When Hickman's new Dawn of X run was announced they announced it as the "next seminal moment in the history of the X-Men".
Supposed to be a fresh brand new pivotal run up there with Stan Lee's original run, Claremont's run, and Morrison's run...
It was very hyped , esp since Disney bought Fox, the X-men can come home to play. And Hickman himself is a very beloved and well-praised writer.
Now the question I gotta ask is- Did it live up to the hype?
Does it compare to the runs listed above?
My personal honest opinion is: No (this might be an unpopular one but we'll see)
I felt like House and Powers were basically nothing but set up for this new run. Powers introduced a bunch of new characters and stuff like the 3 headed sentinel but none of it really went anywhere. Mystery boxes are nice but if all it is is mystery then reveal followed by more mystery and reveal then its not a story its one big tease. House was decent I guess , nothing super memorable, bunch of new ideas and directions all leading to new titles, did it need 6 issues just to set up this new run? I don't personally think so.
This new Dawn of X run has like a million titles and like only 1 good one and 2 decent ones. The only good one that came out of it was Marauders with great art and a fun story (which isn't even written by Hickman). X-men and Wolverine are decent but nothing too amazing. I was especially disappointed by the Fallen Angels one... How do you make a title with Psylocke and a black ops team boring!?! and yet some how they managed.