Marvel Comics and S.W.O.R.D. #6 Spoilers and Review follows.
Doctor Doom and Magneto Grapple With Intergalactic Consequences Of Stealing Mars For Mutants!
There are a few more variant covers for the issue on top of the above.
Plus the main cover.
We open with a storyline catch-up, dramatis personae and creators credits page.
Captain America is in awe that the mutants have terraformed and taken over Mars; at the same time there’s some hints that Alpha Flight may be coming back alongside Gamma Flight (new series on stands this week too).
At the same time Doctor Doom gives a metaphorical penny for Cap’s thoughts; he’s in awe, but thought humans and mutants would together make the evolutionary leap.
Elsewhere, Abigail Brand of S.W.O.R.D. is hosting an intergalactic delegation on Planet Arakko formerly Mars.
The delegates wonder whether Arakko and the mutants speak for Earth.
Without address this, Brand indicates they recognize that part of an intergalactic community, Planet Arakko needs to do more.
They have created mysterium a new metal that also…
…can double as currency aka “Sol”.
In exchange for giving each delegate 100 tons of Mysterium, the mutants expect that their claim to Planet Arakko will be recognized; looks like the bulk of the delegation accepts that deal.
Doctor Doom crashes the proceedings and asks who speaks for Arakko and Sol aka Earth.
Turns out the self-proclaimed mutant-recognized Regent of Sol is Storm?!
The issue ends with Scarlet Witch accepting Magneto’s invitation despite…
…not really being his daughter?! (I think I missed an issue somewhere; does this mean Quicksilver is also not Magneto’s son? It appears she is now seen by mutants as a genocidal human due to the event of House of M’s infamous “No More Mutants“.)
In the end, Magneto still wants to recognize Scarlet Witch as his daughter as does she.
I enjoyed the political intrigue and the heavy consequences contemplated by Captain America, Doom and others over the fate of Mars and mutantdom. A nice emotional family ending. Amazing art. One of the best Hellfire Gala issues to date. 8.5 out of 10.
Tags: Alpha Flight, Arakko, Captain America, Doctor Doom, Hellfire Gala, Magneto, Marvel, S.W.O.R.D., scarlet witch