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X of Swords Reading Order: Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men 2020 crossover

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Coming from writers Jonathan Hickman and Tini Howard and artist Pepe Laraz, X of Swords is the X-Men crossover event of 2020 that marked the end of the Dawn of X era.

The story of X of Swords is about the X-Men as they must go to battle against the ancient, long-lost mutant champions of Arakko (the sister island of Krakoa). In order to save their home and country, the mutant nation must send ten of the X-Men’s best fighters to confront their enemy with ten special blades, each with their own unique properties. A war began.

What to read before X of Swords?

X of Swords (aka Ten of Swords) being the first major crossover event of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men era, beginning with House of X/Power of X is a good start. After that, you can read all of the Dawn of X era (everything preceding the event). It’s massive and not necessary. You can read X of Swords Handbook, a magazine containing character profiles and other important information in order to understand X of Swords. Captain Britain: Marvel Tales is a reprint of stories from the past to introduce Captain Britain to the X of Swords readers. Also, there’s “Path to X of Swords.”

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Path to X of Swords

Before the official beginning of the X of Swords event, some comics were labeled “Path to X of Swords,” easing to the main event:

  • Marauders #11
  • Excalibur #11
  • Cable #3
  • X-Men #11
  • Cable #4
  • X-Force #12
  • Marauders #12

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X of Swords Reading Order:

X of Swords Collected Edition

  • X of Swords Hardcover
    X of Swords: Creation (2020) 1, X of Swords: Stasis (2020) 1, X of Swords: Destruction (2020) 1, X-Men (2019) 12-14, Excalibur (2019) 12-14, Marauders (2019) 13, X-Force (2019) 13, New Mutants (2019) 13, Wolverine (2020) 6, Cable (2020) 5, Hellions (2020) 5, X-Factor (2020) 4, X of Swords: Storm (2020) 1


X of Swords Issue by Issue

  • Prelude: X-Men: Free Comic Book Day 2020
  • Prelude: Excalibur #12
  • Prelude: X-Men #12

X of Swords Marvel Events and Crossovers

  • Chapter 01: X of Swords: Creation #1
  • Chapter 02: X-Factor #4
  • Chapter 03: Wolverine #6
  • Chapter 04: X-Force #13
  • Chapter 05: Marauders #13
  • Chapter 06: Hellions #5
  • Chapter 07: New Mutants #13
  • Chapter 08: Cable #5
  • Chapter 09: Excalibur #13
  • Chapter 10: X-Men #13
  • Chapter 11: X of Swords: Stasis #1
  • Chapter 12: X-Men #14
  • Chapter 13: Marauders #14
  • Chapter 14: Marauders #15
  • Chapter 15: Excalibur #14
  • Chapter 16: Wolverine #7
  • Chapter 17: X-Force #14
  • Chapter 18: Hellions #6
  • Chapter 19: Cable #6
  • Chapter 20: X-Men #15
  • Chapter 21: Excalibur #15
  • Chapter 22: X of Swords: Destruction #1

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After X of Swords?

The X of Swords crossover is the end of the Dawn of X era. Now starts Reign of X.

Last Updated on August 3, 2022.

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