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Civil War: House of M #4: Review

Dec 2008
Christos N. Gage, Andrea Di Vito

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Chapter 4: Retaliation

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4 stars

Civil War: House of M #4 Review by (August 3, 2022)

Review: See issue #1 for complete review.

Comments: House of M is officially designated Earth-58163. Other mutants seen include Blob, Toad, Iceman, Banshee, Unus, Dragoness, Gateway, Lifter, Burner, Slither. The cover shows Magneto destroying the Statue of Liberty; this does not happen in the series but is frequently used as a symbol in stories like this.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Civil War: House of M #4 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

In the skies over Genosha, Magneto fights Mimic who can copy the abilities of any mutant. Magneto claps an inhibitor collar from the museum on him and Mimic plummets to the ground where Magneto beats him to death with a metal post….

Inside the palace, Nuke fights his way through mutant guards until he reaches Wanda in her bedroom; she awakens and, displaying powers for the first time, she literally takes him apart….

Magneto rushes to the citadel to find Charles Xavier mortally wounded by the Winter Soldier’s blade. Xavier pleads for mercy before dying in Magnus’ arms. Bucky reveals himself and he attacks Magneto with non-metallic knife and gun; Magneto moves Captain America’s shield to block the bullets then hurls the shield to decapitate Bucky. Polaris and Quicksilver arrive with a report of casualties and Wanda shows up with the gravely wounded Sabretooth. Magneto holds Cap’s shield and notes that it was once the symbol of high ideals but now merely carries the colors of a doomed empire….

The White House is on lockdown, President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Bolivar Trask under guard by a mass of Secret Service agents. Then Cap’s shield crashes through the window. Magneto and his army besiege the White House, taking on the new non-metallic Sentinels. Trask, on his way to the SHIELD Helicarrier, orders a nuclear strike on Genosha….

Andrea Di Vito
Andrea Di Vito
Bruno Hang
Mike Perkins (Cover Penciler)
Mike Perkins (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Dave Sharpe.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Lorna Dane)
President Richard M. Nixon
President Richard M. Nixon

(Richard M. Nixon)
Professor X
Professor X

(Charles Xavier)

(Pietro Maximoff)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)
Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier

(Bucky Barnes)

Plus: Bolivar Trask, Nuke, Sentinels.

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