Marvel certainly knows how to promote a big comic book event. The publisher has been teasing “X of Swords” the upcoming X-Men crossover for some time. Now it has released an exciting trailer giving us an idea of what else to expect from the event beginning next month with X of Swords: Creation.
“X of Swords” spins out of current storylines in X-Men and Excalibur and touches upon all of the X titles. Writers Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, Gerry Duggan, Benjamin Percy, Ed Brisson, Zeb Wells, Leah Williams, and Vita Ayala are all contributing.
“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.”
X of Swords: Creation #1 is written by Jonathan Hickman and Tini Howard and illustrated by Pepe Larraz. It’s set for release on September 23rd, 2020.