Callings, Clones and the Sheriff Of Blightspoke In Today's X Of Swords

There are three rules that the Quiet Council of Krakoa established, in House Of X. And today's X Of Swords Handbook reminds us of them.

Callings, Clones and Otherworld In Today's X Of Swords (Spoilers)
From X Of Swords Handbook.

Make more mutants being the first. And in today's Captain Marvel #24, featuring Carol Danvers going through her own Days Of Future Past, and meeting up with an older permanently-diamond Emma Frost, we meet Sora – the daughter of Kwannon and Forge.

Callings, Clones and Otherworld In Today's X Of Swords (Spoilers)
Art from Captain Marvel #24.

So clearly someone one obeying that law. Hellions #5 courtesy of Sinister, is also ramping up to being comedy book of the Dawn Of X line. We discover that, of course, Sinister has been disobeying the No More Clones rule with himself – and we know he has other secret cloning-related plans with chimera as well.

Callings, Clones and Otherworld In Today's X Of Swords (Spoilers)
Art from Hellions #5.

The handbook reminds us of Moira Magtaggert's reticence over dealing with Mister Sinister.

Callings, Clones and Otherworld In Today's X Of Swords (Spoilers)
From X Of Swords Handbook.

But the handbook also lists X-Man, X-23 and other clone characters in the midst of Krakoa. Someone will have to have words. It also re-asks the question if she also has issues with Tempus and Tarot being on the island, especially with the visions of the future being doled out by Saturnyne… maybe someone could take the issue up in person?

Callings, Clones and Otherworld In Today's X Of Swords (Spoilers)
Art from Hellions #5.

As the Hellions head out into Otherworld on a mission to stop the whole X Of Swords event from happening, only 6 chapters into 22 it's not likely. But it does add weight to the suggestion that maybe we might get an Otherworld book out of all this. Marvel failed to create a Game Of Thrones equivalent with the Inhumans, and the likes of Weirdworld and Monsters Unleashed were all but stillborn. The X Of Swords books have been laying out all sorts of details regarding the lands of Otherworld, the Fair and the Foul realms… could this all be leading to one big fantasy spinoff for Marvel? If so, does this count as the first appearance of Gia Whitechapel, Sherrif Of Blightspoke, speculator fans? She even sound like a Warren Ellis character.

Callings, Clones and Otherworld In Today's X Of Swords (Spoilers)

While the resurrection procedure that was so impressive in House Of X, with the pomp, ceremony, ritual and nudity doesn't quite play when it's time for Empath to pop out of the egg.

Callings, Clones and Otherworld In Today's X Of Swords (Spoilers)
Art from Hellions #5.

The Handbook also reminds us of Doug Ramsey's new relationship with Warlock.

X Of Swords, Handbook

A secret that is about to be widely revealed in New Mutants #13, out today, as Doug Ramsey prepares to step up to the plate – literally, I guess, after going through considerable soul searching.

 

Callings, Clones and the Sheriff Of Blightspoke In Today's X Of Swords
Art from New Mutants #13

And Professor Xavier reminds you that you should have read Hellions already.

Callings, Clones and the Sheriff Of Blightspoke In Today's X Of Swords
Art from New Mutants #13

While Magik puts the shout out to Cable to hurry up with his own sword.

Callings, Clones and the Sheriff Of Blightspoke In Today's X Of Swords
Art from New Mutants #13

A call she is happy to make again in Cable #5.

Callings, Clones and the Sheriff Of Blightspoke In Today's X Of Swords
Art from Cable #5

There really is an attempt for some tight continuity going on here. Better than last week's Legion Of Superheroes when a character dramatically left the scene and then reappeared with the team the following page. Even over in Avengers, Jean Grey is doing Krakoan stuff with her husband Scott Summers, and her boyfriend Logan, on the moon.

Callings, Clones and the Sheriff Of Blightspoke In Today's X Of Swords
Art from Avengers #37

Better than being swallowed I guess… all these titles are published by Marvel comics today.

HELLIONS #5 XOS
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Zeb Wells (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Stephen Segovia
X OF SWORDS, PART 6
Desperation. Help from unexpected places. An advance into the unknown.
Parental Advisory In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

NEW MUTANTS #13 XOS
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Ed Brisson (A) Rod Reis (CA) Michael Del Mundo
X OF SWORDS, PART 7
Diligence. Discipline. A sword of the self.
Rated T+ In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

CABLE #5 XOS
MARVEL COMICS
AUG200621
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto
X OF SWORDS, PART 8
A hand held aloft. A mystery in the stars. An ace up the sleeve.
Rated T+ In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

X OF SWORDS HANDBOOK #1
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Mike O'Sullivan, The Ohotmu Team (CA) Ron Lim
The dramatic new era for mutantkind takes center stage in the official handbook!
This all-new collection of X-Men-related profiles will bring you up-to-date on Apocalypse, Wolverine (Logan), Magik (Rasputin) and Meggan just in time for X of Swords! This issue includes profiles for Cypher, Moira MacTaggert, two Captains Britain (Brian and Betsy Braddock) and Krakoa itself! Plus: the young Cable (Nathan Summers) and the X-Men!
Rated T+ In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $4.99

CAPTAIN MARVEL #22
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Jorge Molina
IT'S A BRAVE NEW WORLD – AND THE START OF A BRAND-NEW ARC!
New York City is under attack-but this time, Captain Marvel can't save them. Stolen away to a far future, Carol Danvers faces a threat unlike any she's known. Brand-new villains and heroes, a cast both familiar and strange and the big action you've come to expect from the architects of the hit "Last Avenger"-don't miss the start of Kelly Thompson and Lee Garbett's newest and biggest story yet!
Rated T+ In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

AVENGERS #37
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Jason Aaron (A) Javi Garron (CA) Matteo Scalera
THE AGE OF KHONSHU COMES TO ITS THUNDEROUS CONCLUSION!
The ragtag Avengers take the fight to the power mad Khonshu, deep in the heart of New Thebes City. But which side will Moon Knight choose? And is Earth doomed either way?
Rated T+ In Shops: Oct 14, 2020
SRP: $3.99

I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

End Of Empyre Reveals Future Of Marvel Comics (SPOILERS)
Piranha Comics logo.

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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