Be Careful Of Portals And Swords In the Marvel Universe Today

Do you have a portal hanging around? If you are in the Marvel Universe, that can be a real danger point for being stabbed with a big sword and killed – or left for dead. And two Marvel comic books published today make that very clear. Firstly Empyre #5 sees the Cotati create a blant-based dimensional portal in Wakanda, as part of their invasion to grow new Cotati and plant-based weaponry in vibranium-enriched soil.

Be Careful Of Portals And Swords In the Marvel Universe Right Now
Empyre #5 art

Only for The Swordsman, a former Avenger-turned-Cotati warrior  to take advantage of the situation and commit regicide.

Be Careful Of Portals And Swords In the Marvel Universe Right Now
Art from Empyre #5.

While over in X-Force #11, the comic saw Quentin Quire in a celebratory mood. As we pointed out in our own mutant gossip column five weeks ago;

3) Cable has some competition for the Stepford Cuckoos from one Quentin Quire – 0r at least one of them. Will Nathan be agreeable to share and share alike, as his father does?

Readers of the issue will also be able to tick off…

7) It's not just The Brood that is going to remind you of Alien on Krakoa.

But he also walks past a portal…

Be Careful Of Portals And Swords In the Marvel Universe Right Now
Art from X-Force #11.

He also gets speared by a sword…

Be Careful Of Portals And Swords In the Marvel Universe Right Now
Art from X-Force #11.

And then used as a transport mechanism to get it off the island, ti waiting hands.

Be Careful Of Portals And Swords In the Marvel Universe Right Now
Art from X-Force #11

So yes, a third tick to add to

5) Someone has a Cerebro sword and is planning to use it. The method of transfer from one place to another is rather gruesome.

Stay away from those portals people, and their swords!

X-FORCE #11
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Ben Percy (A) Oscar Bazaldua (CA) Dustin Weaver
RED DAWN!
After taking on the Flower Cartel, Logan has brought back valuable intel to the mutant CIA. The non-treaty nation of Russia is working to undermine Krakoa – and may be aligned with Xeno. Beast wants Colossus on their side as the first drumbeats of war begin to sound. Parental Advisory In Shops: Aug 12, 2020 SRP: $3.99

EMPYRE #5 (OF 6)
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Al Ewing, Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Jim Cheung
• Love and war – in the midst of cosmic cataclysm!
•  One fan-favorite Marvel hero reveals their secret – as another faces the ultimate showdown with a monstrous foe!
•  Meanwhile, an outer-space jailbreak leads to a trial by combat you'll have to see to believe…
• …but is it all too late to save Earth from two world-ending threats at once?Rated T+In Shops: Aug 12, 2020 SRP: $4.99

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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