This week marks the arrival of the highly anticipated Marvel X-Men X of Swords crossover event! Below you will find the X of Swords reading order and links where you can mail order all the issues from my recommended affiliates.
In case you are brand new to the X-Men franchise or have just been absent from it for many years, there is some essential reading I recommend prior to starting the path to X of Swords reading order.
X of Swords Essential Reading (Part I):
House of X & Powers of X are two highly rated runs created by Jonathan Hickman and have set the new foundation for Marvel and the X-Men.
Having concluded in 2019 and spanning 6 issues respectively, all 12 issues are now collected in hardcover, paperback, and digital comiXology formats.
After getting up to speed with House of X and Powers of X there are additional separate issues I would consider essential before embarking on the path to X of Swords.
X of Swords Essential Reading (Part II):
Collectively, these two issues (X-Men #2 & Excalibur #9) further the canon established in House of X and Powers of X. For example you will learn more of the backstory surrounding the other mutant island Arakko and witness the true starting point in the build-up towards X of Swords.
This is intended to get you up to speed quickly in order to fully enjoy the X of Swords Marvel crossover event. For example, you can dig even deeper into the storylines by delving into the Dawn of X reading order issues.
Throughout the Marvel Universe one thing is certain. There is a massive black energy heading towards earth and X of Swords Creation will be the unveiling of it.
As the story progresses it should provide more details on the re-imagined character Apocalypse and the realms of Excalibur.
The event will be broken up over three months starting the week of September 14th!
The X-Men X of Swords reading order will arrive in the following waves:
- Excalibur #12 XoS
- X-Men #12 EMP XOS
- X of Swords Creation #1 XoS
- X-factor #4 Xos
- Wolverine #6 Xos
- X-force #13 Xos
- Marauders #13 Xos
- Hellions #5 Xos
- New Mutants #13 Xos
- Cable #5 Xos
- Excalibur #13 Xos
- X-Men #13 Xos
- X of Swords Stasis #1
- X-Men #14 Xos
- Marauders #14 Xos
- Marauders #15 Xos
- Excalibur #14 Xos
- Wolverine #7 Xos
- X-force #14 Xos
- Hellions #6 Xos
- Cable #6 Xos
- Excalibur #15 Xos
- X-Men #15 Xos
- X of Swords Destruction #1
X of Swords Reading Order: