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Comic-Con@Home: Marvel's Next Big Thing panel talks 'X of Swords', tease treat for Cypher fans and Storm's coming

Comic writers, Tini Howard and Gerry Duggan shared their insights on what to expect when the comic debuts in September with 22 issues
UPDATED JUL 24, 2020
(Comic-Con@Home/ YouTube)
(Comic-Con@Home/ YouTube)

'Marvel's Next Big Thing' can be rightfully called a panel of the comic-geeks. Comic-Con@Home's Day 3 list of panels included 'Next Big Thing' and this comes as consolation after Marvel Studios decided to be a no-show at this year's first-of-its-kind virtual event. One of the major highlights of the panel was the 'X of Swords' teases that had fans wanting for more. 

Comic writers, Tini Howard and Gerry Duggan shared their insights on what to expect when the comic debuts in September with a massive 22 issues. Howard had quite a few teases. "'Ten (X) of Swords' has been really close to my heart," she said. "It is a lot of natural storytelling and we are quite excited about the kind of story we're going to tell." Duggan also added the comic would see a lot of new names in the writers' panel. The duo outlined special plans for characters, Storm and Cypher in the comics.

"Cypher fans will have a great time," Howard said when asked about which character would have the best moments in the comic. Duggan said in Storm's case, "It was a superb story waiting to be told." The other character that would be the talking point according to the two was Captain Britain. 'X of Swords' has been one of the most anticipated comics of the year as it promises to shake the world of mutants with massive developments.

The event reportedly sees ten mutants receiving legendary swords that they will use in a battle for the future of Krakoa, mutant kinds of the newly-established homeland. The swords will include both items that are familiar to readers and new blades designed specifically for the event.

Fans too weighed in. "Well, we were promised big things for Storm coming up yesterday by Jordan White. I guess this has to be part of it. I for one am grateful we finally have more Queen content. #Xmen #XOfSwords" a fan wrote. "Tini really is getting me more hype for x of swords the way she’s talking about it!" read one of the tweets. "Best moment in X of Swords so far? @GerryDuggan picks Storm @TiniHoward picks Cypher @cracksh0t picks Captain Britain," man this is gonna be massive," a fan said.

What are your thoughts on 'X of Swords'?