Marvel Comics and X Of Swords: Creation #1 Spoilers and Review follows.
BIG Death Kicks Off Over-Sized Beginning To Dawn Of X X-Men Event That Names Ten Swords (x 2) For War On Earth and Otherworld?!
There are a few variant covers for this issue beyond the above.
Plus the main cover.
The book opens with a dramatis personae and…
…an explanation of the tarot cards as well as includes all of the pages from Marvel’s FCBD 2020 offering focusing in X of Swords (full spoilers here).
We then move several pages forward and away from Otherworld where Apocalypse explains…
…he’s being creating gates like the ones only mutants can use to get to and from Krakoa that includes something call an External Gate that anyone not just mutants can use; this may on the Arakko sister island part of Krakoa.
The Summoner went through it to Otherworld and says he saw Banshee and others attacked by the hordes that had attacked Arakko before.
They now want to save Banshee and other mutant prisoners.
There is a debate at the Quiet Council…
…some intrigue, but permission is not granted so…
…Apocalypse will seek volunteers to help him.
They walk though the External Gate where…
…Apocalypse reunites with his children?!
It is not a happy family reunion and…
Banshee is saved and Cable and Rachel Grey see what really happened in his mind; the Summoner betrayed them!
Saturnyne, the Omniversal Majestrix of the Otherworld, also sees what they’re doing and points them into a possible more helpful direction.
In the corporeal realm of Otherworld, Saturnye negotiates a fragile peace between the Apocalpyse’s children and the mutants; champions vs. champions.
And the TWENTY Swords are named using Saturnye’s tarot cards.
First, Ten Swords for Apocalypse’s children:
- The Twilight Blade
- Mercy Vermillion
- Red Sword of War
- Black Bone of Amduat
- Pogg Ur-Pogg
Second, Ten Swords for the Mutants of Krakoa:
- Sword of Might
- Starlight Sword
- Soul Sword
- Light of Galador
At the same time, Cable and his family are trying to use of a giant technological orb…
…that transports them to…
…S.W.O.R.D.’s new orbital base…
…who get their own ongoing series in December 2020.
Here is your checklist with X of Swords’ 22 parts.
A very meaty 65 page start to X of Swords that felt convoluted and inaccessible at times, but still felt epic and entertaining. Amazing art. May need to reread this one to understand the sheer scope and stakes. 7 out of 10.
Tags: Apocalypse, Arakko, Dawn of X, Krakoa, Marvel, S.W.O.R.D., Saturnye, X of Swords, X-Men