S.W.O.R.D. #3

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 45
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The Void-God has overtaken the Earth. Top-level mutants have been assimilated. Protocol V is in effect. But space is a big place... and a lot of things happen there at once. Walk a mile in the Manifold's shoes, as S.W.O.R.D.'s Quintician takes a multi-artist journey across the universe and back... and comes face to face with S.W.O.R.D.'s deadliest enemy.

Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Feb 10, 2021

    Issue #3 manages to to drive multiple story lines along by using a single characters journey as the focal point and at the same time doesn't let us forget that it is tied to a larger event in the Marvel universe. If Manifold wasn't on your radar he is now in an issue that proves that having multiple a strong multiple artist team on book can be a very good thing! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Feb 10, 2021

    Ewing's work shines as always and Schiti's pencil work is truly a sight to behold --if you've been enjoyingS.W.O.R.D. so far, this issue is another big pleaser. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 12, 2021

    Manifold takes center stage as the team explores the entire Marvel Universe Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 10, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #3 was a marvelous adventure in the end. If you are a fan of Manifold, this issue is just for you. If you weren't a fan of the character before? I would be surprised if this issue didn't make one of you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 10, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #3 is a really good issue. Putting the focus on Manifold is a great move by Ewing. While the story mostly deals with King In Black stuff, it still does a bit of set-up for the future by bringing Gyrich into the book and revealing him to be working with mutantkinds greatest enemy. The art is very good, considering the number of artists who worked on it, with no jarring stylistic changes. S.W.O.R.D. #3 is yet another crossover issue done right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Feb 15, 2021

    Manifold takes us everywhere in a solid issue of S.W.O.R.D. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 10, 2021

    The issue ends somewhat abruptly as these early S.W.O.R.D. issues seem dedicated to planting seeds more than giving us a full narrative arc of their own. Still, if the sowing is this entertaining and well-crafted, readers should be eager to what Ewing and company reap. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Feb 16, 2021

    The artwork is shared between four different artists. The book almost feels broken up into Eden centered vignettes but the differences in art style aren't so glaring that it becomes distracting. Valerio Schiti in particular has a wonderful knack for epic panels of mammoth objects in space. The way he implements Eden's power within the narrative is simply gorgeous to look at.Bottom Line: Ewing pulls no punches, continuing to distinguish SWORD from an already respectable line of X-Men comics and flesh out Manifold in unexplored ways while putting a couple of interesting plot lines into play that could potentially have important effects on the X-books to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 11, 2021

    Overall this is one of the better tie-in books I’ve read in a long time. We got a spotlight on Manifold which really helped to give the character time to shine. I can’t wait to see what this series does once it’s out of the event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Feb 10, 2021

    Final ThoughtsThe biggest takeaway is the art and character spotlight on Manifold. I'd recommend the book to fans of Manifold, the artists, and Al Ewing's world-building. But if you want a story that shows more of their involvement in the main King in Black event, then the next issue will have more of that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Feb 12, 2021

    Unless you know all these characters already maybe look for another story. Read Full Review

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