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Published July 16, 2020

X-Men Creators Unveil 8 New 'X of Swords' Covers

Get your first look at the covers for 'X of Swords' Chapters 3-10, from 'Wolverine,' 'Marauders,' 'X-Force,' 'New Mutants,' and more!

Emerging from Jonathan Hickman's and Tini Howard's X-MEN and EXCALIBUR, a new X-Men crossover begins this September with X OF SWORDS.

But first, available everywhere now, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: X-MEN features a brand-new X-MEN story by Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into the game-changing tale⁠. Then, told in the tradition of classic fan-favorite X-Men crossovers such as X-CUTIONER'S SONG and MESSIAH COMPLEX, X OF SWORDS arrives in September with prelude stories EXCALIBUR #12 and X-MEN #12. And finally, X OF SWORDS: CREATION #1 and X-FACTOR #4 present Chapters 1 and 2 of the mutant epic.

Here's the full X OF SWORDS checklist...

X of Swords Checklist

Today, some of the magnificent minds behind the story—creators Benjamin PercyDustin Weaver, Vita AyalaRussell Dauterman, Zeb WellsStephen Segovia, Ed BrissonMike Del Mundo, Gerry Duggan, Mahmud Asrar, Tini Howard, and Leinil Francis Yu—presented first looks at their X OF SWORDS entries, revealing the covers for Chapters 3-10...

WOLVERINE #6
BENJAMIN PERCY (W) • VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC (A)
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
X OF SWORDS, PART 3
Descent. Penance. A legendary power reclaimed.  

X-FORCE #13
BENJAMIN PERCY (W) • VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC (A)
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
X OF SWORDS, PART 4
Stealth. The power within. The burden of knowledge.  

MARAUDERS #13
VITA AYALA (W) • MATTEO LOLLI (A) • Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
X OF SWORDS, PART 5
A secret flight. A long journey. A Thief and a Queen. 

HELLIONS #5
ZEB WELLS (W) • CARMEN CARNERO (A)
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
X OF SWORDS, PART 6
Desperation. Help from unexpected places. An advance into the unknown.  

NEW MUTANTS #13  
ED BRISSON (W) • ROD REIS (A) • Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO  
X OF SWORDS, PART 7
Diligence. Discipline. A sword of the self. 

CABLE #5
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • PHIL NOTO (A/C)
X OF SWORDS, PART 8
A hand held aloft. A mystery in the stars. An ace up the sleeve. 

EXCALIBUR #13
TINI HOWARD (W) • R.B. SILVA (A) • Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
X OF SWORDS, PART 9
Opposition. Despair. The dark night of the soul. 

X-MEN #13
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A)
Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
X OF SWORDS, PART 10
Lessons. Longing. What has begun cannot be undone.

Examine each of the covers below, and prepare for X OF SWORDS to arrive this September...

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X OF SWORDS: Chapter 3 - WOLVERINE #6

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