This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties Into X Of Swords (Previews)

This was the Jonathan Hickman 1995 page from Marvel Comics #1000, drawn by Dustin Weaver. And published on August 28th, 2019, thirteen months ago. And in a months time, interacting directly with the current continuity in X-Men #13.

This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties In To X Of Swords (Previews)
Dustin Weaver art from Marvel Comics #1000.

We have seen the original Four Horsemen, reflected in that puddle of blood, through the Dawn Of X series, and in the recent X Of Swords: Creation we learnt that they were, literally, his children. Who have been on Arakko and are now challenging their father, Krakoa, and all of Otherworld. But the pyramid that marks the Temple Of Horseman? Take a look at next month's X-Men #13?

This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties In To X Of Swords (Previews)
Art from X-Men #13.
This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties In To X Of Swords (Previews)
Cover from X-Men #13.

Well that all looks very familiar doesn't it? Here are the other preview pages from Excalibur #13.

This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties In To X Of Swords (Previews)
Cover from Excalibur #13.
This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties In To X Of Swords (Previews)
Art from Excalibur #13.

And from X-Factor #4 out this week…

This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties In To X Of Swords (Previews)
Cover from X-Factor #4.
This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties Into X Of Swords (Previews)
Art from X-Factor #4.
This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties In To X Of Swords (Previews)
Art from X-Factor #4.

Jonathan Hickman has been playing the long game on this, hasn't he? Such as a certain appearance of Grasscutter and Godkiller from his Secret Warriors comic books in 2010….

This Week, Marvel Comics #1000 Page Ties Into X Of Swords (Previews)
Secret Warriors art.

And now both being wielded by Gorgon in X Of Swords. How much if this he had in mind ten years ago, no idea. But the odds are there was an inkling…

X-FACTOR #4 XOS
MARVEL COMICS
JUL200590
(W) Leah Williams (A) Carlos E. Gomez (CA) Ivan Shavrin
X OF SWORDS – CHAPTER 2
Death and rebirth. Corruption. A dark discovery.
Rated T+In Shops: Sep 30, 2020
SRP: $4.99

X-MEN #13 XOS
MARVEL COMICS
AUG200626
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mahmud Asrar (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
X OF SWORDS, PART 10
Lessons. Longing. What has begun cannot be undone.
Rated T+In Shops: Oct 21, 2020 SRP: $3.99

EXCALIBUR #13 XOS
MARVEL COMICS
AUG200623
(W) Tini Howard (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Mahmud Asrar
X OF SWORDS, PART 9
Opposition. Despair. The dark night of the soul.
Rated T+In Shops: Oct 21, 2020
SRP: $3.99

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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