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Preview: S.W.O.R.D. #10

S.W.O.R.D. #10

(W) Al Ewing (A) Jacopo Camagni (CA) Stefano Caselli
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

STATION DOWN!
As Storm battles the Lethal Legion on Mars, there are explosive problems on the Peak – as the mole in S.W.O.R.D. is revealed! Meanwhile, Wiz Kid and Cable find themselves face-to-face with the one foe they never expected! And where is Abigail Brand?

S.W.O.R.D. #10

Review: Inferno #2

Inferno #2

The first issue of Inferno was a lot of setup and maneuvering by its characters. It was a comic full of politics and not a whole lot of action. But, it set up the conflict to come with a few twists and turns in the start of Jonathan Hickman‘s endgame for his X-Men run. Inferno #2 is much of the same but delivering events from the view of Mystique. How did she return Destiny to the living? How is she manipulating everyone? We get our answers in a fairly satisfying issue.

Much of the issue is from Mystique’s point of view. We get a lot of answers around how she manipulated those around her to not just resurrect Destiny but also to get them to vote the way she wants. While it all makes sense in a way, there’s absolutely some holes in the plot of how she wasn’t detected in her maneuvering but some individuals. They’re minor headscratchers that are best to just roll with.

The issue is an interesting flipside of the coin as we get events from a different perspective. The issue could easily feel like a retread of events but Hickman manages to go beyond repeating the first issue in multiple ways. It moves the plot forward, especially towards the latter part of the issue as we see the pushback from Professor X, Magneto, and Moira as they attempt to figure out how they were outmaneuvered and what to do.

The art by Stefano Caselli is fantastic. With color by David Curiel and lettering by Joe Sabino there’s a beautiful stiffness to it all. The issue has some emotion but it’s mostly political maneuvers. There’s a lack of action but still a sense of gravitas and maturity about it all. The art perfectly captures it all in a “All the King’s Men” sort of way.

Inferno #2 is interesting as it feels like it has more in common with The West Wing than it does traditional X-Men comics. This is one of thinking and continued setup as the pieces of the puzzle come together for the final action that’s to come. After such a setup, what’s two more issues. Inferno #2 might seem like a bit of a bore but the interaction of the characters is impressive showing the X-Men as a political drama without the action might be more interesting than a showing of its flashy powers.

Story: Jonathan Hickman Art: Stefano Caselli
Color: David Curiel Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 8.1 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: S.W.O.R.D. #9

S.W.O.R.D. #9

(W) Al Ewing (A) Jacopo Camagni (CA) Stefano Caselli
RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE SHI’AR IMPERIAL GUARD VS… THE LEGION?!
With Abigail Brand’s attention divided between two S.W.O.R.D. stations, all ORCHIS needs is to pick their moment to strike. Meanwhile, the Shi’ar Empress Xandra is making her first formal visit to the Lake Hellas Diplomatic Ring… and stepping into the gunsights of the all-new LETHAL LEGION!

S.W.O.R.D. #9

Preview: S.W.O.R.D. #8

S.W.O.R.D. #8

(W) Al Ewing (A) Guiu Vilanova (CA) Stefano Caselli
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 29, 2021
SRP: $3.99

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!
By the time you’re reading this, you know. You know who sits in the central seat of Arakko. You know who speaks for Sol. Storm rules. But when you have to prove to your people who you are, every single day without fail…What becomes of who you were?

S.W.O.R.D. #8

Early Preview: Cable Reloaded

Cable Reloaded

(W) Al Ewing (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Stefano Caselli (VCA) Rob Liefeld
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 25, 2021
SRP: $4.99

THE BIG GUN IS BACK!
It’s a new era, in a new galaxy, that’s under siege from a deadly new threat…but you can still rely on one man. Cable is locked, loaded and landing on the deadliest planet in X-history – to steal the ultimate weapon…and stop the LAST ANNIHILATION!

Cable Reloaded

All-star talent celebrate the Fantastic Four’s 60th Anniversary this November

This November, fans will get to experience two of the Fantastic Four’s greatest adventures in a brand new way in Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1! This giant-sized issue will present classic stories with stunning new artwork by today’s leading artists.

Sixty years ago, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made history and brought about the beginning of the Marvel Age of comics with the release of Fantastic Four #1. Now a bevy of Marvel’s finest creators will pay tribute to that monumental moment by reinterpreting, page by page, the story from that inaugural release as well as Fantastic Four Annual #3, the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm!

Written by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, it features the art by Aco, Aaron Kuder, Adam Hughes, Albert Monteys, Alessandro Cappuccio, Bryan Hitch, Cafu, Carlos Pacheco, Chris Sprouse, Daniel Warren Johnson, David Lapham, Elsa Charretier, Erica D’Urso, Federico Vicentini, Greg Land, Javier Rodriguez, John Cassaday, John Romita Jr., Kate Niemczyk, Kei Zama, Leinil Francis Yu, Leonard Kirk, Lucas Werneck, Luciano Vecchio, Marco Checchetto, Mattia Del Mundo, Neal Adams, Nic Klein, Olivier Coipel, Paco Medina, Patch Zircher, Pepe Larraz, Ray-Anthony Height, Rod Reis, Ron Fenz, Simone Di Meo, Stefano Caselli, Steve Epting, Tom Reilly, Salvador Larroca, Jorge Fornes, Kim Jacinto, Walt Simonson, Leonardo Ortolai, Sanford Greene, Terry Dodson, and Mark Bagley. It features a main cover by Steve McNiven and variant cover by Jim Cheung.

See this modern take on two of the most pivotal moments in Marvel Comics history when Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1 hits stands in November!

Preview: S.W.O.R.D. #7

S.W.O.R.D. #7

(W) Al Ewing (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Valerio Schiti
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE…
The Hellfire Gala is over…but not all the guests have gone home. Victor Von Doom is staying for dinner. He’s chatting to an old friend in a very new setting – about thrones, empires, magic, Mysterium…and the LAST ANNIHILATION!

S.W.O.R.D. #7

Inferno Sets the X-Men’s World in Flames this September

“There will be an island—not the first, but the last…” Destiny’s foreboding words have stuck with Mystique—and fans—since the very beginning of the age of Krakoa. Now, a day of reckoning is upon mutantkind’s leaders, and the shocking payoff to seeds planted in House of X and Powers of X arrives in mastermind writer Jonathan Hickman’s brand-new X-Men series: Inferno!

Promises were made and broken. The rulers of Krakoa have been playing a dangerous game with a dangerous woman, and they are about to see how badly that can burn them. Having been denied her wishes yet again, Mystique is ready to follow through on her promise to burn the nation of Krakoa to the ground. Mutantkind’s bright future is threatened like never before as Hickman brings his game-changing plans to a head. Fans can expect more revelations from the lives of Moira MacTaggert, Nimrod’s revenge, vicious power plays, and more in this pivotal chapter in X-Men history. Throughout this four-issue limited series, Hickman will be joined by an incredible lineup of artists beginning with acclaimed illustrator Valerio Schiti and also including R.B. Silva, and Stefano Caselli. Known for masterfully depicting large-scale action alongside intense human drama, the S.W.O.R.D. and Empyre artist is perfect for bringing this heartbreaking saga to life.

In what is now an X-Men tradition, superstar artist Mark Brooks has delivered another stunning piece of teaser artwork for this latest X-Men milestone. An homage to his earlier House of X/Powers of X piece, it depicts all the major players of Krakoa as they brace themselves for their biggest shakeup yet. Check it out below and be there in September when the biggest secrets of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men run burn away in Inferno #1.

Inferno #1

Preview: Marauders #20

Marauders #20

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Stefano Caselli (CA) Russell Dauterman
Rated T+
In Shops: May 05, 2021
SRP: $3.99

EYE OF THE STORM!
As the preparations for the Hellfire Gala come to a head, Ororo’s eyes are pointed to the future, a future that takes her off the seas and over the horizon.

Marauders #20
Almost American
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