Marvel Comics Teases More Of X-Men’s SWORD Series Heading From Reign Of X Into King In Black! (Sans Spoilers)

Marvel Comics Teases More X-Men’s SWORD Series Heading From Reign Of X Into King In Black! (Sans Spoilers)

Marvel reports.

You’ve Read ‘S.W.O.R.D.’ #1, Now See Valerio Schiti’s Character Designs

      See some of Schiti’s concept art featuring the members of S.W.O.R.D.!

      Krakoa’s spacebound mutants have joined together to form the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate AKA S.W.O.R.D.! Their latest story kicked off last week when S.W.O.R.D. #1, written by Al Ewing with art by Valerio Schiti went on sale, and today, you can get a closer look at how the characters made their way to the page!

      Check out some of Schiti’s concept art below:

      Back when S.W.O.R.D. #1 was first announced, Schiti discussed working with Ewing on the new series:

      “I really love Al’s books, so I’m very happy to have the chance to be on his side in this new adventure. We already had the chance to work together, a few years ago on MIGHTY AVENGERS and more recently on EMPYRE, so now we trust each other and we can use a more ‘flexible’ working method. He can switch from full script to ‘Marvel style’ when needed, and I can change panels or layouts when I think that could work better. This is definitely one the best working partnerships I’ve ever had.

      “I can’t say much about what S.W.O.R.D. does, but I can say that every team member will have a peculiar role to play. That’s why I designed their uniforms with technical clothing, urban outfits, and even ceremonial uniforms: every role needed a different reference and a different starting point. The space outfits are inspired by trekking or hiking clothes, far from the typical space suit because these characters are explorers, not astronauts.”


      The Mutant nation of Krakoa has quickly become a major force on the world stage… but why stop there? Krakoa has relaunched the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate—a fully independent organization dealing with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of all of Earth. Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti, the team behind EMPYRE, bring us the tale of Mutantkind looking to do for the galaxy what Krakoa did for the planet.

      S.W.O.R.D. #1, written by Al Ewing with art by Valerio Schiti, is on sale now online and at your local comic shop!

SWORD #2 arrives in stores on January 13, 2021 as part of King In Black.

Solicitation below.

      S.W.O.R.D. #2

      (W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Valerio Schiti
      The S.W.O.R.D. station is thrown in at the deep end of a planetary crisis as Krakoa battles the KING IN BLACK! While a cross-division team take on latex dragons from outer space, Abigail Brand prepares a deniable operation all her own. What is PROTOCOL V – and can the Earth survive it?

      Rated T+
      In Shops: Jan 13, 2021
      SRP: $3.99

A fun read so far.

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