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Preview: X-Factor #10

X-Factor #10

(W) Leah Williams (A) David Baldeon (CA) Ivan Shavrin
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE LAST DANCE!
• At the Hellfire Gala, SECRETS WILL BE REVEALED!
• VENGEANCE WILL BE HAD.
• And someone’s number is up. You’ll never guess whose.

X-Factor #10

Preview: S.W.O.R.D. #6

S.W.O.R.D. #6

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Valerio Schiti
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 23, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THIS IS WHAT COMES NEXT.
On Earth, the HELLFIRE GALA is in full swing. But on S.W.O.R.D. Station One, a very different guest list comes together…as Abigail Brand finally unveils her plans for Mysterium – and the future of human and mutantkind.

S.W.O.R.D. #6

Exclusive Preview: Way of X #3

Way of X #3

(W) Si Spurrier (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli (VCA) Russell Dauterman, Bob Quinn
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 23, 2021
SRP: $3.99

MAKE MORE MUTANTS.
• It’s the Hellfire Gala hangover.
• Nightcrawler tries to root out the evil working to destroy Krakoa by investigating all its laws, starting with…
• SEXY SAXOPHONE SOLO

Way of X #3

Review: Planet-Size X-Men #1

Planet Size X-Men

With the Hellfire Gala underway, Planet-Size X-Men hinted at something big coming from the world of X-Men. In a relaunch that has been constantly big ideas, the question remained exactly how big? The hints have been building for some time as to where the X-Men’s future lies and it’s to the stars.

Planet-Size X-Men is ambitious and full of spectacle. It’s visually impressive and the steps it goes through as far as what’s done delivers a believable aspect to it all. Gerry Duggan delivers a comic that ups the stakes and feels like it sets the next chapter for the X-Universe. It also ups the tension between Krakoa and the rest of Earth.

Planet-Size X-Men is a comic that had a lot of hype going into it and it really hits that level and delivers. It’s hard to go into it without spoiling the story and this is one you don’t want spoiled. It makes X-series like S.W.O.R.D. much more important and you can see where the vision for the X-line is going. This issue takes things to the next level and it’s hard to say how exactly. But, this has some massive implications and there’s some hints at those.

The art by Pepe Larraz is impressive. With color by Marte Gracia, lettering by Clayton Cowles and design by Tom Muller, the comic looks great. There’s a grand epic feel about the comic. That’s not just in the story it attempts to tell but the visuals it delivers. This is a summer blockbuster in comic form. Each page is massive and you imagine everything that goes with the visuals. You can hear the noise. You can feel the explosions. There’s the grumbling of the ground and volcanic explosions. Get your popcorn and enjoy.

Planet-Size X-Men takes things to the next level. It’s an epic story that has huge implications for the future of the Marvel universe. It also in ways celebrates the past with numerous references to the history of the X-Men. If you thought House of X/Powers of X changed the status quo, this is up there on that level. This is one no X-fan should miss out on and shows the god-like power of the X-Men.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Pepe Larraz
Color: Marte Gracia Letterer: Clayton Cowles Design: Tom Muller
Story: 8.45 Art: 9.4 Overall: 8.55 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: X-Corp #2

X-Corp #2

(W) Tini Howard (A) Alberto Foche (CA) David Aja
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A SHARK IN THE WATER!
After X-CORP’s shocking debut, they’ve got fences to mend, hands to shake and most importantly – a board to staff. With Dr. Jamie Madrox’s top-class dupes staffing the HELLFIRE GALA, CXOs Monet and Angel must stalk the dance floor and hope they don’t get preyed on themselves.

X-Corp #2

Preview: New Mutants #19

New Mutants #19

(W) Vita Ayala (A) Alex Lins (CA) Martin Simmonds
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $3.99

AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO…
The HELLFIRE GALA is here, and the NEW MUTANTS have the chance to take a break from training the youth of Krakoa – an opportunity to get dressed up and get down. But not everyone is on their best behavior…and someone has vanished without a trace.

New Mutants #19

Preview: Excalibur #21

Excalibur #21

(W) Tini Howard (A) Marcus To (CA) Mahmud Asrar
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $3.99

RICTOR HATES PARTIES.
Even the nice ones. And with Captain Britain’s return to a changed world, this one is looking to be not so nice. Excalibur’s Earth-shattering HELLFIRE GALA issue will change Krakoan diplomacy forever.

Excalibur #21

Preview: X-Men #21

X-Men #21

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Russell Dauterman, More (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE HEROES OF KRAKOA DEBUT!
It’s a changing if the guard as the first X-Men team of Krakoa debuts! One era ends as a new one begins, and the handoff happens here.

X-Men #21
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