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Published September 24, 2020

Fortune and Fate Clash as 'X of Swords' Begins

Look ahead at new issues of 'X-Factor,' 'X-Men,' and 'Excalibur'!

This week, the most crucial and climactic mutant crossover in years crossed the starting line with X OF SWORDS: CREATION #1

As Tarot cards turned, the oversized ish saw the armies of Krakoa and Arakko come face-to-face. Now, with battle imminent, each side pulls their blades over whetstones and prepares for the worst. And next week, X OF SWORDS Chapter 2 arrives with X-FACTOR #4, as the new team becomes engulfed by the conflict. 

X-Factor #4

Written by Leah Williams with art by Carlos Gomez, colors by Israel Silva, and letters by VC's Joe Caramagna, the new mag finds X-Factor attempting to handle problems both internal to the team—and existential to mutantkind's rightful place in the world. 

Look inside the next week's X-FACTOR here, then continue on for exclusive looks inside October 21's X-MEN #13 and EXCALIBUR #13...

X-Factor #4
X-Factor #4

Next month, X OF SWORDS writers Tini Howard and Jonathan Hickman present Chapters 9 and 10 of the ongoing epic.

First: EXCALIBUR #13. Opposition. Despair. The dark night of the soul.

Excalibur #13

Here's a flash of the story to come...

EXCALIBUR #13 preview interiors by R.B. Silva with colors by Nolan Woodard

Then, the same week, Head of X Jonathan Hickman presents Chapter 10. 

X-MEN #13. Lessons. Longing. What has begun cannot be undone.

X-MEN #13

Here's another glimpse inside.

X-Men #13 preview by Mahmud Asrar

Pre-order EXCALIBUR #13 and X-MEN #13 with your local comic shop today, and read X-FACTOR #4 next week! 

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