S.W.O.R.D. #5 by Al Ewing
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Fabien Cortex is an entire bag of d**ks.
So, it’s a testament to the skills of Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti that they manage to make us feel sorry for Cortez while still reiterating that he is, indeed, an entire bag of d**ks.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, Amelia Voght is teleporting a mysterious assassin around and bumping off the various contenders in the Snarkwar…the war for the throne of the Zn’rk empire.
And these two seemingly unrelated plot points…Cortez being a bag of d**ks and the assassination of Zn’rk royalty are connected both thematically and plot wise. Which, you know, is kinda’ impressive. Well done, that man.
It’s also good to see the Arakko mutants finally have some involvement in one of the X-books. It was beginning to feel like X Of Swords was going to have no real ramifications, which would have been a shame.
And then there’s that big space warehouse full of mysterium…
(And Abigail Brand looks good in a green suit).