Joss WhedonJoss Whedon helps plan Marvel event
By Jennifer M. Contino
Tuesday 8 February 2005, by Webmaster
Bendis Talks about “House of M”
At the Emerald City ComiCon, New Avengers writer Brian Michael Bendis revealed more information about the much anticipated Marvel event, House of M. "It’s just about the damn biggest thing I’ve ever written. All the Marvel writers are involved and writing the stories they want to write." Fans have been speculating for several months that House of M is going to pick up where the “Chaos” storyline in Avengers #503 left off, but Bendis said not to believe what you read online.
It’s a very big story and at its basis, it starts with Astonishing X-Men and New Avengers, but grows to include the entire Marvel Universe. "When we’re done at the end, we don’t put it back together the way we found it." Joss Whedon is not directly writing any part of the crossover, but he did help in planning it. He teased, "The enemy of the X-Men and the enemy of the Avengers is now the same person...."
The format of the core event is an 8-issue biweekly mini-series, written by Bendis, drawn by Olivier Coipel, and colored by Frank D’Armata, who Bendis who says is a “great storyteller and an amazing colorist.” The official series announcement is coming up in the June "Previews." "Every other week is going to be like a giant bomb is dropped on the Marvel Universe."