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New details emerge from October 2020 X-Men X of Swords Marvel solicitations

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Marvel Comics continues the slow-burn release of its X-Men 'X of Swords'-related rollout of the October 2020 solicitations. 

After last week's reveal of parts three through nine of the 24-part event playing out in the monthly X-series, this week the publisher revealed the full creative team and solicitation copy for the 11th chapter: X of Swords: Stasis #1, by writers Tini Howard and Jonathan Hickman and artists Pepe Larraz (who also provides the cover) and Mahmud Asrar.

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"This mysterious group of swordbearers come from the land of Arakko, and the X-Men will have to draw swords of their own to defend the new mutant nation of Krakoa," reads the official description. "Arakko and its visitors are shrouded in mystery, and none more so than the group’s leader. While her identity remains classified, her story is sure to shock X-Men fans everywhere."

Newsarama previously revealed the names of nine of the 10 new X-Men X of Swords villains - the Swordbearers of Arakko - seen on the cover, and we were spot on in our speculation that their unnamed leader is a woman whose identity is intended to shock readers. 

'X of Swords' kicks off in September with two prelude issues in Excalibur #12 and X-Men #12 and the first two chapters, X of Swords: Creation #1 and X-Factor #4. 

Check out the rest of October's 'X of Swords' tie-ins' covers and copy below.

The solicitation and cover for October's X-Men #13, the 10th chapter of 'X of Swords' has not yet been revealed by Marvel. 

Marvel's October solicitations will be released later this week. 

Wolverine #6

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BENJAMIN PERCY (W) • VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC (A)
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
X OF SWORDS, PART 3
Descent. Penance. A legendary power reclaimed.

X-Force #3

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BENJAMIN PERCY (W) • VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC (A)
Cover by Dustin weaver
X OF SWORDS, PART 4
Stealth. The power within. The burden of knowledge. 

Marauders #13

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Vita Ayala (W) • Matteo Lolli (A) • Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
X OF SWORDS, PART 5
A secret flight. A long journey. A Thief and a Queen.

Hellions #5

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ZEB WELLS (W) • CARMEN CARNERO (A)
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
X OF SWORDS, PART 6
Desperation. Help from unexpected places. An advance into the unknown. 

New Mutants #13

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ED BRISSON (W) • ROD REIS (A) • COVER BY MIKE DEL MUNDO 
X OF SWORDS, PART 7
Diligence. Discipline. A sword of the self.

Cable #5

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GERRY DUGGAN (W) • PHIL NOTO (A/C)
X OF SWORDS, PART 8
A hand held aloft. A mystery in the stars. An ace up the sleeve.

Excalibur #13

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TINI HOWARD (W) • R.B. SILVA (A) • Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
X OF SWORDS, PART 9
Opposition. Despair. The dark night of the soul.