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    The King Fears NO ONE! Triniking1234's Avatar
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    Default S.W.O.R.D. #3 Review

    Prologue scene is Manifold (Eden) telling Lila Cheney that she's in charge while off to work.

    Eden makes a stop at Kata Tjuta to speak with two acquaintances of his. The 2 ask if this Knull thing is the Avengers' fault which leads to Eden mentioning the time he got involved in the Galatic Empire of Wakanda story. The convo ends with Eden saying that Krakoa treats him okay and he leaves for...

    Space to speak with a Snark called Prince Ojagyar. They mention the Snarks' reliance on stealing superpowers to use as weapons in their Snark War. Manifold presents a trade of two mutants (Burner and Lifter) in exchange for the Prince's fleet to attack the Knull barrier. The Prince tells Eden a story about how Knull's destruction helped him the war against his sister since he destroyed a planet she was after and he says he won't help. Eden leaves and afterwards the Snark prince is shown getting assassinated.

    Eden appears on the Alpha/Gamma Flight station to speak to Henry Gyrich to overhears him talking to Doctor Killian (who I think is the female human doctor from Orchis). He uses his powers to steal an ORCHIS document and leaves again.

    Eden returns to SWORD's launchpad and informs Brand that Gyrich is with ORCHIS but Brand tells him that they lost contact with Krakoa so Eden heads there to investigate. The book ends with Eden meeting Knull-Cable and the X-Men from #2 being defeated.
    "Cable was right!"

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    Another great issue. I'm not very familiar with Manifold so it was nice to get to know him with this spotlight issue. Gracia's colors continue to be amazing and were helpful in making the different artists' styles feel cohesive. Gyrich is scum. Mentallo or Cortez seem like the best bet for Gyrich's mole.

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    Loved it! Took me a second read to understand who/who Gates was, lol.
    Calling Wanda a Pretender is Trumpian at best

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    This issue was rad, I loved the focus on Eden and the description and exploration of how his powers work. Great stuff!
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    I'm not sure who killed the Snark but it looked like a Shi'ar hair in the blade right before he died.

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    Great issue. Great insight on Eden. Still wondering how Bable took out all the mutants from last issue. Was it Knull taking over his body? Or did Cable just get taken over by a symbiote.

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    Another great issue. I wonder who the mole in S.W.O.R.D. is. That will be interesting. What mutant would want to work for Gyrich?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnap22 View Post
    Another great issue. I wonder who the mole in S.W.O.R.D. is. That will be interesting. What mutant would want to work for Gyrich?
    Better question, given how Ewing wrote a similar situation in his New Avengers run:

    What mutant would Gyrich BELIEVE would want to work with him?

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    the issue was phenomenal. Mr Ewing knocked it out the park!
    ALL HAIL THE HADARI YAO, THE OMEGA'S OMEGA!!!! NOW AGAIN THE ONE TRUE AND ONLY GODDESS OF THE X-MEN AS CLAREMONT INTENDED!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outburstz View Post
    I'm not sure who killed the Snark but it looked like a Shi'ar hair in the blade right before he died.
    Good point. Could be Korvus with a different sword.
    Calling Wanda a Pretender is Trumpian at best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnap22 View Post
    Another great issue. I wonder who the mole in S.W.O.R.D. is. That will be interesting. What mutant would want to work for Gyrich?
    probably Fabian, but that is too predictable for fun's sake ,I hope it's someone like Blink, like to see her as a villain again with the right motivation for example if they can create a link with Mystique that would explain the betrayal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnap22 View Post
    Another great issue. I wonder who the mole in S.W.O.R.D. is. That will be interesting. What mutant would want to work for Gyrich?
    For some reason, the person that comes to mind is Random.

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    Mentallo was my pick but I thought that was too obvious. I thought it was a good issue and a good spotlight on Manifold.

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    It's funny how the two Australians are like "If they make the law respect the land it is because they are not to be trusted because they should not do it without the need for law".

    Like, what kind of reasoning is that.

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    Loved this issue, and I have to point out, I usually dislike solo issues in team books because they usually do nothing meaningful for the overall story and in some cases the switch from team to solo can be jarring. However, Ewing was able to craft a story around Manifold which kept my attention but also moved the overall story forward which I enjoyed.

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