S.W.O.R.D. (2020-) #1 by Al Ewing
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, this was pretty much perfect. Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti has teamed up to bring us the future of mutantkind and it’s rather mind blowing.
That said, my first thought was, “What the hell is Fabian Cortez doing here?” Amusingly enough, that was exactly Magneto’s reaction too. The Cortez stuff was really funny, especially when Magneto greets Peeper as a long lost friend, but couldn’t even remember Cortez’s name.
Ewing and Schiti also manage to do the impossible in making Wiz-Kid cool. And he’s SO cool. I’m looking forward to seeing more of him over the coming months.
And then there’s the end of the book, in which we’re taken on an almost 2001-esque journey across the cosmos, during which a…thing…is recovered. What is that thing? Well, I suspect that finding the answer to that is going to be the point of this series going forward.
All in all, S.W.O.R.D. #1 delivers on its promise and more so. I can’t wait to read more!