Too Many Mutants – House of M #7

The cover to House of M #7
He tripped.
From Series: House of M

What Happened:

Everyone’s fighting! The rebel heroes who remember the real world thanks to Layla Miller‘s powers are attacking their friends who do not remember the real world. Why? Because the rebel heroes want to kill who they believe is responsible for this alternate world: Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr). They are doing fighting and causing a lot of property damage instead of using Layla Miller’s powers to restore THEIR FRIENDS’ memories of the real world as well. It is a dumb plan but we’re too deep in to stop now! Wheels within wheels! Time marches on!

During the battle, The Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) collapses and starts to disappear. This freaks out her brother Quicksilver and he goes berserk on the rebel heroes. Makes logical sense. Wanda didn’t disappear before the rebel heroes showed up. Now the rebel heroes show up and she starts to disappear? The simple logical solution is to run around with super speed and punch everyone in the face, like the great thinkers of yore would suggest.

That Scarlet Witch was just a illusion made with magic though. Doctor Strange, in Astral Form mode, uses his bloodhound senses to find the real Scarlet Witch and her children. They all play blocks together. Doctor Strange then tries to figure out what’s really going on. Scarlet Witch reveals it wasn’t Magneto who told her to change the world, but Quicksilver.

This changes EVERTHING. (Not really). Magneto was a villain who had to be killed. Quicksilver is a hero who made a mistake who needs to be captured. Neither of these people are who actually did the deed of changing the world (Wanda, who everyone wanted to kill way back in issue one).

Hawkeye (Clint Barton) then shoots Wanda in the back with an arrow. Wanda, trying to protect her kids from the scary man with a bow and arrow, wipes him away from existence. Doctor Strange has apparently just decided to duck out around this time.

Back in the battle, Layla Miller restores Magneto’s memories when he finds her and The White Queen (Emma Frost) by Xavier’s fake gravestone. This sets Magneto off who, in a rage, kills Quicksilver. The heroes are all shocked by this because WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH THE HEROES ARE AGAINST KILLING.

Scarlet Witch shows up and returns Quicksilver to life. Then she decides to punish Magneto by taking away the thing he loves most in the world: Mutants.

What I Learned From This Comic:

Wanda’s got some ugly kids.

The Creators:
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler: Olivier Coipel
Inker: Tim Townsend
Colourists: Frank D’Armata
Letterers: Chris Eliopoulos<
Cover Artist: Esad Ribic
Editors: Tom Brevoort, Stephanie Moore, Molly Lazer, & Andy Schmidt

House of M #3

The cover to House of M #3
Wolverine, maxing it to the extreme as he escapes from… nobody chasing him.
From Series: House of M

What Happened:

In the mysterious alternate reality where mutants have become the dominant species, Wolverine (Logan) has found himself to be the only person who kept his real memories. The rest of the world is convinced this new reality is the true one. Also, Wolverine doesn’t just remember the true reality, he remembers everything. For the first time since he’s been in comics, Wolverine is in possession of all his life’s memories and they are mostly traumatic.

So, dealing with this the best way available at the moment, Wolverine jumps off a helicarrier which was flying over New York City. This also helps him escape Mystique (Raven Darkhölme), Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), and other mutants in SHIELD uniforms who keep referring to him as “boss”.

He lands hard on a building but he’s okay because he’s Wolverine. He sees the world is completely different because he doesn’t recognize ANY of the billboards up in Times Square and Wolverine has been KNOWN to be a real fanboy about that stuff.

Looking for Charles Xavier, Wolverine breaks into what should be his mansion. Instead he finds a regular family living there and really freaks the dad out. Wolverine is a small scary dude in normal circumstances, imagine him sneaking into your bedroom in the middle of the night.

When he tries to meet with Tony Stark, his SHIELD team finds him through a tracking device in his neck. They want to take him in thinking he’s gone rogue. Also, Rogue is there! They fight and Wolverine tries to escape but it’s the hero Cloak who teleports him to a secret location.

There Wolverine meets Luke Cage and Hawkeye (Clint Barton) who is very much supposed to be dead.

What I Learned From This Comic:

The dude who lives in Charles Xavier mansion can afford a mansion but can’t get he daughter a doll that isn’t from the garbage can.

The Creators:
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler: Olivier Coipel
Inker: Tim Townsend
Colourists: Frank D’Armata
Letterers: Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artist: Esad Ribic
Editors: Tom Brevoort, Stephanie Moore, Molly Lazer, & Andy Schmidt