You Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation – But It Changed

Originally planned for Free Comic Book Day earlier this year, Marvel's X-Men comic ran an X Of Swords preview (if we but knew it) by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz later in the summer. For days of mutants yet to come, creatures summoning other creature, a visit to the Starlight Citadel and a tarot reading by the Omniversal Majestrix herself, Opal Luna Saturnyne.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Dya: X-Men.

Those pages are all repeated in today's X Of Swords: Creation #1 which gives us a little context – as well as what we picked up in Excalibur #12 and X-Men #12. But there have been some changes. Some minor, some major. so the creature that was summoned for Free Comic Book Day X-Men… but gets a more personal pronoun in X Of Swords: Creation #1.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from X Of Swords: Creation.

Which continues in the way the creature is addressed, in Free Comic Book Day X-Men… 

 

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.

And in Creation #1

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from X Of Swords: Creation.

Just a little more personal, right? While the sacrifice of a star in Free Comic Book Day X-Men…

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.

…becomes far more self-determining in Creation #1.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from X Of Swords: Creation.

Talking of whom, we now get a new introduction and a new title. From Free Comic Book Day X-Men.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.

And from Creation #1.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from X Of Swords: Creation.

The rightful ruler of Otherworld. Or, at least, the observer of all the chaos. We previously saw the bowels of the Starlight Citadel.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.

But now we have mention of the Fair and Foul Kingdoms – and know that The Fury and Mad Jim Jaspers have their own worlds within worlds.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from X Of Swords: Creation.

Saturnyne gets a more poetic choice of words, from before…

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.

…and after.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from X Of Swords: Creation.

Might the change foreshadow something for her? These, however, are all minor changes. The much greater changes are in the reading of the tarot cards. From age, wishy washy statements, they are now far more specific. Here they are, running from Free Comic Book Day first and then the new X OF Swords: Creation readings, for the sake of comparison.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.
You Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation - But It Changed
Art from X Of Swords: Creation.

Zombies!

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.
You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Creation.
You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.

They sound like right dicks now…

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Creation.

No mention of sacrifice. Even though this issue contains at least one…

You Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation - But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.
You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Creation.

The Genesis/Annihilation half-half image has a little more hope now, shaping her future rather than abandoning it.

You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from Free Comic Book Day: X-Men.
You Have Already Read A Chunk Of X Of Swords: Creation But It Changed
Art from X Of Swords: Creation.

No more talk of betrayal. And more talk of swords…

X OF SWORDS CREATION #1
MARVEL COMICS
JUL200583
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz
X OF SWORDS – CHAPTER 1
A tower. A mission. A gathering of armies.
Rated T+In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $6.99

Creation #1 is published today. 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.

X Of Swords: Creation.
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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