Ready for a big X-Men crossover? Then you might be excited to see that we’re finally closing in on X of Swords, Jonathan Hickman’s latest epic.
Blades of Krakoa
So here we are, a few years into writer Jonathan Hickman’s run on X-Men, and about to see a new crossover event. If you’ve been reading, then you know that could be pretty interesting since Hickman has almost completely reforged the X-Men.
Set on the villain/island of Krakoa, the current team isn’t so much a group of superheroes as they are representatives of a people. They protect Krakoa more or less, which has become the island home of the entirety of the mutant world.
The X-Men are perhaps more different now than they’ve ever been, as Hickman has made major changes to nearly everything, including their history. And that “shaking things up” mentality seems to be continuing into the scribe’s newest – X of Swords.
A new event dawns
This September ten X-Men will rise, swords in hand, to defend the new mutant nation of Krakoa from mysterious new enemies in X OF SWORDS. The next chapter in Jonathan Hickman’s bold vision for mutantkind that began last year in HOUSE OF X, X OF SWORDS will be told in the tradition of classic fan-favorite X-Men crossovers such as X-CUTIONER’S SONG and MESSIAH COMPLEX, tying into every current X-Men title. Packed with unbelievable revelations, memorable new characters, and breathtaking battles, this is the story that X-Men fans have been waiting for.Marvel Comics
“It’s one of those magical things about us all just getting to sit in a room and brainstorm,” Howard explained in a recent interview with SYFY Wire. “I happen to have a pretty thorough knowledge of tarot so I offered up my knowledge when it seemed like it fit an idea we were all shaping, and it was one of those moments where I realized I’d pitched a whole thing just kind of out loud — and then we all just set to working on it. The X-Room is that kind of room — we do backflips off of one another every time we’re in the room together. Some of our best ideas come about there.”Tini Howard