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Marvel’s Mutants head for the stars in SWORD

Landing in stores this December, Marvel’s latest brings on writer Al Ewing, as SWORD takes a team of X-Men into space for a new ongoing.

Attack of the space mutants

House and Powers of X have shaken things up considerably for the mutant corner of Marvel’s comics universe. Creator Jonathan Hickman has basically re-written the X-Men continuity with it. And from that beginning, things are now starting to branch out. Enter SWORD.

A new series from Al Ewing and artist Valerio Schiti, SWORD takes the new mutant-kind and brings it onto an even granted stage than global politics – space.

From the press release:

In the startling aftermath of X OF SWORDS, mutantkind will take the bold next step in claiming their destiny by relaunching the Sentient World Observation & Response Directorate to deal with all things extra-terrestrial on behalf of Earth. The events of S.W.O.R.D. will have a tremendous impact not only on the X-Men’s world, but the Marvel Universe as a whole, as the mutants of S.W.O.R.D. warp the cosmic landscape forever. The stellar cast includes Magneto, Abigail Brand, Cable, Frenzy, Wiz Kid, Fabian Cortez, former Avenger Manifold, and many other fan-favorite mutants who will be stepping into the spotlight in a major way.

Known for his critically acclaimed and thought-provoking work on IMMORTAL HULK, Ewing is now ready to take the X-Men where no one in the Marvel Universe has gone before.

“It’s an absolute blast to be working with the X-team, and to bring Marvel’s merry mutants into the new Age of Space – and introduce space to the new age of Krakoa!” Ewing said. “And it’s not just X-readers and space explorers who get what they want—fans of my more cosmic Marvel work will have plenty to digest as well, as mutantkind thinks even bigger and takes it even further, into realms I’m almost surprised they let me get away with. After conquering death, what’s next – and will we survive the experience?”

Marvel Comics press release

SWORD #1 hits the stands this December.

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