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House of M (Dinastía de M)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  11,834 ratings  ·  276 reviews
The Marvel event of the decade is here! The Avengers and the X-Men are faced with a common foe that becomes their greatest threat: Wanda Maximoff! The Scarlet Witch is out of control, and the fate of the entire world is in her hands. Will Magneto help his daughter or use her powers to his own benefit? Starring the Astonishing X-Men and the New Avengers! You know how someti ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 17th 2006 by Marvel (first published February 1st 2006)
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Ekairidium
I originally intended to review all eight issues individually but due to some unforeseen time restraints IRL, I decided to simply post a single official review for its overall collection instead. And let me tell you something: writer Brian Michael Endis and artist Oliver Coipel have composed a formidable and pristine piece of comic book storytelling in the unbelievably catastrophic major event of House of M which had been dubbed ominously as "M-Day." And for a rather distressing reason at that.

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Sam Quixote
The Scarlet Witch has gone crazy after killing some of her fellow Avengers leaving the hero team along with the X-Men pondering what to do with her – do they kill her for what’s she done or because her powers have become unstable? Before they have a chance to decide anything she uses everything she has to change the world into a mutant utopia where humans are hounded and giving each mutant their heart’s desire.

Brian Michael Bendis writes a fascinating event book the equivalent of DC’s “Elseworl
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Jonathan

I have been making it a priority of mine this year to catch up on comic arcs that I had heard plenty about. And yes, that basically means I have discovered the fun of interlibrary loans. Following the events I read about in Avengers Disassembled, you end up with many of the Avengers and X-Men deciding whether or not they should kill Scarlet Witch. This is the lead in to House of M, a reality shaking comic book arc like few other modern stories.

A white light hits the combined Avengers and X-Men a
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Anne
I've wanted to read this for a while now, because there have been so many references to this in other comics that I've read lately. It's nice to finally understand what everyone is talking about.
It was good in a freaky how-are-they-going-to-fix-this-mess kind of way.
Aaron
I read House of M a million years ago back when it first came out, and remember feeling like I enjoyed it but didn't see what all the fuss was about. At the time, I wasn't overly familiar with what was going on with New Avengers or the X-Men, which seems like it spelled disaster for my ability to truly connect with the story. Now, years later and with a much greater knowledge of the Marvel Universe around this time, this book reads as INCREDIBLE. It is such a huge, brimming blast. It's no wonder ...more
Anna Banana
Noooo! My favorite character! Gah, what the heck Marvel :(
Kyle
Jan 31, 2014 Kyle rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This is definitely one of my favourite collections from the Marvel Universe. It continues with the events which were started in the "Disassembled" stories, that is to stay, House of M deals mainly with the fallout of Scarlett Witch's emotional/mental breakdown that ended with the deaths of several Avengers.

Not sure how to imprison a reality-bending, unpredictable mutant, the X-men and Avengers must come together to make a final decision on how to handle Scarlet Witch. Fearing that they will opt
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Gavin
I'm assuming this picks up not long after Avengers:Disassembled, and carries on with the decimation of the OTHER major group in the Marvel Universe: The X-Men/Mutants as a whole. Everyone knows the lines "No More Mutants".
I'm glad I finally got to read this, it reads like a movie just waiting to be made...Scarlet Witch remakes reality in such a way that many people are given what they desire, or are just made to forget all that came before. However, the one man who remembers the 'real' world? Wo
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Mike
Great re-imagining of the Marvel universe upside-down. When I originally read this, I didn't realize it would spawn so many side-stories. Not sure if this is Marvel just cashing in on another Bendis-fest, or if there's really a rich set of ideas worth exploring here. I'd like to think the latter, but the way that the tie-ins seem to have spiked so fast and died off not long thereafter, it seems like the former. Nothing against Bendis, just frustrated that Bendis gives these guys so many grand sl ...more
Marianna Neal
The story in House of M is so much fun to read, and it's also a pretty big mindfuck because the Scarlet Witch is out of control. It throws you right into action, and it never stops. I have to say, since I've only started reading X-Men recently (and my only knowledge of the Avengers is through movies/wikipedia) I was a little bit confused at first, since House of M has a ton of characters I'm not super familiar with. However, I figured it out eventually, and now I HAVE to know what happens next! ...more
Nikki
House of M actually seems a bit old hat, coming to it after I've already read other crossover events and the aftermath of House of M, The Children's Crusade. I'm trying to fit it together with some of the other comics I've read, and I'm a little unsure -- Wanda's children, how do they end up being Billy and Tommy from Young Avengers? When does that happen? That's not really explained to my satisfaction anywhere in the story.

Did like the cast here, though it feels a little crowded. Spider-man get
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Megan
At the urging of my fiance, I finally read House of M and I'm so upset that I didn't do it sooner. Superbly written, House of M chronicles the aftermath of the deaths of the Avengers at the hands of Scarlet Witch. At this point, Wanda Maximoff is so distraught from what she has done that she is losing her grip on reality and control of her reality-altering powers. When the New Avengers, X-Men and various friends meet to decide Scarlet Witch's fate, her brother, Quicksilver, decides to take matte ...more
Paul
Fun yet frustrating, and in turns exciting and dull.

Brian Michael Bendis has a gift for snappy scenes with characters quipping back and forth to one another, but this facility with fun conversation scenes (aided by Oliver Coipel's dynamic and sharp artwork) distracts the reader from his persistent and fundamental problems with plotting and pacing. In his previous work on books like Powers and Daredevil, Bendis was able to keep up the reader's interest by following the journey of one or two prota
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Martin
House of M finally gets the deluxe hardcover treatment!

It contains the 8-issue mini-series and a LOT of bonus features (about 1/3 of the book!), such as variant covers, interviews, penciled pages, the script to issue 1, as well as "The Secrets Of The House Of M", which helps understand the House Of M universe a lot better, by giving the readers the new reality's status quo, as well as how the characters have all been affected by the change.

The mini itself is well done: the dialogue and art are
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Carla
One of my favourite storylines from the X-verse. It can be hard to blend so many characters to make a unified team especially with so much going on but this graphic novel did it excellently. I finally was able to see why the Scarlett Witch is considered so badass and I found Quicksilver’s storyline very compelling. I liked that there was an argument made that perhaps that the altered reality was how things actually should have been. I can’t say I see the reasoning behind trying to reverse what t ...more
Stephen Leach
The Avengers, The X-Men and several standalone superheroes are called together to discuss the issue of what must be done with Wanda Maximoff.

House of M is an interesting event. One thing I like about it is that the tie-ins are pretty much all supplementary and aren't essential to understand the main story. They're still good, but the main series stands alone perfectly well.

That said, you'll want to read the tie-ins anyway, because they tell the full story of the alternative world created for Hou
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Elin the Lightship
This is one of the best graphic novels I've read - story wise. In terms for what it opens up to.
I really like Wanda and I felt that I should feel more for her and the others. The decisions they had to make. Who are they to decide the fate of the world?
And everything they do creates ripples in time, the butterfly effect. Nothing is right. Nothing can be perfect.
But it was too short to stir real emotions and I just saw this as an important stepping-stone for the intriguing web of crossovers that s
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Stephen
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House of M takes some time after the events of Avengers Disassembled, where Scarlet killed some of her teammates in a mental breakdown and really turns it on it's head. The Scarlet Witch has killed some of her teammates in a mental break down, Magneto seeks to protect her from the possible judgment of the X-Men and the Avengers. The X-Men and the Avengers get together to discuss what they should do with The Scarlet Witch, they come to the conclusion that she is too crazy and too dangerous to liv
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
This graphic novel is about the day that Wanda Maximoff, The Scarlet Witch, changed mutantkind forever. It happens after a sequence of upsetting events break her fragile mind, and put others at risk due to her incredibly powerful, world-shaping powers.

The X-Men and Avengers have to decide what to do about Wanda. With her mental breakdown and her intact powers, surely she will continue to pose too much of a danger to others around her. Her brother, Quicksilver, desperate to save his sister, convi
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Michael
Es bedurfte zweier Anläufe, bis ich richtig in die Handlung einsteigen und das Buch durchlesen konnte. In der zweiten Hälfte ist mir schließlich klar geworden, was in House of M geschieht, aber bis dahin war Geduld gefordert.
Bendis hat hier eine alternative "Wirklichkeit" geschaffen, deren Konsequenzen ((view spoiler)) für die Zukunft unabsehbar sind. Bendis selbst hat übrigens gesagt, dass dieser Erzählstrang die "tatsächliche" Rea
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Peter Derk
Good story, nice way to go about making a big change. Some really solid Spider-Man stuff in there.

You know one of my top pet peeves in comics, something that goes down in this book? When they reprint an entire fake newspaper or magazine page within the comic. This might make me sound like a total shit, but I came to read comics, not magazines, and especially not a magazine that's 100% fictional.

There's something weirdly OCD about me where I feel like I have to read every word on the page. It's
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Evan Dossey
I wanted to complete my readings of Marvel's big "Event" series between 2004 - 2011. These include House of M, Civil War, World War Hulk, Siege, and Fear Itself.

This may be my least favorite.

None of these stories really hold up to repeat readings. Naturally. They're made to be read monthly, their gravitas not from storytelling but from their influence on future monthly stories. You can tell it most terribly in Bendis' books, "HoM,' "Secret Invasion," and "Siege."

Regardless, books like Civil War
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Evan Kingston
I started following Marvel again with CIVIL WAR, so it was fun to catch up on this much alluded to moment in Marvel history. I've been reading FEAR ITSELF as it's been coming out and feel, so far, that it is the best event of its kind, in large part because of how the side-stories and cross-overs have built up the story instead of complication or crippling it. I really feel I've gained much entertainment and insight from the mini's I've followed without losing anything in the ones I skipped.

That
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Tyler
Finally read this. Really even joyed it surprisingly. Art was great and it's Bendis so you pretty much know it'll be good (pretty much). It's good to see the start of this and I'll definitely have to read some follow ups to it.
Maddison
4.5 stars!!!!!

This is one of the best comics I've read (I haven't read much), holy shit this is hella close to Saga. I LOVE HAVING FRIENDS WHO BUY A SHIT TON OF COMIC BC I'M POOR AND CANNOT AFFORD THEM
Matilda
One of the more famous Marvel story arcs, while I did enjoy this I wish there had been a little more focus on Scarlet Witch, Magneto and Quicksilver.
Praxedes
Not at all impressed with this book. I actually read the 53 crossover comics to more deeply delve into the story, but it was all for naught. The storylines are aimless and disorganized, unlike many of Marvel's crossovers. Too many new characters were not properly fleshed out, and the actions scenes were predictable. I suppose reading the 8-part book without all the other peripheral stories would be better.
Tomas
I've been wanting to get this event read for awhile, and just got to it...it was totally worth the wait. Awesome, awesome story line. The only negative is now I have to read all the spin-offs. :)
Tays
Cool story and great artwork. Pietro and Wanda's sibling love is unparalleled. I mean, it's pretty much obvious that they love each other as siblings but I didn't really imagine it to be at this height. The characters were all well written, though it was a bit confusing whenever the story goes to the plot in Japan, all that project Genesis stuff. Logan is the same badass Logan even with the reality altered. Peter Parker was a bit of a jerk but still a laughable character. Hulk still smashed his ...more
Amanda
The story didn't blow me away but I really enjoyed the art. 3.5 stars.
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A comic book writer and erstwhile artist. He has won critical acclaim (including five Eisner Awards) and is one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For over eight years Bendis’s books have consistently sat in the top five best sellers on the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts.

Though he started as a writer and artist of independent noir fiction series, he shot
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