X Of Swords: Creation #1

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 23, 2020 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 82
8.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

A tower. A mission. A gathering of armies.
Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 27, 2020

    Without a doubt, this is one of the finest event kickoffs in recent memory. Howard and Hickman have set this up as an epic battle between good and evil, and I have no idea which side will win. The pencils and colors should wow you as you flip through the pages of this amazing issue. X of Swords Creation will exceed your expectations. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Sep 23, 2020

    X-MEN: X OF SWORDS - CREATION #1 is a gloriously well-constructed opening chapter to such a large-scale event that really showcases the talent on the book with a setup piece and an exceptionally large cast that has everything from jaw-dropping large-scale action to positively Shakespearean drama that will shock, surprise and take your breath away! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 23, 2020

    Pepe Larraz builds beautiful visual worlds throughout this issue. Not only is every page visually impressive, but Larraz captures the tone of the story with every page. There is a beautiful sense of scale and magnitude to these pages and they draw you in from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 23, 2020

    Overall though, this is a fantastic start to the event and it is only going to lead to big things for the line as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 23, 2020

    X of Swords: Creation #1 is an epic start to an event that is vast and daring with its ideas. Visually striking, the X of Swords event is already tremendous and awesomely entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 23, 2020

    So as forces gather on both sides of =[A]='s External Gate, X of Swords: Creation #1 heralds one hell of an incoming epic; the first crossover event of this new era of X-Men. Packed with energy, new lore, new threats, and some shocking turns and returns (just wait for the final page, True Believers), X of Swords: Creation #1 sets the X-Men up beautifully for their first post-Krakoa crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 23, 2020

    Overall 'X of Swords' shocks, awes, intrigues and inspires. It's a dense story with such a visual delight. If the next 21 chapters holds this level of momentum, it will be an exhilarating ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 2, 2020

    The next X-men crossover event is now out! Come check out what dark storm is on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 25, 2020

    X of Swords: Creation has a lot going on in it, and it wouldn't at all be on readers if it seemed like too much. But it accomplishes exactly what it needs to do in the end and sets the stage for what looks to potentially be an impressive crossover that is actually worthy of the "event" status. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Sep 25, 2020

    X of Swords: Creation #1 is a strong start for the event. Hickman and Howard have created a great script, while Larraz and Gracia make everything look great.  Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 23, 2020

    X-MEN fans, this is a very thorough start to a multi-title event the likes that haven't been seen since MUTANT MASSACRE. It's rich in new and old history alike with shades of ancient Egyptian lore sprinkled in, not to mention 15th-century European mythology and legend. However, readers should be warned of the heavy nature of this inaugural tale. It's cryptic at times and filled with a complexity that may turn off the average fan at first. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 23, 2020

    All in all, X Of Swords: Creation #1 did a lot for me as a reader who still needed to see more to complete that investment in the event. If you thought this run of X-Men was ambitious, Hickman jumped into this event telling you to hold his beer. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 23, 2020

    X of Swords has arrived in this giant sci-fi/fantasy tale of discovery, war, and betrayal! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Sep 24, 2020

    Marvels newest event kicks off in grand style with a fun set up and some great character moments, just be prepared to read it slowly and do some homework. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Sep 23, 2020

    If X-Men by way of Lord of the Rings sounds like a good idea to you, then this is a must-read event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Sep 23, 2020

    X Of Swords: Creation #1is an epic start to theX of Swords crossover, boasting story and art worthy of an event series. Fans of theDawn of Xstoryline will be in for a treat, and hopefully, this momentum is continued throughout all 22 parts of the event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 23, 2020

    It's a start to something and what's teased at the end indicates what comes after may be more interesting than what gets us there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 26, 2020

    The mythology surrounding this event is dense and stupefying, but when you get down to the-nitty gritty character drama, there is something to enjoy in X of Swords so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Sep 25, 2020

    The new X-Crossover makes a bold statement towards a mythic conflict but does so with the pacing of your high school history class. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 23, 2020

    X Of Swords: Creation is a tough comic to recommend. It's not a bad comic- it's well made, the story works, the art is good. However, it's still kind of a hard sell because this is the beginning of a 22-part storyline, and it doesn't feel like there are 22 issues of story here. The set-up is good, but as with any huge event story, one has to judge the first issue on something besides how good the first part is and on what the story that comes after is going to be like. This event story is especially huge, with few other stories in recent memory being this big. As good as this issue is, what comes next is still a hard sell. Read Full Review

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