Tuesday, December 15, 2020

S.W.O.R.D. #1

Marvel resurrects the Sentient World Observation and Response Department with S.W.O.R.D. #1 with Special Agent Abigail Brand in command of the space agency looking outwards to threats to Earth from among the stars from the space station known as the Peak.

The new S.W.O.R.D. has deep ties to Krakoa, and a staff that includes a mutant contingency such as Magneto and a group of six mutants who use their combined abilities to travel through space and time (in a way that isn't explained and takes place mostly off-panel).

The first issue of the series is mainly to introduce the various characters, through the eyes of Magneto who shows up for an inspection and to tease the potential dangers of the facility's secret mission. As a fan of Magneto, the issue held some interest for me, but also has references to all kinds of larger Marvel plotlines (snake invasion?) I didn't follow. I also had trouble buying the "science" of the issue which S.W.O.R.D. #1 which is more hinted at than explained.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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