Back in September Marvel has announced The X OF SWORDS, a new crossover event that will see the X-Men face ten challengers to save the world. : CREATION #1 is from the HOUSE OF X creative team of Jonathan Hickman and artist Pepe Larraz. X OF SWORDS stands for Ten of Swords, and Marvel Comics teases various swords from the Marvel Universe will appear in the event.
The publisher’s Twitter account has released a trailer for the issue, X of Swords: Stasis #1. The trailer introduces the Swordbearers of Arakko, the new X-Men enemies. The Tweet reads, “Beware the Swordbearers of Arakko. Meet the X-Men’s newest foes in “X of Swords: Stasis” #1, Part 11 of the epic X-Men crossover, on sale this October!“
The teaser trailer the first member Swordbearers of Arakko, Solem, has adamantium skin. The White Sword is described as an “ancient Okkaran healer.” Isca the Unbeaten is said to be “cursed to win.” Red Root Forest is a “field of decay.” Bei the Blood Moon is called the “Silent Commander.” The Summoner is introduced as an “invulnerable warrior.” War is said to have a “sentient flame” and Death has a “death stare.” Pogg-ur-Pogg and Annihilation’s powers were revealed. Additionally, Marvel also revealed that Solem will be Wolverine’s new arch-nemesis.
Pepe Larraz revealed that he “mixed elements inspired by Egyptian culture, Laamb (Senegalese fighting), Donga (Ethiopian spear fighting), Nuba body-paint, postmodern minimal fashion, Thierry Le Goues’ photography, Maori weaponry, and biomimicry, among other things. Well, and a giant crocodile with four arms” to make the swordbearers look as dangerous as possible. He said they had to tell a story of fighting for survival over a millennia.
of Swords: Stasis #1 is written by Jonathan Hickman and Tini Howard, with art by Pepe Larraz and Mahmud Asrar. The issue will be out on sale on Oct. 28.
Beware the Swordbearers of Arakko.— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 1, 2020
Meet the X-Men's newest foes in "X of Swords: Stasis" #1, Part 11 of the epic X-Men crossover, on sale this October! pic.twitter.com/DX0P8r10BQ