S.W.O.R.D. #6

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Valerio Schiti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 23, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 56
9.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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THIS IS WHAT COMES NEXT.
On Earth, the HELLFIRE GALA is in full swing. But on S.W.O.R.D. Station One, a very different guest list comes together...as Abigail Brand finally unveils her plans for Mysterium - and the future of human and mutantkind.
32 PGS./Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - Eve Kolb Jun 23, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #6 is a beautifully written comic with gorgeous art to boot. It's filled with great surprises and wonderful character moments to make anyone excited for the future of cosmic Marvel and the X-Men as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jun 25, 2021

    The remainder of S.W.O.R.D #6 serves as a political game of chess, and the mutants of Krakoa have full control of the board. While some take cheap shots at what this island nation has achieved, others recognize the impressive speed and efficiency that changed a world in a flash. But it's the entry of Mysterium or “Sol” as they're marketing it to the galaxy, that is life changing for every species out there. From its durability to it's impressive electric properties, “this is what comes next” and everyone present is fully aware of it, whether they accept this offer bribe or not. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 26, 2021

    The big moments of the Hellfire Gala finally get the character attention and emotional weight they deserve. Everything felt big and powerful in this issue and I'm finally, truly excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 23, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #6 is the best issue of the Hellfire Gala. Not because anything Earth-shattering, or in this case of this story Mars-building, happens, but because it sells that event with aplomb. Ewing and Schiti combine to create something wonderful in this comic. S.W.O.R.D. continues to be one of the must-read X-Men books. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Lia Kolb Jun 23, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #6 is a beautifully written comic with gorgeous art to boot. It's filled with great surprises and wonderful character moments to make anyone excited for the future of cosmic Marvel and the X-Men as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jun 23, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #6 is about payoffs both literally and figuratively in a beautifully drawn book that does an exceptional job of acknowledging plotlines from before not only in the mutant storylines but also the entire marvel universe as a whole as Ewing shows just how adept he is in weaving the threads of what has come before and cracking the door open to show us a glimpse of what is to come... because this IS what comes next! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jun 24, 2021

    The Hellfire Gala is all over but for the afterparty. This is what comes next. Ewing gives the story the heart for readers to connect, and the art team does amazing things to give the story a grand scale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 23, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #6 delivers some great character amidst some truly game-changing announcements. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jun 23, 2021

    Overall this book continues to be one of the best series in Reign of X. We really get to see the mutants positioning themselves as a potential galactic superpower. The humans are not going to be happy with the developments in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 25, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #6 is one of the best chapters of the Hellfire Gala crossover. Al Ewing and Valerio Schiti work together to make everything that is said in this issue have a sense of importance. You come away feeling like you read something that is extremely important to the future of the Marvel Universe. Which all solidifies how impactful the Hellfire Gala is as a big crossover event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jun 23, 2021

    Valerio Schti sweeping, dramatic art couple with Marte Gracia's lush colors make the diplomatic negotiations feel operatic where they could be dull. Add to that a more personal b-plot involving Magneto and S.W.O.R.D. #6 proves to be a weighty and beautifully crafted issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Jun 23, 2021

    S.W.O.R.D. #6 is a comic full of payoffs, some of which readers won't be expecting. It immediately picks up after Planet-Sized X-Men #1, exploring some of the immediate aftermath while Abigail Brand and S.W.O.R.D. turn most of the comic into a sales pitch for the built-up Mysterium. There's little to no action here and it's very much all about plot developments but manages to make up for it with cool art from Valerio Schiti and Marte Gracia and some compelling character interactions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Jun 23, 2021

    I didnt like Hellfire Gala, but I can safely say that this was the best issue out of the entire event. I like Magneto and Wanda conversation as well as Captain America and Doctor Doom.

  • 8.0
    ComicFest Jun 23, 2021

    It's a fun delivery, some surprises, and an emotional moment.

  • 10
    SinceAge7 Jun 25, 2021

    If this isn't on your pull list, do it now.

  • 9.5
    Toonstrack Jun 27, 2021

    This took what happened in Planet Size and made it MATTER

    This issue establishes solidly that the mutants quite frankly are not screwing around anymore. They are taking what's theirs and with a vengeance

    You can deny their methods but what you cannot deny is that Hickman Ewing and everyone else is writing a DARN good story here and putting respect on the characters names.

    And thats ultimately what the Gala was about. Mutant kind is making its play on the GALACTIC stage. And they've got the ingenuity, the planning, and the POWER to do it.

    If you aren't following the X Men right now, what are you even doing? This is a run for the AGES and will change the MU forever. Thats no longer an understate more

  • 8.5
    BlackQueen Jun 23, 2021

    The best thing was the Magneto Wanda interaction.

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Jun 23, 2021

    See, I don't think Ewing is stupid but the fact that he thinks that a planet with a single government would actually work out, and better than one dIvIdeD bY nAtIoNs, is proof of stupidity. I know, these are comic books, we're not supposed to take them seriously when it comes to politics but these guys DO take themselves seriously when they preach what we should and shouldn't do in our world so I'm going to take their stupid ideas seriously. No, one world government would suck balls for everyone. Every single world organization has failed over time. The League of Nations has failed when we needed it most, to avert a world war. The UN has been a corrupt joke for a lot of years. And last year, the organization we needed to oversee our health, more

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  • 10
    M.Grayson Jun 23, 2021

    Much happens in this installment, political issues, a completely finished planet that they will call home, emotions floating, Cap and Doom have an excellent dialogue and while the Scarlet Witch and Magnus have a heart to heart.

  • 10
    CesarCastanha Jun 24, 2021

    uow.

  • 10
    Psycamorean Jun 29, 2021

    This issue is crazy and you should all be grateful for being witness to it.

  • 9.0
    Fracadactyl Jun 23, 2021

    SWORD gives what I loved about Planet-Sized X-Men a darker side to it. The mutants pulled off a miracle, but they've effectively locked Earth down and are now holding everybody else back. Loyalties are definitely going to be tested now between people the X-Men called allies. I'm always on edge on how with Storm running some events how a conflict with Wakanda will be inevitable. God, Hickman's the one who broke them up in the first place.

    Plus with how dysfunctional Wanda and Magneto's relationship is, seeing Magnus try to make amends is refreshing. The way he makes it look like he resented her brings layers to his beliefs. He knows that Scarlet Witch caused a lot of grief to mutants and isn't even a mutant anymore because of her more

  • 9.0
    Onomatopoeia Jun 23, 2021

    Ewing takes the tools and materials the new X lineup provides and makes art.

  • 8.5
    fearUhavemeisenough Jun 23, 2021


    Another great success, simply Marvel is taking strong and safe steps with some publications.

  • 8.5
    TheFightingBull Jun 26, 2021

    "I helped build a world today...and I was happy...for the children... But then...then I thought of my children. And how I'd failed them.
    You are my daughter Wanda. You'll always be. And I will do what I must to make things right."

    -Magnus -

    Many challenges come with the terraformed of Mars, an etopia that if they are not careful can explode in their faces.
    An interesting great delivery, I really enjoyed reading it.

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