The Third Eye Guide to House of X / Power of X

Published July 1st, 2019

Posted in: , , , ,

The Third Eye Guide to the biggest thing to hit the X-MEN since JOSS WHEDON & GRANT MORRISON: The HOUSE OF X!

SECRET WARS all-star Jonathan Hickman returns to the Marvel Universe with a vengeance as he reinvents the X-MEN in an exciting new way!

We have to tell you: EVERYTHING about the HOUSE OF X / POWER OF X initiative is pure comic book goodness at its finest — like, this is some of the most exciting stuff we’ve seen hitting the world of both Marvel and DC in forever, and it lives up to the hype in every way possible!

First off — this is an initiative that’s not just being written by Jonathan Hickman, but the entire direction of mutants in the Marvel Universe as a whole, is being headed up by the one and only Hickman, the man who gave you SECRET WARS, AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT, EAST OF WEST, and so much more!

Secondly, it’s THE X-MEN! Seriously: who doesn’t love a good X-MEN story? C’mon: many of us, and many of you, came into comics because of the X-MEN, and to see them returning back to the top level of the Marvel Universe again is a pretty big deal.

The ideas being put together in HOUSE OF X and POWER OF X are on the same wave length, and even beyond, of classic runs like Joss Whedon and Grant Morrison — but, they’re so much more than that. In fact, there hasn’t been a sense of epic world-building and bigger-than-life UNCANNY comic book energy in the X-Men like this since that iconic X-MEN #1 from Chris Claremont and Jim Lee many years back!

What’s the scoop on HOUSE OF X / POWER OF X? In the vein of milestone moments for X-MEN like GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 and X-MEN #1 (the Claremont / Lee collaboration), HOUSE OF X and POWER OF X reduce the X-MEN line down to just two primary books, both of which written by Jonathan Hickman.

While the mysteries behind what’s actually going down in HOUSE OF X are too damn good for us to spoil here (trust us: you’re gonna wanna read and see these unfold in person) — we’ll say this: by the time you finish issue #1, your view of the X-MEN and their place in the Marvel Universe will have taken some drastic twists and turns, and left you with your jaw on the floor!

This is the definition of history-making comics, Third Eye Faithful, and we’re so darn excited to share these moments with you as they happen!

So, where do things begin? The fun starts in HOUSE OF X #1, where we see how since the release of Uncanny X-Men #1, there have been four seminal moments in the history of the X-Men. Giant-Sized X-Men. X-Men. Age of Apocalypse. New X-Men.

Four iconic series that introduced a new era for Marvel’s mutants and revolutionized the X-Men.

In House of X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind…one that will bring mutants out of the shadow of mankind and into the light once more.

And, then in POWER OF X, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINTY, NEW AVENGERS, FF) continues his revolutionary new direction for the X-Men. Intertwining with HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X reveals the secret past, present  and  future of mutantkind, changing the way you look at every X-Men story before and after.

HOUSE OF X / POWER OF X are set to change the entire landscape of the X-MEN in the Marvel U, and if you haven’t read the X-Titles in quite sometime: this is the place to get back on board!

We’ve been lucky enough to read both issue #1s, and while we can’t disclose what goes down — we can tell you right now: iconic characters, the X-Men you care about, the bad guys you love to see in action, the Marvel Universe and the X-Men interacting in a way that’s downright fascinating, and a take on the X-Men that’s so fresh — you’ll never see it coming!

Join us Tuesday Night 7/23/19 at Midnight for our HOUSE OF X #1 Midnight Release party & get the EXCLUSIVE House of X #1 Party Variant at cover price! ALL LOCATIONS!

Third Eye Faithful – HOUSE OF X is such a big deal, that we had to put together a very special way to celebrate, and as such, we’re hosting a MIDNIGHT release for issue #1, so you can be among the first to get your hands on HOUSE OF X #1!

In addition, as an extra bonus for you night owls who decide to come out and be a part of our HOUSE OF X fun, we’ll have a special LAUNCH PARTY variant of issue #1 that you can scoop for normal cover price at our big midnight release!

And, on top of that, we’ll also be hosting special launch party fun both at the midnight, and the following day during normal store hours, that includes:

  • 1 FREE PACK OF KRAKOA SEEDS WITH PURCHASE OF HOUSE OF X #1
  • FIRST CRACK AT PURCHASING ALL THE EXCLUSIVE HOUSE OF X #1 BUNDLES!
  • PRE-ORDER OUR SPECIAL X-CELLENT SAVINGS BUNDLES WHERE YOU CAN GET ALL 6 ISSUES OF HOUSE OF X FOR $29.99 & SAVE 15% OFF COVER PRICE! These specials ONLY valid at our midnight release & launch day parties!
  • PRE-ORDER OUR SPECIAL X-TREME SAVINGS BUNDLE WHERE YOU CAN GET BOTH HOUSE OF X #1-6 & POWERS OF X #1-6 FOR JUST $49.99 & SAVE 20% OFF COVER PRICE! These specials ONLY valid at our midnight release & launch day parties!
  • Take part in a special X-TRA SAVINGS Sale on all X-MEN related graphic novels & merch!

Click here for full details on our HOUSE OF X #1 Midnight Release Party!

Collect ALL THE HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X variant covers & save big with our  exclusive THIRD EYE Cover Bundle Offers! 

With HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X being as big as they are — there’s some very special covers in the works for each book, and we know many of you are going to want to get in on these, so we’re gonna make it just a tad bit easier!

HOUSE OF X Cover Bundles – Click here for our HOUSE OF X Cover Gallery

HOUSE OF X #1 BASIC TRAINING Bundle – Get all the basic covers for just $39.99 (normally 49.99) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Party Var 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Pichelli Flower Var 5.99
  • Christopher Af 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

HOUSE OF X #1 DANGER ROOM Bundle – Get all the basic covers + the 1:10 & 1:25 Ratio Variants for $59.99 (normally $89.99) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Party Var 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Pichelli Flower Var 5.99
  • Christopher Af 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • 1:10 Huddleston 9.99
  • 1:25 Noto 24.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

HOUSE OF X #1 ASTEROID M Bundle – Get all the basic covers + all the Ratio Variants (excluding the 1:200) for $199.99 (normally $250) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Party Var 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Pichelli Flower Var 5.99
  • Christopher Af 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • 1:10 Huddleston 9.99
  • 1:25 Noto 19.99
  • 1:50 Madueria 59.99
  • 1:100 Cockrum 109.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

HOUSE OF X #1 XTINCTION Bundle – Get all the basic covers + all the Ratio Variants (including the 1:200) for $299.99 (normally $460.00) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Party Var 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Pichelli Flower Var 5.99
  • Christopher Af 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • 1:10 Huddleston 9.99
  • 1:25 Noto 19.99
  • 1:50 Madueria 59.99
  • 1:100 Cockrum 109.99
  • 1:200 Pacheco Virgin Variant 209.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

HOUSE OF X #1 CEREBRO Bundle – Get ALL the covers for HOUSE OF X #1, including the 1 PER STORE Premiere variants, all regular basic covers, all ratio variants, and the elusive 1:500 Brooks Virgin Variant! Normally $1100.00 – save big and get yours for $799.99!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Party Var 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Pichelli Flower Var 5.99
  • Christopher Af 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • 1:10 Huddleston 9.99
  • 1:25 Noto 19.99
  • 1:50 Madueria 59.99
  • 1:100 Cockrum 109.99
  • 1:200 Pacheco Virgin Variant 209.99
  • 1 PER STORE Larraz Premiere Variant 49.99
  • 1:500 Brooks Virgin Variant 599.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

POWER OF X Cover Bundles –Click here for our POWERS OF X Cover Gallery

POWERS OF X #1 BASIC TRAINING Bundle – Get all the basic covers for just $29.99 (normally 41.99) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • Weaver New Character 5.99
  • Christoper AF 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

POWERS OF X #1 DANGER ROOM Bundle – Get all the basic covers + the 1:10 & 1:25 Ratio Variants for $59.99 (normally $79.99) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • Weaver New Character 5.99
  • Christoper AF 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • 1:10 Huddleston 9.99
  • 1:25 Hans 24.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

POWERS OF X #1 ASTEROID M Bundle –Get all the basic covers + all the Ratio Variants (excluding the 1:200) for $169.99 (normally $225) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • Weaver New Character 5.99
  • Christoper AF 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • 1:10 Huddleston 9.99
  • 1:25 Hans 24.99
  • 1:50 Perez 49.99
  • 1:100 Kirby 99.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

POWERS OF X #1 XTINCTION Bundle –Get all the basic covers + all the Ratio Variants (including the 1:200) for $249.99 (normally $369.99) & Save Big!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • Weaver New Character 5.99
  • Christoper AF 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • 1:10 Huddleston 9.99
  • 1:25 Hans 24.99
  • 1:50 Perez 49.99
  • 1:100 Kirby 99.99
  • 1:200 DEODATO VIRGIN VARIANT 199.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up.

POWERS OF X #1 CEREBRO Bundle – Get ALL the covers for POWERS OF X #1, all regular basic covers, all ratio variants, and the elusive 1:500 BROOKS Virgin Variant! Normally $1000.00 – save big and get yours for $699.99!
  • Cover A 5.99
  • Blank 5.99
  • Young 5.99
  • Character Decades 5.99
  • Weaver New Character 5.99
  • Christoper AF 5.99
  • Brooks Connecting 5.99
  • 1:10 Huddleston 9.99
  • 1:25 Hans 24.99
  • 1:50 Perez 49.99
  • 1:100 Kirby 99.99
  • 1:200 DEODATO VIRGIN VARIANT 199.99
  • 1:500 Brooks Virgin Variant 599.99

Click here to pre-order for mail order or in-store pick up


Wanna Catch Up On Your Hickman Reads Before HOUSE OF X / POWER OF X? Start with Third Eye’s TOP 5 Hickman Graphic Novels

We know after getting all hyped about HOUSE OF X / POWERS OF X, you’re probably itching to dig into some X-MEN goodness, and we’ve put together our TOP 5 X-Reads to hold you over until things kick off at the end of July!

SECRET WARS – This is Hickman’s biggest Marvel Masterpiece prior to the upcoming X-MEN stuff, and really does deliver quite possibly the best Marvel event story we’ve ever read. In SECRET WARS, the Marvel Universe is no more! The interdimensional Incursions have eliminated each and every alternate universe one by one. And now – despite the best efforts of the scientists, sages and superhumans – the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe have collided…and been destroyed! All that exists in the vast empty cosmos is a single, titanic patchwork planet made of the fragmented remains of hundreds of devastated dimensions: Battleworld! And the survivors of this multiversal catastrophe all bend their knee to Battleworld’s master: Doctor Doom! What strange creatures inhabit this world? Which familiar faces will return? And what happens when Battleworld’s various domains go to war? The Marvel Universe is dead – and the victors of the Secret Wars will determine what comes next!



AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT – One of the best “BIG” Avengers stories of all-time, Hickman really shows just why he’s one of the best writers in the game with this one, and it still stands up as one of our fave AVENGERS tales! In TIME RUNS OUT, the Illuminati killed a world – and their own is next. Jonathan Hickman’s cataclysmic saga, two years in the making, jumps ahead to its epic climax! For Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Illuminati, it has all been building to this – the day of the Final Incursion! Eight months after the events of Original Sin, and the revelation of the Illuminati’s desperate, world-destroying actions, much has changed for the Avengers. How have they survived their sins? And the Cabal has re-formed with a new, deadly cast, but their motives are complicated. Both groups will fight to save their world – but have all the battles they’ve endured, all the sacrifices they’ve made, prepared either group for the inevitable moment where time runs out for everybody?


FANTASTIC FOUR BY HICKMAN – It’s not easy to make the First Family cool, and we gotta say: Hickman did the best job we’ve ever seen of making the FANTASTIC FOUR feel exactly how you want them to feel. Exciting, science-heavy, explorers challenging the rules of the universe itself — this is some of the best stuff Hickman did, and still remains our favorite run of FF ever outside of the original Stan and Jack stuff! In this run, legendary writer Jonathan Hickman’s sprawling, landmark run begins here! Dark Reign strikes Marvel’s first family in an explosive way – with H.A.M.M.E.R. agents attacking the Baxter Building! But as Reed Richards builds a bridge across the Multiverse to learn how to solve everything, he finds more than he bargained for. What is the Council? The FF deal with the Wizard and the Mole Man; a familiar visitor arrives from the future with a mysterious message; and the team journeys deep beneath the Earth, under the sea and to the moon – where they learn a startling secret about the history of the Inhumans. It’s superior super-hero storytelling as only Jonathan Hickman can deliver it!


SHIELD ARCHITECTS OF FOREVER – This is one of the trippiest works Hickman has done at Marvel, and we gotta tell ya: tying Isaac Newton, Galileo, Imhotep, and so many others into the history of the Marvel Universe is some of the coolest stuff we’ve ever seen. Leonardo da Vinci. Galileo Galilei. Sir Isaac Newton. The titans of history, they discovered the truth of reality in mathematics and the limits of possibility in science – and pushed past those limits with their boundless imaginations. And each has weighed the same question: What is man’s destiny? For these men were also all members of the Brotherhood of the Shield, a secret organization that has been safeguarding humanity and shepherding the future for almost 5,000 years. They turned back the Brood in ancient Egypt. They kept a Celestial from destroying Earth in first-century China. They stopped Galactus the first time he visited our planet during the 16th century. And still they watch over us all. But during the late 1950s, the Brotherhood faced a test like none other: the Night Machine, a super-powered being driven to bring about the organization’s utter destruction.?His vicious attack on the High Council’s Rome headquarters causes a line to be drawn between the members of the Shield, and the questions about man’s destiny will be resolved once and for all!


EAST OF WEST TP VOL.1 – So, not quite one of Hickman’s Marvel projects, but so damn good, we had to give it some serious love, EAST OF WEST is a MUST-READ. A crazy, alternate history post-apocalyptic Western of epic proportions — picture DARK TOWER by way of DEADWOOD by way of MAD MAX with a little BLADE RUNNER thrown in, and that sums up EAST OF WEST well. In EAST OF WEST, this is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH.


Want to reserve HOUSE OF X with a Third Eye Pullbox?

Click here to add HOUSE OF X to your Third Eye Pullbox

Want to reserve POWERS OF X with a Third Eye Pullbox

Click here to add POWERS OF X to your Third Eye Pullbox