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S.W.O.R.D. #8

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


By the time you’re reading this, you know.

You know who sits in the central seat of Arakko.

You know who speaks for Sol.

Storm rules.

But when you have to prove to your people who you are, every single day without fail… What becomes of who you were?

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24 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    S.W.O.R.D.#8 is a love letter to Storm’s legacy and outlines an exciting future for one of Marvel’s most iconic characters. It’s hard to read this issue and not get excited for what comes next.

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    This beautifully rendered issue serves as a deep dive into the characters of both the Arakkoan nation and the new Regent of Sol. It’s well worth reading.

  • 85


    An incredibly smart spotlight on Storm turned into one of the best single issue stories in the current X-Men era. While the art needs some work, the story was just what we needed at this point.

  • 80

    You Don't Read Comics

    S.W.O.R.D. #8 shows off just what this book can be when its not bogged down in whatever sci-fi crossover Ewing gets it involved in. This is a great Storm-centric issue, showing her new life as Regent of Arakko, and it honestly kind of makes a body want a Storm on Arakko book. Vilanova does a fantastic job with the art. This issue doesnt reinvent the wheel, but it is good fun.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    S.W.O.R.D. #8 shows what Storm’s duties are as the Regent of Arakko. The comic gives a brief glimpse into the leadership of the terraformed Mars, white page and all, while showing a quick look into Storm’s daily routine. The back and forth between Storm and Tarn is fine enough, but the full context of the rivalry is missing if fans aren’t reading Hellions. Sadly, the comic is once again cleaning up a story that started in another series, first with King In Black, then Guardians of the Galaxy, and now Hellions. Hopefully we get a genuine story for S.W.O.R.D. to have soon.

  • 60

    Ewing, surprisingly, doesn’t have much new to add to the template. Coupled with Villanova’s clumsy fight scenes and Fernando Sifeuntes’ flat colors, the issue doesn’t offend, but it does underwhelm.

  • 50


    A waste of an issue that simply retreads the same old ground about Storm that we’ve seen nonstop since Dawn of X began.

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