's office, which he knew would be empty. The Kingpin is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics. There, Wolverine relates to the Sapien Underground Resistance the series of events that led to the establishment of this alternate world, including the Scarlet Witch's nervous breakdown and the subsequent murders of Hawkeye, Vision, Jack of Hearts, and Ant-Man, resulting in the destruction of the Avengers. The Jack of Hearts in its most usual sense is a Playing card. Ant-Man is a Marvel Comics Superhero Comic book character that was originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1962 Wolverine theorizes that his personal history under the Weapon X program had so drastically wiped clean his memory that he alone could remember how things were. Furthermore, Wolverine asserts that as of yesterday he could remember every day of his life, and that he had what he most desired. Eventually, Wolverine hypothesizes that Magneto used his daughter to give everyone what they wanted, so that the Master of Magnetism could have what he wanted—global domination and a world where mutants rule over the common man.
An incredulous Luke Cage asks how Magnus knew what they wanted; Wolverine simply states that Charles Xavier, whom Magneto had kidnapped prior to the final transition into the House of M, would have the power to ascertain these desires. When Wolverine questions if the group believes his story, they say that yes, they do. Questioning why they believe him so easily when his story is so fantastic, Wolverine is presented with young Layla Miller, a mutant girl in the alternate world who awoke that morning to realize she had the power to show people the real world. Layla Rose Miller is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. Wolverine decides that the best way to proceed is to get all his former teammates together to kill Magneto and the rest of the House of M. Wolverine and the resistance then arrive, via Cloak's transportational power, at Emma Frost's home; Wolverine asks Layla Miller to "enlighten" Ms. Frost, just as she had previously done with Luke Cage. It is still unknown why Layla remembers the world before the change, but it is believed she is a mutant with the ability to see alterations in reality.
Having illuminated Emma Frost, the resistance movement then contacts various heroes, including Cyclops, Spider-Man, Shadowcat, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Daredevil, Rogue, Mystique, Nightcrawler, Toad and Spider-Woman. Cyclops ( Scott Summers) is a Fictional character, a Superhero that is the field leader of the X-Men in the. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Katherine "Kitty" Pryde is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. She-Hulk ( Jennifer Susan Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she Daredevil is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Rogue ( Anna Marie) is a Fictional character, part of the Marvel Comics mutant super-team the X-Men. Mystique ( Raven Darkholme) is a Marvel Comics character associated with the X-Men franchise Nightcrawler ( Kurt Wagner) is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero in the Marvel Universe. Toad (Mortimer Toynbee is a Marvel Comics Supervillain, an enemy of the X-Men. Spider-Woman ( Jessica Drew) is a superheroine, a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. As Layla awakened the heroes, Rogue, being distraught and confused, touched Layla; the power appeared overwhelming for Rogue as it emanated from her and awakened others in the vicinity. Hawkeye, unable to handle reliving his own death, flees the group, and is seen again in The Pulse #10 acknowledging his own death. The group considers reawakening Captain America, but appears (since Layla's eyes are seen flashing green, which signals her using her power, even after Emma Frost has told her not to illuminate the aged hero) to decide against it, seeing that, in this reality, Steve Rogers was never frozen during World War II, is now roughly in his early eighties, and thus unable to aid them in the fight against Magneto. Meanwhile, in Genosha, Lord Magnus ignores his daughter, Lorna, in order to look at a memorial gravestone in the Genosha gardens that commemorates the death of Professor Charles Xavier.
Meanwhile, the 'awakened' heroes travel to the S. H. I. E. L. D. helicarrier where Emma Frost uses her mental powers to commandeer a vehicle to take them to Genosha. While travelling, the heroes sit down in the ship's cafeteria to enjoy a meal. While there, Cyclops informs the team that since the upcoming battle with Magneto may be the most important battle of their lifetimes, no one should hold back in the least. This causes Jessica Drew to object; if Magneto has given each of them everything they've ever wanted in this illusion, shouldn't they be content to just live in his world? Wolverine quickly dismisses the idea.
Back in Genosha, Magneto receives the incoming representative from Latveria, Victor Von Doom. Latveria is a fictional nation in the Marvel Universe. It is an isolated country ruled by the villainous Doctor Doom, supposedly located in the Banat Dr Doom redirects here For other uses see Dr Doom (disambiguation. There is to be a great event held that night to commemorate the mutant triumph over humanity, an event for which the House of M will act as host. Magneto and Doom smile and pose for the cameras, but it's clear that there is no love lost between the two. The party begins in the Royal Magnus Palace as the guests are introduced: King T'Challa (also known as the Black Panther) of the African Commonwealth of Wakanda, King of Latveria Victor Von Doom, Genis-Vell (a visiting delegate from the Kree Empire), Princess Ororo (also known as Storm) of Kenya and King Namor of the Kingdom of Atlantis. The Black Panther ( T'Challa) is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe who is the first modern Black Genis-Vell, also known as Legacy, Captain Marvel and Photon, is a Fictional character, a Superhero (and sometime Anti-hero The Kree, also known as the Ruul, are a scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race in the Fictional Marvel Universe. Storm ( Ororo Iqadi T'Challa, née Munroe is a Fictional character that appears in a number of Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Atlantis is a Fictional location in the Marvel Comics Universe Finally, the hosts of the evening are introduced: the House of Magnus, composed of Magneto, the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Polaris, and Magneto's two grandchildren, William and Thomas. Polaris ( Lorna Dane) is a Marvel Comics Superhero, a member of the X-Men. Suddenly, from high above, a S. H. I. E. L. D. Sentinel plunges towards the castle. Magneto uses his magnetic powers to hold the Sentinel back from crashing into the castle when the awakened heroes attack. Leading the attack are Wolverine, Daredevil, Nightcrawler and Spider-Man. From the back, Cyclops calls out Magneto's name. When he turns, Cyclops unleashes a furious optic blast, apparently vaporizing Magneto on the spot. Rogue, finally able to unleash her powers to their full extent, tackles both Namor and Princess Ororo and absorbs their abilities, causing her to overflow with power.
Elsewhere, Cloak transports Emma Frost and Layla Miller to Magneto's Genosha garden. Layla Rose Miller is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. Searching for Xavier, they instead find the memorial commemorating his death. Emma Frost collapses to the ground weeping, crying out that "It's all over!" Suddenly, Cloak fades into the ground and reemerges, revealing that Xavier's remains aren't in his grave.
The battle between the House of M and the heroes continues with great ferocity. While the chaos ensues, the Scarlet Witch disappears from the battlefield only to be discovered by Dr. Strange in a tower with her children. The two begin to talk as Dr. Strange attempts to discover the origin of the madness that is happening. Wanda reveals the answer to him in a flashback to the beginning when Quicksilver is confronting Magneto about the fate of Wanda. It turns out that Quicksilver himself was the one responsible for the creation of the alternate world, conspiring with Wanda to make everyone happy in an almost-perfect world. After this revelation, Emma Frost tells Strange to ask about the fate of Charles Xavier. Before he can tell Emma, Wanda is struck in the back by an arrow.
The attacker is Hawkeye, who begins to break down emotionally to Wanda about his death in the real timeline. After a heated exchange, Hawkeye is killed for the second time as one of the Scarlet Witch's antagonised sons - who, as in Avengers Disassembled, are both conduits for Wanda's own almost schizophrenic mind - uses his mutant powers to make the poor Avenger non-existent again. Avengers Disassembled, referred to in some participating series as Disassembled, is a crossover event between several Marvel Comics Schizophrenia ( from the Greek roots schizein (σχίζειν "to split" and phrēn Meanwhile in the memorial garden, Magneto confronts Emma Frost and Layla Miller, who reveals the truth to Magneto about all that has happened. He then unleashes his wrath on everyone, especially his son Quicksilver. He nearly kills Quicksilver by pummeling him to a bloody pulp with large pieces of steel. Suddenly the Scarlet Witch appears, stopping Magneto and returning her brother to healthy form. She begins to lash out saying, "We're freaks, Mutants. . . you chose this over us and you ruined us. . . " Then, with four words, "Daddy. . . No More Mutants", things begin to break down and everything burns out to white once again.
In a blinding flash, the world seemingly comes back to the way it had been. New York is back to normal and Layla Miller wakes up from what she thinks must have been a lucid dream where she played an important part.
Peter Parker wakes up confused with Mary Jane Watson at his side. Together with the Avengers, they try to make sense of what happened that night, (some of them remember, others do not), only to be confronted by a distraught Doctor Strange who states that the House of M really took place and its effects are slowly being felt on a wider scale.
Outside of the X-Mansion, Emma Frost awakes with her nose bleeding. Screams come pelting from the mansion as the students of the Xavier's School for Higher Learning one by one faint and lose their powers. Two students confirmed to lose their powers are Wind Dancer and Tag from New X-Men: Academy X. Sofia Mantega aka Renascence formerly known as Wind Dancer is a Fictional character, a former mutant in the Marvel Universe, one of Tag ( Brian Cruz) is a Fictional character, a Puerto Rican mutant in the Marvel Universe, one of the student body in the Xavier The New Mutants is the name of two defunct Marvel Comics Superhero teams as well as the title of two series featuring those teams Helplessly, the X-Men watch most of their students lose their gifts, hoping in vain that Emma would soon give them an answer to all their questions. As Nightcrawler races to find Wolverine, Emma Cerebro-scans the whole world for mutant activity only to find out the great decimation the mutant population has endured. Among the depowered is Iceman who is covered with water as his previous ice-form shut down. Iceman ( Robert Louis "Bobby" Drake) is a fictional Marvel Comics Superhero, a member of the X-Men. Meanwhile, Wolverine awakes remembering everything about his past.
Back at the Stark Tower, the Avengers are seeking possible explanations from whatever useful sort of media report they can get when they are interrupted by an abrupt appearance of someone in the Mansion's ruins. When they arrived there, they had seen Hawkeye's uniform and an article written by Kat Farell publicizing Hawkeye's death, which brings tears and a great sense of pride to his former teammates.
Still in desperate pursuit of answers, the X-Men fly to Genosha to confront Magneto who has also lost all his powers. He is not able to satisfy them with the answers they have been seeking. Instead of killing Magneto for all his evil deeds, Wolverine consigns him to live the life of a powerless, aging, normal human: the kind of person Magneto never wished to be.
The heroes can only guess about what has caused the majority of the mutant population to lose their powers. With Xavier still missing, and with the Scarlet Witch probably depowered (as she could not be detected by the Cerebro scanner or by Doctor Strange, though she later appears to be living a normal life), the mutant population can only hold on to Henry Pym's words that all these powers could not simply vanish. . . they are contained somewhere; and that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The question remains, as Henry Pym said, "What will be the reaction?"
As if to punctuate this statement, a colossal red ribbon of energy begins to orbit Earth. . .
Unlike previous alternate timelines like Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse, the world of House of M is much the same as the mainstream universe. " Days of Future Past " is a popular storyline in the Marvel Comics Comic book The Uncanny X-Men issues #141 and #142 published in The "Age of Apocalypse" is a popular X-Men Story arc.
In this world, Magneto was attacked by Sentinels over Manhattan in 1979 (taking advantage of Marvel's sliding timescale policy, there are no heroes active in the 1970s). A floating timeline (also known as a sliding timescale) is a device used in Fiction, particularly in Comics and Animation, to explain why At the end of the attack, Magneto revealed an alleged international anti-mutant conspiracy involving Richard M. Nixon. The main result of this was that Magneto was granted sovereignty of the island of Genosha as the leader of the world's mutants. Genosha is a Fictional country that has appeared in numerous Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Another result was that the protection of mutant life was judged to be the first worry of all laws (as a result, stem cell research on mutant embryos is illegal, but stem cell research on altered human embryos is permitted). Stem cells are cells found in most if not all multi-cellular Organisms. Because of this, the world is a racist society, with mutants controlling governments, businesses and culture, and Humans (or "Sapiens") are looked down on as inferior (essentially a reversal of the status quo in the mainstream Marvel universe, where mutants are looked down on and despised instead).
Some exceptions apply to sapiens who live with privileges like Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel in Earth-616 continuity, but Captain Marvel in the World of M) and Spider-Man. Ms Marvel ( Carol Susan Jane Danvers) also known as Binary and Warbird is a Fictional character, a Comic book superheroine Ms Marvel ( Carol Susan Jane Danvers) also known as Binary and Warbird is a Fictional character, a Comic book superheroine In the fictional Marvel Comics multiverse, Earth-616 or Earth 616 is the name used to identify the primary continuity in which most Marvel Comics Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. However, while Carol Danvers is widely known to be a sapien, Spider-Man is believed by the House of M world at large to be a mutant.
Given that the House of M reality was created by the Scarlet Witch and Charles Xavier combining their powers to give the assembled New Avengers and X-Men their heart's desires, it appears that Magneto's heart's desire was threefold. The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Charles Xavier may refer to Professor X, aka Professor Charles Xavier leader of the Marvel Comics superhero team the X-Men Charles Xavier fictional The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Primarily he wanted the entire world to acknowledge that his paranoid fantasies about baseline humans wanting to exterminate mutants were true (hence the Sentinel attack over New York in 1979 which concluded with the release of evidence that the world's human leaders were involved in a genocidal anti-mutant conspiracy). Secondly, he wanted to be acknowledged as a heroic figure and the rightful leader of all mutantkind (hence the disappearance of Charles Xavier and the timing of Magneto's rise to dominance, before other superheroes had appeared on the scene to challenge him). And thirdly, a massive speeding-up of the natural evolution of homo-sapiens into homo-superior until, by the modern era, they accounted for almost 50% of the global population, providing him with a power base sufficient to take over the governments of the world and use them to oppress baseline humans.
The House of M has created some serious consequences in the Marvel Universe. The greatest so far is the reduction of the mutant population from millions to hundreds. Only two current members of the X-Men (Polaris and Professor X) suffered this fate, although the X-Men's main villain Magneto has lost his abilities as well, as have two members of the Avengers: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Polaris ( Lorna Dane) is a Marvel Comics Superhero, a member of the X-Men. Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero known as the leader and founder of Magneto and Xavier have since been repowered, whilst Polaris and Quicksilver (and others) have either gained new powers (sometimes almost exactly like their old powers) or regained lost powers via other means (such as through Quicksilver himself), within a span of well under two years. Other reasonably popular mutants have also been repowered by technology, such as Chamber and Jubilee. Jonothon "Jono" Evan Starsmore, better known as Decibel or Chamber, is a fictional character a Marvel Comics Superhero associated Jubilation "Jubilee" Lee is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics superheroine associated with the X-Men.
Other consequences include:
The Exiles begin their Worlds Tour in Exiles #69 to chase down Proteus here. This article is about the Marvel Comics series for other uses in comics see Exiles (comics The Exiles are a group of Fictional characters Kevin MacTaggert best known as Proteus and also called Mutant X is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men. It was their first stop of six.
The House of M: Avengers five-issue limited series debuted in November 14, 2007, written by Christos Gage and drawn by Mike Perkins. Events 1533 - Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Christos Gage, sometimes credited as Christos N Gage or Chris Gage, is an American Screenwriter and Comic book writer The series spans from 1979 to the present day and acts as a prequel to the original House of M miniseries, showing the formation of Luke Cage's Human Resistance Movement. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional Superhero appearing in Comic books published by 
It was recent told in an interview with Brian Bendis that it seems that the events of House of M play into the present Secret Invasion event that is written by Bendis. The events of the Skrulls during House of M will be covered in New Avengers #45. 
As a universe-wide event, House of M stretches beyond its main series with the storyline interacting with the following comics:
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It should be noted that each storyline/paperback contains a mostly standalone sidestory, and can be read individually without any continuity problems. Only the House of M mini-series itself deals with the main storyline.