House of M #1 - 8 (2005)
The superhero team Avengers disbanded after its member Scarlet Witch suffered a mental breakdown and turned her reality-altering powers against them. Magneto took custody of her and tried to help her heal and recover. However, when the X-Men and the re-grouped Avengers met to discuss how to handle the immense threat posed the Witch, her brother Quicksilver feared for her life, pressuring her to alter reality, creating a world in which mutants were the dominant species and live openly without fear, with Magneto as the emperor. This became known as the House of M reality. Eventually, a group of heroes became aware of the reality alterations and fought Magneto's forces. When the Scarlet Witch restored reality, she stripped 90% of the mutant population of their powers. This event, known as M-Day, left only approximately 300 mutants on Earth, apparently stripping the X-gene from all other living or dead mutants, with no new mutant births occurring. Hundreds of Xavier's students and many X-Men and associates, including Polaris, were depowered along with Xavier and Magneto.
From the pages of House of M #8:
Magneto has lost the war against ordinary humans for which he sacrificed the well-being of his children. Now he is forced to watch his daughter, Wanda, the Sacrlet Witch, suffer a loss of control over her powers and her grip on reality. Quicksilver, Wanda's brother Pietro, pleads with their estranged father to help her.
Mutant leader Charles Xavier, who is unable to help the Scarlet Witch, gathers the Avengers and the X-Men to decide how to proceed. The heroes are not convinced that killing Wanda is the only solution, so they travel to the mutant nation Genosha to confront her, in the hope of discovering what it is that she wants.
When they get to the island, Wanda is missing, as are Magneto and Pietro.
Then the world burns to white.
Reality as we knew it is gone...
... replaced by a society in which humans are the oppressed minority and mutants run the culture, ruling over all existing countries, religions and politics. A kingdom united under the House of M.
Through the mysterious powers of a young girl named Layla Miller, a group of heroes has been shown the truth about how life used to be. Led by the mutant Cyclops, they head to Genosha to face Magneto in a do-or-die mission, with the fate of the entire world hanging in the balance.
The epic battle comes to a halt when Magneto is awakened to the reality of the changed world around him, and Doctor Strange discovers that it was not Magneto who caused the House of M to be created, but rather his son, the former Avenger, Quicksilver. Desperate to save his sister's life, Quicksilver convinced Wanda to use her powers to tap into Charles Xavier's psychic abilities and give everyone, including Magneto, what they have always desired.
When Magneto turns of Quicksilver, Wanda lashes out at her father. She blames his selfish desire to lead the mutant revolution as the reason their childhood was a disaster and their adult lives have crumpled. Wanda says three words: No More Mutants.
Before the gathered heroes can react, the world goes white one more time...
House of M #1 - 8 (2005)
|Title||Material collected||Publication date||ISBN|
|House of M: Excalibur - Prelude||Excalibur #11-14||August 2005||978-0785118121|
|House of M||House of M #1-8; The Pulse: House of M Special||February 2006||978-0785117216|
|House of M: Incredible Hulk||Incredible Hulk #83-87||February 2006||978-0785118343|
|House of M: Fantastic Four / Iron Man||Fantastic Four: House of M #1-3;Iron Man: House of M #1-3||July 2006||978-0785119234|
|House of M: Uncanny X-Men||Uncanny X-Men #462-465; first half of Secrets of the House of M||January 2006||978-0785116639|
|House of M: Mutopia X||Mutopia X #1-5||February 2006||978-0785118114|
|House of M: New X-Men||New X-Men: Academy X #16-19; second half of Secrets of the House of M||February 2006||978-0785119418|
|House of M: Spider-Man||Spider-Man: House of M #1-5||March 2006||978-0785117537|
|House of M: World of M, Featuring Wolverine||Wolverine #33-35; Captain America#10; Black Panther #7; Pulse #10||March 2006||978-0785119227|
|House of M: Avengers||House of M: Avengers #1-5||July 2008||978-0785127505|
|House of M: Civil War||Civil War: House of M #1-5||May 2009||978-0785133803|
|House of M: Masters of Evil||House of M: Masters of Evil #1-5||February 2010||978-0785141662|
Decimation Event (2005)
|Decimation: X-Men - The Day After||ISBN 0-7851-1984-1||Decimation: House of M - The Day After and X-Men #177-181.|
|Decimation: Generation M||ISBN 0-7851-1958-2||Generation M #1-5.|
|Decimation: Son of M||ISBN 0-7851-1970-1||Son of M #1-6.|
|Decimation: Sentinel Squad O*N*E||ISBN 0-7851-1997-3||Sentinel Squad O*N*E #1-5.|
|Decimation: X-Men - 198||ISBN 0-7851-1994-9||X-Men: The 198 #1-5 and X-Men: The 198 Files (one-shot).|
|X-Men: Deadly Genesis||ISBN 0-7851-1984-1||X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1-6.|
|Wolverine: Origins & Endings||ISBN 0-7851-1977-9||Wolverine #36-40.|