X of Swords: Creation # 1 l ' artist Pepe Larraz and colorist David Curiel have joined forces to create a œKey artwork showing the two factions in play in the next next 'X of Swords '24-part X-Men crossover down the line - the ten mutants who will wield swords of power from the Marvel Universe against the mysterious Swordbearers of Arakko in a conflict that will put the whole world at stake.
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" Arakko 's dark history will soon be revealed, and when it does, the very future of mutantkind will be at stake. Now, witness the cataclysmic confrontation between the Swordbearers of Arakko and the ten mutants who will come forward to defend the new mutant nation of Krakoa in Pepe Larraz's breathtaking key art for 'X of Swords ', "reads the deion of art by Marvel.
"It 's that fateful shock and many more await readers in this crossover epic written by Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard and all the current authors of your X- titlesFavorite men. The next chapter in Hickman's daring X-Men revamp that began in House of X, this story will be held alongside influential X-Men crossovers like 'The Mutant Massacre ' and 'Messiah CompleX ', "It continues.
" The victories will be legendary, the losses will be heartbreaking and the revelations will send shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe. This sprawling saga will have a lasting impact on the future of the X-Men, forever changing the fate of the franchise's most important characters. "
'X of Swords ' kicks off in December with a pair of“ prelude ”numbers in X-Men # 12 and Excalibur # 12. Larraz will be shooting the X of Swords: Creation # one-shots 1, X of Swords: Stasis # 1 and X of Swords: Destruction # 1.