Looks Like X Of Swords Begins In Cable #1 (Spoilers)

The upcoming X Of Swords teaser showed a variety of X-Men characters wielding a variety of swords, some recognisable, others not. Nightcrawler had a rapier, Cyclops had a light saber, that kind of thing. And Apocalypse had the sword that we saw in the previous issue of X-Men in the Crucible. And Cable has his own sword. What kind of sword?

Marvel's Big X-Event: X of Swords by Jonathan Hickman, Tini Howard, and the X-Men Slack Team

Well in today's Cable #1 we discover how he comes by it, where it comes from and how the whole X Of Swords event may be set up. Remember, in House Of X, and Power Of X, the X stood in for the number ten. Just saying. Sounds like a card game. So he gets his sword, plucked from the paw of an alien monster.

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We learn who had it before it ended up embedded.

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This sword is the Light Of Galador, owned by the first of the Spacknights of Galador. They may not be able to say his name anymore… but that's Rom, Space Warrior. Now owned by Hasbro and licensed to IDW, but Marvel still owns all the aspects that they brought to the party.

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And the remaining knights are awakened and on their way…

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A fleet of space knights heading to Earth? Is this where X of Swords begins? And what is it on Krakoa right now for alien artefacts summoning an alien invasion fleet? Because as we already pointed out, today's X-Men #8 has a whole lot of that as well.

Oh and it looks as if it's not the only event being kicked off in this issue, Inferno III anyone?

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto
Cable was a grizzled old veteran of the wars to save the future… and he will be again. But for now, he's a young mutant living in paradise leading a life of adventure! Nathan Summers, son of two of the most powerful mutants on Krakoa, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion… so why not start now? Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL) and Phil Noto (STAR WARS, POE DAMERON) bring us young Cable as we've never seen him before!
Rated T+In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $4.99

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mahmud Asrar (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
The New Mutants are back from space, and they've brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Shi'ar! The Starjammers! The Imperial Guard! Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 11, 2020 SRP: $3.99

X-Men #8 and Cable #1 are out today from Marvel Comics… 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.

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